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-The New Music Review and Church Music Review, Volume 7
THIS book is a rhapsody on music and the religious inspiration which it may give. The subjects treated in the different chapters are: "What is Music?" "Music in Nature," "Wherefore?" "Law in Music," "Correlations of Music," "The Beautifier of Time," "The Power of Music," "MusicoTherapy," "Design in Design," "The Altruistic Art," "The Social Art," "The Religious Art," "Music and Immortality," "The God of Music."
The book is written with great enthusiasm, and we can feel that the author is a clergyman, yet while he now and then shows his theological bias, the book may be interpreted in a broader sense than the traditional dogmatism, and we enjoy the author's search for a deeper meaning in music than a mere expression of sentiment in rhythmic or tonal forms. He relates music to God, and funds in it a proof of God's existence as the author of rhythm, harmony and beauty, and what he says we have read with approval if we substitute for his personal God our own idea of a super-personal God. In fact, we may assume that the author's God-conception is more philosophical than it may appear to many an uninitiated reader.
-The Open Court, a Monthly Magazine, Volume 20, Issue 2