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Gerald Finzi: 15 facts about the Great Composer
9. Mature works
During the 1930s, Finzi's fully mature composing style developed, notably the cantata Dies natalis (1939). The Second World War delayed Finzi’s work gaining recognition; Dies Natalis was supposed to be performed at the 1939 Three Choirs Festival, but the Festival was cancelled and the first performance was a modest affair at the Wigmore Hall the following year.