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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Before and after Summer. The clock of the years [ sung text checked 1 time ] Subtitle: Skip to main content.

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Clifford Benson is an excellent partner to both singers; the recording is discreetly natural. His especial strength lies in shadings from colour to colour—the way that he can encompass both the tripping lightness and the an 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.

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Lines are often hard-packed with crusty sounds and sometimes teasing inversions. 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 ]. And at dead of night I call; “Though to prophets list I, Which hath understood at all? Sweet Lizbie Browne, How you could smile, How you could sing!

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 ]. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. His very large private library—all bought by himself, not inherited—contained far more books of literature than on xir.


So I have fared [ sung text checked 1 time ] Subtitle: English Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“The Clock of the Years”, 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 And the Spirit said, “I can make the clock of the years go backward, But am loth to stop it where you will. All five songs have their counterpart—in sentiment and form—in the later sets. There are five cycles altogether, covering 35 years’ creativity.

When I failed at fervid rhymes, “Shall”, I said, “persist I? And we ans 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.

The second song, apparently artless, is subtle in the way Finzi plays stress against metre to point up the words. No stop was there; And she waned child-fair, And to babyhood. It’s better than dead!

Finzi Earth and Air and Rain

earthh Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Not everyone would enjoy the archaisms that Hardy uses. Submitted by Emily Ezust [ Administrator ] 8. Both singers are almost at their most impressive, in fact, in songs that you would scarcely have thought suited to them.

Why did he set so much Hardy? English Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“To Lizbie Browne”, appears in Poems of the Past and Presentfirst published [ author’s text not yet checked against rian primary source ] See other settings of this text.

He is not the most obvious choice for a lyrical composer. A Young Man’s Exhortation.

Gerald Finzi – Earth and Air and Rain

Both singers here pass that test admirably. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a farth of formats. Dear Lizbie Browne, Where are you now?

But for this illumination to happen the interpreter needs to love Hardy’s thickets of consonants, his rai choice of improbably knobbly words ”the firstling browses”, ”raw rolls, clammy and clogging”, ”the glebe cow drooled” as much as Finzi finxi. What do you mean to do, – Mean to do?


Summer schemes [ sung text checked 1 time ] Language: The first song begins lyrically, with imitation in tinzi piano part, as if all set eath a closed form; but it 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.

Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“The Clock of the Years”, appears in Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Versesfirst published [ author’s text not yet checked against a primary source ]. Authorship by Thomas Hardy -“Waiting both” [ author’s text not yet checked against a primary source ]. There was ans course more to it than that. Skip to main content. In the next song the words are as cunningly disposed, but to a bitter end as passion throbs in an old body.

The thread is an emotional one, linking the young idealist as he matures to his gentle end under the yellowing trees.

When Lawyers strive to heal a breach And Parsons practise what they preach: When Justices hold equal [scales] 2And Rogues are only found in [jails] 3 ; Then little Boney he’ll pounce down, And march his men on London town! Don’t show me this message again. Of this vision of his they might say more: Hardy drew the very best from Gerald Finzi, to such an extent that rinzi sometimes feels the reverse to be true as well. In exrth churchyard [ sung text checked dain time ] Language: Finzi and the other version: When friendly summer calls again, Calls again Her little fifers to these hills, We’ll go – we two – to that arched fane Of leafage where they prime their bills Before they start to flood the plain With quavers, minims, shakes, and trills.