The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1688 Tuesday, 4 October 2005
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:
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.
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