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Subject: Groups of musical and Bibical items representing the number "70".
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: darlene4-ga
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Posted: 23 Feb 2004 11:54 PST
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Question ID: 309946
I am the president of the Hampton Choir and Organist Guild - and this
year is our "70th Anniversary". I will be giving a speech in May.  I
need information on musical and Bibical items representing the number
"70".  (Ex. there are 70 major and minor chords - there are 70 major
scales - a harp have 70 strings - an orchestra is composite of 70
instruments - a Steinway piano weights 70 lbs. -Bach wrote 70
Concerto.  Bibically - Moses was free at the age of 70 -  it took 70
days to free the children in the Holy Land.- none of the examples are
true but only given to you as an idea of what is needed.
Subject: Re: Groups of musical and Bibical items representing the number "70".
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 27 Feb 2004 08:53 PST
Dear darlene4-ga;

Thank you for allowing me an opportunity to answer your interesting question.

Here are more biblical references to the number 70 than you probably
care to know. Here are only a few examples:

Seventy years, the duration of days of a king. (Is 23,15)

The 70 weeks prophecy of the book of Daniel. (Dn 9,24)

The 70 years of captivity of Babylonian of two of the twelve tributes
of Israel. (2 Ch 36,21)

Ezekiel sees 70 ancients adoring the idols. (Ezk 8,11)

The 70 palm trees of Elim. (Ex 15,27)

Jacob has fathered 70 children. (Ex 1,5)

One gave 70 money weight to Abimelech. (Jg 9,4)

Abdon had 70 sons and nephews.

The psalmist establishes the ordinary course of the human life at 70
years. (Ps 90,10)

The 70 peoples of the earth dispersed after the sacrilegious
construction of the tower of Babel, fault that falls down on the whole
humanity. (Gn 10)

Age of Kenan when he fathered Mahalalel. (Gn 5,12)

The 70 Hebrews who entered with Jacob in Egypt. (Gn 46,27)

Egyptians cried the death of Jacob during 70 days. (Gn 50,3)

The law required that mothers went to the temple of Jerusalem, 70 days
after the arrival of a girl, to offer a lamb of one year and a
turtledove or a young pigeon.

Many more can be found here:


And here:


?Septuagint:  An ancient translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into
Greek.  This was the Bible of the characters who people the New
Testament.  Translated by Jewish scholars of the 2nd and 3rd centuries
to meet the needs of Greek-speaking Jews in Egypt and other parts of
the Mediterranean world, tradition says that 70 scholars (some say 72)
took part in the translation process in Alexandria; thus, the name of
the translation is derived from the word for "seventy" and is
consistently abbreviated with the Roman numeral LXX.?

Regarding music, well, let?s see what we can find:

?Folk harps range from lap harps to six feet tall, from 19 strings or
less to 70 strings or more?

Janice Joplin and Jimi Hendrix both died in 1970.

The following notable music personalities died at the age of 70:
Jazz and blues singer Nina Simone
Jazz musician and broadcaster Benny Green
Russian composer, Sergei Rachmaninov
Blues performer Screamin? Jay Hawkins
Actor and singer Don Estelle
Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane
?The King of Western Swing?, Bob Wills
Country music legend, Ernest Tubb

Bill Mack, inducted to the DJ Hall of Fame in 1982, received more than
70 awards and citations for his contributions to the industry.


The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, which met in hiding to play its
music during the regime of Saddam Hussein, was once a 70-piece world
class orchestra.


The rock and roll group, KISS, once toured with a 70-piece orchestra


Popular musical catchwords, names and phrases from 70 years ago:

The Cotton Club
Creole Music
Cole Porter
The Great Waltz
Babes in Toyland

Hit Music from 70 years ago:


Popular musical personalities born 70 years ago:

January 26 - Huey Piano Smith 
February 1 - Bob Shane, The Kingston Trio 
February 2 - Skip Battin, The Byrds, The New Riders 
February 7 - King Curtis 
March 25 - Johnny Burnette, Rockabilly pioneer (+ 1964) 
April 1 - Jim Ed Brown, The Browns 
April 17 - Don Kirschner 
April 19 - Dickie Goodman, Buchanan & Goodman 
June 1 - Pat Boone 
June 9 - Jackie Wilson 
June 11 - James Pookie Hudson, The Spaniels 
July 4 - Gilbert Lopez, Tune Weavers 
September 3 - Freddie King, 
September 7 - Little Milton, 
September 19 - Brian Epstein, manager for The Beatles 
September 21 - Leonard Cohen 
October 8 - Doc Green, The Drifters 
November 19 - Dave Guard, The Kingston Trio 
December 1 - Billy Paul 
December 30 - Del Shannon


Vocalist Kathi McDonald has performed on 70 different gold records.


Composer Helmut Lotti, pop singer Luis Miguel, and world famous
pianist Richard Clayderman each have 70 platinum records to their

Coincidentally, in the last 70 years the film score writing Newman
family (of patriarch Alfred Newman) has been nominated for more than
70 Academy Awards for their musical scores.

I hope you find that my research exceeds your expectations. If you
have any questions about my research please post a clarification
request prior to rating the answer. Otherwise I welcome your rating
and your final comments and I look forward to working with you again
in the near future. Thank you for bringing your question to us.

Best regards;
Tutuzdad-ga ? Google Answers Researcher


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Various uses of the numeral 70, Seventy, and LXX in conjunction with
Bible, Biblical, Scripture, Music, and Musical.
Subject: Re: Groups of musical and Bibical items representing the number "70".
From: bobbie7-ga on 27 Feb 2004 06:47 PST
Dear darlene4,

Seventy  Symbolizes: Wholeness, Life 
?Like 7, seventy is a sacred number, mentioned frequently in Jewish
sources: 70 elders, 70 nations, 70 languages, 70 souls go down with
Jacob to Egypt.?

Bible, King James Version

[12] And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:

[26] And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

[5] And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy
souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already

Unfortunately I was not able to find musical items representing the number "70".

If my findings are helpful, just reply here and I will be happy to
post this information as the official answer to your question.

Subject: Re: Groups of musical and Bibical items representing the number "70".
From: markj-ga on 27 Feb 2004 09:17 PST

Assuming that you might be especially interested in classical music
references, here are a few:

Gaetona Donizetti composed 70 operas:

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote 70 sonatas for harpsichord:

Richard Wagner and Sergei Rachmaninov both died at the age of 70:

And, here's a couple of interesting ones in the "miscellaneous" category:

"There are 70 parts to a fiddle . . .":

"More or less there are seventy types of folk songs in Bangladesh."


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