The Voice of God

“On the page it looked…nothing. The beginning – simple, almost comic. Just a pulse – bassoons…basset horns – like a rusty squeezebox. And then, suddenly – high above it – an oboe, a single note, hanging there, unwavering, until a clarinet took it  over and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! This was no composition by a performing monkey. This was a music I’d never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing. It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.” – from the movie, “Amadeus”

Mozart: Serenade No. 10 for Winds, ‘Gran Partita’ III – Adagio – LSO (London Symphony Orchestra) Wind Ensemble

 

Photo by Davide Cantelli on Unsplash

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s