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Monday, July 02, 2007

William Congreve, Diana Princess of Wales, and the Positive Power of Music

Wembley Stadium was packed with fans, with a global audience of millions, as Prince William and Prince Harry 'celebrated' the life of their mother, Diana Princess of Wales. They chose a concert of some of their mothers favouite bands, alongside modern day acts that they thought she would have liked, to remember what would have been Diana's 46th birthday.
You can read a report by Caroline Davies, 'Princes mark life of Diana with music', here.

Music has been a soothing balm in many difficult situations for a very long time.
In the words of William Congreve:

Music has charms to soothe a savage breast
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
I've read that things inanimate have moved,
And, as with living souls, have been informed,
By magic numbers and persuasive sound.

William Congreve (1670-1729)

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