Category Archives: Early auloi

The Euripides Orestes Chorus

Score and commentary:¬†Euripides-Orestes-Chorus_2018-08-02.pdf Open file formats: doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.6885089 A tiny piece of mummy cartonnage with musical notation was found in 1892. Written in about 200 BCE, it is thought to transmit music composed by Euripides for his tragedy¬†Orestes (408 BCE). My … Continue reading

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Introducing the aulos of Poseidonia

Last week, I had the honour of playing the aulos of Poseidonia beside the original in the ancient city of Poseidonia, 100km south of Naples. Here I am with Marco Sciascia, who made a reproduction for the EMAP exhibition in … Continue reading

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Libation tune

After a lot of Louvre and Pompeii on this site, here’s a move towards the Archaic and Classical period: the Dorian aulos I have recontructed from textual evidence in my Ancient Greek Music: A New Technical History, playing the intervals … Continue reading

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