One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The natural harmonic tones supposedly produced by the movement of the celestial spheres or the bodies fixed in them.
- ‘A young man in a desolate Hungarian town is devoted to his elderly uncle, a musicologist working on a revisionist theory of the music of the spheres.’
- ‘In the background I can almost hear the tinkling music of the spheres.’
- ‘By generating form from these, architects can claim to be in touch with the inner structures of the universe, or even the music of the spheres.’
- ‘A cosmic impresario, he took on nothing less than the task of illustrating, arranging, producing and distributing the music of the spheres.’
- ‘The pair sing you into submission and their voices complement each other so beautifully that you have to stop and wonder if, maybe, somewhere in the music of the spheres, there really is a God.’
- ‘One will find, however, a belief in the music of the spheres.’
- ‘Elsewhere, though, such repetition sounds the music of the spheres.’
- ‘Metallica wasn't the first band to find the music of the spheres in the relentless stampede of jackhammer guitars, nor the heaviest by far.’
- ‘One of his recent pieces, Sol's Violin connects his interest in electronic music with one of the holy grails of human investigation, the music of the spheres.’
- ‘Only at the end of the section does he hone the poem down from the music of the spheres to the more palpable sphere of a doorknob.’
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