If you think you know all there is to know about Henning Christiansen (who said yes?!) then think again: the haunting and fragile lullaby-like Min døde hest
(My Dead Horse
, 1970) OPUS 55 is unlike anything in his catalogue, and surely the most accessible (not to mention EXQUISITE) thing he's ever had a hand in. Sung by Lene Adler Pedersen, accompanied by Bjørn Nørgaard (piano) and Christiansen on violin, this eccentric but heart-rending piece of folk/art-song was based on a poem written by Nørgaard and first appeared on Danish national TV as part of Vietnam war protest broadcast Hesteofringen
(The Horse Sacrifice
). Not as good as 'My Lovely Horse', mind, but not far off. Single-sided 10", edition of 350.