How did David playing soothing music for Saul cause the distressing spirit sent from God to leave Saul?

"And whenever the distressing spirit from God was upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand. So Saul was refreshed and was well, and the distressing spirit departed from him."

Did the soothing music simply make Saul feel better, or did it drive out the distressing spirit? 

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Although the distressing spirit apparently came upon Saul by God's will (whether decretive or permissive), David's ability to soothe Saul's distress by the music he played was also (in my opinion) a component of God's plan and His control of the situation, as part of the chain of events that elevated David from being a shepherd to eventually succeeding Saul as king.

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