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The Rosslyn Canon
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1688  Tuesday, 4 October 2005

From: 		Nancy Charlton <
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Date: 		Saturday, 01 Oct 2005 17:46:31 +0000
Subject: 	A Different Kind of Code

It seems that Scottish composer Stuart Mitchell has cracked a code 
written on stones of Rosslyn Chapel, written in weird musical notation 
for a weird musical ensemble. It was found in the stones at the feet of 
the twelve pillars in the chapel. Mr Mitchell calls it "The Rosslyn 
Canon of Proportions." A reminder of the older meaning of "proportion" 
and "degree" as WS double-entends them in T&C and elsewhere. (Can I get 
by with that coinage?)

Rosslyn, of course, was built by the Templars supposedly as the 
repository for the Holy Grail. It seems also that "they' just finished 
filming part of the movie version of "The DaVinci Code" at Rosslyn.

The story is in today's Scotsman.com:

http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=2020832005

Scotsman's "Heritage & Culture" section has a great deal of material of 
interest to an student of Scottish & English history and literature, and 
the paper generally has a take on world news that is refreshing--to this 
Yank, at least.

Nancy Charlton

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