Ode to Music (Oliver Holden)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-01-17). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 97 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-01-17). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 82 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).
Description: Words adapted from Alexander Pope, Ode for St. Cecelia's Day, 1708, lines 16-21.
Original text and translations
'Tis thine, sweet power,
to raise the thought sublime;
Quell each rude passion and the heart refine.
Soft are thy strains,
as Gabriel's gentlest string.
Calm as the breathing zephyrs
of the spring.