Music and Morals


It has often been said that music is the language of the emotions; but what there is in music to act upon emotion, or how it both expresses and excites it, sometimes compelling the mind to clothe the awakened emotion with definite ideas (as others, dispensing with ideas altogether) this has never yet been explained. With the cautiousness and humility of one who feels himself upon untrodden ground, I offer the following reflections as a contribution to the much- neglected study of Musical Psychology.

HAWEIS, H. R. Music and Morals. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1900.

Silvia Pato