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Quotations: Pythagoras (6 th  c. B.C.)– Placed music in the “Quadrivium” of essential education  subjects, along with the sciences and math.  Also created theory of “Music of the  Spheres” and theories of geometric rations partly inspired by noticing a series of  overtones connected with the vibrations of a string. Plato –(4 th  c. B.C.) “The arts are powerful shapers of character.  To train and protect ideal citizens for an ideal society, the arts must be strictly controlled.” –  The Republic “Music is a moral law.  It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the  imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Claudio Monteverdi (17 th  c. Italian Composer) – “The end of all good music is to affect  the soul.” William Shakespeare (17 th  c. English playwright) – “If music be the food of love, play 
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