Saturday, March 16, 2019

The good news comes to you, and other music quotes

The posting of quotes by human authors does not constitute agreement with either the quotes or their sources. (I try to confirm the sources that I give, but may miss on occasion; please verify when possible.)

"The good news comes to you today singing over you, incorporating you into the story, into the greatest love song ever recorded." -- Lauren R. E. Larkin

"Don’t forget that the same blood responsible for the Rebel Yell all those years ago is still flowing through the veins of Southern Sacred Harp singers today." -- Tom Daniel

"With shape notes, people of pedestrian musical abilities or less can do what musicians train for years to do, and still many professionals cannot, that is, pick up music and just start singing it." -- Tim Cook

"We are abandoning a convenience store approach to musical worship." -- Douglas Wilson (stated in the sense of this abandoning being a good thing)

"I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things." -- Tom Waits

"If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it; that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die." -- William Shakespeare

"Music is the universal language of mankind." -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"If people could join voices in song, then from experience they would want to join voices in song." -- Tim Cook

"Where words fail, music speaks." -- Hans Christian Andersen

"I would rather have friends than money in the bank." -- Dewey Williams

"There is no music until a sound is made." -- Jonathan Riggs

"Shape-note singing is...not an arcane pastime that is interesting because it comes from a foreign culture. It is music that thrills me to my toes; it appeals to my highest and best emotions." -- Kat Kinkade

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