From yesterday’s premiere of “Promethean Fire”

July 8, 2019

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From yesterday’s premiere of “Promethean Fire” at Mount Wilson’s Concerts in the Dome.

Sung by Sangeeta Kaur, soprano, (third from left) with Reina Inui, violin, & Marcia Dickstein, harp

I sing

Of those who caught the pure Promethean fire

One from another, each crying as he went down

To one that waited, crowned with youth and joy,
Take thou the splendour, carry it out of sight

Into the great new age I must not know

Into the great new realm I must not tread.
Alfred Noyes, British poet, inspired by the Night of First Light
of the 100-inch telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory,
November 2, 1917

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