Music Term: Cabalistic numerological symbolism
Cabalistic numerological symbolism
Definition and background:
a method of imbedding hidden messages in music, by using a code of numbers based on which notes are used, their durations, arrangement, subdivision, etc; whereby the composer made symbolic reference to specific persons, places, or things and/or events in some way associated with the music
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