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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

 
As I lay in the early sun, by the Georgian poet Edward Shanks, was composed in 1921 in the wake of an unpublished by Gurney (for whom Finzi remained a lifelong advocate) and a published one by Armstrong Gibbs.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

Recordings

On this Island
CDA67227Archive Service
Songs by Finzi and his Friends
CDH55084Composers of World War I

Details

Track 13 on CDA67227 [1'59] Archive Service
Track 17 on CDH55084 [1'27] Composers of World War I

Track-specific metadata for CDA67227 track 13

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-22713
Duration
1'59
Recording date
17 August 2000
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. On this Island (CDA67227)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: May 2001
    Deletion date: September 2006
    Archive Service
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