Ditty

Song TitleDitty (Search)
Composer(s):Gerald Finzi
Author(s):Thomas Hardy
Keyword(s) & Features: Admiring; Birds; Chance; Change; Devotion; Dwelling; Earth; Fabric; Fair; Forgetting; Friends; Glances; Houses; Kissing; Labors; Legends; Life; Living; Longing; Love; Loving; Meeting; Men; Merchants; Missing; Neighbors; Pain; Passage of Time; Paths; Playing; Severe; Stone; Strange; Sweet; Telling; Transience; True; Unrequited Love; Wandering; Withering; Writing; Yearning
First LineBeneath a knap where flown (Search)
Average Duration3:15 (Search)
Year of composition 1928 (Search)
Link to English Text Onlinehttp://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=7230
Larger WorkA Young Man's Exhortation (Search)
Musical FormModified strophic (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source http://www.boosey.com/shop/prod/Finzi-Gerald-Collected-Songs-high-voice-piano/2013941
Audio Source https://open.spotify.com/track/3ikqUaHEVa1PzXj568CGTT?si=f7GSwcQRQaqJllkkj7-oRg
Difficulty LevelUndergraduate (Search)
Catalog DesignationOp. 14 no. 2 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerTenor
Range: D4 - G5 (Search)
Original KeyG Major (Search)
Trivial or Important references and connectionsThis is the only group of songs by Finzi to be considered a song cycle rather than a song set, since it has overarching themes of life, transience, and death. (Search)
Recommended Printed SourceBoosey & Hawkes (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Also available in low voice (Search)
Sources Citedhttp://www.finzisong.com/young_mans_exhortation.html (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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