I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.
To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.
Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time.
I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach, living in anonymity and composing regularly for an established service and for God.
The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.