Greece: Musique de la Grece Antique

Greece: Musique de la Grece Antique

by Atrium Musicae de Madrid
     
 

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Considerably more remains of ancient Greek architecture than the music of this advanced and inspirational civilization. And although works explaining Greek music theory have survived, the actual existence of composed pieces from these times comes down to only a few scraps that survived on papyrus, marble columns, and other written sources. This Spanish ensemble under

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Considerably more remains of ancient Greek architecture than the music of this advanced and inspirational civilization. And although works explaining Greek music theory have survived, the actual existence of composed pieces from these times comes down to only a few scraps that survived on papyrus, marble columns, and other written sources. This Spanish ensemble under the leadership of Gregorio Paniagua pieced together these remains and performed them with reconstructions of instruments from ancient Greek sources, some of which, such as the bagpipe, remain in use today. Portions of the music included may remind listeners of very early classical music such as Gregorian chant, whereas other pieces will certainly cause an astonished reaction as they sound unlike any other music recorded. Some is sparse, floating, the melodic ideas developing very slowly. A few of the old-world Greek percussion instruments wind up sounding quite a bit like new-world electronic music.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2000
Label:
Harmonia Mundi Fr.
UPC:
0794881601622
catalogNumber:
1951015

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Tracks

  1. Anakrousis / Orestes Stasimo
  2. Fragment d'un Chorur de l'Oreste d'Euripide
  3. First Delphic Hymn to Apollo
  4. Tecmessa's Lament (may be from Æschylus' Ajax)
  5. Papyrus de Wien 29825
  6. Hymne au Soleil
  7. Hymne à la muse
  8. Hymn to Nemesis
  9. Papyrus Michigan
  10. Aenaoi Nefelai
  11. Epitaph of Seikilos
  12. Pean, Papyrus Berlin 6870
  13. Anonymi Bellermann
  14. Première ode pythique
  15. Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 2436
  16. Christian Hymn of Oxyrhynchus
  17. Homero Hymnus
  18. Papyrus Zenon, Cairo Fragment
  19. Terencio. Hecyra 861
  20. Poem. Mor 1, 11f Migne 37, 523
  21. Second Delphic Hymn to Apollo
  22. Papyrus Oslo A/B / Epilogos-Katastrophe

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