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FINZI: I Said to Love / Let Us Garlands Bring / Before and After Summer (English Song, Vol. 12)

Gerald Finzi made a significant contribution to British twentieth-century song-writing, especially with his settings of Thomas Hardy, his favourite poet, whom he set more than any other. Finzi’s empathy with Hardy’s bleak fatalism, his sense of transience and his anger at the suffering that mankind afflicts on fellow human beings permeates all three collections on this disc. Highlights include the dramatic I said to Love, as the poet squares up to his adversary and forecasts that ‘Mankind shall cease’, the haunting Fear no more the heat o’ the sun with its images of the dust to which ‘the golden lads and girls’ must all come, and the large-scale Channel Firing, arguably Finzi’s most ambitious Hardy setting.


Finzi, Gerald
Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  I Said to Love, Op. 19b
1.   Play with flash player No. 1. I Need not Go 00:02:10
2.   Play with flash player No. 2. At Middle - Field Gate in February 00:03:27
3.   Play with flash player No. 3. Two Lips 00:00:56
4.   Play with flash player No. 4. In Five - score Summers (Meditation) 00:01:47
5.   Play with flash player No. 5. For Life I Had Never Cared Greatly 00:02:07
6.   Play with flash player No. 6. I Said to Love 00:03:06

Finzi, Gerald
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  Let us garlands bring, Op. 18
7.   Play with flash player No. 1. Come Away, Come Away, Death 00:03:30
8.   Play with flash player No. 2. Who is Silvia 00:01:36
9.   Play with flash player No. 3. Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun 00:05:42
10.   Play with flash player No. 4. O Mistress Mine 00:01:42
11.   Play with flash player No. 5. It was a Lover and his Lass 00:02:32

Finzi, Gerald
Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  Before and after Summer, Op. 16
12.   Play with flash player No. 1. Childhood among the Ferns 00:03:29
13.   Play with flash player No. 2. Before and After Summer 00:02:36
14.   Play with flash player No. 3. The Self - unseeing 00:02:54
15.   Play with flash player No. 4. Overlooking the River 00:02:38
16.   Play with flash player No. 5. Channel Firing 00:06:38
17.   Play with flash player No. 6. In the Mind's Eye 00:01:48
18.   Play with flash player No. 7. The Too Short Time 00:03:07
19.   Play with flash player No. 8. Epeisodia 00:02:03
20.   Play with flash player No. 9. Amabel 00:02:58
21.   Play with flash player No. 10. He Abjures Love 00:04:33

Total Playing Time: 01:01:19






Composer(s):
Finzi, Gerald

Lyricist(s):
Hardy, Thomas; Shakespeare, William

Artist(s):
Burnside, Iain; Williams, Roderick

Label: Naxos

Series: English Song Series

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557644

Barcode: 0747313264421

Release Date: 05/2005

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