Sidereus

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Osvaldo Golijov - Life and Career
... a commissioned work for 35 American orchestras titled Sidereus, honoring the seventeenth century Italian astronomer Galileo ... and Brian McWhorter, a trumpeter, discovered that Sidereus consists mainly of music from the Michael Ward-Bergeman composition Barbeich ... Alex Ross of the New Yorker reviewed both scores and wrote "To put it bluntly, “Sidereus” is “Barbeich” with additional material attached." A consortium of thirty-five orchestras paid ...
Sidereus Nuncius
... Sidereus Nuncius (usually translated into English as Sidereal Messenger, although Starry Messenger and Sidereal Message are also seen) is a short treatise published in New Latin by Galileo Galilei ... In the last portion of Sidereus Nuncius, Galileo reported his discovery of four objects that appeared to form a straight line of stars near Jupiter ... He desired to return to Florence, and in hopes of gaining patronage there, he dedicated Sidereus Nuncius to Cosimo II de' Medici, fourth Grand Duke of Tuscany, and he named the four moons of Jupiter he had discovered ...