Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bach World

What can one say about J.S Bach? The need for order, for perfection, for harmony, indeed ... everything is both solid and translucent in his world, word and note are perfect accompaniments to art and life. However, despite the greatness of his music, all is subordinated to the glory of God, a God in whom his faith is never doubted.

Although his music still grows more profound and richer with the passing of time, the faith out of which it was formed continues to dwindle, how music outlives the word! How we can only now imagine such a faith through hearing the music being played in our secular time.