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Finzi Singers
Elgar - Part Songs

Song NameComposer
O Happy EyesEdward Elgar
LoveEdward Elgar
My Love Dwelt in a Northern LandEdward Elgar
Yea, Cast me from Heights of the MountainsEdward Elgar
Whether I Find TheeEdward Elgar
Aver Many a Dusty MileEdward Elgar
It's Oh! to be a Wild WindEdward Elgar
Feasting I WatchEdward Elgar
There is Sweet MusicEdward Elgar
Deep in My SoulEdward Elgar
O Wild West Wind!Edward Elgar
Owls (An Epitaph)Edward Elgar
The ShowerEdward Elgar
The FountainEdward Elgar
Death on the Hills Op. 72Edward Elgar
Love's TempestEdward Elgar
SerenadeEdward Elgar
How Calmly the EveningEdward Elgar
Weary Wind of the WestEdward Elgar
Wvening SceneEdward Elgar
The Prince of SleepEdward Elgar
Go, Song of Mine Op. 57Edward Elgar

Directed by Paul Spicer

The Finzi Singers seem to know just what is required of them, bringing their imaginative style to some of the best partsongs. The programme is arranged chronologically until the last five pieces, which form a kind of encore-group or coda to the recital. From Op. 18 to Op. 73 is quite a journey. In years, it goes from 1890 (the date of My love dwelt in a Northern land, from Op. 18) to 1914: most of Elgar's creative life lies between. The imaginative freedom and technical assurance of the 1914 settings are attributes hard won in the period that divides these compositions from the easier charm and geniality of the early sets. Yet, returning to those, one finds a very characteristic strength, whether of melody, harmony or phrasing.

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Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | England

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