Prelude for Strings, Op. 25: Adagio espressivo
The Fall of the Leaf, Op. 20: Andante
For St Cecilia, Op. 30: I: Delightful Goddess, in whose fashionings
Cello Concerto, Op. 40: II: Andante quieto
Intimations of Immortality, Op. 29: Then sing, ye Birds, sing a joyous song!
A Young Man’s Exhortation, Op. 14: I: A Young Man’s Exhortation
Dies natalis, Op. 8: I: Intrada: Andante con moto
Earth and Air and Rain, Op. 15: VI: Rollicum-Rorum
Till Earth Outwears, Op. 19: V: It never looks like summer here
Gerald Finzi made an important contribution to British twentieth-century song, choral and orchestral repertoire. His acute awareness of the frailty of existence found its musical expression not only in his song settings, but in the Cello Concerto, music of turbulent and tragic emotions, and his great masterpiece Intimations of Immortality, a deeply touching lament for the passing of the innocence of childhood.