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Poetry by Wiiliam Affleck (1868-1943)
Track(s) taken from CDH55156
Recording details: June 1995
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1995
Total duration: 4 minutes 4 seconds

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

Other recordings available for download
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (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


Other albums featuring this work
'Songs my father taught me' (CDA67290)
Songs my father taught me
'The Ballad Singer' (CDA67830)
The Ballad Singer

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