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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Quotes on music and singing

"The only thing better than singing is more singing." -- Ella Fitzgerald

"King David, the writer of many of the Psalms, did not alter his unabashed love of music when he achieved political power. One of the first committees he assigned upon ascending his throne was for the creation of music." -- Stanley Brobston

"Tunes for the Psalms I find none set of God: so that each people is to use the most grave decent and comfortable manner that they know how, according to the general rule. The singing notes I have most taken from our Englished psalms when they will fit the mesure of the verse: and for the other long verses I have also taken (for the most part) the gravest and easiest tunes of the French and Dutch psalmes." Easy the tunes certainly are, to the utmost degree of simplicity...the Psalms I find none set of God; so that each people is to use the most grave, decent, and comfortable manner of singing that they know." -- Henry Ainsworth

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” -- Aldous Huxley

"The gift of a talent to sing implies an obligation to improve it, and not to offer unto the Lord the halt and lame, but to cultivate the voice that they may sing to edification, and not to be an annoyance to every one near them." -- B. F. White

“Don’t let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes the song.” -- Vera Nazarian

"Sing it anyway." -- Martina McBride

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