Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Consecrate this place and day

Consecrate the place and day,
To music and Cecilia.
Let no rough winds approach, nor dare
Invade the hallowed bounds,
Nor rudely shake the tuneful air,

Nor spoil the fleeting sounds.
Nor mournful sigh nor groan be heard,
But gladness dwell on every tongue ;
Whilst all, with voice and strings prepared,
Keep up the loud harmonious song,
And imitate the blest above,
In joy, and harmony, and love.

--Joseph Addison (1672-1719)


Lori said...

good piece. sang this in honor choir back in High School....
ahhhh memories!

Brian said...

I too remember performing this piece at Mortimer Jordan. Good times.

Anonymous said...

Omg, ill sing this for state, wish me luck!