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Polyhymnia, the Muse of sacred music; one of the pair who presides over music, in a mosaic design from the exterior of the 1908 Salle Rameau concert hall in Lyon, France. Wikimedia Commons photo by GO69, shared under Creative Commons license, details @ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en .

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The Muse Euterpe, one of the pair who preside over music; in her case, secular songs and elegaic poetry. From a mosaic decorating the exterior of the 1908 Salle Rameau concert hall in Lyon, France. Wikimedia Commons photo by GO69, shared under Creative Commons license, details @ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en .

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Truly famous in the heyday of surfing music for hits like "Pipeline" and "Walk, Don't Run," the Ventures' tunes seem to languish in obscurity because, unlike most of their peers, their works were instrumentals, hence no chorus to remind you what the song title is ... Flickr photo by dwhartwig, shared under Creative Commons license, details @ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en .

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The Ondes Martenot, early electronic musical instrument like the theremin, but with more elaborate controls, 1928 creation of the French musician and inventor Maurice Martenot. It first attracted the attention of composer Olivier Messiaen, who wrote music for it in 1937. Later, a favorite of film composer Barry Gray (see his Pin on this Board). Wikimedia Commons photo by 30rKs56MaE, shared under Creative Commons license, details @ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en .

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1960s synthesizer pioneer Jean-Jacques Perry, left, in his 80s, with current partner Dana Countryman. Known for "Baroque Hoedown," the theme of the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland; such discovery and filmic use of his music is a trend that continues to this day ... current info @ his official Website, http://www.jean-jacquesperrey.com . Wikimedia Commons photo by bthrewww, shared under Creative Commons license, details @ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en .

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Melpomene, muse of tragedy. Roman, after Greek model of 2nd century BC. Marble. Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

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from Etsy

May You Be an Instrument of Divine Love-Golden Tara Heart of Onenes Altar mosaic shrine home decor wall art

Etsy: Sacred Creativity Art: Hummingbird Altar nicho mosaic shrine home by sacredcreativityart, $60.00

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Muse of Music. Karl Ludwig Adolf Ehrhardt (German, 1813-1899). Oil on canvas. In 1838, Ehrhardt went to Dresden and became assistant to the history painter Edward Bendemann. Ehrhardt was involved in the decoration of the royal residence palace, especially in various murals of the throne room and ballroom.

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Interior view of the Cathedral Sagrada Familia in Barcelona with sunlight playing in the stained glass. Wikimedia Commons photo by Jordi Domènech, shared under Creative Commons license, details @ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en

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