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The Music Of The Spheres

Author : Jamie James
ISBN : 0387944745
Genre : Music
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For centuries, scientists and philosophers believed that the universe was a stately, ordered mechanism, both mathematical and musical. The perceived distances between objects in the sky mirrored (and were mirrored by) the spaces between notes forming chords and scales. The smooth operation of the cosmos created a divine harmony that composers sought to capture and express. Jamie James allows readers to see how this scientific philosophy emerged, how it was shattered by changing views of the universe and the rise of Romanticism, and to what extent it survives today - if at all. From Pythagoras to Newton, Bach to Beethoven, and on to the twentieth century of Einstein, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Cage and Glass. A spellbinding examination of the interwoven fates of science and music throughout history.


Author : John Byrne
ISBN : 1600107230
Genre : Angel (Fictitious character : Whedon)
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The Music Of The Spheres For Piano

Author : Dmitri N. Smirnov
ISBN : 1796950858
Genre : Music
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THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES for piano, Op. 86, ca 13-15'. The cycle was written in June and July 1995 in Keele, Staffordshire. This is a kind of musical study of the geometric aspect of the circle. Melodic and harmonic materials are obtained by equal division of the radiuses of circles of different diameters by perpendicular lines dividing the circumference into segments of different lengths. The musical modes produced in this way form the sound spectrum of each piece. Three movements: 1. Circles, 2. Wheels, and 3. The Music of the Spheres, are three different ways of musical treatment of the geometry of a circle. The first and last parts have the same sound spectrum, forming a kind of multi-coloured "musical rainbow." The second movement is based on the musical modes created by the rotational movement of circles of different sizes. (See examples at the end of the score). The premiere of the work took place on April 11, 1996 at the Union of Composers in Moscow, played by Ivan Sokolov. In England, it was first performed in 1997 at the Keele University by Michaela Connolly.

The Music Of The Spheres

Author : Elizabeth Redfern
ISBN : 9781448184941
Genre : Fiction
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London, the summer of 1795: a season of revolutionary fervour, scientific discovery and vicious murders. The British government is in disarray, unable to stem the flood of secrets to Paris; betrayals that doom her war efforts to failure. In rural Kensington a group of French emigr-s are pursuing a scientific dream, the discovery of a planet they call Selene. The group has fallen under the spell of a beautiful and amoral woman - Auguste de Montpellier who is at once their muse and dark angel. Meanwhile a killer lurks in the back streets of the capital: the victims are all prostitutes and have been paid in French Louis d'Or, the currency of France's spies. Jonathan Absey is a Home Office clerk whose official task is to smash the French spy ring. Privately however, he has become obsessed with the murders. These interests intersect when he finds himself drawn into the Montpellier circle, yet his pursuit for truth remains obscured through coded letters, opium and conspiracy. Absey must uncover the mystery before the summer dies; an invasion fleet is being prepared to set sail across the channel and the lives of those on board now rest on his discoveries.

Music Of The Spheres And The Dance Of Death

Author : Kathi Meyer-Baer
ISBN : 9781400872336
Genre : Music
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The roots and evolution of two concepts usually thought to be Western in origin-musica mundana (the music of the spheres) and musica humana (music's relation to the human soul)-are explored. Beginning with a study of the early creeds of the Near East, Professor Meyer-Baer then traces their development in the works of Plato and the Gnostics, and in the art and literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Previous studies of symbolism in music have tended to focus on a single aspect of the problem. In this book the concepts of musica humana and musica mundane are related to philosophy, aesthetics, and the history of religion and are given a rightful place in the history of civilization. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Celestial Treasury

Author : Marc Lachièze-Rey
ISBN : 0521800404
Genre : Art
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A breathtaking survey of the richness of astronomical theories and illustrations through the ages.

Music Of The Spheres The Interstellar Age Book 2

Author : Valmore Daniels
ISBN : 9780986659379
Genre : Fiction
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The technology for interstellar flight exists through the power of Kinemet, but the key to unlocking its code lies in a thousand-year-old scroll left on Earth by an alien species. When the ancient manual is stolen before a full translation is completed, Alex, Michael and Justine scramble to recover it. Along the way, they stumble on an interplanetary conspiracy and uncover a secret that shatters their view of life and shakes the very foundations of our existence. - The Interstellar Age- Book 1 - Forbidden The Stars Book 2 - Music of the Spheres Book 3 - Worlds Away The Complete Trilogy

Music And Modern Art

Author : James Leggio
ISBN : 9781135669690
Genre : Music
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Music and Modern Art adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between these two fields of creative endeavor.

W E B Du Bois And The Souls Of Black Folk

Author : Stephanie J. Shaw
ISBN : 9781469609676
Genre : Social Science
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In this book, Stephanie J. Shaw brings a new understanding to one of the great documents of American and black history. While most scholarly discussions of The Souls of Black Folk focus on the veils, the color line, double consciousness, or Booker T. Washington, Shaw reads Du Bois' book as a profoundly nuanced interpretation of the souls of black Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Demonstrating the importance of the work as a sociohistorical study of black life in America through the turn of the twentieth century and offering new ways of thinking about many of the topics introduced in Souls, Shaw charts Du Bois' successful appropriation of Hegelian idealism in order to add America, the nineteenth century, and black people to the historical narrative in Hegel's philosophy of history. Shaw adopts Du Bois' point of view to delve into the social, cultural, political, and intellectual milieus that helped to create The Souls of Black Folk.

The Music Of The Big Bang

Author : Amedeo Balbi
ISBN : 9783540787280
Genre : Science
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Ever since its infancy, humankind has been seeking answers to some very basic and profound questions. Did the Universe begin? If it did, how old is it, and where did it come from? What is its shape? What is it made of? Fascinating myths and brilliant in- itions attempting to solve such enigmas can be found all through the history of human thought. Every culture has its own legends, itsownworldcreationtales,itsphilosophicalspeculations,itsre- gious beliefs. Modern science, however, cannot content itself with fanciful explanations, no matter how suggestive they are. No- days, our theories about the Universe, built upon rational ded- tion, have to survive the hard test of experiment and observation. Cosmology, the science which studies the origin and evo- tion of the Universe, had to overcome enormous dif?culties before it could achieve the same level of dignity as other physical dis- plines. At ?rst, it had no serious physical model and mathematical tools that could be used to address the complexity of the problems it had to face. Then, it suffered from a chronic lack of experim- tal data, which made it almost impossible to test the theoretical speculations. Given this situation, answering rigorously the many questions on the nature of the Universe seemed nothing more than a delusion. Today, however, things have changed. We live in the golden age of cosmology: an exciting moment, when, for the ?rst time, we are able to scienti?cally understand our Universe.

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