Innovation | Genius | Music

“Sing a new hymn to Yahweh! Let his praise resound from the ends of the earth, let the sea and all that it holds sing his praises, the islands and all those who inhabit them” (Isaiah 42:10).

If you saw the film “Amadeus,” perhaps you remember the scene in which the brilliant young composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, introduces some new music to an audience which includes his patron, Emperor Joseph. The new Work features several musical innovations that seem to startle Mozart’s listeners. They begin to whisper to the Emperor, “The music has too many notes.” And when the performance ends the Emperor himself says to Mozart, “That’s it. Too many notes! The music has too many notes!” And there…

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