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The Spike or Victoria College Review 1936


page 23


All music has colourful hues;
The glory of organ tones
Is in purples, wines and blues
In undulating waves,
And mingled violets enrich
The melodies of Schumann's songs,
Soft blends of primrose tints
For Mendelssohn.
Carillon bells have full, deep
Shades of glowing gold:
Tschaikowski's thund'rous waters leap
In flaming reds and turbid greys;
And folksong grown on England's green
Like velvet green of lawns I see.
But glitt'ring silver, scarlet, black
With flashing, brilliant light
Is modern jazz.