The power of song
I’m going to hire a harpist for an event scheduled for February in Seattle. So I’m sitting here listening to the CD’s the event company sent me, trying to select one to provide entertainment.
All of the music sounds religious to me …. well, actually, that’s because it is – “Ode to Joy,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” and numerous songs usually played at Easter and during processionals. Sometimes the harpist is solo, other times accompanied by a piano, but mostly with an organ.
Isn’t it curious how a song can change your mood? How music has the power to transport you to another time and place? How a once familiar tune can trigger memories long buried?