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There Is No Natural Religion

Gabriel Ian Gould

William Blake
mp like a sermon; a bit pompous,
but with intensity and emotion

      

(q = 60) Gently but insistent


     

Man has no no tion

 
 
   
 

    

p smoothly and evenly

 
 

p hushed

but

mp

p

m.d.


     

 
 
         
 

 

p

 

3

mp

mf

nat-u - ral or- gan

 

 

 




3
   

3

     

he

is on - ly a



cresc. poco a poco

      

 

    

 





  


  

sub-ject to



 




 


 




 

3 

  








8

 


mp

Nat-ural - ly

3

 

from ed - u - ca - tion.

pp sub.

of mor - al fit - ness

3
 


 



  
  

 
   




 
  
  
 lightly
3

m.d.

5

     

sense.

mf

 
  
  



 

3




  
 




  




2
12

p poco sotto voce

   

 

4

 


Man can - not

   

 

mp


  









 


 





nat -ural - ly

p smoothly; a bit hesitant





   

    

per - ceive but through his

   
    


 


  







mp

   

    

na - tu - ral

or

bo-di -ly or- gans.

16

4



mp


 

 

 

f

p poco piu pesante

 

 

  

pow-er can

on - ly com -pare and

judge

of what he

has

3


 



     
3

his rea-son - ing


      
       

mf

   
 

20

3
      

mp

Man by



    

 


      
  




3

mf

 

4





 

al - rea - dy per -

  








                       
                   

  


mp




 



 
 

mf

 



  

3
24

mp

 

p misterioso ma lirico


  

          


       


 

       
sen - ses

or

  





p

 3
   


   


allarg. poco

3

none could de - duce

a fourth or

  

allarg. poco

 

pp


  

mp
transparent



         

el - e -ments

p

mp


 


   

three

p


3
   


 

 
   

3
       


3

three



pp

    
 


      

29

34

  

mp

p sub.

of

From a per - cep- tion

f

  

3

ceived.

  

mp

mp sonoro

 

 


Poco meno mosso (q = c. 54)




  



fifth.

 
    


          

 

p

 

   

3

mp

  
   





      

3

    
  


4

   
 

None could have oth - er

  
   
 


 
 

3

pp

mf

    








if

3

3

3

he had none but


 

 




 

or - ga - nic per

 


       
si - res

are

li - mi - ted



 
  

 
mp

  3 

3



p sub.



3

p poco sotto voce, as if
imparting a secret


  

  
by

     

          


    



pp







          

his




per




delicato

  



Man's de -


     

loco

mp

   

3

    
  


     



  
 

 
3

or - ga - nic thoughts

cep - tions.

mf


43

-



41



p

    
 

or





 

than na - tur - al

3

  


3

   
-

cep -




tions





mp




       

38

 

 

5
p

what he has not




p

mp

p building in intensity
little by little

  
3

The de -







   



p smooth and flowing


   






mp

    





        



 

 

sires

and

mp

 


 

Man

   

un -

an

taught

  


mp







by



  


 


-

  4



per -

cep - tions

     




 




54



per - ceived.

mf


 

 
 

     












             


 



       
50

     

none can de - sire

  



   

mf

3



   
3



mp



46

4

y - thing


but

  
  




 

or - gans

of sense

 





of


  

 

p

  

mf






      
  

 

6
f

 
  

 

57


3

be lim - it

must

-

mp gently

 
  

ed

to

  

  

3

ob - jects of

sense.

                






         


mp

  

  

  


   


60



mf



 

 


64

allarg. poco

allarg. poco



allarg. poco

   

mf

mp poco deliberato


     

Meno mosso
(q = c. 42 / e = c. 84) p molto lirico e espressivo

  

Man's per - cep -

allarg. poco

   

3



 





 

Poco meno mosso (q = c. 50)

        

mp



tions

 
3

arenot bound- ed

m.d.: mp like an echo; espressivo


p languid; poco pesante



       

 
           





 

     
 

m.s.: pp sempre

7
mp

p

  
      

3

67

by

 

or - gans



of per - cep - tion;



 

    
He per- ceives more





3

3

 

            

p

      
  

 

mp

70

3





than sense (though

  

  



3

     
 



can dis - cov - er.

ev er so a cute)


loco
  

    
 


   
      
 
3
mp


    























                 
  

73

Poco piu mosso (q = c. 54)

accel. poco


    

p secretive

Rea - son

or

the

accel. poco

   
 

mf

3


        
p

3

mf

 
                
  
3




8
4
                

pp

mp


    

76

mp

     


of

ra - ti - o

all we have al - rea - dy known


   
     
mp quasi campanille

  




p

loco

 


   
   

pp

mp

is

not the same that itshall




  

 


 
 


pp


 

p


mp

 3

be

when we know

 

80

pp misterioso




 



loco




  




more.

