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Offline The Anti-Nietzsche

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Music Compostion/Orthodox Piano Music
« on: March 11, 2011, 09:14:02 PM »
Recently I played one of my piano compositions and after playing for about a minute I heard some door knock/banging noises.  I checked the door and no one was there.  I resumed playing the piano/synthesizer and again heard banging before finishing.  I also felt like I might be attracting demons because the music I have composed is a bit odd, like if a person experiencing psychosis were to compose music.  I do consider the music to be in the same category as "The Raven" by Poe, which I know, it's a poem, but imagine that poem in musical form and you get the idea.  So, having had firsthand experience with demons prior to this I have decided to stop playing musical instruments for the time being.  I don't even trust myself to be able to compose uplifting music.  Instead, it's like the music I compose is a form of bashing people over the head.  I guess the demons like that, which is why I'm stopping.  Anyway, the reason I'm including this background info is for the sake of warning.  Once it becomes apparent to a person that he or she can attract demons, then everything a person does needs to be done carefully so as not to invite demonic attack.  Perhaps I am saying too much.  My question is: what are some Orthodox piano pieces that are good for creating a holy atmosphere, if there are any?  I'm under the impression that Divine Liturgy music is only vocal, but does this mean that it is impossible to compose a holy piano piece?  I'm afraid to even attempt to play Moonlight Sonata, even though I don't normally think of it as "occult."  Is it true that any action a person takes is either good or bad? 

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Re: Music Compostion/Orthodox Piano Music
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 11:00:47 PM »
Instrumental music isn't used in our worship, but that doesn't mean it's unholy. There has been a lot of great instrumental music by Orthodox composers. Check out Metropolitan Hilarion's St. Matthew's Passion:
“A goose to hatch the Crystal Egg after an Eagle had half-hatched it! Aye, aye, to be sure, that’s right,” said the Old Woman of Beare. “And now you must go find out what happened to it. Go now, and when you come back I will give you your name.”
- from The King of Ireland's Son, by Padraic Colum