This central movement of an uncompleted piano concerto, with its posthumous editorial title, was subject to two reworkings in Finzi’s lifetime. Simple yet rich in. Sheet Music – £ – Gerald Foinzi’s Eclogue opus 10 is for Piano and String Orchestra and is published here as part of the excellent Boosey & Hawkes. Buy Eclogue Op. 10 (Full Score) by Gerald Finzi at Orchestra Sheet Music.

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Comment by welltemperedear — July 1, I came across this blog as I went searching for it. Best, Jake Comment by welltemperedear — July 1, 5: But then I pretty much forgot about it until I posted something about summer music and UW professor and baritone Paul Rowe sent in a comment about how British composers seem to have a special knack for capturing landscape in sound.

Gerald Finzi – Eclogue Op for Piano & Strings (Set of Parts)

Certainly this is the case with the Finzi work, as its name implies. I first heard this song during one of the most difficult days of my life. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Comment by Dean Schroeder — July 1, 8: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Best, Jake Comment by welltemperedear — October 4, 3: I heard it by chance on NPR and found it so arresting that I wondered how it eclogie escaped my attention.

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He also amassed a large library of some volumes of English poetry, philosophy and literature, now kept at the University of Reading and a collection some volumes including books, manuscripts and finz scores of 18th-century English music, now kept at the University of St Andrews.

Hi Mary, Thank you for reading and replying with such a personal and memorable story.

Jake Comment by welltemperedear — July 1, University of St Andrews. I am wondering if an arrangement for solo piano only exists anywhere? So, if there is some other piece of music you hear echoes of in Eclogue, please let me know! I heard it on the car radio and made a point of remembering it. Comment by Kit Hulit — December 31, Although I keep up with and read a lot of literature, I find these suggestions very helpful.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here And because of the string orchestra nature of the work, few groups would want to spend that money to have their winds and brass sections sit idle.

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Gerald Finzi: Eclogue

Here is a link to that series: Comment by Mary Hughes Gaudreau — January 28, He began what is believed to have been intended as a piano concerto. Good luck to you. It also led to finzj Finzi works, including his Cello Concerto. How would you describe the music or the performance, and what makes it special for you or for others?

Throughout that season, I relished the time spent on Eclogue. Notify me of new comments via email. This was never finished or given a title, but after his death his publisher gave two of the individual movements names and published them as the separate works Eclogue and Grand Fantasia and Toccata. The opening melody and conversation between piano and orchestra are the most gentle, intimate, restorative to use your word music I have ever played.


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Thank goodness that classical radio still survives in many places; without it, I would never have come across much wonderful music! And I still hope to hear more Finzi, both live on on the radio.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Inat the suggestion of Adrian BoultFinzi took a course in counterpoint with R.

Eclogue for Piano and String Orchestra, Op.10 (Finzi, Gerald)

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The Brits certainly do seem to have a flair for pastoral music. He died soon afterwards, aged 55, in the Radcliffe InfirmaryOxford, the first performance of his Cello Concerto on the radio having been given the night before. Eclogue remains my favorite piece of music and Finzi my favorite composer. They cover new releases and current authors, of course, but also old or neglected classics by dead eclotue.