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FINZI: Young Man's Exhortation (A) / Till Earth Outwears / Oh Fair to See (English Song, Vol. 16)


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FINZI: Young Man's Exhortation (A) / Till Earth Outwears / Oh Fair to See (English Song, Vol. 16)

Gerald Finzi made an unrivalled contribution to British twentieth-century song-writing, especially in his settings of Thomas Hardy, his favourite poet. This third and final volume of Finzi songs includes two Hardy settings, A Young Man’s Exhortation and Till Earth Outwears, which share the poet’s preoccupation with the ‘passing preciousness of dreams’, the transience of life and death itself. The posthumously published Oh Fair to see draws on various authors, from Christina Rossetti to Blunden and Bridges. Volumes 1 and 2 of the complete Finzi songs with piano are available on Naxos 8.557644 and 8.557963.

Finzi, Gerald
Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  A Young Man's Exhortation, Op. 14
1.   No. 1. A Young Man's Exhortation 00:03:08
2.   No. 2. Ditty 00:03:28
3.   No. 3. Budmouth Dears 00:01:58
4.   No. 4. Her Temple 00:02:08
5.   No. 5. The Comet at Yell'ham 00:03:37
6.   No. 6. Shortening Days 00:02:51
7.   No. 7. The Sigh 00:03:41
8.   No. 8. Former Beauties 00:03:06
9.   No. 9. Transformations 00:01:42
10.   No. 10. The dance continued 00:03:38
  Till Earth Outwears, Op. 19a
11.   No. 1. Let me enjoy the earth 00:02:29
12.   No. 2. In years defaced 00:03:38
13.   No. 3. The Market Girl 00:01:52
14.   No. 4. I look into my glass 00:02:13
15.   No. 5. It never looks like summer here 00:01:17
16.   No. 6. At a Lunar Eclipse 00:03:51
17.   No. 7. Life laughs onwards 00:02:09

Finzi, Gerald
Rossetti, Christina / Blunden, Edmund Charles / Shanks, Edward / Gurney, Ivor / Bridges, Robert Seymour / Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  Oh Fair to See, Op. 13b
18.   No. 1. I say 'I'll seek her side' 00:02:46
19.   No. 2. Oh fair to see 00:01:36
20.   No. 3. As I lay in the early sun 00:01:50
21.   No. 4. Only the wanderer 00:01:54
22.   No. 5. To Joy 00:03:27
23.   No. 6. Harvest 00:04:19
24.   No. 7. Since we loved 00:01:26

Total Playing Time: 01:04:04

Finzi, Gerald

Blunden, Edmund Charles; Bridges, Robert Seymour; Gurney, Ivor; Hardy, Thomas; Rossetti, Christina; Shanks, Edward

Ainsley, John Mark; Burnside, Iain

Label: Naxos

Series: English Song Series

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570414

Barcode: 0747313041473

Physical Release: 06/2007

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