17. June 2007 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

Musicorum et cantorum magna est distantia,
Isti dicunt, illi sciunt, quae componit Musica.
Nam qui facit, quod non sapit, diffinitur bestia.

-Guido D’Arezzo (995-1050)

Great is the distance between composers and performers:
The latter say, the former know, how music works.
Doing something without understanding it is what an animal does.

I’m putting this up in honor of our soon-to-be Classics major (with an emphasis in Latin) graduate, Kelsey! 🙂

But I don’t feel like an animal. Really.

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