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Gerald Finzi

vc, 1901-1956 GB, London
Musician / Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Gerald Raphael Finzi

Gerald Raphael Finzi (14 July 1901 – 27 September 1956) was a British composer. Finzi is best known as a choral composer, but also wrote in other genres. Large-scale compositions by Finzi include the cantata Dies natalis for solo voice and string orchestra, and his concertos for cello and clarinet.

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Lo, the full, final sacrifice, Op. 26: Amen - Instrumental on Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi by Gerald Finzi, Aurora Orchestra & Nicholas Collon
In terra pax Op. 39: A Frosty Christmas Eve on Christmas Fantasy by Winchester Cathedral Choir & David Hill
Love's Labour's Lost, Op. 28: 1. Soliloquy 1: So sweet a kiss the golden sun gives not - Instrumental on Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi by Gerald Finzi, Aurora Orchestra & Nicholas Collon
Love's Labour's Lost, Op. 28a: I. The King's Poem on Finzi: Clarinet Concerto / Five Bagatelles / Three Soliloquies / Romance by Gerald Finzi & Howard Griffiths
Love's Labour's Lost, Op. 28a: III. Dumaine's Poem on Finzi: Clarinet Concerto / Five Bagatelles / Three Soliloquies / Romance by Gerald Finzi & Howard Griffiths
A Lullaby on Sleep, Holy Babe - A Collection of Christmas Lullabies by Blossom Street & Hilary Campbell
Love's Labour's Lost, Op. 28a: II. Longaville's Sonnet on Finzi: Clarinet Concerto / Five Bagatelles / Three Soliloquies / Romance by Gerald Finzi & Howard Griffiths
Love's Labour's Lost, Op. 28: 2. Soliloquy 2: Did not the heavenly rhetoric of thine eye - Instrumental on Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi by Gerald Finzi, Aurora Orchestra & Nicholas Collon
Introit, Op. 6 on Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi by Gerald Finzi, Aurora Orchestra & Nicholas Collon
Eclogue, Op. 10 on Finzi: Cello Concerto - Grand Fantasia and Toccata - Eclogue by Gerald Finzi & Howard Griffiths

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Title Artist Year Type
Earth And Air And RainGerald Finzi2018Compil.
English Piano ConcertiJane Coop, CBC Radio Orchestra, Mario Bernardi, Benjamin Britten / Alan Rawsthorne / John Ireland / Gerald Finzi2017Album
Favourite English StringsKeski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri - Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, Sir Edward Elgar, Gerald Finzi, Frank Bridge2016Album
British Cello ConcertosArnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, Ernest John Moeran, Gerald Finzi - Raphael Wallfisch2016Compil.
Flowers Of The FieldRalph Vaughan Williams • Gerald Finzi • Ivor Gurney • George Butterworth - Roderick Williams • Jeremy Irons, City Of London Choir • London Mozart Players, Hilary Davan Wetton2014Album
Works For Chorus And OrchestraGerald Finzi . Benjamin Britten . Gustav Holst - John Mark Ainsley, Stephen Varcoe, The Britten Singers, City Of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox2013Compil.
The Protecting Veil / Dies NatalisJohn Tavener, Gerald Finzi2013Album
Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings, Nocturne / Dies NatalisBenjamin Britten / Gerald Finzi - Mark Padmore2012Album
The Best of FinziNorthern Sinfonia, Gerald Finzi2008Album
Dies Natalis • Farewell To Arms • Two SonnetsGerald Finzi - James Gilchrist, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill2008Album
Love's Labour's Lost / Let Us Garlands BringGerald Finzi2007Album
The English Song Series - 16Gerald Finzi, John Mark Ainsley, Iain Burnside2007Album
Orchestral WorksGerald Finzi2007Album
Cello Concerto - Clarinet ConcertoGerald Finzi2007Compil.
