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Paul Ferguson
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This Lutz Kirchhof offering includes lute music by Maier, Kircher and others:

http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/1239319/a/Lute+Music+For+Witches+And+Alchemists+%2F+Lutz+Kirchhof.htm

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What a great find Paul ! Lute pieces composed by Mylius, alongside  well known composers such as Holborne.

I will order a copy of this immediately.

There are always new things to find out about alchemy.

 

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You can hear some mps previews and buy the album from Amazon.com

 

http://www.amazon.com/Lute-Music-Witches-Alchemists/dp/B0013AUULK/ref=dmusic_cd_album

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For something more contemporary, try the piano music of Seth Osburn:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/sethosburn

"This musical meditation of original piano works, based on the Seven Stages of Alchemical Transformation, is a result of two years of research and composition, taking the listener on a transcendental journey through light and dark. Spanning con fuoco Scriabin-like rantings to neo-Impressionist Ravel-like ponderings, every exploration is mesmerizing."

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Mylius seems to have been quite a prolific composer of lute music. See

http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/julia/ap2/App2dd.htm

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This seems an apposite place to mention this recording:

http://www.rvrcd.co.uk/index.htm

Secrets of the Heavens:

"In Renaissance Florence the magus and philosopher Marsilio Ficino likened himself to Orpheus, as he took up his lyre and sang hymns to the planetary gods - both to alleviate his own melancholy and to heal others. We have followed his descriptions of astrological music, and used the different musical modes attributed to the planets by 15th century music theorists, to compose our own settings of Orphic invocations, which are interspersed with 15th and 16th century music and song in the spirit of each god."

See also the essays at the same site by Angela Voss of the University of Kent:

http://www.rvrcd.co.uk/index.htm




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