MUSIC IS A MORAL LAW,
IT GIVES SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE
WINGS TO THE MIND.
FLIGHT TO THE IMAGINATION
A CHARM TO SADNESS
GAIETY AND LIFE TO EVERYTHING.
IT IS THE ESSENCE
OF ORDER AND LENDS TO ALL
THAT IS GOOD,JUST, AND BEAUTIFUL.
PLATO

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You cannot imagine what a relief it was to realise that ' Nuits du Sud ' was finished on the 11th August....I think the whole town sighed with relief and exhaustion!!!  What with the heat of the summer and the over amplification of sound combined...it was just too much for those of us who live in and around the town.

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I was at a meeting during the last few days apropos an Open Air Concert, in which the subject of ' Sonorisation/Amplification was being discussed by people who had never written for or conducted Symphony Orchestras and basically lacked the experience of Sound  that only those who create for such forces naturally possess/aquire in the course of their work!!

This experience lead me to reflect more fully on the whole subject of ' Sound' as opposed to ' Noise' and the level of the latter in our daily lives that we seemingly take for granted!!

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I have just fished out  a sketch I made of the Magnificat some years ago. It's been in the bottom of the ' to do' draw. I was in the cafe at lunch time wondering just why I had taken out this score at this moment?  The last two concertos I have written have been all about the projection of Feminine and Masculine energies in our world...or at least this was the meaning which unfolded to me as I wrote first ' Le chant de Venus' and secondly ' Venus Conjunct Mars' ....neither concerto has yet had a Premiere, although ' le chant de Venus ' has been favourably received by a German Radio Orchestra and is likely to be performed in due course.

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..Yes..there is a reason for this picture...it's coming later......

 

Since I am a Libran ruled by Venus, I naturally have a special interest in this epic and much discussed event and as I may have mentioned before, Music/Composition and Astronomy/Astrology all fit together for me.

You can read a whole lot of rubbish about this event on the Internet but if you go to the NASA site, you can discover some interesting animations and discussions. For the Astrology ( Symbolic Interpretation ), I can do no better than suggest www.cainer.com.

Last evening, I was wondering if there was any contribution I could make and it suddenly occured to me that there would be no better I could do at this time than repeat the ' meaning ' of Te Deum as it poured out during it's creation. I should explain what I mean here. I only write for words I am drawn to.

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