We may be opening the floodgates, but John Burke offers up Eric Mackay's "Beethoven at the Piano," published in the poet's 1886 collection Love Letters of a Violinist and Other Poems:
An Angel by direct descent, a German by alliance,
Thou didst intone the wonder-chords which made Despair
Yea, thou didst strike so grand a note that, in its large vibration,
It seemed the roaring of the sea in nature's jubilation.
O Sire of Song! Sonata-King! Sublime and loving master;
The sweetest soul that ever struck an octave in disaster;
In thee were found the fires of thought—the splendours of
And thou shalt sway the minds of men for ever and for ever!