Modern Musical Drift (Classic Reprint)

Modern Musical Drift (Classic Reprint)

by W. Henderson
     
 

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Excerpt from Modern Musical Drift

To My Friend And Colleague,

James Huneker.

Dear James: -

Beside the ebon Styx
The brood harmonious wanders slow.
A backward gaze on earth they fix,
And ask, "Where doth dear Music go?"

I fancy Palestrina stares,
And good Scarlatti gasps for breath,
While Handel, with his figured airs,
Bemoans poor Music

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Excerpt from Modern Musical Drift

To My Friend And Colleague,

James Huneker.

Dear James: -

Beside the ebon Styx
The brood harmonious wanders slow.
A backward gaze on earth they fix,
And ask, "Where doth dear Music go?"

I fancy Palestrina stares,
And good Scarlatti gasps for breath,
While Handel, with his figured airs,
Bemoans poor Music's early death.

Old Haydn shakes his long peruke,
And Mozart wags his pendant cue,
As both record their soft rebuke:
"What is it that these moderns do?"

Alone in all that troubled throng
One monies with calm, unruffled brow;
For still Sebastian's voice is strong
To say, "'Twas I who taught them how.'

So when the storms discordant brew,
You smile at me across the house;
For well you know there 's nothing new,
Not even (pardon!) in your Strauss.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330142271
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/17/2015
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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