Thursday, January 06, 2011

Musical Update

Renaissance score engraved on church - Technology & science - Science - - "'It was believed that these symbols represented the names of caves of a volcanic rock called piperno from which the stones were made,' art historian Vincenzo De Pasquale told Naples daily 'Il Mattino.'

'Instead they are Aramaic letters [an alphabet adapted from Phoenician]. We have seven letters, and each of them corresponds to a musical note,' De Pasquale said.

Read from right to left and bottom to top, the coded engraved notes form a 45-minute concert for stringed instruments. (Follow this link to hear the music on YouTube.)"

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