|JS Bach||Cantata, Gleich wie Der Regen BWV 18|
This cantata has a dark-hued flavour due to its unusual instrumentation which includes four violas. It opens with a musical depiction of rain and falling snow, and the lurking devil is evoked in the dramatic prayer ‘My soul’s treasure is God’s word’.
How does music communicate meaning, and how does the brain process its patterns? The neuroscience of music is beginning to elucidate how music contributes to the experience of Eudaimonia, a life well-lived.