When rising from the bed of death

composer
Odes, Cantatas, &c, Op 2, Birmingham, 1775
author of text
A Thought in Sickness

 
When rising from the bed of death, a setting of Addison’s ‘Thought in Sickness’, is by John Pixell, vicar of Edgbaston near Birmingham. It is a fine example of the orchestrally-accompanied solo song, written in an idiom mainly derived from Geminiani and Thomas Arne, and was probably written for one of the orchestral societies in the Birmingham area.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1998

Recordings

Vital Spark of Heav'nly Flame
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Details

Track 3 on CDA67020 [5'24] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67020 track 3

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-02003
Duration
5'24
Recording date
12 September 1997
Recording venue
St Mary the Virgin, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Vital Spark of Heav'nly Flame (CDA67020)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: March 1998
    Deletion date: May 2013
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