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Musical Cryptograms

Cryptograms: Hidden Meanings in Classical Music

Uncovering Hidden Meanings in Classical Music: The Intriguing World of Musical Cryptograms Musical cryptograms have been a part of classical music composition for centuries, with composers using hidden messages and themes encoded in their music to convey personal messages or honor patrons and fellow musicians (Sadie & Tyrrell, 2001). This article explores the fascinating world of musical cryptograms and their use in classical music. BACH Motif The earliest known example…