I Love Music

I love music. I confess I’m quite eclectic in my tastes.

Simon Price | 13:50, Saturday, 18 September 2010


I can listen to Radios 1, 2 & Classic FM easily in the space of a few hours. So one moment it could be Foo Fighters The Ballad of The Beaconsfield and the next Mozart and his Clarinet Concerto in A major.

I’m sure most of us know the famous Longfellow quote; 'Music is the universal language of mankind.' What about this from Michael Torke: 'Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?'  Such is the power of music. It resonates within our inner beings, engaging our minds and passions. Get this one liner from Oscar Levant trying to explain his way out of a speeding ticket; 'You can't possibly hear the last movement of Beethoven's Seventh and go slow.' 

The Bible teaches that all things were created by God and given to humanity - people made in his image - to enjoy, for him and to his glory.  That’s why Martin Luther, the German reformer, believed that we should have high regard for the lovely gift of music. Here’s Luther; 'It is a precious, worthy and a costly treasure given to mankind by God. The riches of music are so excellent and so precious that words fail me whenever I attempt to discuss and describe them…next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.'

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