“If you haven’t found something amazing in music you experience during the day, it hasn’t been much of a day.”
How did you play the piece for the hundredth time and still feel amazed by its power? For me, that piece is Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fugue in E-flat Major (The St. Anne). I am and always will be in awe of this profound and amazing music expressing so completely the mysterious and awesome power of the Holy Trinity.
The implication here is that we must pay attention to the everything in each piece of music being practiced, performed, listened to, or taught. We must actively engage in the work of making music as a participant, not as a spectator. We must bring all our senses into play in each encounter and every circumstance.