Former beauties

Song TitleFormer beauties (Search)
Composer(s):Gerald Finzi
Author(s):Thomas Hardy
Keyword(s) & Features: Aging; Beauty; Courting; Dames; Fair; Forgetting; Green; Growing old; Life; Lips; Living; Loving; Memories; Moonlight; Old; Passage of time; Pink; Remembering; Satin; Shores; Summer; Sunday; Swearing; Transfiguring; Transience; Tunes; Vowing; Wondering; Years; Young; Youth
First LineThese market-dames, mid-aged, with lips thin-drawn (Search)
Average Duration3:00 (Search)
Year of composition 1927 (Search)
Link to English Text Online
Larger WorkA Young Man's Exhortation (Search)
Musical FormThrough-composed (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
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Difficulty LevelGraduate (Search)
Catalog DesignationOp. 14 no. 8 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerTenor
Range: D4 - A5 (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 Cited (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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