Music Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Music

  1. Amphion his music so powerful that stones for a wall are moved into place. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 32]
  2. Apollo god of music and fine arts. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 26]
  3. Bragi (Brage) harpist-god; flowers bloomed, trees budded as he played. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 160]
  4. Cecilia, St. patron of music and legendary inventor of organ. [Christian Hagiog.: Thompson, 380]
  5. Corybantes musicians; provided music for goddesses’ orgiastic dances. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 67]
  6. Daphnis shepherd; invented pastoral music to console himself. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 72; Jobes, 414]
  7. Demodocus minstrel whom Odysseus hears singing the amours of Ares and Aphrodite. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey VIII]
  8. Devil’s Trill, The brilliant violin sonata by Tartini, said to have been revealed to him by the Devil in a dream. [Ital. Music: Tartini, Guiseppe in NCE, 2697]
  9. Euterpe Muse of dramatic melody; patroness of flautists. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 385]
  10. Grammy award for musical achievement. [Am. Cult.: Misc.]
  11. Israfel “none sing so wildly well.” [Am. Lit.: “Israfel” in Portable Poe, 606]
  12. Jubal forebear of all who play harp and pipe. [O.T.: Genesis 4:21]
  13. Linus musician and poet; invented melody and rhythm. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 152]
  14. Muses (Rom. Camanae) goddesses who presided over the arts. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 172]
  15. Orpheus musician, charmed even inanimate things with lyre-playing. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 787]
  16. Polyhymnia Muse of sacred song. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 172]
  17. Schroeder his only wish is to play Beethoven’s music on his piano. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Horn, 542–543]
  18. Syrinx transformed into reeds which pursuing Pan made into pipe. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 232; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
  19. Tin Pan Alley lit. 1650 Broadway, New York City; fig. fount of American popular music. [Am. Music: Thompson, 1105]