GERALD FINZI (1901-1956): Tenor and Orchestra: Dies natalis, Farewell to Arms, 2 Sonnets, Orchestra: Nocturne (New Year Music), Prelude for String Orchestra, The Fall of the Leaf (compl. Howard Ferguson [1908-1999]).
Catalogue Number: 05J082
Description: The only available budget-price recording of the 26-minute Dies natalis (conceived in the 1920s but not completed until 1939) - a beautiful rendering of one of the composer's favorite subjects, the innocence and corruption of youth - is coupled with fairly well-known short orchestral pieces and with other tenor/orchestra works which have just recently appeared on a Lyrita reissue (09J056) Texts available on-line. James Gilchrist (tenor), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; David Hill.