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The ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras first theorized that the stars and planets moved according to mathematical equations which corresponded to musical notes and thus produced a symphony, the "music of the spheres." The concept persisted. Shakespeare referenced it in The Merchant of Venice, Act V scene I:"...There's not the samples orb which thou beholds but in his motion like an angel sings...." Johannes Kepler's Harmonics Mundi (1619) discusses it. Babcock used the reference in 1901 in his popular hymn, this is My Father's World, in the line, "all nature sings and 'round me rings/ the music of the spheres."
In 1999, NASA and MIT determined a super massive black hole in the Perseus Cluster sound a B-flat, albeit one too low for human ears. In a 2006 experiment, Greg Fox determined that orbits of celestial bodies could produce (through manipulation) sound. Thus modern thinkers have proven Pythagoras and Kepler correct. 
We like to think our windchimes capture the far away vibrations of the heavenly bodies and translate them into harmonic intervals we can hear-"the music of the spheres." Even if they only turn the breeze into music, that's still a beautiful thing. 




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