Sunday, July 28, 2019

Stravinsky: God and music

Sunday, July 28, 2019
    Commemoration of Johann Sebastian Bach, musician, 1750
Sing for joy to God our strength;
    shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
Begin the music, strike the tambourine,
    play the melodious harp and lyre.
    —Psalm 81:1,2 (NIV)
    The Church knew what the Psalmist knew: music praises God. Music is as well or better able to praise Him than the building of a church and all its decoration; it is the Church’s greatest ornament.
    ... Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Conversations with Igor Stravinsky [1958], Robert Craft, Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1959, p. 141 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 81:1-2; 33:3; 95:1-2; 96:1; 140:1; Isa. 42:10; Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; Jas. 5:13; Rev. 5:9-12
Quiet time reflection:
    My heart sings Your praises, Lord.
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