music of the spheres


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music of the spheres

n.
A perfectly harmonious music thought by Pythagoras and later classical and medieval philosophers to be produced by the movement of celestial bodies but to be inaudible on the earth.

music of the spheres

n
(Philosophy) the celestial music supposed by Pythagoras to be produced by the regular movements of the stars and planets

mu′sic of the spheres′


n.
an ethereal music, thought by Pythagoreans to have been produced by the movements of heavenly bodies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.music of the spheres - an inaudible music that Pythagoras thought was produced by the celestial
euphony, music - any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds; "he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes"
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An angel throng, bewinged, bedight In veils, and drowned in tears, Sit in a theatre, to see A play of hopes and fears, While the orchestra breathes fitfully The music of the spheres.
I don't quite understand that," said Polychrome, with a puzzled look; "but perhaps it's because I'm accustomed only to the music of the spheres.
He said that, the people of their island had their ears adapted to hear "the music of the spheres, which always played at certain periods, and the court was now prepared to bear their part, in whatever instrument they most excelled.
Words of Joseph Campbell, preeminent American scholar, writer, teacher, and advocate of mythology as "the song of the universe, the music of the spheres.
Throughout his existence man has been striving to hear the music of the spheres.
Despite this series of disappointments and Meyer-Baer's continued lack of a permanent position, she continued to publish prolifically, including her last book Music of the Spheres and the Dance of Death: Studies in Musical Iconology (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1970); a peer reviewer lauded its interdisciplinary nature, as it "makes contributions to the history of art, music, literature, religion, and philosophy" (p.
This should be my melodic magnum opus, the moment to which all my years of practice have led: the clouds will part, angels gather, and Bach himself will smile down from heaven on my Toccata and Fugue… So I'm somewhat understandably bemused to discover that, rather than the music of the spheres, I appear to be playing straight out of My First Piano Primer; the knowledge in my fingers, it seems, has not been passed to my feet
In the star lit slow movement time stood still as we heard the music of the spheres.
Tom-toms' thunder, music of the spheres, the black-eyed widow
Instead, it's about the space--between the notes, the gap between thoughts, where we can align and attune to fields of infinite potential, as well as to the subtler Music of the Spheres.
Friday for an evening of organ music inspired - and accompanied - by the music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.