Sunday, October 02, 2005

Composer cracks Rosslyn's musical code

A musical code hidden in mystical symbols carved into the stone ceiling of Rosslyn Chapel has been unravelled for the first time in more than 500 years. Scottish composer Stuart Mitchell took 20 years to crack a complex series of codes, which have mystified historians for generations. His feat was hailed by experts as a stroke of genius. The codes were hidden in 213 cubes in the ceiling of the chapel, where parts of the film of Dan Brown's best-seller The Da Vinci Code were shot this week. Each cube contained different patterns to form an unusual 6-minute piece of music for 13 medieval players. The unusual sound is thought to have been of great spiritual significance to those who built the chapel. [More]


Blogger Erin Orr said...

I just picked up on this and what an amazing discovery. I do hope they include the music in the movie that would be kind of spooky and may add a whole new dimension to the feeling of the Rosslyn Chapel scenes in the movie.

What does anyone else think?

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