Finzi’s, Let us garlands bring, Op 18, comprises settings of five Shakespearean songs and bears the inscription ‘For Ralph Vaughan Williams on his birthday Oct. Let Us Garlands Bring. Word count: Song Cycle by Gerald Finzi ( – ) Then to Silvia, let us sing, That Silvia is excelling; She excels each mortall. Let us Garlands bring. op. 18 () Their poetic sensitivity is further heightened in Finzi’s version with string orchestra. Come away, come away, death.

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This song is the opposite in mood, an admiring portrait of a beloved beautiful woman. The heavens such grace did lend her, That she might admired be. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.

Gerald Finzi – Let us Garlands bring

March Total duration: If There Were Dreams to Sell: In the end, on the lines “Quiet consummation have; and renowned be thy grave,” the voice gently takes up the rocking rhythm of the first parts, but the accompaniment remains nearly still, and without rhythmic life.

This website began in as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since Finzi dedicated the cycle to that composer, who called “Fear no more the heat o’ the sun” one of the loveliest songs he had ever heard. Is she kinde as she is faire? Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation.


He would typically work out a piece, then put it aside to return to it over time for serious editing, or perhaps waiting for an idea for a needed additional touch, until the music became highly polished, direct, sincere, and high-minded.

Introspection Late Night Partying. And being help’d, inhabits there. My shroud of white, stuck all with yew, [O prepare it! AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. But this is soon dispelled by the jubilation bting the bging verse replete with ecstatic coda. Fear no more the heat o’ the sun [ sung text checked 1 time ] Language: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

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Its first four lines are a kind of recitative in even note values over a static, pulseless chord. For more information, contact us at the following address: The cycle has become one of Finzi’s best-known works.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. This is a gentle song in a compound meter that states the attractions that the grave holds, that promises an end to the fears and worries of life. Bright is the Ring of Words.

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Let us Garlands bring

The long gestation period of these poems — which take only about 15 minutes to sing through — is typical of the composer, who worked on many compositions over the same period. It was a lover and his lass is characterized by a syncopated accompaniment pattern so much beloved of the composer which lends the song an invigorating sense of well-being and happiness.

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Come away, come away, death [ sung text checked 1 time ] Language: The sceptre, learning, physic, must All follow this, and come to dust. Baker Sings Gluck, Lully, Marcello, etc. O stay and hear, your true love’s coming That can sing both high and low. Whither Must I Wander? One of Shakespeare ‘s best-known and lightest verses inspires a joyful dancing verse, exultant in the very idea of briing.