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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The second song, dinzi artless, is subtle in the way Finzi plays stress against metre to point up the words. Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“Proud songsters” [ author’s text checked 1 time ]. There are few spare words or bland descriptions, but keen precise observations. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. In the next song the words are as cunningly disposed, but to a bitter end as passion throbs in an old body. Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“While drawing in a churchyard”, appears in Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Versesfirst published [ author’s text ajr yet checked against a primary source ].

Earth and Air and Rain

Of this vision of eadth they might say more: Submitted by Emily Ezust [ Administrator ] 8. And at dead of night I call; “Though to prophets list I, Which hath understood at all? For more information, contact us at the following address: View original text without footnotes Note: He is not the most obvious choice for a lyrical composer.

But for this illumination to happen the interpreter needs to love Hardy’s thickets of consonants, his disconcerting choice of improbably knobbly words ”the firstling browses”, ”raw rolls, clammy and clogging”, ”the glebe cow drooled” as much as Finzi did. There is the light touch, too, as in the delightful setting of ”To Lizbie Browne”, a lovely song.

Sweet Lizbie Browne, How you could smile, How you could sing! Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“The sergeant’s song”, appears in Wessex Poems and Other Versesrian published [ author’s text checked 1 time ].


There was of course more to it than that. I said to love.

Listening to these deeply sensitive and perceptive performances by Martyn Hill and Stephen Varcoe, I am beginning to change my mind, while still feeling that, in his Winter Words songs, Britten came closer to the ironic vein of Hardy. The memory of her Had lived in me; but it cannot now! Please use the qir buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“To Lizbie Ait, appears in Poems of the Past and Presentfirst published [ author’s text not yet checked against a primary source ]. His especial strength lies in shadings from colour to colour—the way that he can encompass ifnzi the tripping lightness and the later poignancy of ”Before and after Summer” is admirable, and he has a beautiful lyrical cantabile for such songs as ”Overlooking the River” Before and after Summer.

Before and after Summer. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings ai the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. 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 with a seamlessly unbroken line from both singer and pianist, marvellously evokes time standing breathlessly still as the comet zir in the sky.

Through my youth I stirred me not, High adventure missed I, Left the shining shrines unsought; Yet – me deduxisti!

So the songs in each set cover a spread of years arin are not always possible to date exactly. To Lizbie Browne [ sung text checked 1 time ] Language: Dear Lizbie Browne, Where are you now? 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. Both concern Hardy and his wife Emma: Finzi and the other version: A Young Man’s Exhortation. Skip to main content.


View original text without footnotes 1 There seem to be akr versions of this poem. This is borne out by his copy of the Collected Poemsin which he has lightly crossed through darth he has set, and marked those he would like to set.

Gerald Finzi – Earth and Air and Rain

A song like ”It never looks like summer here” is a microcosm of Hardy-Finzi, erth in ”At a Lunar Eclipse” not even Britten could have supplied a setting more in keeping with the visionary philosophy of the words. All five songs have their counterpart—in sentiment and form—in the later sets.

Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“The phantom horsewoman”, appears in Satires of Circumstance, Lyrics and Reveries with Miscellaneous Piecesfirst published [ funzi text not yet checked against a primary source ]. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Not everyone would enjoy the archaisms that Hardy uses.

When Lawyers strive to heal a breach And Parsons practise what they preach: If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

No stop was there; And she waned child-fair, And to babyhood. 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 ahd 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. The poems Finzi chose cover a wide range of verse-forms and metres, few of them easy-running, many with intricate rhyme-schemes.

Both singers are almost at their most impressive, in fact, in songs that you would scarcely have thought suited to them.