Top 5 Palindromic Music Years
The flux capacitor is switched on, we’re off to the year 2002.
But before exploring early 21st century offerings by Beck & Missy Elliott, a celebration of the finest palindromic musical years.
It’s just under a century too early to tell but if the Rush album of the same name is any indication, 2112 will likely crack the list one day.
Until then, here are my current top 5, enjoy!
Forgetting that these palindromes happen once per century, compiling 5 was a harder task than I anticipated. This week however, I did learn about metrical psalters & that Heinrich Schütz published a revised and enlarged version of Becker Psalter in 1661. With an animated video produced for Youtube at some point between then and now.
If you recognize the name, String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275) by Luigi Boccherini, I’m impressed. If you don’t recognize the music in the video, I’m somehow even more impressed.
Want to know what a Major 6th interval sounds like? Think the two notes to start “My Bonnie.,.” And thank you to the creator of the Youtube video above for visually demonstrating the jump from G to E.
Of all my #1s, this should be among the least controversial.