Tuesday, 29 June 2010
The effect music has on how we feel is on my mind a lot, lately. I went to a lecture on humanism and the arts at the weekend, which talked about how, in the absence of faith in gods, we seek to find an equivalent spiritual nourishment in the arts. To highlight this point quite perfectly a choir came on and sang this song. I have to say, it almost took me out. I've seen this song sung at a wedding before and if you look at the comments to this clip you can see people saying they would want it played at their funeral, that it reminds them of lost loved ones, and so on. What makes this song, and the other pieces of music that are personal to you, so powerful? It's something I'm trying to work out.