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Music of the Spheres
This paper looks at the music of the spheres that is a concept originated by Pythagoras.
# 74293 | 1,125 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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In this paper the writer discusses the music of the spheres. The writer explains that this is a concept originated by Pythagoras in which the heavenly bodies make sounds as they move in their orbits. The writer continues that these sounds follow certain mathematical principles that are the basis for musicology - intervals of the perfect scale.

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"The music of the spheres in Pythagorean philosophy is the harmony produced by the movement of the heavenly bodies in their orbits. Pythagoras believed that the movements of the stars were governed by fixed laws which could be expressed in numbers according to the numbers which give the harmony of sounds. This is the theory Shakespeare alludes to in 'The Merchant of Venice' Act V Scene I. Such harmony is in immortal souls but we cannot hear it. Pythagoras taught not only the magic of numbers ... "

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