13587Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: music our kids listen to
- Feb 1, 2005GLORY TO JESUS CHRISST - GLORY TO HIM FOREVER
Dear Reader Michael,
I like most kinds of music and especially classical
music.(Not the piecies that sound like 2 cats on the
piano or what I lovingly refer to as "hungarian
funeral music"). The problem nowdays (I'm dating
myself) is that what is called "music" isn't music at
all. I is either a beat with a bunch of words (that
you really don't want to understand) or a bunch of
literally banging on guitars and screaming lyrics that
are sometimes cute and sometimes not. Just my humble
opinion, so I hope I didn't offend you.
Love in Christ,
--- Reader Michael Malloy
> Two comments:
> The "Heavy Metal" thing in Columbus was blown way
> out of proportion by
> the local media here. And I very much believe too
> much was made over
> the fans of this stuff. It was presented in a normal
> way, as if this
> stuff was good for people. THAT makes me sick.
> On the comments about good music to listen to, I
> could go on for hours
> but I don't want to clutter the list and I can't
> stay up that late anyway.
> Just this past weekend our priest spoke about the
> effects of music,
> but he was talking more about classical music. I
> think there are some
> extremes that were mentioned which I don't agree
> with. For instance,
> Mozart was on the list of composers considered
> somewhat dangerous. OK,
> so Mozart was a Mason, and his operas are...well,
> they're operas!
> Opera by its nature is very un-Orthodox Christian.
> The discussion
> went into Goethe and other philosphers who were
> infulential in the
> 19th century. I guess Richard Strauss is right out
> if you want to be
> picky about it. I happen to love his music and I
> disagree with his
> sources of inspiration. I've played orchestral music
> by R. Strauss -
> Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegle, etc. It is very well
> crafted music.
> What do the rest of you think about classical music?
> Where do you draw
> the lines?
> With a bachelor of music (musicology) I am
> influenced by my
> experiences and my studies. I firmly believe
> classical music is almost
> 100% perfectly good for Christians to listen to.
> Reader Michael Malloy
> Columbus OH
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