I don't know why this always comes as a surprise to people. We all know that "music hath charms to sooth a savage breast." (Often misquoted as "savage beast.")
While I prefer the "art for art's sake" approach, I'll take what scientific tidbits I can find.
This article comes from the National Institutes of Health, USA.
The article expresses what I’ve always believed: music has the power to bring peace and healing.
I love finding out that we largely misquote this line! It says a lot about our culture, yet even the misquote preserves an acknowledgment of the power of music. I’ve just written about it at Mildly Mystical.
It’s a delight to find your lovely blog– I’m so glad John mentioned it at The Practical Disciple.