[repost from horninsights.com]
Music has been around a long time. Most folks just play it and/or listen to it and enjoy it. But some folks think about it, talk about it. This has been going on for a long time. Sometimes it’s interesting to look back and see what the sages from the ages thought about music and the role of music in human society way back then (of course, their music sounded much different from our music. You wonder what they would have thought of, say, Beethoven 9, or 4’33” or Patsy Cline or Sgt Pepper or Orange Blossom Special or the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra….