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Gerald Finzi

Gerald Finzi (1901-56)


Gerald Finzi is an enigmatic figure; born to European Jewish parents and an agnostic for his entire life, he nevertheless became a key English church composer, producing numerous sacred works from the uplifting Ascensiontide motet God is gone up to the large-scale, and more meditative, cantata Dies Natalis and the beautiful Christmas scene In terra pax. He was an accomplished writer for the solo voice, too, with perhaps his finest achievement in this area being the wistfully elegiac Let us Gardlands Bring.

Further Reading: Finzi

 Interview, Amy Dickson on 'Introit' - the music of Gerald Finzi

David talks to the saxophonist about her appearance on the Aurora Orchestra's Finzi collection, out now on Decca.

 Favourites, Gerald Finzi and Herbert Howells

David picks out some top recordings of two great twentieth-century English composers, Gerald Finzi and Herbert Howells.

Popular Works: Finzi

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