Luke 15:11-32 Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father…”
The prodigal son is often represented in lighthearted company on the path to perdition. Music encourages sensual gratification and the abandonment of the rational faculties.
Music often figures as an abettor to sensual dissolution. In 17th-century Dutch paintings, the theme of ribald gatherings of youth, often based on biblical stories, becomes colored with moralistic allusions.