Notes that Leap and Dance

February 29th, 2016 | Posted by Sr. Mary Valerie Schneider in Uncategorized

jump_joyFranz Joseph Haydn wrote: “When I think of God, my heart is so full of joy that the notes leap and dance as they leave my pen: and since God has given me a cheerful heart, I serve him with a cheerful spirit.” Apparently the thought of God created spontaneous symphonies for Haydn. What does the thought of God do for you and me? For Haydn, God gave the joy that led to music, gifts to the world continually giving joy. And when we hear Haydn’s music or compositions of other famous composers, is our soul connected to the divine? Does praise of God leap from our mouths?

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