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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

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Vital Spark of Heav'nly Flame
CDA67020Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted

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Track 12 on CDA67020 [1'50] Archive Service

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