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Colin Henry Wilson Quotes and Sayings

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A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for
instruments instead of for actors.
- Colin Henry Wilson

Be the Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Always Sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Own Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the Melody in the Symphony of My Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Composers love to write for symphony orchestras because
the symphony is the Rolls Royce of musical instruments.
- David Del Tredici

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When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art,
a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.
- Madeleine L'Engle

It was really amazing.
I mean, he'd never mentioned that he played in the symphony,
like serious violin playing, not fiddle playing.
And he just blew us away.
- Guy Clark

A symphony must be like the world.
It must contain everything.
- Gustav Mahler

The Chicago Symphony is considered the greatest orchestra in the world.
- Jane Byrne

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise
that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.
- E. M. Forster

I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony,
which would have been an extremely sad loss.
- Georg Solti

The first reason for starting to do the symphony concerts
was to play this new piece of mine.
- Gerry Mulligan

I don't see myself necessarily having a burning desire to write a symphony.
- Danny Elfman

A symphony is no joke.
- Johannes Brahms

The Russian composers, especially, tricked the symphony
orchestra into the kind of dynamic,
rhythmic thing.
- Gerry Mulligan

Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music -
not to mention his piano and violin concerti.
- Neville Marriner

My mother was the concert master of the symphony.
Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.
- Martin Short

We are each but a quarter note in a grand symphony.
- Guy Laliberte

Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate,
I could visualize the notes in scale,
all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony.
- William Christopher Handy

When you hear a large symphony orchestra.
for instance, in a concert hall, there's a big,
sweeping sound that just doesn't get on to a record.
- Teddy Wilson

Pornography is rather like trying to find out about
a Beethoven symphony by having somebody tell you about
it and perhaps hum a few bars.
- Robertson Davies

I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music,
was built to last.
- David Amram

The director is a bit analogous to the conductor of a symphony orchestra.
It's a collaborative adventure.
- Nicholas Meyer

Everything will pass, and the world will perish but
the Ninth Symphony will remain.
- Mikhail Bakunin

I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare,
a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements.
I think that's a beautiful line.
- Maximilian Schell

You can't play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

Writing a play, you start with less,
so more is demanded of you.
It's as if you have to not only write a symphony,
but invent the instruments as well.
- David Ives

If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than
that because he knows that the only truly creative
musician is the jazz musician.
- Buddy Rich

It is still true that it is easier to compose a poem
in the form of a manual for adjusting a VCR than it
is to write a piece using just tuning as a symphony.
- Brian Ferneyhough

When we're at the end of The Rite of Spring or of a Bruckner symphony,
I want people to feel the music physically.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

And at the same time, I had my very first concert at the age of 16.
I hadn't heard a symphony orchestra before,
and I was so deeply impressed I said I have to be a conductor.
- Kurt Masur

It feels like my job is to support people.
I support great artists.
When I worked with a symphony, I sat in the third chair,
not the first chair.
- Nile Rodgers

For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration,
but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song,
on commission.
The artists would come up with a masterpiece without
waiting to have their muse inspire them.
- Tom Glazer

I've been playing music all my life,
from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster
to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State.
Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21.
- Arthur Godfrey

And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet,
I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group,
chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even.
- Elvis Costello

To have everything written for you...
It's not really creating.
That's why I think symphony drummers are so limited.
They 're limited to exactly what was played a hundred
years before them by a thousand other drummers.
- Buddy Rich

Although, I am proud of all my Symphonies as they all
have something special to say,
my particular favourite is the Fifth.
As the great Mahler expert Donald Mitchell said that
if Mahler had written another Symphony,
it would have been my Fifth!
- Malcolm Arnold

In South America, I heard the 8th Symphony of Beethoven.
And the young conductor thought, Beethoven must be heroic.
But this is piece which shouldn't be heroic.
And this was such a misunderstanding,
such a deep misunderstanding.
- Kurt Masur

New Year's Eve, we're going to be doing a concert with
the Philadelphia Orchestra in Symphony Hall.
It makes me feel good, because of all the people they could have had,
they wanted me!
We do have to do a little work with the rhythm section.
- Barbara Cook

But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory
company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it
is important for the performers to be able to know
how to shift focus so that they instantly become part
of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

When I was to come to Washington the first time as
Music Director of the Boston Symphony,
Mrs.
Johnson phoned us to find out if they could give us
a party and who we would like to meet.
- Erich Leinsdorf

God comes to us in theater in the way we communicate with each other,
whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet,
or a beautiful painting, or a play.
It's a way of expressing our humanity.
- Julie Harris

If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven.
But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times,
they can play it in their sleep.
Does the genius remain present in the music or not?
- Robert Fripp

Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style,
to recognize the work of an artist or school,
to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement
as learning to read or write or add.
- Nelson Goodman

We did experiments with the Boston Symphony for many
years where we measured the angles of incidence of
sound arriving at the ears of the audience,
then took the measurements back to MIT and analyzed them.
- Amar Bose

While our country has made great strides in breaking
down the barriers which for so long denied equal opportunity to all Americans,
we are not yet the beautiful symphony of brotherhood of Dr. King's dream.
- Adam Schiff

But some people will say you just did these programs.
Well, yes, the programs are important and I'm proud of the programs,
but mostly I'm proud of the way the San Francisco Symphony plays these programs.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

In Hungary all native music, in its origin,
is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.
- Franz Liszt

I really believe in melody.
- Aulis Sallinen

Every soul is a melody which needs renewing.
- Stephane Mallarme

Writing a simple melody can take weeks to get it right where I want it,
but I do quite enjoy it.
- Trevor Rabin

From a very early period of my life I have derived
the highest enjoyment from listening to music,
especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition.
- James Nasmyth

Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm.
Like with jazz.
You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it.
And the riffs are about timing.
- Kathy Acker

Doing the instrumental thing, you're really looking
for the power of the melody to carry the record.
- Michael W. Smith

Asking the author of historical novels to teach you
about history is like expecting the composer of a melody
to provide answers about radio transmission.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody.
Jimi Hendrix is still one of my heroes.
- Robert Cray

Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody.
- Joshua Logan

Hunter can write a melody and stuff like that,
but his forte is lyrics.
He can write a serviceable melody to hang his lyrics on,
and sometimes he comes up with something really nice.
- Jerry Garcia

Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember.
- Burt Bacharach

After playing now for 60 years, it's still very challenging
for me to play a simple melody and have it clean and
touch the reed at the proper time in the proper way.
- Lee Konitz

Here is how I work: when I think that a film needs
to have a principal theme,
I search for a melody.
- Michel Legrand

There is a lot of melody and things that sound familiar in hundreds of songs.
- Wayne Coyne

One of the dumber things my manager said was,
Stick to the melody.
But I can't.
- Shawn Colvin

A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs.
He would rework the melody and lyrics,
and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.
- John Mellencamp

Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme,
as their real subject.
Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully.
- Johannes Brahms

If you're going to start with melody you'll need some tympani,
I think.
- Gene Krupa

But when you get to a song, not only do you have to do a vocal melody,
you have to write words and not be redundant and make
some semblance of a story.
- Glenn Danzig


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