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 Offer,Finzi - Earth and Air and Rain

Five song cycles to words by Thomas Hardy

Clifford Benson (piano), sung by Stephen Varcoe, sung by Martyn Hill

The welcome return of what now seem rather special archive recordings of Finzi's great Hardy settings. Direct, unselfconscious and ever-sentient performances.

2 CDs

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This release includes a digital booklet

Contents

Finzi: Earth and Air and Rain, Op. 15

30:29
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  • Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Clifford Benson (piano)

I. Summer Schemes

2:34
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II. When I set out for Lyonnesse

2:07
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III. Waiting Both

3:17
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IV. The Phantom

3:22
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V. So I have fared

2:33
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VI. Rollicum-rorum

1:37
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VII. To Lizbie Browne

4:25
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VIII. The Clock of the Years

4:00
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IX. In a Churchyard

3:24
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X. Proud Songsters

3:10
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Finzi: Till Earth outwears, Op 19a

16:24
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  • Martyn Hill (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano)

I. Let me enjoy the earth

2:11
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II. In years defaced

3:26
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III. The Market-Girl

1:40
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IV. I look into my glass

2:09
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V. It never looks like summer here

1:11
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VI. At a lunar eclipse

3:38
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VII. Life Laughs Onward

2:09
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Finzi: I Said to Love, Op. 19b

12:57
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  • Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Clifford Benson (piano)

I. I need not go

1:39
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II. At Middle-Field Gate in February

3:29
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III. Two Lips

0:56
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IV. In five-score summers

1:39
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V. For Life I had never cared greatly

2:12
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VI. I said to Love

3:02
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Finzi: A Young Man's Exhortation, Op. 14

28:50
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  • Martyn Hill (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano)

Group 1 No 1. A Young Man's Exhortation

3:16
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Group 1 No 2. Ditty

2:57
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Group 1 No 3. Budmouth Dears

1:37
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Group 1 No 4. Her Temple

2:02
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Group 1 No 5. The Comet at Yell'ham

3:17
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Group 2 No 1. Shortening Days

3:12
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Group 2 No 2. The Sigh

3:50
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Group 2 No 3. Former Beauties

3:09
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Group 2 No 4. Transformations

1:28
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Group 2 No 5. The Dance Continued

4:02
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Finzi: Before and After Summer, Op. 16

31:01
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  • Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Clifford Benson (piano)

I. Childhood among the Ferns

3:24
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II. Before and After Summer

2:34
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III. The Self-Unseeing

2:34
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IV. Overlooking the River

2:30
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V. Channel Firing

6:08
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VI. In the Mind's Eye

1:49
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VII. The Too Short Time

2:58
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VIII. Epeisodia

2:03
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IX. Amabel

2:49
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X. He Abjures Love

4:12
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