The Trees So High / Intimations Of ImmortalityPatrick Hadley / Gerald Finzi2007Album
Hear My Prayer (Hymns And Anthems)Sir Edward Elgar • Charles Villiers Stanford • Gerald Finzi • Herbert Howells • Henry Purcell - Karina Gauvin • Matthew Larkin • Choir Of St John's, Elora • Noel Edison2006Album
Earth And Air And Rain • By Footpath And Stile • To A PoetGerald Finzi, Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside, The Sacconi Quartet2006Album
English SerenadeGustav Holst - Sir Edward Elgar - Gerald Finzi - Gareth Walters - John Ireland, London Concertante2006Album
Who Are These Children? • Six Hölderlin Fragments • Young Man's Exhortation • Boyhood's EndBenjamin Britten, Gerald Finzi, Sir Michael Tippett – Mark Padmore • Roger Vignoles2005Album
I Said To Love / Let Us Garlands Bring / Before And After SummerGerald Finzi, Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside2005Album
Lo, The Full, Final Sacrifice And Other Choral WorksGerald Finzi, St. John's College Choir, Christopher Robinson2002Album
Violin Concerto • In Years Defaced • Prelude • RomanceGerald Finzi, Tasmin Little, John Mark Ainsley, City Of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox2001Album
English String Miniatures, Vol. 3Carlo Martelli, Gerald Finzi, Gustav Holst, William Blezard, Michael Hurd, Haydn Wood, Bruce Montgomery, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, David Lloyd-Jones2001Album
Cello Concerto / Grand Fantasia And Toccata For Piano And Orchestra / Eclogue For Piano And StringsGerald Finzi - Tim Hugh, Peter Donohoe, Northern Sinfonia, Howard Griffiths2001Album
English Piano Concerti • Concertos Anglais Pour PianoBenjamin Britten, Alan Rawsthorne, John Ireland, Gerald Finzi - Jane Coop, CBC Radio Orchestra, Mario Bernardi2001Album
Clarinet Concerto / Five BagatellesGerald Finzi – Robert Plane, Northern Sinfonia, Howard Griffiths1998Album
Dies Natalis • Farewell To Arms • Let Us Garlands Bring • Interlude For Oboe & StringsGerald Finzi – Rebecca Evans • Michael George • Toby Spence • Nicholas Daniel • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra • Vernon Handley1997Album
Dies Natalis Etc..Gerald Finzi, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams1996Album
Piano Concertos ・ EclogueRalph Vaughan Williams ・ Frederick Delius ・ Gerald Finzi, Piers Lane, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley1995Album
An English SuiteGerald Finzi, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Frank Bridge, English String Orchestra, William Boughton, Martin Jones1994Album
Vocal Works A CappellaRalph Vaughan Williams / Gerald Finzi - Vocal Ensemble Quink1994Album
Intimations Of Immortality / Grand Fantasia & ToccataGerald Finzi, Philip Langridge, Philip Fowke, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Hickox1993Album
Clarinet Concerto / 5 Bagatelles / Clarinet Concerto / 3 IntermezziEmma Johnson, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves, Malcolm Martineau - Gerald Finzi / Charles Villiers Stanford1992Album
FinziGerald Finzi, Richard Hickox, Norma Burrowes, Philip Langridge, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Chorus, The London Symphony Orchestra, The Richard Hickox Singers, City Of London Sinfonia1990Album
The English Anthem – Volume 1Edward C. Bairstow · Gerald Finzi · Henry Balfour Gardiner · Patrick Hadley · John Ireland · Edward Naylor · John Stainer · Charles Villiers Stanford · Samuel Sebastian Wesley · Charles Wood - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, Andrew Lucas, John Scott1990Album
Earth And Air And RainGerald Finzi, Martyn Hill, Stephen Varcoe, Clifford Benson, Thomas Hardy1989Album
Serenade in G, Sinfonietta, The Fall of the Leaf, NocturneErnest John Moeran • Gerald Finzi, Richard Hickox, Northern Sinfonia1989Album
Dies Natalis/Clarinet Concerto/A Farewell To ArmsGerald Finzi, City Of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox1988Album
English Music For StringsGuildhall String Ensemble, Gustav Holst, Frederick Delius, John Ireland, Gerald Finzi, Sir William Walton, Sir Edward Elgar, Peter Warlock1988Album
Suite From "Love's Labours Lost" • Clarinet Concerto • Prelude • RomanceGerald Finzi - William Boughton, English String Orchestra, Alan Hacker1987Album
