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How Did Ancient Greek Music Sound?
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The music of ancient Greece, unheard for thousands of years, is being brought back to life by Armand D'Angour, a musician and tutor in classics at Oxford University. He describes what his research is discovering.
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, playing the Seikilos Epitaph: The Oldest Song In The World
, yet another version
As long as you live, shine
Let nothing grieve you beyond measure
For your life is short
and time will claim its toll
, the epigonion
(or psaltery, or canon[?]). More reconstruction of ancient Greek instruments
The ASTRA Project
" aims to reconstruct the sound or timbre of ancient instruments (not existing anymore) using archaeological data as fragments from excavations, written descriptions, pictures..." (how
) and has several examples of simulated instruments
. More at the Lost Sounds Orchestra
Dr. D'angour also wrote two
for the 2004 and 2012 Olympics.