Machu Picchu Yagisawa City In The Sky

Machu Picchu Yagisawa City in the Sky is a world-famous composition by music composer Satoshi Yagisawa, describing the magnificent Machu Picchu Citadel that memorializes the ancient Incan empire. Read our guide for more facts and information…

There is no doubt that Machu Picchu commemorates the Incan Empire at its peak and relates the obliteration of its inhabitants by the Spaniards.  However, about 400 years later, when historian Hiram Bingham from Yale University re-discovered the splendid mountaintop city, it was amazing to note that the spectacular citadel escaped the attention of the Spaniards. It is now revered as an energy vortex that renders it sacred, and has drawn worldwide attention for its sacredness. Its Intihuatana stone is considered to be an astronomic calendar or solar clock. The numinous features of this city are too awesome for words.

About Satoshi Yagisawa

Satoshi Yagisawa is known for his wide range of compositions including orchestral compositions, chamber compositions and chorus. Born in 1975 at Iwate Prefecture, this talented composer graduated from Musashino Academia Musicae. His compositions describing nature and the various World Heritage Sites have gained worldwide renown. He is among the liveliest young composers in the country of Japan. In addition to composing, he writes for famous music magazines. His composition titled ‘Machu Picchu: City in the Sky – The Mystery of the Hidden Sun Temple’ is an important work on the ancient Incan site of Machu Picchu. Other famous works by Yagisawa include ‘And Then The Ocean Glows’ and ‘Hymn to the Infinite Sky.’

City in the Sky – A symphony

City in the Sky by Yagisawa is a tribute to the magnificent mountaintop city of the Incas. The Intihuatana is its principal shrine, consisting of a stone column rising from a granite plinth. The size of the granite block that supports the column is comparable to a majestic piano. A priest would sit at the ‘piano’ to ‘tie the sun to the stone’ during winter solstice, in order to assure that it returns every season. Therefore, the stone is referred to as the ‘hitching post of the sun.’ Yagisawa’s symphony expresses this in a remarkable manner.

Yagisawa’s description about Machu Picchu

Yagisawa’s description of the lost city of the Incas is unique and poetic. The composition is based on three chief ideas about the glorious citadel of Machu Picchu. Firstly, he describes the glittering golden city of Cuzco amidst the spectacular landscape of Mount Andes. Secondly, he puts forth the devastating invasion of the Incan Empire. Thirdly, he illustrates the return of the Incan grandeur as the ‘City in the Sky’ reaches the sun once more. The poetic flow of the composition is fabulous.

Machu Picchu Yagisawa City in the Sky is available worldwide through several online stores. It relates the Incan glory in the Machu Picchu Sanctuary in an excellent manner. 

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