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Monday, March 28, 2016

Word and Music and privileged souls

Music is a word and somebody is an emotion…..

Certain individual are privileged mediums through whom some sublime things or aspects of life and hitherto unknown things are expressed to the world, these individuals appeal to us so  much at moments that they appear as the personification of what they represent or achieve or discover.

Universe in its great wisdom throws up many great souls to perform something extraordinary and these souls deserve all our appreciation, understanding and emulation too.

Nothing is a mere prosaic lifeless word because every word is made of the same ingredient as music i.e. sound and in addition impregnated with meaning or meanings assigned etymologically or acquired through usage in various contexts or appropriated through misuse.

So word and music both express something through sound.

The word Universe itself is known as ‘ekashya kaviyam’UNI+VERSE =single verse expressing itself.

I am listing below some links that you can go through when you have time which will take you into the world of relationship between word and music  as the twin siblings of sound and other links which can help spice up many areas of music with excellent quotes from great souls.

Guy Murchie has written a wonderful book ‘Music of the spheres’

The best quotes of music are :-

Music should go right through you, leave some of itself inside you and take some of you with it when it leaves. See deep enough and you see musically, the heart of nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it.- Thomas Carlyle

Music is the soil in that the spirit lives, thinks and invents-Ludwig von Beethoven
Music can exist only if it reflects the inner life of humanity, not the outer life of its technology.
-Alec Wilder

Music is the outward and audible signification of inward and spiritual realities. Music is said to be the speech of angels, in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite- Thomas Carlyle


So let us never reduce any art form or sports or literature or for that matter any science in over enthusiasm to any individual.

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