   


 
        
   


   

p misterioso

 
   


5

mf cantando

    
  





83








        
loco

p

    
        




 
 
            
 


3

mp molto espressivo



   

mf

    
   

 
    
 
3

p lontano

   
    

9

87

Quasi Recitativo:
Liberamente e rubato molto
p a bit overly dramatic (as if coming to
the central point of the sermon)

        3  
 


 

The bound - ed

  

 




 

p
broadly

  

 

  

89

ses -

sor.



p

The

same



colla voce sempre








dull round

ev -

en

3
 

of

a





its pos -







mp




mp

mp


 

  
 
 




 

is loathed by








  
     

mf

p

          

un - i verse would soon become

  

mp




a mill with com-pli ca - ted wheels.

 



mf

pp

 
 





p



 
   

5

  

     



    



90



p




 

10
p

 

3

3

3

If the ma - ny

be -came the same as the

few

 


      





  




   





       mf



string. poco
mf

 


 

94

'More!

 

f

 3   

More!'

p

is the cry

mp

of a mis-ta - ken


when pos - sessed,

    
 

mp 3

mp

   

             

92


3



 mp
   

soul.

Less than

string. poco

    
    
 

mf


   


3

3




sff clangorous

 

allarg. poco


 
    
      
all

can-not sat - is - fy

3

p
3

allarg. poco

    



p

 
 

3

mp


 

3

3

    

 

In tempo (q = c. 54)
p

   3   

  

97

      
      

 

Man.


       

    

   
   

  
 (a bit muddy)


       
  

pp sempre; ethereal
una corda

11
p wistful; lirico e espressivo

101

 3  

  



an - y

If





could



de

-

3



   

si - re what he

 

is

in -



      

 

     


         
  



  



3



 




 
 


104

ca - pa - ble







 





106

of

pos - ses - sing,

des

 
 
    


 
     
  

mf

 

  


mp


-

 

pair must be

3

3

3

his e - ter

3

-

nal

 

    

 


   
 
 



mp floating; liberamente e rubato poco


       
 

 


3

 



lot.

brillante

   
       
    





mf tre corde

 3

   3     


The de- si - re of Man be - ing



(colla voce)



12



     

in - fi- nite

the pos-ses-sionis

3

108

 

3

  5  
  





  
  




 

p

 

   

3

in - fi - nite



a tempo

allarg. poco



p
3

  

  

  


in - fi- nite.



allarg. poco

 


 3  

and him-self


 

mp

110

mp

   



3

p poco sotto voce

    3 
 

If it were not for

mp

  


  


come sopra

     

114

3

  
  

or

       
      


  





 



p slightly murky

   
  

 

3
    

the po - et - ic


  
        
      







    
  

mp

     

pro-phet - ic char - ac - ter

the phi - lo -soph - ic


        

mp

p

 

 

p

    


     






 

13
mp

118

        
and

 

ex - pe - ri - men - tal





 

would soon be

  

at

the



mp

  

ra

-

ti -



o



   


        
           



   

3

 

 




121

 

p

  

of

all

and stand still

         
          
  

 


   

124

same dull round



 

ov - er

a

3

than



 

 


f (non dim.)


-

   


  

gain.

            


     
mf



 



 

oth - er

re - peat the

      

cresc. poco a poco

3

 





un - a - ble to do

       

 

p

   

    

cresc. poco a poco

   

things

      





 



 

 


 


     

     

   

 
  

 


14
mf ecstatic

127




 

He who sees the

f

 

  3    3       3   







  

  

mp


  

 
  

 
  
mf

3

He who sees the

 
  
 
 


  


 
 

3
         

136 p serenely

There- fore God be - comes

 
  




things sees God.

 
 

  







mp

3




 



    

on - ly.

3


mp

3

 


3
  






        
  

mf
 

  







 
3
3

ra - ti - o on - ly sees him-self

3



all

3

3
3
                 

132

in

3

mf

3

in - fi nite

p

mp

p

         


3

as

we
3

 delicato
  

3

are, that we

    

mp



p

may

be

    
  
3

mp

 

p

 

allarg. poco

3


    

as

he

allarg. poco

 

 








 

15
Poco meno mosso (q = c. 50)

   

141


mp

is.

mp

  

lush and full











 




  
 


      
 
 



 


   
 


  






143




 


 

 
 



Calando e rit. molto

3
loco
  
  





 
 


dolce
3




  

 

p

mp

mf

 
 


3

   

 