Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking, I think its nice, very musical and harmonious.
But it wasn't just a technical approach towards the piano, studying the music for this film was also a way of approaching the soul of the film, because the film is really about the soul of Schubert and the soul of Bach.
Rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration.
God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way.
The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting.
Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.
Soul music is timeless.