I love the opening to the Gradus by Johann Fux.
Josephus: I come to you, venerable master, in order to be introduced to the rules and principles of music.
Aloysius: You want, then, to learn the art of composition?
[tweetherder text=”Maybe we can all use a dose of humility when it comes to our composing.”]Maybe we can all use a dose of humility when it comes to our composing.[/tweetherder]