Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Music - Shawshank Redemption

via TitusOneNine:

There’s a marvellous moment in the film The Shawshank Redemption when the wrongly imprisoned central character Andy Dufresne commandeers the prison’s loudspeaker system and plays a duet from The Marriage of Figaro. And as its notes ring out across the prison yard everyone stops, and in that place of confinement they inhale some blessed breaths of freedom. .

Which is why the great religions have always cherished music and made it part of worship, because as the spirit strives to break out beyond the gravitational pull of our daily concerns, words naturally modulate into song and take wing, lifting us with them.

–Chief Rabbi Dr. Jonathans Sacks


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