160 years ago today - Jun 2, 1860

In the evening Pres[ident] Joseph Young came in and had some conversation with the President [Brigham Young] upon the Science of music. The President [said] a great deal of the music now played by the world have been composed to play at whore houses, and as the virtues of Nations declined the music sinks with it. he also remarked the music compositors of the present day introduce as much discord as possible into their compositions, without actually destroying the rules of music. -- Salt Lake City

[Brigham Young Office Journals, quoted in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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