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Gerald Finzi

Finzi took private lessons with Farrar from 1914-1916 and then with Bairstow from 1917-1922. He mainly underwent influences by Elgar and Vaughan Williams, loved the life in the country and developed his own, intimate style. He concentrated on songs and song cycles such as  Oh fair to see, Till earth outwears, and A young man’s exhortation, preferably on texts by Hardy. Amongst his other works are a clarinet concerto from 1949 and Dies natalis for high voice and string orchestra (1939).

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Various composers
Locus Iste
The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
Gerald Finzi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Max Bruch
Dedications - Works for Clarinet & Orchestra
Roeland Hendrikx & The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Various composers
My Beloved's Voice: Sacred Songs of Love
Choir of Jesus College Cambridge / Mark Williams
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gerald Finzi
Whither must I wander? English Songs
Pike, David: baritone & Trüb, Isabelle: piano
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gerald Finzi
Songs and Elegies
Quink Vocal Ensemble
Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Oh Fair to see: Songs by English Composers
Donald Kaasch, Peter Lockwood