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

  • F.A.M. Cousins SA Army Orchestra
Keywords: the power of music, singing soldiers, military bands, bagpipes colouring the morale of troops, trumpets, bugles and drum

Abstract

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 across.'
Published
2012-02-28
How to Cite
Cousins, F. (2012). 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. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 11(3). https://doi.org/10.5787/11-3-662
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