Music is better able to praise God that
the building of a church and all its decoration;
it is the Church's greatest
The most High has a decided taste for
vocal music, provided it be lugubrious and
I do not see any good reason why the
devil should have all the good tunes.
Rowland Hill (1744-1833
convince me that music will be any good until it gets rid of the
Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
I would earnestly entreat those who
sing ill not to sing at all, at least in the church.
James Beattie (1735-1803)
“ and did buy a recorder which I do
intend to learn to play on, the sound of it being of all sounds in the world the
most pleasing to me.
Samuel Pepys (1633-1703)
[of the cornett] It seems like the
brilliance of a shaft of sunlight appearing in the shadow or in darkness, when
one hears it among the voices in cathedrals or in chapels
The trombones are too sacred for
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
I got to try the bagpipes. It was like
trying to blow an octopus.
James Galway (1939-)
Godspell is back in London at the Young
Vic. For those who missed it the first time, this is a golden opportunity to
miss it again.
Michael Billington in the Guardian
[of a famous conductor] He's like a
musical Malcolm Sargent