One of the songs we are currently learning contains the lines ‘sacred nine teach us the mode, sweetest notes to be explored’ and I thought that this was some kind of biblical reference- but no. The sacred nine refers to the Muses of Greek mythology as below. The Nine Muses The Nine Muses were Greek goddesses who ruled over the arts and sciences and offered inspiration in those subjects. They were the daughters of Zeus, lord of all gods, and Mnemosyne, who represented memory. Memory was important for the Muses …

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