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Front illustration by Richard Shirley-Smith (b?)
Track(s) taken from CDH55084
Recording details: February 1981
Art Workers Guild, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1991
Total duration: 1 minutes 27 seconds

As I lay in the early sun, Op 13b No 3
composer
1921; part of the posthumously assembled Op 13b entitled Oh fair to see
author of text

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Lynne Dawson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Introduction
As I lay in the early sun, by the Georgian poet Edward Shanks, was composed in 1921 in the wake of an unpublished by Gurney (for whom Finzi remained a lifelong advocate) and a published one by Armstrong Gibbs. Transparently diatonic with understated modal inflections, Finzi’s lush harmony and ecstatic vocal contours underpin Shanks’s pastoral daydream.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble 2001


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'On this Island' (CDA67227)
On this Island

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