English Music For Clarinet And PianoGervase de Peyer, Gwenneth Pryor - Malcolm Arnold / Joseph Horovitz / John Ireland / Gerald Finzi / Alan Richardson / Paul Harvey1987Album
Ferguson: Amore Langueo, Piano Concerto etc.Richard Hickox, Howard Ferguson, Gerald Finzi, City Of London Sinfonia1987Album
Cello Concerto / Suite 'Veris Gratia'Gerald Finzi / Kenneth Leighton - Raphael Wallfisch, George Caird, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley1986Album
Mater Ora Ffilium, I Sing Of A Maiden, This Worldes Joie, Magnificat, God Is Gone Up, Lo, The Full Final SacrificeArnold Bax, Gerald Finzi ; The King's College Choir Of Cambridge1986Album
Interlude, For Oboe And String Quartet · Prelude And Fugue / String Trio · String Quartett · Three MoodsGerald Finzi, Michael Berkeley, Keith Marshall, Amphion String Quartet1985Album
Sumsion • Howells • FinziHerbert Sumsion • Herbert Howells • Gerald Finzi - Choir Of Worcester Cathedral / The Donald Hunt Singers1983Album
CAROLSRalph Vaughan Williams, John Rutter, Gerald Finzi, Philip Brunelle, Plymouth Festival Chorus & Orchestra1983Album
Songs To ShakespeareGerald Finzi / Peter Warlock / Ernest John Moeran / Sir Arthur Somervell / Charles Hubert Hastings Parry / Ivor Gurney / Mary Plumstead / Eric Coates / Roger Quilter - Graham Trew, Roger Vignoles1981Album
Songs By Finzi & His Friends (Gerald Finzi 25th Anniversary Celebration 1981)Gerald Finzi - Ian Partridge, Stephen Roberts, Clifford Benson1981Album
Music For Clarinet And PianoThea King, Clifford Benson, Charles Villiers Stanford, Howard Ferguson, Gerald Finzi, William Hurlstone1981Album
Stanford Clarinet Concerto / Finzi Clarinet ConcertoCharles Villiers Stanford / Gerald Finzi - Thea King, Philharmonia Orchestra, Alun Francis1980Album
Walton: Facade (excerpts), Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad, Finzi: Dies NatalisSir William Walton, Edith Sitwell, Constant Lambert, George Butterworth, Roy Henderson, Gerald Finzi, Joan Cross, Boyd Neel, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra1979Album
Let Us Garlands Bring; Two Milton Sonnets; Farewell To Arms; In Terra PaxGerald Finzi, Vernon Handley, New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir1979Album
Cello ConcertoGerald Finzi, Yo-Yo Ma, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley1979Album
In Terra Pax / Introit / Lo, The Full, Final Sacrifice / MagnificatGerald Finzi - Norma Burrowes, John Shirley-Quirk, City Of London Sinfonia, The Richard Hickox Singers, Richard Hickox1979Album
For St. Cecilia / Dies NatalisGerald Finzi - Philip Langridge, London Symphony Chorus, The London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox1979Album
A Severn Rhapsody - Introit - New Year Music Prelude - Soliloquies - Romance - The Fall Of The LeafGerald Finzi, Sir Adrian Boult, The London Philharmonic Orchestra1978Album
Concerto For Clarinet And String Orchestra Op. 31 - Grand Fantasia And Toccata For Piano & Orchestra Op. 38 - Eclogue For Piano & String Orchestra Op. 10Vernon Handley, John Denman, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Peter Katin, Gerald Finzi1977Album
A Shropshire Lad / Earth And Air And RainGeorge Butterworth / Gerald Finzi - Benjamin Luxon, David Willison1976Album
Intimations Of ImmortalityGerald Finzi - Ian Partridge • Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra And Choir • Vernon Handley1975Album
A Young Man's Exhortation / Earth And Air And RainGerald Finzi, Neil Jenkins, John Carol Case, Howard Ferguson1971Album
English Part SongsGerald Finzi / Gustav Holst / Ernest John Moeran, The Proteus Choir Conductor Vernon Handley1970Album
Before And After The Summer, Till Earth Outwears, I Said To LoveGerald Finzi1968Album
A Choral Fantasia, Psalm 86 / Dies NatalisGustav Holst / Gerald Finzi, Janet Baker (Soprano), Wilfred Brown (Tenor), Ralph Downes (Organ), English Chamber Orchestra Conducted By Imogen Holst And Christopher Finzi1964Album
Intimations of Immortality: Ode For Tenor, Chorus And OrchestraGerald Finzi – Ian Partridge, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra And Choir, Vernon HandleyAlbum
Vocal Music A CappellaRalph Vaughan Williams / Gerald Finzi - Vocal Ensemble QuinkAlbum
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