Solace and Inspiration in Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

Dear child, grow and become strong, skilled, and wise. In the arts, in music and instruments, in your voice, and in how to feel the air, and touch the clouds with your creative impulse and love of knowledge. Discover it in you — the mind of things, reflected in your being. That is how we Continue reading Solace and Inspiration in Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

Disney’s Hercules “One Last Hope” is no mere Child’s Song

Although, the mythical legend and moral of the story of Herakles, should not be learned from the Disney film, this song remains a childhood favorite. Being one for drama, it is the perfect song to make allusion to our hopes here, that in fact the model of the schools, orders, and fraternities of initiation ought Continue reading Disney’s Hercules “One Last Hope” is no mere Child’s Song