Finzi - Earth and Air and Rain
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St Swithin's Day: classical music inspired by rain
6. Finzi - Earth and Air and Rain
This charming song cycle by Finzi sets ten poems by Thomas Hardy, taking its title from the lyrics of the final movement, Proud songsters: "No finches were, nor nightingales, Nor thrushes, But only particles of grain, And earth, and air, and rain."