"Music is the harmonization of opposites, the unification
of disparate things, and the conciliation of warring elements...
Music is the basis of agreement among things in nature and of the
best government in the universe. As a rule it assumes the guise
of harmony in the universe, of lawful government in a state, and
of a sensible way of life in the home. It brings together and
unites." - The Pythagoreans
Every school student will
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aesthetics, between the natural world and the human soul.
Perhaps the same unifying principle could be applied elsewhere;
and where better to try then with the puzzle of the heavens
themselves." (Ferrara, 1983).
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Ferrara, Lawrence (1991). Philosophy and the Analysis of Music.
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Johnston, Ian (1989). Measured Tones. New York: IOP
Rowell, Lewis (1983). Thinking About Music. Amhurst: The
University of Massachusetts Press.