THERE'S "BEAUTIFUL MUSIC"
like to ask for your help, please, so we can achieve one of the
main goals of this web site!
The goal we're talking about:
is our profound hope that people will increasingly aspire
to creating their lives as "beautiful music."
(By "beautiful music," we mean *all* of the magnificent
things which people can create, whether in the briefest of
moments or over a lifetime, not just "the sort of music
which involves instruments and the like.") We,
"The Rice Brothers," Johnny and Chris, intend to
advocate this "beautiful music" possibility (this
abstraction, this idea) as wholeheartedly as we can, and to
support people in the emergence of (tangible) "beautiful
music" in their lives. We also intend to shine
a light on the "beautiful music" which people *do*
create in their lives, and to encourage people to increasingly
*define* themselves by the "beautiful music" to
which they aspire and which they actually express
(create) in their lives.
do things every day that are as beautiful as the most beautiful
classical music ... but ... do we ever *hear* about those things?!
Well, okay, *once* in a while we do, but it's pretty rare ...
these things just aren't "dreadful" enough to warrant
coverage in such places as our newspapers. <grrr>
Result: we don't get to hear about a *lot* of things which are
*So* ... we'd like for this site to be a place where people,
and especially children, can come and be inspired by the beautiful
music they see and hear, and learn about, and also be inspired
by the "beautiful music" they read about! Hopefully,
this will be an encouragement to *all* of us to remember to
create our lives, moment by moment, day by day, and year by
year, in a way which is as beautiful as the most beautiful classical
music (and other types of music which are truly beautiful, too!)
our request of you:
Please *write* to us (via e-mail) and share *two* things:
The name of a particular piece of music (whether classical or
otherwise) which you find truly beautiful ... it would be nice,
if you're willing, to tell us why you think it's beautiful
(not in terms of, say, musical structure, but why you
find it beautiful, *personally*) [We're asking for this so that
our readers, and especially our *younger* readers, encounter
*lots* of opinions about what people think of as beautiful music.
There are studies which say that music which is felt to be beautiful
by a particular individual is health-enhancing to that individual.
We want people to have an encounter with as many
types of beautiful music as possible, so they can find the music
which *they* respond to. In turn, we hope they will be
inspired to find the "beautiful music" which lives
Something which you've seen someone do which you consider to
be "beautiful music." It could be something
you observed during a very brief period of time, or over a lifetime.
As we suggested in our "goal," above, one of our hopes
is that, by reading about the "beautiful music" in
people's lives, children will be inspired to live *their* lives
like the most beautiful music, classical or otherwise.
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** We (The Rice Brothers) have not played very much of this composer's
music, so we do not consider ourselves to be on a first name basis with
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