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By Richard Elfyn Jones

The continuum of music-what is it, what does it do, how does it do it-has taxed numerous philosophers over recorded time, or even the verb for what it does (express? arouse? evoke? represent? embody?) meets without common contract. now not consistently is track favourite: within the e-book of Ezekiel, the prophet likens the expert musician to an ineffectual preacher. Richard Elfyn Jones brings new principles to the conundrum via taking on sure philosophers no longer frequently stated in reference to song, particularly Alfred North Whitehead and the classical Greek idea of technique (as against event), and hence of technique theology. The ebook opens up an unique method of the transcendent and, to many, the sacred caliber heard in tune, drawing either upon gurus serious about the numinous (that feeling of awe and allure in the back of non secular event) and upon his personal lifelong engagement with song as pupil, instructor and composer.

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