Gerald Finzi. Bagatelles (5) for clarinet & piano, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook. : Five Bagatelles, Op. Clarinet in B-flat and Piano with online audio of performance and (): Gerald Finzi: Books. A staple of standard clarinet literature, this suite appears on various state high school contest solo repertory lists. Contents: I. Prelude · II. Romance · III. Carol · IV.

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Nevertheless, in the spring and summer of he grabbed the moment for bgaatelles burst bagatellfs composition before he was drafted to work in the Ministry of War Transport that July. Allegro vivace at on the quarter note, this technically challenging movement in the key of concert F Major G starts out with a bang and builds all the way from the low end of the clarinet up to an altissimo G in just the first 6 measures!

The miniscule Carol that follows begins with a light but foursquare rhythm that soon proves to be more flexible, bringing interest to the very simple melody the tune was written for the children of fellow composer Herbert Howells. Finnzi final movement, Fughetta, is vigorous and witty, if not a textbook model of counterpoint.

I might have since he did right some violin pieces. Clarinet Concerto; Five Bagatelles; Ashmore: Please fnzi to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Includes separate piano accompaniment sheet.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He also completed a violin concerto which was performed in London under the baton of Vaughan Williams, but was not satisfied with it and withdrew the two outer movements; the surviving middle movement is called Introit.

Composed by Gerald Finzi Retrieved from ” https: The grace notes that occasionally appear should be played as gently and smoothly as possible, without the slightest hint of an accent. Music fibzi Clarinet and Piano. British Flute Music, Volume 3. From the very beginning, most of his music was elegiac in tone.


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Finzi’s younger son Nigel was a successful violinist, and worked closely with their mother ginzi promoting his father’s music. Finzi had a long friendship with the composer Howard Ferguson who, as well as offering advice on his works during his life, helped with the editing of several of Finzi’s posthumous works.

The piano introduces the new idea, echoed by the clarinet four bars later.

Fughetta Approximate duration is 14 minutes. Interlude View record and artist details Record and Artist Details.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The fourth piece Forlana is a very peaceful serene piece, lke the second piece Romance, it is very romantic and very peaceful. He began what is believed to have been intended as a piano concerto.

Composition Artist Credits 5 Bagatelles. Inat the suggestion of Adrian BoultFinzi took a course in counterpoint with R. There would be no reason to alternate the count, as the double time signature seems to indicate; I believe that the meter is given in two interpretations.

The piano is mostly supportive in the A sections, playing chords and occasionally a bit of the melody, but is much more involved and interactive in the B section.

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This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. A well presented and clearly formatted edition of Gerald Finzi’s Five Bagatelles for clarinet. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.

The Reed Of Pan: Finzi’s father, a successful shipbrokerdied just a fortnight short of his son’s eighth birthday. 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.

The final eight bars are like a long diminuendo, starting at ff f and working all the way down to an almost cute ending at ppp. InFinzi learned that he was suffering from the then incurable Hodgkin’s disease and had at most ten years to live.

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Five Bagatelles is a wonderful work with five contrasting movements: Together with a fourth, completed in Januarythey were given their first performance on 15 January by Pauline Juler accompanied by Howard Ferguson at one of the renowned National Gallery daily lunchtime concerts that did so much to hearten war-weary Londoners.

To finish out this exciting movement, Finzi goes back to the key of D major C concertbuilds up with some repeating patterns and finishes the Prelude with a definitive ending, well emphasized by the piano part.

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The second piece Romance, is indeed romantic, it is slow and melancholic, and in some ways emotional – i could just drift off to sleep when i play it! In ABA form, the melody is fairly simple and motivic in nature. Initially in the key of Db major concert Eb but with a modal tonality, there is a shift to concert F major G in the B section, where the major tonality brings a cheerful new idea.

FINZI Five Bagatelles. Diabelleries. Interlude

Sexy Trippy All Moods. His ashes were scattered on May Hill near Gloucester in This is especially true of the two original chamber works from the s, the rarely heard Interlude for oboe and string quartet, and Prelude and Fugue for string trio dedicated to that luminary of counterpoint and pedagogy, RO Morris.

I played the 55 for seven years and the flute for 4 years. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Finzi became one of the most characteristically “English” composers of his generation.

I have no idea what a lot of what you said on your home page means. Despite being an agnostic of Jewish descent, several of his choral works incorporate Christian texts.

This movement remains in the key of Bb major concert C from start to finish. Introspection Late Night Partying.