"Viewed from the rhythmic standpoint, the apparently inextricable tangle of musical detail resolves itself into an exquisitely ordered design, marvellous alike in its simplicity of foundation and complexity of structure. This design has been the growth of ages, the work of no one race, nation or individual, but a form gradually coming to perfection, no man knowing how or whence, any more than he who sails his skiff down an unexplored river can tell whither the current may bear him". (from "The Rhythmic Conception Of Music" by Margaret H. Glyn, 1907)