I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.
Like all music, the figured bass should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the recreation of the soul; where this is not kept in mind there is no true music, but only an infernal clamour and ranting.
If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord.
I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results.
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.