Photo by Robert Batey
Ringing Strings Bowed Psalteries  

handcrafted by Rick Long
Clinton, Tennessee
(865) 660-4026
Got time to breathe, Got time for music!
Brisco Darling
Andy Griffith Show

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
The Opera 1852

Music..... is made particularly and principally to charm the spirit and the ear, and to enable us to pass our lives with a little sweetness amidst all the bitterness that we encounter here.
Marin Mersenne (1588-1648)
Harmonie universelle, 1636

The language of tones belongs equally to all mankind, and melody is the absolute language in which the musician speaks to every heart.
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Do not take up music unless you would rather die than not do so.
Nadia Boulanger (1887-1974)

Now lets try "Slimy River Bottom", and this time make it purdy!
Brisco Darling

Oh Paw, that one makes me cry.
Charlene Darling

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
W. H. Auden (1907-73)

Music is the art of thinking with sounds.
Jules Combarieu (1859-1916)

Music is the universal language of mankind.
Christopher North (1785-1854)

Music expresses feeling and thought without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.
Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899)

Music is what feelings sound like.
Author Unknown

Without music life would be a mistake.  
(Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900)

A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence.
Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977)

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Red Auerbach (1917-2006)

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