There are seven colours of the spectrum and seven notes in the musical scale. Just as the seven colours blended to produce white light, the seven notes are used in combination to produce harmony.
You may have heard of ‘tone pictures about musical compositions, but few realise this term is literal rather than figurative.
Every note vibrates to its particular colour, and where music is music in its truest sense, beautiful colour pictures project onto the surrounding atmosphere.
The note ‘C’ corresponds to the colour of crimson, the soft red of a June rose. Music written in that key is usually vibrant with life and love.
‘D’ is the colour of orange and creates strong and powerful music that suggests courage, confidence, bravery and endurance.
‘E” corresponds to yellow, the bright sunny colour of intellect and sings of divine purpose, a refining and uplifting influence. This key stirs the soul to a realisation of the power of the spirit and immanence of God.
‘F’ radiates green colour. It resounds with sweet strains of sympathy, the promise of life. There is depth in the emotion, with this note that moves the heart to humility.
‘B’ corresponds to violet with a rose tint and is aligned with the divine union between the spiritual self and the author of all being.
The intermediate notes and the minor keys express the same colours but in varying intensity. They are more shadowy, less defined and of a plaintive nature suggesting wistfulness.
Those who dwell in the realms of radiant light are associated chiefly with the Spheres of Music, and their ears have grown somewhat accustomed to the beauty of the heavenly harmonies.
The calm serenity of the summer’s evening, the setting sun’s kiss on the hills soothes the tired soul, aching and fretting with Earth’s manifold duties. Even so music -real music- whispers of rest and peace, a gathering together of fresh energy and power to meet the demands of the new day which will surely follow the quiet night. Happiness and sorrow, hopes and despair, laughter and tears, beauty and love, all expressed in the rhythmic sounds of true music, and whisper to the listening soul of all that is wonderful, all that the human heart can desire and all that lies beyond.
Article printed with permission of the author Joy Atkinson. Lighthouse Spiritual Centre.
A delightful CD that embodies the words of the article is of Matt Coldrick’s-Music for a Busy Head-available through Pink Lizard Music. A link is below.