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Ancient Melodies

From: ARTSEDGE
Series: Culture of Greece: The Past is Present
Length: 10:19

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Greek_small There are only a handful of pieces of music remaining from ancient Greece.  And we do mean pieces; tiny scraps of papyrus and bits of stone with musical notes that are thousands of years old.  Come with John Franklin, professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Vermont to meet the people who bring this ancient music back from the dead.  Learn how they come to understand the slashes and squiggles that they see and translate them into music.  And find out what they do when they learn that he music they’re playing was torn in half a thousand years ago and the other half is gone forever.

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Piece Description

There are only a handful of pieces of music remaining from ancient Greece.  And we do mean pieces; tiny scraps of papyrus and bits of stone with musical notes that are thousands of years old.  Come with John Franklin, professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Vermont to meet the people who bring this ancient music back from the dead.  Learn how they come to understand the slashes and squiggles that they see and translate them into music.  And find out what they do when they learn that he music they’re playing was torn in half a thousand years ago and the other half is gone forever.

Timing and Cues

In: (music) "This is 'Culture of Greece, the Past is Present.'

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Athenaeus: Paean John C. Franklin The Cyprosyrian Girl. :00
Salpinx call De Organographia Music of the Ancient Greeks . Pandourion 1997 :00
Choral ode from "Orestes" De Organographia Music of the Ancient Greeks. Pandourion 1997 :00
Hymn to Nemesis John C. Franklin The Cyprosyrian Girl. :00
Hymn to the Sun De Organographia Music of the Ancient Greeks. Pandourion 1997 :00
Delphic Paean De Organographia Music of the Ancient Greeks. Pandourion 1997 :00
Choral Ode from "Iphigeneia at Aulis" De Organographia Music of the Ancient Greeks. Pandourion 1997 :00
Lysander of Sicyon 1 John C. Franklin The Cyprosyrian Girl. :00
Deuxième Hymne Delphique À Apollon Gregorio Paniagua Musique de la Grece Antique. Harmonia Mundi Fr. 2000 :00
Papyrus Michigan Gregorio Paniagua Musique de la Grece Antique. Harmonia Mundi Fr. 2000 :00

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