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Milton, Blake and the Royal wedding

I have just read an article in The Daily Telegraph that contains the music list that was played at the Royal weddinga few weeks ago. To my surprise, Blake (1757-1827)and Milton (1608-1674) played an important part in the wholeevent. Here is the video related to Milton´s  At a Solemn Musik poem which starts with Blest pair of sirens.
BLEST pair of Sirens, pledges of Heav'ns joy,Sphear-born harmonious Sisters, Voice, and Vers,Wed your divine sounds, and mixt power employDead things with inbreath'd sense able to pierce,And to our high-rais'd phantasie present,That undisturbèd Song of pure content,Ay sung before the saphire-colour'd throneTo him that sits theronWith Saintly shout, and solemn Jubily,

And here comes the video related to Blake´s Jerusalem .

               JERUSALEM (from 'Milton')
                        by: William Blake (1757-1827)
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