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The Cider Press Unique PDF ebook collection for historical researchers,
music history researchers and for the just plain curious folks out there....
The Music Of
Renaissance Alchemist Michael Maier
Fugiens may well be one of the first multimedia productions
ever created. The work was created in 1617, by Renaissance
alchemist Michael Maier.The complete
title is Atalanta fugiens, hoc est, emblemata nova de secretis
naturae chymica. The publication is a complex early example
of multimedia art made up of 50 sections. Each section
contains an engraved emblem and has a verse and an epigram
associated with the emblem, and a short prose discourse which
elaborates an alchemical interpretation of the symbolism in
the emblem. Each of the 50 sections also includes a short and
unique musical canon composed by Maier.
You can go to our Atalanta Fugiens page
to learn more about this publication and about alchemist Michael
Maier and to listen to MP3 samples of the music from Atalanta Fugiens.
Music Of The Spheres
Kepler (1571-1630) published his work Harmonices
Mundi, in 1619. This
work, in which he attempted to explain the harmony of
the world, was a series of five books and contained
what is known today as his third law. The work was
founded on geometry, from which Kepler derived first
a theory of musical harmony and then a cosmology of
the heavens and the earth. Kepler
was attempting to find common rules between music and
movement in the solar system. His music of the spheres
is based on the relative maximum and minimum angular
velocities of the planet measured from the sun. Using
his theories, Kepler allotted to the planets musical
intervals and musical motion.You can go to our Music Of
The Spheres page
and listen to MP3 representations of Kepler's theories and order an MP3 collection of various planetary audio combinations.
The World's Most Haunting Melodies
Continually recurring to the mind....
"the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"
Beautiful, but in a
and often in a way which cannot be forgotten:
"a haunting melody"
most haunting melodies,
chosen by people from all walks of life.
kidding, this page has music composed for
the infamous Illuminati
by one of the original members of that famous organization,
"The Illuminati Anthem".
A musical memorial for Canadian First Nations
activist, songwriter and filmmaker Willie Dunn.
The lovely Celtic lullaby known as Dream Angus came from a unique tale.
The legend has it that Dream Angus comes to you at night and bestows dreams - you may spot him skipping across the hills, his bag of dreams by his side. Just the sight of him may be enough to make you lose your heart, for he is also the god of love, youth and beauty.
Dream Angus Lullaby MP3s
The O'Carolan Canons
traditional Irish music is descended from the Bards, a caste of itinerant
musicians who played a wire-stringed harp known as the "clarseach",
which has a chiming, resonant tone. The blind harper, Turlough O'Carolan
(1670-1738), was the most famous of the latter-day bards.
I have composed 7 canons using melodies from O'Carolan pieces.
The O'Carolan Canons - MP3
The Song Of Linus
A song performed in the ancient world that eventually became known as the “Linus Song” is an example of the one of the oldest known song and poem that was performed in various forms across much of the ancient world.
The origin and notation and words of the melody & poem is unknown. The song can be traced back to Ancient Egypt and then disappears into the mists of time.
The theme of the Linus song relates to death, both in the physical meaning, but also in the transformation meaning of change and rebirth in death and the transformations of seasons and the loss of youth to age.
The Ancient Song of Linus
history, in every culture, there have been tales
and legends about supernatural music, the music of
fairies, spirits, music with powers to heal,
charm, enlighten and illuminate. The music
making up this collection was gathered from many books as old as 500 years containing
notated examples of this music worldwide.
The Music of Magic
Music of the Early Printers
Information about many of the first Renaissance printers who were also music publishers and composers featuring MP3 collections of examples of this early music printing.
Music of the Early Printers
Sketches of Freedom
poems & other sounds
Sketches of Freedom is a combination of printed book and compact disc featuring the reading and musical interpretation of all fifteen poems.
Sometimes I Wonder Why The World
A new CD by singer/songwriter Bruce Murdoch
Bruce Murdoch was one of the legendary group of singer/songwriters in the New York City, Greenwich Village of the 1960s, along with Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Patrick Sky, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton and so many more. After leaving his home in Canada at age 16, he made his way to the City and quickly made a name for himself as a singer/songwriter. After recording with Elektra Records and the recording company of Richie Havens, performing at famous folk events such as the Newport Folk Festival and an appearance at Carnegie Hall...... for reasons that have never been fully identified, Bruce Murdoch walked away from the music world and disappeared north, back to Canada. He worked at various jobs and eventually became a teacher, a high school principal and also became a firefighter and emergency first-responder.
