Milton And Music

In A Renaissance Man in France, author Jeffrey Dane presents us with a number of clues. John Caps calls his article Choral Quarrels as it tells of instances where composer and directors have had different opinions about the use of choral music in film scores. Whether to use voices in a film score is a question which is fraught with danger. It can draw too much attention to the music at the expense of the film, and this is something to be avoided.

Music can help children to ‘hear’ what certain feelings sound like, and they can learn to tell what emotion is evoked by a piece of music. Improvising with music can help a child to get in touch with and/or express a feeling he or she may be experiencing at the time; whether that may be happy, sad, scared, or mad. The musical instruments can be ‘gates’ for … Read More