Click on arrow to hear the song performed by Derek B. Scott, Professor of Critical Musicology, University of Leeds, to his own piano accompaniment c. 1980. Professor Scott comments that Procter's poem "A Lost Chord" was published in 1858 in The English Woman's Journal , a journal that she had helped to found that same year. Sullivan's setting dates from the time of his brother's final illness.
Scott, Derek B. The Singing Bourgeois: Songs of the Victorian Drawing Room and Parlour. 2nd ed. Aldershot, Hampshire; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2001.
Last modified 10 September 2007