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FINZI, Gerald
b London, 14 July 1901
d Oxford, 8 September 1956, aged fifty-five

He studied in Harrogate from 1914 to 1916, then in York with Bairstow from 1917 to 1922. In 1925 he took a course in counterpoint with R. O. Morris. From 1930 to 1933 he taught at the Royal Academy of Music. From

1941 to 1945 he was in the Ministry of War Transport. In 1951 he learned that he was suffering from a form of leukaemia and had less than ten years to live.

1924 (23)

Severn Rhapsody

1933 (32)

A Young Man's Exhortation, song cycle

1934-37 (33-6)

Seven Part-songs (Bridges)

for unaccompanied chorus

1935 (34)

Introit, for violin and orchestra, revised 1945

1936 (35)

Earth, Air and Rain, song cycle

Three Short Elegies for unaccompanied chorus

Five Two-part Songs (Christina Rossetti)

and Five Unison Songs

Two Sonnets by John Milton for high voice and small orchestra

Interlude, for oboe and string quartet

1940 (39)

Dies Natalis, cantata

1942 (41)

Let us Garlands Bring, five songs

Prelude and Fugue for violin, viola and cello

1945 (44)

Farewell to Arms, for tenor and small orchestra

Five Bagatelles for clarinet and piano

1946 (45)

'Lo, the full and final sacrifice', festival anthem

1947 (46)

Ode for St Cecilia's Day (possibly 1950)

1948 (47)

Love's Labours Lost, incidental music

1949 (48)

Clarinet Concerto

Before and After Summer, song cycle

1950 (49)

Intimations of Immortality, for tenor, chorus and orchestra

1952 (51)

Love's Labours Lost, orchestral suite

1954 (53)

Grand Fantasia and Toccata, for piano and orchestra

1955 (54)

Cello Concerto

1956 (55)

In Terra Pax, for chorus and orchestra

Eclogue, for piano and string orchestra

Performed posthumously:

1958 The Fall of the Leaf, for orchestra

1959 To a Poet, song cycle

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