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"
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
Topics include the music of the spheres, the influence of music on Wagner's racial mysticism, Satanism and modern rock, theosophical music, Freemason hymns, music for fairies, and more.
However, modern technology is creating a true music of the spheres by transforming astronomical data into unique musical compositions.
Examples of the chapters within each part include: "The Brain Plays Music," "Agony and Ecstasy: How We Listen," "The Music of the Spheres," "Pain, Pills--Or Music" and "Beyond the Concert Hall.
The Hepworth ensemble selected Music of the Spheres by Phillip Sparke.
The Mystery of Music and Poetry": When twilight slips across the West,/And stars awake from their rest;/Far beyond the cosmic glow/Mysterious harmony does flow/In the music of the Spheres.