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Till Earth outwears, Op 19a

composer
collected posthumously by Finzi's executors and first performed by Wilfred Brown and Howard Ferguson on 21 February 1958
author of text

 
Till Earth outwears was gathered and grouped, after Finzi’s premature death, by his executors. The first performance was by Wilfred Brown and Howard Ferguson on 21 February 1958. ‘The Market-Girl’ shows his parlando, conversational style at its best; here is tenderness, a humorous chuckle and—unusually—a triumphant end. In the next song the words are as cunningly disposed, but to a bitter end as passion throbs in an old body.

from notes by Diana McVeagh © 1989
Diana McVeagh’s Gerald Finzi: His Life and Music is published by Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge

Recordings

Finzi: Earth and air and rain
CDD220702CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Details

No 1: Let me enjoy the earth
Track 11 on CDD22070 CD1 [2'07] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
No 2: In years defaced
Track 12 on CDD22070 CD1 [3'23] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
No 3: The Market-Girl  Nobody took any notice of her as she stood on the causey kerb
Track 13 on CDD22070 CD1 [1'35] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
No 4: I look into my glass
Track 14 on CDD22070 CD1 [2'05] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
No 5: It never looks like summer here
Track 15 on CDD22070 CD1 [1'08] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
No 6: At a lunar eclipse  Thy shadow, earth, from pole to central sea
Track 16 on CDD22070 CD1 [3'33] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
No 7: Life Laughs Onward  Rambling I looked for an old abode
Track 17 on CDD22070 CD1 [2'00] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Track-specific metadata for CDD22070 disc 1 track 11

No 1: Let me enjoy the earth
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-16111
Duration
2'07
Recording date
20 December 1984
Recording venue
The New Concert Hall, University of South Wales, Cardiff,
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Finzi: Earth and air and rain (CDA66161/2)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: January 1990
    Deletion date: February 2008
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22070
  2. Finzi: Earth and air and rain (CDD22070)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: August 2009
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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