Herr Hübner, what can you tell us about your Hymns of the
PETER HÜBNER: The dome is in architecture what the fairy-tale is in
philosophy the smallest unit with the greatest diversity. We
find the corresponding in nature in the material area with the atom
and/or in the microcosm of music with the tone.
The great master builders of domes when building their domes try to
apply the laws of harmony of the microcosm of music in their architecture
and/or the Creators laws of harmony or the cosmos or nature.
These brilliant master builders had no doubts that harmony with the
Creator also includes observing and/or applying his laws of harmony
to all areas of life i.e. also in their own field of activity:
The great master builders and/or their clients wanted to support the
individual believer in his change of direction towards God by recalling
the Creators laws of harmony. The Hymns of the Domes,
which have been created according to these laws of harmony of the Creator,
have the same purpose.
The original synonym for dome is the individual human
I do not beleive
that God reveals himself to one man more than to another. In my opinion,
we all have at birth the same relationship to that Power. However, many
things militate against us heredity, environment, opportunity,
early education, etc. For instance, an atheistic upbringing is fatal.
No atheist has ever created anything of great and lasting value.
According to eternal, immutable great laws we must all complete
the circle of our existence.
I know several young composers who are atheists. I have read their
scores, and I assure you, that they are doomed to speedy oblivion, because
they are utterly lacking in inspiration. Their works are purely cerebral.
The great Nazarene knew that law also, and He proclaimed it in John
15:4, The branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide
in the vine. No atheist has ever been or ever will be a great
Jesus answers that question unequivocally in Matthew 7,13: Wide
is the gate and broad the way that leadeth to destruction and many there
be which go in thereat.
As I conceive it, theology is man-made, while religion is God-made.