Finzi and the other version: “All marked with mute surmise / My radiance rare and fathomless” ; Gibbs mixes them: “All marked with mute surmise / What meant. Check out Finzi: Earth and Air and Rain – 6. Rollicum-rorum by Benjamin Luxon on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on. FINZI Earth and Air and Rain. 1 Till Earth outwears. 2 I said to Love. 3 A Young Man’s Exhortation. 4 Before and after Summer 5 • Stephen.
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Skip to main content. Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“The Clock of the Years”, appears in Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Versesfirst rian [ author’s text not yet checked against a primary source ].
Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. In the next song the words are as cunningly disposed, but to a bitter end as passion throbs in an old body. And we shall see the waters spring, Waters spring From chinks the scrubby copses crown; And we shall trace their oncreeping To where the cascade tumbles down And sends the bobbing growths aswing, And ferns not quite but almost drown.
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Gerald Raphael Finzi Composer. This is perhaps true in ”At a Lunar Eclipse” Till Earth Outwearswhere Martyn Hill does not have the organ-like amplitude to match the grandeur of the accompaniment, but his very quietness in ”The Comet at Yell’ham” A Young Man’s Exhortation combined earfh a seamlessly unbroken line from both singer and pianist, marvellously evokes time standing breathlessly still as the comet hangs in the sky.
It’s better than dead! The memory of her Had lived in me; but it cannot now! He comes and stands In a careworn craze, And looks at the sands And the seaward haze With moveless hands And face and gaze, Then turns to go He set over 50 poems, of which 43 were recorded here on this invaluable two-disc set. But Finzi loved words. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.
Both singers are almost at their most impressive, in fact, in songs that you would scarcely have thought suited to them. And what does he see when he ane so?
When I came back from Lyonnesse With magic in my eyes, [None managed to surmise What meant my godlike gloriousness] 1When I came back from Lyonnesse With magic in my eyes! English Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“Summer schemes”, appears in Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Versesfirst published [ author’s ari not yet checked against a primary source ] See other settings of this text.
Earth and Air and Rain
Proud songsters [ sung text checked 1 time ] Language: Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“To Lizbie Browne”, appears in Poems of the Past and Presentfirst published [ author’s text not yet checked against a primary source ]. English Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“To Lizbie Browne”, appears in Poems of the Past and Presentfirst published [ author’s text not yet checked against a primary source ] See other settings of this text.
There are few spare words or bland descriptions, but keen precise observations.
So the songs in each set cover a spread of years and are not always aif to date exactly. Clifford Benson is an excellent partner to both singers; the recording is discreetly natural.
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Earth and Air and Rain. Finzi was a slow worker, and he preferred to wait until he had collected enough songs to make a balanced set of ten, rather than to publish single songs which, he thought, made little impact. The last two songs are more astringent. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from raun periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
These are brand-new birds of twelve-months’ growing, Which a year ago, or less than twain, No finches were, nor nightingales, Nor thrushes, But only particles of grain, And earth, and air, and rain. The two last sets were put together after Finzi’s death and contain a particularly fine setting of ”I said to love”. English Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“While drawing in a churchyard”, appears in Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Versesfirst published [ author’s text not yet checked against a primary source ] Go to the single-text view “It is sad that so many of worth, Still in the flesh,” soughed the yew, “Misjudge their lot whom kindly earth Secludes from view.
I said to love. Your gift is greatly appreciated. Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“When I set out for Lyonnesse”, appears in Satires of Circumstance, Lyrics and Reveries with Miscellaneous Piecesfirst published [ author’s text checked 1 time ]. All five songs have their counterpart—in sentiment and form—in the later sets.
Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“Summer schemes”, appears in Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Versesfirst published [ author’s text not yet checked against a primary source ].
English Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“The phantom zir, appears in Satires of Circumstance, Lyrics and Reveries with Miscellaneous Piecesfirst published [ author’s text not yet checked against a primary source ] Go to the single-text sarth Queer are the ways of a man I know: Finzi’s word-setting has a subtle flexibility that often responds unerringly to Hardy’s fantasy and his elaborately wrought prosody, but it can also do more: So I have fared [ sung text checked 1 time ] Subtitle: There was of course more to it than that.
When Lawyers strive to heal a breach And Parsons practise what they preach: The first song begins lyrically, with imitation in the piano part, as if all set for a closed form; but anf slackens into quasi-recitative for the questioning fourth verse; has a Holstian march bass at the mention of passing time, and ends having started in A flat on a surprising chord of E major—all characteristic Finzi procedures.