Often musicians unite people worldwide with a concert to benefit a charitable cause or victims of a catastrophe. Even if the language isn’t understood, people share emotions , feelings, memories, joy or sadness. As the music reverberates through our bodies, the shared feelings allow us to know that we are not alone but are connected.
The popular song “Let There Be Peace On Earth” has been translated into many languages. Those who are familiar with the song only have to hear the melody to feel that there is hope for peace.
Classical music is more likely to be known and enjoyed around the world than other styles of music. People everywhere can communicate through their music, which acts as a messenger that carries history and experience across time and space. We understand the message and get to know others, whether we can speak their language or not. When the music is powerful and beautiful, the language doesn’t matter.
Watch and listen to American fallen soldiers and “Amazing Grace.”