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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 14 July 6, 1938

Musics Historial Significance

Musics Historial Significance.

In music we get not only an insight into the mind of a composer but into a way of life, a way of thought, a type of character in a period of history. We fancy ourselves hearing Bach in a German Cathedral. With Palestrina we are at St. Peters, Rome, in the middle of the Reformation. In listening to negro spirituals we may understand slavery as a social institution of history.