Mennonites Don’t Like Symphony Music

Unpleasant notes to a Mennonite ear


Q:  Why don’t Mennonites go to the symphony?

A:  Because there’s too much sax and violins...


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Music is an outburst of the soul. - Frederick Delius

Music describes what words can't. - Unknown

Unaccompanied: The orchestra is on strike - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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Wagner's music is better than it sounds. - Mark Twain

Love is not love without a violin playing goat. - Julia Roberts

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. - Ronald Reagan

My music isn't just music - it's medicine. - Unknown

What is best in music is not to be found in the notes. - Gustav Mahler

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. - Igor Stravinsky

It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted. - George Eliot

Modern music is three farts and a raspberry, orchestrated. - John Barbirolli

Classical music is music written by famous dead foreigners. - Arlene Heath

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. - Groucho Marx

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. - Bob Marley

The sweetest music in the world to every person is his own name. - Unknown

A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it. - Thomas Beecham

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. - Edith Sitwell

People haven't always been there for me, but music always has. - Taylor Swift

There are two kinds of music, the good and bad. I play the good kind. - Louis Armstrong

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. - Max Lucado

If you want to lead the orchestra, you must turn your back on the crowd. - Max Lucado

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. - William Stafford

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff. - Frank Zappa

Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens. - Maria Augusta von Trapp

Music sounds different to the one who plays it. It is the musician's curse. - Patrick Rothfuss

The trouble with dancing naked is that not everything stops when the music does. - Unknown

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music. - Frank Capra

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music. - Thomas Carlyle

Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering. - Haruki Murakami

The only purpose for music should be the glory of God and the re-creation of the human spirit. - Johann Sebastian Bach

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice. - Andres Segovia

What's the earth with all its art, verse, music, worth -
Compared with love, found, gained, and kept? - Robert Browning

The basis of our partnership strategy and our partnership approach: We build the social technology. They provide the music. - Mark Zuckerberg

To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music? - Michael Jackson

You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. I had to fight my way up. - Patrick Swayze

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory. - Thomas Beecham

I've seen whales calving in the waters off Maui, and I've watched my children being born. But music is the most beautiful thing of all. - Steven Tyler


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27-Oct-2020