Let Us Garlands Bring is a song cycle for baritone and piano composed by Gerald Finzi between and , and published as his Op. It consists of five settings of songs from plays by William Shakespeare. It was premiered on 12 October at a National Gallery lunchtime concert in London. That day was the 70th birthday of Ralph Vaughan Williams , and the cycle is dedicated to him.
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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Who is Silvia? For the first three lines of each verse Finzi opts for transparent simplicity in his use of periodic two-bar phrases, but in the last two lines which are effectively fused this regularity is deftly subverted.
The song, a sophisticated and controlled essay in sustained vocal writing, using the simplest of rhythmic and harmonic means, has a pathos notably in the final, ethereal stanza which rivals Dies natalis and the best of his Hardy songs. It was a lover and his lass is characterized by a syncopated accompaniment pattern so much beloved of the composer which lends the song an invigorating sense of well-being and happiness.
But this is soon dispelled by the jubilation of the last verse replete with ecstatic coda. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Don't show me this message again.
Let us garlands bring, Op 18 composer. View whole album. Other recordings available for download. Centred around Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel, this collection of English song—brilliantly interpreted by baritone David John Pike—brings together three now influential figures in the world of British music, namely Vaughan Williams, Roger Quilt
Let Us Garlands Bring, Op.18 (Finzi, Gerald)
Let us garlands bring