Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Home Schooling - Music Appreciation II




Song:  Land Of OZ

 Artist:  Hilary Stagg



What I consider to be the best song from 
the late great New Age Musician...
Hilary Stagg
(Whom I had once met, many years ago in CA
when he was still up and coming...
selling his CDs and giving mini performances)


Alex loves Classical, Opera and New Age Music.

He was raised on it from...
the comforts of the womb...
to now and beyond.

Music has, not only, the capability
to inspire...
but also engender introspection.

Music, such as great Classical pieces...
and great New Age pieces...
renders itself in three dimensions...
in the mind because of its
great depth and complexity...
with multiple tones and timing
of many instruments..
all in careful and well timed support...
 behind an often simple...
but deliciously melodious...
central theme or instrument.

The wonderful orchestration of so many humans...
working together seamlessly...
toward a central goal...
 bespeaks of the best in humankind...
a brotherhood...
 a bonding force among us all...
a love of all that is pure, innocent, good...
 of Hope, Love, Courage, Passion and Honor...
 of all that we can be...



It all starts with that initial realization...
sparked by the greatest...
aural pleasures the world has to offer...
through its music.

Alex has always loved great music.
It calmed him as an infant...
it has given him introspection...
as a child...
as evidenced through the deep...
inward searching gaze...
he often has when listening to...
beautiful musical pieces.


Music Appreciation...
is not the history of...
it is not necessarily...
the ability to play music.

Music Appreciation...
is the capability to be...
sent on an inward journey...
transported by great music...
to a place of beauty...
where you realize...
not necessarily what is...
but what should...
and can be.

Music Appreciation...
a great motivational avenue...
to the enrichment...
of the soul.

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