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New edition of the full score of this 8-minute work composed in 1933–36. Stemming from a suggested commission for an oboe concerto this music represented, as Stephen Banfield asserts, “the first real manifestation of Finzi’s mature idiom”. The demanding solo part is underpinned with idiomatic string writing as the music evolves with a natural flowing momentum. The work has a cyclic feeling to it, with a concluding fortissimo return to part of the opening. Its power of expression makes it rewarding for players and listeners alike.

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