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Title:Harmonies of Heaven and Earth; The Spiritual Dimension of Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde
Price:AUD$52.80 (about USD$36.30)
Book ID:SB00-0228189
Publisher:Thames & Hudson, London, 1987
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Thames & Hudson, 1987, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First, Illustrated By: Various

650 g; 208 pages, includes chapter notes, bibliography of works cited, and index. Illustrated with various tables, reproductions of documents, charts, and drawings. Illustrated dustwrapper. The dustwrapper is very slightly faded on the spine, and there is a trace of dustiness to the top edge of the text block. "This book is organised into 3 parts. Part one discusses the theory and nature of music and its effects over the different levels of a scale of being which includes ourselves and stretches from the stones beneath our feet to the Empyrean Heaven. Part II returns to Earth to treat the human dimensions of music as it concerns the composer and listener, its moral and religious implications, and its relation to the hidden currents of history. Part III follows, in a chain of linked sections, with speculative attempts to integrate music with mystical and esoteric theories of the universe: the shifting harmonies of the planets in their courses, and the correspondence of the 7 notes of the diatonic scale, the 12 of the chromatic scale, and the unlimited range of harmonics. Part III contains material difficult to find elsewhere, but it is at times rather technical, and not all readers will want to attempt it, nor need they." -- From the preface page 7 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; ISBN: 0500014035. ISBN/EAN: 9780500014035. Inventory No: 0228189.
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