The Music of Lowell H. (Rick) Prescott
Pop song, Demo, Text from Song for St. Cecilia's Day by John Dryden, 1687 (1995)
From harmony, from heavenly harmony
This universal frame began;
When Nature underneath a heap
Of jarring atoms lay,
And could not heave her head,
The tuneful voice was heard from high,
Arise, ye more than dead!
Then cold and hot and moist and dry
In order to their stations leap,
And music's pow'r obey.
As from the pow'r of sacred lays
The spheres began to move,
And sung the great Creator's praise
To all the blest above;
So when the last and dreadful hour
This crumbling pageant shall devour,
The trumpet shall be heard on high,
The dead shall live, the living die,
And Music shall untune the sky.
From harmony to harmony
Through all the compass of the notes it ran,
The diapason closing full in man.