Monday, May 25, 2015

Musically-minded quotes

Sacred Harp

"If God didn't want this, he would have cut it off way back then." -- Dewey Williams

"Sacred Harp music is defiantly old-school." -- unknown

“It’s different from mainstream church music. It’s primitive, enticing and ethereal, all at the same time. It’s a very powerful form of worship.” -- Renè Greene

"...the powerful and sometimes sorrowful old sounds of Sacred Harp are alien to modern progress and prosperity which does its best to ignore the harsher aspects of life and death..." -- F. E. Abernethy

"You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note." -- Doug Floyd

"Music is a sensation of pleasure produced in the mind by means of sounds." -- Elam Ives, Jr.

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -- Berthold Auerbach

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