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Harmony, Number, and Proportion

Linda Phyllis Austern

in Both from the Ears and Mind: Thinking about Music in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226701592
eISBN:
9780226704678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226704678.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter Three builds on the previously introduced tensions between bodily and spiritual epistemologies of music by considering concepts of harmony, number, and proportion from the Pythagorean ... More


Composing the Cosmic: Harmonies of the Macrocosm

Andrew Hicks

in Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190658205
eISBN:
9780190658236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658205.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

This chapter completes the Boethian tripartition with a consideration of cosmic music. While the idea of the “music of the spheres” has garnered the most attention, indeed has become a reductive ... More


The Dream of Oresme

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As the leading natural philosopher of the fourteenth century, Nicole Oresme’s references to music show its continuing importance as part of the quadrivium; his arguments concerning geocentric ... More


Celestial Mechanisms: Adam Walker’s Eidouranion, Celestina, and the Advancement of Knowledge

Deirdre Loughridge

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Loughridge considers the career of Adam Walker, a self-taught practitioner of “natural and experimental philosophy” from the north of England who gave public lectures and demonstrations on astronomy ... More


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