I'm trying to find an illustrated book I had as a child. I can't recall the title or illustrator but the general theme was this:

A god like figure with a lute, sitar or harp plays music and creates planets. He plays different notes and creates a planet for each of the four seasons. I recall vividly the Winter planet as a page illustrated with a repeated pattern of silver horses and deer. The Summer planet had a page of pink flamingos and other birds I think! In the end all the planets join to create Earth, but I'm not 100% on that. It was beautiful and really colourful, I'd love to find it. I've tried many different search terms! I seem to think the title had something to do with the name of the music maker, but neither I nor my family can remember what that was.

We had it about 20 years ago and it was in English.

We managed to recover a page from the book whilst searching through some old boxes:

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  • Roughly when did you read this book? – phantom42 Jul 2 '15 at 11:43
  • An answer claiming to be posted by the original poster said, "We managed to recover a page from the book whilst searching through some old boxes.If you recognise this book or have any information as to what it might be about, please let me know." Link to image Adding as a comment because the "answer" is likely to be deleted as not answering the question. Can't verify the poster's identity, so not editing. – Brythan Oct 11 '17 at 23:48

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