Ode to Harmony (Oliver Holden)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-02-10). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 71 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. All four stanzas included.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-02-10). Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 69 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two short instrumental interludes omitted from this edition.
Description: Words attributed to David Garrick, in four stanzas.
Original text and translations
1. Hail, hail music,sweet enchantment, hail.
Like potent spells thy powers prevail.
On wings of rapture borne away,
All nature owns thy universal sway.
2. But what is beauty, what is grace,
But harmony of form and face;
What are the beauties of the mind,
Heaven's rarest gifts, by harmony combined.
3. From the fierce passions discord springs,
'Till nature strike the softer strings,
The soul compose, and love
Harmonious from passion flows.
4. Affection's flame, and friendship's ties,
And all the social pleasures rise
From thee, O harmony, divine!
Love, concord, beauty, every joy is thine.