“It almost makes you want to go to war.”
Such was the effect of the fife and drum corps at colonial Williamsburg as they marched by.
Music in wartime is an ancient tradition. Why? Why should something so beautiful, lively, and celebratory be laced with something so horrid, devastating, and grim?
There is the simple explanation that music is a mood-booster. I think we can extract a deeper reason, though.
Music declares victory before the battle. Music strengthens the heart with the promise of what could…Read more