Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Oldest Known Melody

The oldest known musical melody performed by the very talented Michael Levy on the Lyre. This ancient musical fragment dates back to 1400 B.C. and was discovered in the 1950's in Ugarit, Syria. There were 29 musical texts discovered in the ruins of Ugarit, but only text H6 was in good enough condition to allow for academic interpretation.

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(via Nag on the Lake)

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