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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
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Recordings
'On this Island' (CDA67227)
On this Island
'Songs by Finzi and his Friends' (CDH55084)
Songs by Finzi and his Friends
MP3 £4.00FLAC £4.00ALAC £4.00Buy by post £4.40 CDH55084  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I  
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Track 13 on CDA67227 [1'59] Archive Service
Track 17 on CDH55084 [1'27] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I

As I lay in the early sun, Op 13b No 3
As I lay in the early sun, by the Georgian poet Edward Shanks, was composed in 1921 in the wake of an unpublished by Gurney (for whom Finzi remained a lifelong advocate) and a published one by Armstrong Gibbs.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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