Spirit and Music
H. Ernest Hunt
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
This is a music book. If a person is bored at the Queen's Hall a lack of moral courage will probably detain him to the end of the performance. There is magic in a bugle call, there are whole volumes of countryside history in a posthorn's blast as the four-horse coach swings past. The beat of the drum and the shrill pipe of the fifes carry a 'come-along' atmosphere with them, and if we fail to answer the call it is most likely with a lingering feeling of regret that the days of adventure for us are past and gone. All this is the incidental music of the highways and by ways, but as a perennial stimulant for the emotions we call for Music's aid in many circumstances.