Monday, January 11, 2016

Music (part 1) - Winter

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Music predates history...  

One of the oldest pieces of literature is the Book of Job. Most likely the oldest book in the Bible, the back and forth dialog between Job and his miserable comforters end on this note when the Lord finally speaks:

Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels shouted for joy?
Job 38:4, 9 (NIV)

The singing stars...

Music is woven into creation before it came into our consciousness. Volumes have been written on this subject, but the clip below gives a good introduction:

As I start this new thread, it's winter... 

In the spirit of the season, Antonio Vivaldi composed Winter.

Below the piece is played in the background of beautiful winter scenes. It's where the audio and visual meet in the rhythm of life and existence.

For more information on this composer and this work, check out:


* The  Four Seasons - Work by Vivaldi  

And on this note...

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and charm
and gaiety
to life
and to everything.


Other posts on music:

Nostalgia (part 5) - Big Band and World War II (2015)
Pray4America (part 16) - God Bless America, 1938 (2014) 

Culture 101 (part 10) - Summertime! x 3 (2013

America's Story (part 5) - Amazing Grace (2012) 


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