Tuesday October 27, 2020

Classical Notes

Some years ago, a TV channel investigated the origins of the Beatles' musical talents. Using modern technology to pinpoint influential chords and passages from classical composers, the analysts conc

27th November, 2011

Some years ago, a TV channel investigated the origins of the Beatles' musical talents. Using modern technology to pinpoint influential chords and passages from classical composers, the analysts concluded that John Lennon and Paul McCartney - particularly the latter - were hugely influenced by music they heard in church.

This was, of course, a subconscious influence but it illustrates how sacred music sowed the seeds for all western music right up to today (McCartney acknowledged...

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