Saturday, March 16, 2019

We must make ourselves the perfect instrument, much in the way a beautiful harp has all its strings adjusted.  If we are less than perfect, how will we harmonize with the universal music?

-- Deng Ming-Dao

Saturday, March 9, 2019

One of the most important things that music can do, surely, is show the possibility of a better world -- a glimpse of heaven, perhaps . . .

-- Gabriel Jackson

Saturday, March 2, 2019

. . . next to the word of God, nothing is so priceless and worthy of glory and praise as music.  That is, from the outset she rules all that moves human hearts . . . in such a mighty and forceful manner, that people are often governed and overwhelmed by their heart's emotions.

-- Martin Luther

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Art thou troubled, music will calm thee,
Art thou weary, rest shall be thine.
Music, source of all gladness,
Heals thy sadness at her shrine,
Music ever divine.
Music calleth,with voice divine.

-- W.G. Rothery

Saturday, February 16, 2019

     Music is the vehicle by which souls, individually examined and explored, speak to the world at large.  Human beings communicating directly with one another through great things speak powerfully and with one voice.

-- James Jordon

Saturday, February 9, 2019

     Music is the binding stuff of community.  Community is nourished by music.  It is the grace of great things.  Without the great things, community is reduced to inter- and intrapersonal relationships that are usually built on outside perceptions rather than the soulfulness of all involved.

-- James Jordon

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Whether you listen or whether you play, music refines your soul.  It is peace, emotion, expression, and the sound of the sacred.

-- Deng Ming-Dao

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Music will calm you, soothe your nerves, tell you of otherworldiness. Even in the midst of great turmoil, music can bring peace to your heart.

-- Deng Ming-Dao

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Music is the direct link between the soul and the divine.  The body is like a hollow reed, and music fills it with the song of the gods.

-- Deng Ming-Dao

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Music describes the contours of an inward landscape that is accessible and enriching for work in the world.

-- Elaine Brown

Saturday, January 5, 2019

The exciting part about being a musician is that we are artists of all of life.  Music can be a force, not a specialty.  The world has now become too dangerous for anything but the truth -- too small for anything but love.

-- Elaine Brown