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'The Rosslyn Motet'
'Nothing is wanting...but the Key..'

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Stuart will be giving a tour of Rosslyn Chapel and its musical carvings on 12th of July 2011 for TEDGlobal Conference Edinburgh as part of their 'Codes and Patterns' program. http://conferences.ted.com/TEDGlobal2011/program/edinburgh.php






The Rosslyn Motet - (Complete Version - 2010) Cat:SMMRM432

Music Composed/Realised by Thomas.J.Mitchell

Produced and Scored by Stuart Mitchell

English into Latin translations by Virginia Avalon

This is your opportunity to own the complete version of the Rosslyn Motet as yet unheard in its complete form. The score has been revised to reflect in the greatest clarity the comparison between the cube symbols and the application of Chladni Patterns.

The CD also includes Stuart Mitchell's incredible account of the discoveries made in the 3 years after their translation of the music. Discover the Chladni Sound Patterns that set the score in stone for over 550 years. Musicologist and author Richard Merrick provides some fascinating incites into the natural laws of music and resonance which explains how the ancients knew about and incorporated these sciences of sound and geometry into there lives and art.

Available from 6th September 2010 from Stuart Mitchell Music

The Edinburgh Renaissance Band Website: http://www.edinburghrenaissanceband.net/erwtp.html


YouTube Video demonstration of Cymatics similarity to the cubes

Cymatics Video

This video presentation is an interesting comparison made between the patterns produced by certain pitches and frequencies in Cymatics and the symbols on the faces of the cubes. Tommy's assigned note of the pitch can be heard in the voices of the choir as it merges with the pitch of the cymatics demonstration. If you listen closely to the pitch of the oscillator (humming the pitch to yourself) you will hear the first note of the choir and its relevant cube, are the same.

You might want to turn down your volume control as the pitch gets quite high and loud toward the end of this video

For More Cymatics visit Cymascope.com





The Rosslyn Stave Angel Notes


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Cymatics Patterns produced by John Stuart Reid - http://www.cymascope.com



Rosslyn Chapels Arches and Cube Layout

Click on the image for an accurate diagram of the designers plan and layout of the arches and cubes.

Our interpretation of the music begins at The Apprentice Pillar and runs a sequence from left to right (South to North)


T.J.Mitchell and Stuart - Composers/Realisation of The Rosslyn Motet


As seen on Channel 4's Decoding Da Vinci, More 4, Fuji Television, Classic FM and 'Secrets of the Code' a film released by Jonathan Stack.

Dan Bernstein's - 'Secrets of the Code'  Out now!

Thomas.J.Mitchell - Music and Artworks







“There’s no doubt about it: the [Rosslyn] music is gravely beautiful in its relative simplicity, and credibly ‘ancient’.
It is performed by an accomplished, pure-toned quartet of singers. [The Chartres piece] is both sober and appealing. This passes what might be called a ‘blindfold test’:
I enjoyed the music even before I knew what was behind it.” –
Raymond S. Tuttle (International Record Review)

BBC Radio 4 Today Program - Interview with Tommy and Stuart at Rosslyn Chapel 30th of April 2007

ABC News Video Report on The Rosslyn Motet featuring Tommy and Stuart

A Symbolic Symphony in Stone - 'Frozen Music'

Rosslyn Chapel holds a musical mystery in its architecture and design. At one end of the chapel, on the ceiling are 4 cross-sections of arches containing elaborate symbolic designs on each array of cubes (in actual fact they are rectangles mostly). The 'cubes' are attached to the arches in a musically sequential way. And to confirm this, at the ends of each arch there is an angel playing a musical instrument of a different kind. After 27 years of study and research by Stuart's father Thomas.J.Mitchell, we believe he has found the pitches and tonality that match the symbols on each cube, revealing its melodic and harmonic progressions. It is what we could call 'frozen music', a little like cryogenics. The music has been frozen in time by symbolism, it was only a matter of time before the symbolism began to 'thaw out' and begin to make sense to scientific and musical perception.
Tommy Mitchell (Stuart's father) unravelled the music from the symbolism and Stuart has produced the music using authentic instrumentation in the 1400's.
Tommy began work on this amazing project over 25 years ago and the Rosslyn Motet is the culmination of a wonderful collaboration with his son Stuart who is the production manager of the project.
What does it sound like?
This is the most important aspect of the entire project for most people and is best explained by listening to the music. The unusual combination of instruments, their dynamics, tunings and textures re-create a sound long forgotten from the past. The melodies are simple but harmonically develops and unfolds in the most simplistic but charming way. The sequential arrangement of the cubes at many times is a series of repeated notes/symbols signifying a more functional than aesthetic sense to the music. Sometimes it sounds a bit like a 'nursery rhyme' and there is also a feeling of a 'Celtic air' about the music, possibly connected to Orkney where the Sinclair's home once was. We will be recording the piece as authentically as possible using instruments and the correct Pythagorean medieval tunings of the 1400's.
Concealed Music?
Why would anyone want to hide music? Could it be threatening or dangerous to someone or something? Unless it was very special piece that contained magical, harmonic and resonant properties that resonated in sympathy with spiritual beliefs. Was this music 'outlawed' by the Catholic church for some reason?
Or perhaps the music was not concealed at all and it is simply a musical language awaiting a musician to understand its meaning.
These are some of the questions Tommy has approached in his research and has  discovered some fascinating and historical aspects to this elusive musical enigma.
Tommy's new book describes the research and findings he has made within the symbolism of the cubes and will be available in Autumn 2006.The book  explains in detail how he discovered the pitches to the cubes and its symbolic musical significance through the law of resonance and sacred geometry.
We recommend Rosslyn and the Grail for an accurate and warming description of the history of Rosslyn Chapel.


Rosslyn and the Grail (Hardcover)
by Mark Oxbrow, Ian Robertson



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Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Canon of Proportions'

NOW AVAILABLE for Digital Download (mp3 format - 320kbps) http://stuart-mitchell.com/musicstore/product.php?id_product=75

The only surviving music of Leonardo Da Vinci - Arranged, scored and produced by Stuart Mitchell

Including The Rosslyn Motet and Songs of the Chartres Labyrinth (2006) and detailed information on how we deciphered the music from the 500 year old painting now known to be a self-portrait of Da Vinci himself.

Portrait of a Musician is an oil on wood painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci by some scholars. It was probably painted in 1490. The man in the painting was at one time thought to be Franchino Gaffurio, who was the maestro di cappella of the Milanese Cathedral. Although some believe it to be a portrait of Gaffurio, others think the man is anonymous. The piece of paper he holds is at least one part of a musical score; it has notes written on it. The painting was greatly restored and repainted, and Leonardo probably left the portrait unfinished but close to completion.

The man is positioned in a three-quarter position and he is holding a partition sheet. The musician stares at something outside the spectator's field of vision. Compared to the detailed face of the musician, the red hat, his tunic and his hair seem to be painted by a completely other painter. Art historians have recognized the fine art of da Vinci in the young man's face, Siegfried Woldhek, a Dutch illustrator, has claimed that 'Portrait of a Musician' is one of three self-portraits by Leonardo.

Stuart Mitchell and I (Melissa Sims) spent the past 2 years researching and translating the music that is in the painting and we will present to you now our musical findings based on the sequence of notes that Da Vinci made available to us within the painting. Now for the first time 500 years, we can truly listen to the musical work of one of the greatest minds that ever walked the planet, Leonardo Da Vinci.

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