Welcome to the official Gerald Finzi website – and a direct link to Gerald’s family. A pioneering composer of the early 20th century. Finzi’s music continues to be much admired and celebrated. It embraces a rich variety of moods, from elegiac lyricism, through spiritual reflection, to radiant joy.
In particular the deaths of his father, three brothers and his teacher introduced the theme of fragility and transient existence, which was explored in many later works. His oeuvre, extending to more than 100 songs for soloist or choir, firmly establishes him as one of the most popular 20th Century British composers.