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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Learn how your comment data is processed. So I went out and bought a recording and listened to it quite a bit.

As for what you should say, I think a good introduction to a suggestion would include: His ashes were scattered on May Hill near Gloucester in Ecloguee page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Boydell Press,p.

Comment by Kit Hulit — December 31, Hi Mary, Thank you for reading and replying with such a personal and memorable story. Thank goodness that classical radio still survives in many places; without it, I would never have come across much wonderful music! By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I did not know of Finzi, so thanks for the tip. Evlogue these formative years he also suffered the loss of all three of his brothers.

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

Best, Sclogue Comment by welltemperedear — January 28, 5: Please forgive my delay getting back you. Thank you for introducing it to your readers.

Comment by Dean Schroeder — July 1, 8: In fact, had I been listening to this work as I tramped across the verdant countryside of Wiltshire, with its pockets fnizi woodland carpeted, at this time of year, by bluebells, its brooks running bright and clear and the whole scene dominated by the nearby downland, Eclogue would have provided the perfect soundtrack.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Large-scale compositions finzzi Finzi include the cantata Dies natalis for solo voice and string orchestra, and his concertos for cello and clarinet.

The outbreak of World War II delayed the first performance of Dies natalis at the Three Choirs Festivalan event that could have established Finzi as a major composer. I have since worked in many circumstances of tragedy and often return to this piece as a reminder that we are not alone in our sorrow. Finzi’s father, a successful shipbrokerdied just a fortnight short of his son’s eighth birthday. The Brits certainly do seem to have a flair for pastoral music.

Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto and his Cello Concerto are possibly his most famous and frequently performed instrumental works. What this probably means, in modern medical language, is that the shingles developed into disseminated shingleswhich resembled chickenpox, and was complicated by encephalitis.

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

Something of his feelings after this revelation is probably reflected in the agonized first movement of his Cello ConcertoFinzi’s last major work, although its second movement, originally intended as a musical portrait of his wife, is more serene. The facts of the story were ecloguf unfolding.

Thanks for the tip. I was out of town for a few days. The Finzi is indeed a kind of balm, a restorative sound, so I can understand how it has taken on those connotations for you and how valuable it remains.


Although I keep up with and read a lot of literature, I find these suggestions very helpful. I first heard this song during one of the most difficult days of my life. Comment by Robert — October 2, 6: But then they also have a beautiful countryside as inspiration, the same countryside that inspired so many poets and other writers. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

Hi Dean, Thanks for reading and replying with such kind words and so thoughtfully.

Inat the suggestion of Adrian BoultFinzi took a course in counterpoint with R. If finiz can, include a link to an excerpt or the whole piece on YouTubewhenever possible, so we can hear it right away.

Gerald Finzi – Wikipedia

Thanks for your discussion of Eclogue. I am wondering if an arrangement for solo piano only exists anywhere?

Certainly this is the case with the Finzi work, as its name implies. With so much good music out there and budget issues abounding, few ensembles are willing to invest that kind of money into a lesser known work.

Gerald Finzi: Eclogue

Thank you for reading and replying. When I went to the search engine, your ecllogue is the first that came up. Comment by Steve Kurr — July 5,