MILITARY MUSIC IN SOUTH-AFRICA: A CRITICAL STUDY OF ITS USE IN TIME OF PEACE AND ITS POTENTIAL IN TIME OF WAR, TOGETHER WITH CONSTRUCTIVE IDEAS FOR INCREASING EFFICIENCY
Congreve,assures us -
'Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.'
A sentiment echoed softly by Cowper:
'With melting airs, or martial, brink, or grave,
Some chord in unison with what we hear
Is touched within us, and the heart replies.'
Longfellow's cry is more prosaic:
'Music is the universal language of mankind.'
And no doubt he would have nodded wisely at
Kamahal's way of putting it ...
'Music has a fantastic way of getting a meaning
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