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O Lord, what is man!

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Dirge; Sacred Melodies i, London, 1812

 
O Lord, what is man! is one of the many arrangements of Haydn made by his admirer, the Leicester stocking manufacturer and amateur musician William Gardiner. With a one-to-a-part accompaniment, Raphael’s ‘whale’ recitative from Haydn’s Creation becomes an intimate and intense meditation on death.

from notes by Peter Holman 1998

Recordings

Vital Spark of Heav'nly Flame
CDA67020Archive Service

Details

Track 12 on CDA67020 [1'50] Archive Service

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