Embroidered swirls inside wide silk taffeta stripes. 

Content: 100% Silk Taffeta
Horizontal Repeat:  9"
Embroidered stripes containing swirls:  5.75"
Width: 54" 

The Prince of Wales said he would travel the length of his future kingdom to hear Fanny Ronalds sing Arthur Sullivan's (of Gilbert and Sullivan) THE LOST CHORD.  Fanny was Sullivan's close friend and sometimes mistress who often sang the song at social functions.  Penned in 1877, it has since become a metaphor for that moment at which all things converge and transform from how it is to how it could be...when all the pieces fall into place.  All hope is in it.

Seated one day at the organ,
I was weary and ill at ease,
And my fingers wandered idly
Over the noisy keys.

I know not what I was playing,
Or what I was dreaming then;
But I struck one chord of music,
Like the sound of a great Amen.

It flooded the crimson twilight,
Like the close of an angel's psalm,
And it lay on my fevered spirit
With a touch of infinite calm.

It quieted pain and sorrow,
Like love overcoming strife;
It seemed the harmonious echo
From our discordant life.

It linked all perplexed meanings
Into one perfect peace,
And trembled away into silence
As if it were loth to cease.

I have sought, but I seek it vainly,
That one lost chord divine,
Which came from the soul of the organ,
And entered into mine.


It may be that death's bright angel
Will speak in that chord again,
It may be that only in Heav'n
I shall hear that grand Amen.


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The Lost Chord Silk Taffeta - Taupe and Beige

  • Content:  100% Silk

    Width:  54"