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Re: GG: C major P & F, Book I or II?
On Thu, 8 Jul 1999, Karl Berry wrote:
> But a few years ago I *thought* I remembered reading that it was
> actually the C major from Book II of the Well-Tempered Clavier that was on
> the record.
> You remember correctly. It's the Book II p&f. I looked it up on the
> NASA web site at one point (don't have the url at hand, sorry, though it
> might be in the archives).
The Smithsonian has a standing exhibit of this Voyager project including a
replica of the disc and some of the other stuff that was on the ship.
The speakers above the display play some of the excerpts (presumably) of
sounds from earth, but the Bach isn't included in this exhibit. Just sort
of a general mix of human and animal sounds and a few bits of music.
Interesting to see, anyway.
Bradley Lehman ~ http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bpl/
Dayton, VA, USA ~ 38.43N+78.98W
"Music must cause fire to flare up from the spirit - and not only
sparks from the clavier...." - Alfred Cortot