And what avails skill in music, if there is no chance to display it?
When I hear a note of music, can I not at once strike its chord?
Yet the voice of Plato would be pleasant to my ears, as music on the waters in the night-time.
With a nod and a smile, Aspasia said, "Continue the music, I pray you."
A gentle strain of music, scarcely audible, seemed to make reply.
The silence remained unbroken, until Paralus asked for music.
The Oreades had music written on scrolls, in all the colours of the rainbow.
The music flooded the hall and the room, so that the talk died low.
Though we march to the music of our time, our mission is timeless.
The Arabs also appear to have held similar opinions as to the power of music.