While discussing music, I have tried to point out that music is a form of communication. And that as a form of communication that music is not neutral.
Here are some varied quotes from musicians that show they feel the music (tune) itself communicates.
“Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.”
~ E. Y. Harburg
“The aim and final end of all music
should be none other than the glory of God
and the refreshment of the soul.”
~ Johann Sebastian Bach
“Music speaks what cannot be expressed,
soothes the mind and gives it rest,
heals the heart and makes it whole,
flows from heaven to the soul.”
“Where words fail, music speaks.”
~ Hans Christian Andersen
“Music expresses that which
cannot be put into words
and cannot remain silent”
~ Victor Hugo
“Music is the hardest kind of art.
It doesn’t hang up on a wall
and wait to be stared at and enjoyed by passersby.
It’s hours and hours being put into a work of art
that may only last, in reality, for a few moments…
but if done well, and truly appreciated,
it lasts in our hearts forever.
Speaking with your heart to the hearts of others.”
~ Mr. Dan Romano
“Bach gave us God’s word,
Mozart gave us God’s laughter,
Beethoven gave us God’s fire.
God gave us music that we might pray without words.”
~ On an old Opera Hall
“Music expresses feelings words cannot.”
“Music can name the unnamable
and communicate the unknowable.”
~ Leonard Bernstein