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As I lay in the early sun, by the Georgian poet Edward Shanks, was composed in 1921 in the wake of an unpublished by Gurney (for whom Finzi remained a lifelong advocate) and a published one by Armstrong Gibbs.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

Finzi: Oh fair to see & other songs
CKD253Download only
On this Island
CDA67227Archive Service
Songs by Finzi and his Friends
CDH55084

Details

Track 13 on CDA67227 [1'59] Archive Service
Track 17 on CDH55084 [1'27]
Track 3 on CKD253 [1'53] Download only

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