Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 2. March 20, 1946
This is intended as the first of a series of musical jottings which. I hope, will appear regularly in the future. What form they may take, whether dissertative, critical, or merely appreciative. I do not yet know; however, the purpose is quite definite: to emphasise and enforce personal realisation of the considerable influence, impact and importance of music in modern society.
It is quite fatuous and indeed absurd to deny this force. Music is characterised by Its ubiquity, and the continuity of its effects on our lives is often overlooked. Paradoxically enough, music has become so much absorbed into the general background of our regular social intercourse that we tend to forget its presence. Consequently it seems odd that so little mention is given it in these columns.
We have had occasional reports of recitals, but, more often than not, notable musical events have been ignored. There has never been anything in the nature of a regular musical "corner" such as we have in "Craccum." We intend to include in this column notes on music of all types. As far as possible we will use non-technical terms, for the benefit of those relatively unfamiliar with musical jargon. Any contributions will be welcomed, but next issue will probably contain solicited notes, just to give you an idea of what we want.