Ancient music

Brian G Turner

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I thought I'd post a few interesting videos I've recently watched on YouTube relating to ancient music and song - feel free to add other ancient music vids here. :)



And also one with more talking than anything, but an interesting dicussion of the aulos used by Ancient Greeks:
 

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We had Oxford University's Armand D'Angour at the school where I have the day job last year, he gave a fascinating lecture to an audience of girls and their parents. I lent him a few of my instruments to use as props!
He showed this film too.
 

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I once saw Benjamin Bagby perform Beowulf, with English translation projected on a screen behind him, and accompanying himself on a reconstructed lyre of his own devising. He lectured a bit beforehand, and it sounded like the "reconstruction" of the lyre was mostly guesswork. Can't find actual video of it, unfortunately.
 

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His recordings of troubadour music are beautiful, but maybe that's not ancient enough?
 

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The opening of Adam de la Halle's Le jeu de Robin et Marion. This is late 13th century southern France (Provence), so not technically ancient but it demonstrates just how different medieval music was from the modern stuff. It also shows how much European culture was influenced by the wider world--the Muslim culture of Al Andalus, in this instance.

 
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