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Oh Fair To See (songs by Gerald Finzi)

Oh Fair To See (songs by Gerald Finzi)

Oh Fair To See (songs by Gerald Finzi)
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 253
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  • I say “I’ll seek her side”
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    I say “I’ll seek her side”

    02:53
    $1.70
  • Oh fair to see
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Oh fair to see

    01:49
    $1.70
  • As I lay in the early sun
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    As I lay in the early sun

    01:53
    $1.70
  • Only the wanderer
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Only the wanderer

    02:01
    $1.70
  • To Joy
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    To Joy

    03:26
    $1.70
  • Harvest
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Harvest

    04:26
    $1.70
  • Since we loved
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Since we loved

    01:26
    $1.70
  • Let me enjoy the earth
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Let me enjoy the earth

    02:28
    $1.70
  • In years defaced
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    In years defaced

    03:29
    $1.70
  • The Market-Girl
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    The Market-Girl

    01:45
    $1.70
  • I look into my glass
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    I look into my glass

    01:52
    $1.70
  • It never looks like summer here
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    It never looks like summer here

    01:16
    $1.70
  • At a lunar eclipse
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    At a lunar eclipse

    03:58
    $1.70
  • Life laughs onwards
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Life laughs onwards

    02:08
    $1.70
  • A Young Man’s Exhortation
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    A Young Man’s Exhortation

    03:13
    $1.70
  • Ditty
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Ditty

    03:40
    $1.70
  • Budmouth Dears
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Budmouth Dears

    01:42
    $1.70
  • Her Temple
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Her Temple

    02:10
    $1.70
  • The Comet at Yell’ham
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    The Comet at Yell’ham

    03:05
    $1.70
  • Shortening Days
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Shortening Days

    02:34
    $1.70
  • The Sigh
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    The Sigh

    03:13
    $1.70
  • Former Beauties
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Former Beauties

    02:53
    $1.70
  • Transformations
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    Transformations

    01:33
    $1.70
  • The Dance Continued
    Composer(s) Gerald Finzi
    Artist(s) Anna Tilbrook - piano

    The Dance Continued

    03:51
    $1.70

Total running time: 62 minutes.

Album information

A beautiful selection of Finzi song cycles sung by one of Britain’s finest tenors, James Gilchrist.

Many of the poems set on this recording are by Thomas Hardy. Hardy was Gerald Finzi’s (1901 – 1956) favourite poet whose bleak fatalism accorded with Finzi’s own view of the world. Finzi’s music teacher Ernest Farrar was killed at the Western Front during WW1 and he also suffered the loss of his three brothers during these formative years.

About two thirds of Finzi’s music is vocal and this gives the clue to the most individual characteristic of Finzi’s art – his response to words – which results in music that seems inevitably, and effortlessly, to be at one with the poet’s thought. This bonding with the authors he set arose out of his remarkable knowledge of English literature, especially poetry. Finzi was attracted by the recurrent motif of the innocence of childhood corrupted by adult experience.

Finzi would gather songs into collections - Oh Fair to See and Till Earth Outwears were gathered together and posthumously assigned Opus numbers. A Young Man’s Exhortation was one of Finzi’s early successes which established him as a masterly and sensitive setter of poetry.