The intelligent universe has been fascinated with the images coming from Tuesday’s landing of Curiosity, the new Mars rover. Man’s fascination with celestial objects is as old as civilization itself, and 20th century musical ruminations on the planets range from Holst’s 1916 orchestral suite The Planets to jazz iconoclast Sun Ra’s “Interplanetary Music” on the 1967 album We travel the spaceways to Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1975 album Venus and Mars. But 20th century musical space may have been rung in by Raymond Taylor’s 1901 piece. “A signal from Mars” describes exactly what the world has been watching for this week, and is it just a coincidence that the piece is arranged by “E. T.” Paull?