On Mystery Ineffability Silence and Musical Symbolism

The journey moves from corporeal sound to incorporeal sound and reaches therefore the final point and object of all Augustinian reflection upon music, which being the 'ineffable music' and the 'silence' that is not then a mathematical ...

On Mystery  Ineffability  Silence and Musical Symbolism

Collecting together numerous examples of Augustine's musical imagery in action, Laurence Wuidar reconstructs the linguistic laboratory and the hermeneutics in which he worked. Sensitive and poetical, this volume is a reminder that the metaphor of music can give access not only to human interiority, but allow the human mind to achieve proximity to the divine mind. Composed by one of Europe's leading musicologists now engaging an English-speaking audience for the first time, this book is a candid exploration of Wuidar's expertise. Drawing on her long knowledge of music and the occult, from antiquity to modernity, Wuidar particularly focuses upon Augustine's working methods while refusing to be distracted by questions of faith or morality. The result is an open and at times frightening vista on the powers that be, and our complex need to commune with them.

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