Editorial - Autumn 2018
Frank Freeman SDB, Editor of the Salesian Bulletin
I had dropped in by invitation on a rehearsal of a college band to hear a special composition by two senior students entitled “Future melodies”. A lively piece of music was being played with the percussion instruments well to the fore. “Typical modern music”, thought I, a devoted lover of the great classical musical masters, “nothing but monotonous rhythm”. “Great”, said one of the young players eagerly as he lowered his cornet, “Did you pick up the melody?” Embarrassed, I had to confess that I had been blissfully unaware of any melodic theme. “Well, it’s there! You’ve just got to listen for it.” When they began again, I ignored the sound and fury of the drums. The melody was there alright as my young friend had said.
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