Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Commemoration of Johann Sebastian Bach, musician, 1750
Such music (as ‘tis said)Before was never made,But when of old the Sons of Morning sung,While the Creator greatHis constellations set,And the well-balanced World on hinges hung,And cast the dark foundations deep,And bid the weltering waves their oozy channel keep. Ring out, ye crystal spheres!Once bless our human ears,If ye have power to touch our senses so;And let your silver chimeMove in melodious time;And let the bass of heaven’s deep organ blow;And with your ninefold harmonyMake up full consort to the angelic symphony.
... John Milton (1608-1674),  from On the morning of Chist’s Nativity, The Complete Poems of John Milton, New York: P. F. Collier, 1909, p. 11
(see the book; see also Luke 2:13-14; more at Blessing, God, Harmony, Heaven, Morning, Music, World)
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