’Twas just three years ago, seventy-three voices, including mine, and an orchestra of thirty-one raised their voices, violins, violas, cellos, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, french horns, trumpets, trombones, and a timpani, making glorious music! There must have been a smile on Mozart’s face somewhere in the heavens as he heard Indians from Mumbai, Chennai and Sri Lanka, and musicians from the former states of the Soviet Union, soloists from Italy, all blending their talents together to form melodious harmony!
Not once did a tenor from India turn to another from Sri Lanka, or a soprano from Mumbai to one from Chennai, or soloist from India to an Italian and say, “Hey, that’s not how we sing here!”
Instead, together they produced divine harmony!
Music from around the world sounded the same: Voices sang same notes, same way! Music scores had same print, similar notations, quite often same numbered page.
How unifying, the power of music!
And as my ears still hear the awesome voices singing Mozart’s Requiem and his Coronation Mass, the instruments sensationally resounding in the auditorium, as my eyes still see the petite figure of conductor Coomi Wadia, producing divine harmony with such a diverse group, I ask but one question, “Why can’t it be so with the world?”
Mozart composed, with his mind filled with pictures of magnificence. He drew from those images of peace, of love, and with quill and ink made the divine, worldly for us.
Can’t we who look for differences amongst our fellow men, raise our vision, and instead of seeing dissimilarities with our neighbor, differences of colour, unfamiliarity of language, and variation in worship, instead raise our glances like Mozart did, and feel same abiding peace and love, and gathering those grand emotional passions, raise our thoughts to a blending of glorious harmony?
Today, our world needs the harmony of Mozart. As presidents talk of strife and violence if they lose the elections, as leaders plant discord in the minds of communities, as men with swords behead innocents, it is time to lift our eyes, so that, instead of producing screams of agony, shouts of vengeance, cries of anger, those same sounds will change, voices soften, tones sweeten, and divine music fill the world’s air!
’Twas just three years ago, seventy-three voices and an orchestra of thirty-one raised their voices, violins, violas, cellos, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, french horns, trumpets, trombones, and a timpani and made glorious music! All blending to form melodious harmony!
Let us, like them, raise our eyes, our minds, and feel and imbibe the strains of glorious thought, flowing, blending, balancing, and producing a divine blend of worldly harmony..!
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8 thoughts on “Let’s Produce Harmony..!”
Your articles are a pleasure to read , Bob. Keep it up
Thank you Captain!
We pray for world peace but peace comes from within. I believe that music brings and the world can blend into it.
It’s a delight to read what you so beautifully wrote about weaving a divine blend of worldly harmony. How we wish we all learn from the divine, peace-embodied compsitios of Mozart! Thanks for the write-up.
How true. Good life can b so easy. But people just go on complicating things n make life difficult.
Music is the language of the spirit, it transcends all barriers of language, religion and culture. It touches our emotions, helping us relax as it soothes and lifts our mood and lowers stress.
“There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music “
If music be the food of love, play on, said William Shakespeare. Job stated that there’s music in the spheres. God has made music that keeps the universe move in rythm to it. Prayer to this great God will keep us in tune to His will that’ll give us great joy.
Your comment has great appeal.