After not even picking up a guitar in well over 2 decades, in 2008 Bruce reappeared like the legendary phoenix and began to compose again.
Go to his web site www.brucemurdoch.com to read more about him and to order his latest CD........
Sometimes I Wonder Why The World
Considering the crazy ways things seem to keep happening after we send the politicians from both political parties to Washington D.C., a new kind of candidate for President might not be a bad idea. Or, we could revive an old campaign.
Listen to the original Howdy Doody For President campaign songs..........
Howdy Doody For President
through the eyes of an
American jazz musician
go to the web page of jazz musician/composer, writer and photographer
Bob Mocarsky. You can download chapters of his
book, a work in progress of photographs and writings
that describe his experiences living in Asia. A new sample chapter has been recently added.
You can also purchase a copy of Bob's new CD Shanghai.
The art & music of Hannah Cohoon
Hannah Cohoon is the most famous of the many artists from the mystical Shaker communities in 19th Century America. What is not widely known is that she also composed interesing songs .
the CEO of Amaranth Publishing and The Creator!
And learn who you should contact if you know of a
Golden Retriever that needs to be rescued or needs assistance.
You can also listen to the MP3 files of "Sadie's Symphony", a memorial for our beloved Sadie, who passed away recently.
Song Of Seikilos
Oldest Love Song?
ancient Greece a man named Seikilos inscribed
a funeral pillar with an epitaph, poem and song for his
The Oldest Christian Hymn?
Oxyrhynchus is an archaeological
site in Egypt, one of the most important ever discovered.
For the past century the area around Oxyrhynchus has
been continuously excavated, yielding an enormous collection
of papyrus texts. Among the texts discovered at Oxyrhynchus are plays of Menander and the Gospel
of Thomas (an important early Christian document), and
the oldest known
music notation and lyrics of a Christian hymn
A Gaelic Blessing
This is something the world
could use a whole lot more of...
An interesting musical
game, Musikalisches Würfelspiel (musical
dice game) has often been attributed to Mozart.
On this page you can download a free Windows program
you can use to create hundreds of Minuets in the
style of Mozart!
Unknown Mozart Improvisation?
Mozart fans and music history fans out there, here
is an interesting piece of music that
we recently discovered that was published in Baltimore
in 1874. The editor of this piece claims that this
music was improvised by Mozart, and later written
down by one of the listeners. An interesting story
to say the least.
1972, after 15 years of research Prof. Anne Kilmer
(professor of Assyriology, University of California,
and a curator at the Lowie Museum of Anthropology at
Berkeley) transcribed one of the oldest known pieces
of music notation in the world. Click here to go to our page about this unique
song and to hear MIDI arrangements of various transcriptions
of this song.
in 1650 in the innovative music publication Musurgia
Universalis by Jesuit Father Athanasius
Kircher, is a device
by which both musicians and non-musicians
can compose multi-part music.
Calling The Muse
the 2nd century, a lyric poet Mesomedes composed
the most complete existing examples of ancient
the words of Geronimo -
"The song that I will
sing is an old song, so old that none knows who made
it. It has been handed down through generations and was
taught to me when I was but a little lad. It is now my
own song. It belongs to me. This is a holy song (medicine-song),
and great is its power. The song tells how, as I sing,
I go through the air to a holy place where Yusun (The
Supreme Being) will give me power to do wonderful things.
I am surrounded by little clouds, and as I go through
the air I change, becoming spirit only."
How many people have danced 80
miles in 9 days? Well, Will Kemp did; and you can read his
story and listen to a MIDI arrangement of Will
have deposited in the county of Bedford, about
four miles from Buford's, in an excavation or vault,
six feet below the surface of the ground, the
following articles: ... The deposit consists of two
thousand nine hundred and twenty one pounds of
gold and five thousand one hundred pounds of silver; also
jewels, obtained in St. Louis in exchange for silver to
save transportation ... The above is securely packed in
iron pots, with iron covers. The vault is roughly lined
with stone, and the vessels rest on solid stone, and are covered with
The Beale Treasure
If you can solve this cipher
you could become very wealthy!..............
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