As far as the east is from the west…

…so far has been the journey of the Genevan tunes.

The Turkish psalms of Polish Hugenot, Ali Ufkî, represent the convergence of Goudimel’s Genevan melodies onto Ottoman musical tradition.

I note that the European Union and the Turkish Ministry of Cultural Affairs have effectively capitalized on this convergence of togetherness.

Of course there have been other musical attempts to unite the East and West, more or less dependent on substance(s).

Whether we prefer the sunrise or the sunset, we are human.
While melody may be a vessel
for water, and love, and God,
the melody itself is probably not
water, or love or God.

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