As I was going through my weekly post reading, I came across an article that combined two of my favorite things: music and astronomy.
I probably haven’t revealed this before, but I used to play viola in the Civic Symphony back home. Although I haven’t played in a while, I still own two violas in the hope of one day having enough time to practice and play again.
So when I ran across the article: “Music Inspired by Astronomy: A Resource Guide Organized by Topic,” by Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College, Los Altos, California, 94022, I was intrigued.
Besides the obvious music, like the Planets by Holst (don’t you just love this album cover!), Mr. Fraknoi organizes all the music inspired by astronomy by topic, which is really nice.
So, if you are interested in finding music to view the night sky by, you should check you Mr. Fraknoi’s guide. One version can be found here.
– Ex astris, scientia –
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