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The Lost Chord

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

 
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

Recordings

Bird Songs at Eventide
CDH55156Composers of World War I
Songs my father taught me
CDA67290
The Ballad Singer
CDA67830

Details

Track 11 on CDA67290 [3'44]
Track 12 on CDA67830 [4'17]
Track 7 on CDH55156 [4'04] Composers of World War I

Track-specific metadata for CDH55156 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-81807
Duration
4'04
Recording date
8 June 1995
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDA66818)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: November 1995
    Deletion date: September 2003
    Superseded by CDH55156
  2. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDH55156)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: September 2003
    Composers of World War I
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