Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bells are not a musical instrument but

“‘…an icon of the voice of God.’ A Russian bell, he said, must sound rich, deep, sonorous, and clear, for how can the voice of God be otherwise? It must be loud, because God is omnipotent. Above all, Russian bells must never be tuned to either a major or minor chord. ‘The voice of a bell is understood as just that,’ he said. ‘Not a note, not a chord, but a voice.’”
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Blogger The Ochlophobist said...

I am very pleased to see that you are back to posting again.

I still occasionally look at that photo of Basil you sent me and say a prayer for y'all.

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