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Psyche Entering Cupidís Garden (1903) by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67290
Recording details: January 2001
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: February 2002
Total duration: 3 minutes 44 seconds

The Lost Chord
First line:
Seated one day at the organ
composer
early 1877
author of text

Other recordings available for download
Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Robert White (tenor), Stephen Hough (piano)
Introduction
Arthur Sullivan composed this moving example of Victorian faith after being confined to the bedside of his elder brother Frederic during his last illness. The words were by the poetess Adelaide Anne Procter, and the song was carried to popularity in Victorian Britain by the singer Antoinette Stirling. Its huge popularity is demonstrated by the fact that it was even sung by Caruso, who wrote out the words in Italian phonetics for the purpose.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2002


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'Bird Songs at Eventide' (CDH55156)
Bird Songs at Eventide
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55156  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Ballad Singer' (CDA67830)
The Ballad Singer

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