A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Hayden, George

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HAYDEN, George, organist of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, in the earlier part of the 18th century. About 1723 he published Three Cantatas, which displayed considerable ability. He also composed a song called 'New Mad Tom,' commencing 'In my triumphant chariot hurl'd,' which was afterwards tacked on to the former part of the older song 'Forth from my dark and dismal cell,' instead of the latter verses beginning 'Last night I heard the dog-star bark,' and was often sung with it. His two-part song, 'As I saw fair Clora walk alone,' was long a favourite.

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