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Alan Titchmarsh is a huge fan of British music and every Saturday morning at 10.30, he shares a piece of music associated with a British composer or place. Is there a piece connected with where you live or somewhere you like to visit? You can request your British Discovery using the form below.
After losing his music teacher Ernest Farrar as well as his father and three of his brothers during his formative years, Finzi settled in Wiltshire, where he devoted himself to composing and apple-growing. His sadness and a profound love of the English countryside are evident in this short but beautiful piece written in 1928, reminiscent of Elgar at his most rapturous - and deeply touching.
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