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  • On Boethius and Cassiodorus

    03/12/2008 8:20:41 PM PDT · by ELS · 3 replies · 286+ views
    Papa Ratzinger Forum & Vatican ^ | March 12, 2008 | Benedict XVI
    On Boethius and Cassiodorus VATICAN CITY, March 12, 2008 - The General Audience today took place once again in two places. Here is a translation of the greeting by the Holy Father at St. Peter's Basilica before he proceeded to Paul VI Hall for the catechesis. Dear brothers and sisters! I am happy to welcome you to this Basilica and I address my heartfelt greeting to this, your festive assembly, predominantly composed of young students. I greet particularly representatives of the Folklore Groups of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the students of the city of Paola and students of various scholastic institutes from...
  • The Music of the Spheres, or the Metaphysics of Music

    06/03/2002 8:57:40 PM PDT · by cornelis · 51 replies · 692+ views
    ISI.ORG ^ | Fall 2001 | Robert R. Reilly
    THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES, OR THE METAPHYSICS OF MUSIC . . . According to tradition, the harmonic structure of music was discovered by Pythagoras about the fifth century B.C. Pythagoras experimented with a stretched piece of cord. When plucked, the cord sounded a certain note. When halved in length and plucked again, the cord sounded a higher note completely consonant with the first. In fact, it was the same note at a higher pitch. Pythagoras had discovered the ration 2:1, of the octave. Further experiments, plucking the strings two-thirds of its original length produced a perfect fifth in the...