Sunday, October 16, 2011

J S Bach (1685-1750) -

An agreeable harmony for the honour of God and the permissible delights of the soul.- J S Bach's definition of music, in Derek Watson, Music Quotations, 1911

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. If heed is not paid to this, it is not true music but a diabolical bawling and twanging. J.S. Bach

There is nothing to it,. You only have to hit the right notes at the right time and the instrument plays itself.-J S Bach Of the Organ, in K Geiringer, The Bach Family, 1954

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