Gerald Finzi (19011956)

Love's Labour's Lost op. 28a + b

Suite op. 28b / Vier Lieder op. 28a

for: Symphonic orchestra


Item no.148365
Author/ComposerGerald Finzi
Scope124 pages
Release year2006
Publisher/ProducerBoosey & Hawkes
Producer No.BH 11675
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First publication in full score of the complete incidental music to Shakespeare's play, composed for a 1946 BBC radio production and later expanded into the Four Songs op. 28a and Suite for small orchestra op. 28b. Also includes fanfares and other music for stage use only, and a preface by Finzi expert Jeremy Dale Roberts. Performance notes by the composer state that 'for a stage production these short pieces are not intended as anything more than a patchwork to be unpicked, a quarry from which to dig ... it is for the producer to take or leave what he wants and to begin and end where he likes. Although the suite was written to be played as a whole, any of the movements can be played separately or the three soliloquies may be performed as a group.' A significant publishing event to mark the 50th anniversary in 2006 of the composer's death.


  • Suite für kleines Orchester, op. 28b: Introduktion
  • Motte
  • Nocturne
  • Die Jagd
  • Tanz
  • Quodlibet
  • Monolog I
  • Monolog II
  • Monolog III
  • Finale
  • Vier Lieder, op. 28a: Lieder von Hiems und Ver: Lied vom Ver
  • Lied vom Hiems
  • Lieder für Motte: Rätsellied
  • Falsch Concolinei
  • Anhang I
  • Anhang II