MOST PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE MUSIC’S
GREAT IMPACT ON THEIR DAILY LIVES.
lmost every organ in the
body responds to music. It
can create changes in metab-
olism, circulation, blood
volume, pulse, blood pressure and
moods. It can cause people to
cry, laugh and worship God.
Music has been a vital part
of the world since the
beginning of time.
On September 11,
2001, Congress united
a nation by singing
God Bless America on
the front steps of the
Capitol Building. That act
spurred many actions: unite,
heal, remember, hope, look to
the future, don’t be afraid, find
strength and endure.
In 1939, Britain declared war on
Germany, and all theatres and concert
halls were closed. Dame Myra Hess, a
pianist, organized lunchtime concerts
by Britain’s best musicians. For the
next four years, 1,300 concerts were
held amid heavy bombing, uniting the
city and calming the people.