Category Archives: Louvre aulos

Learning to play the aulos: practice documentation 1

It has been quiet on this blog for the last five months. Callum Armstrong has been busy, however – practising, composing and making reeds. I have kept up my documentation of his progress by pressing record on my video camera … Continue reading

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Lecture on the Roman tibiae on-line

I am pleased to share with you my lecture on the Roman tibiae which was given in September last year in the frames of the Short Summer School “Music Archaeology”  organised by Berliner Antike-Kolleg in cooperation with the EMAP - European Music Archaeology Project. The lecture was … Continue reading

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Theatre auloi

Barnaby asks me about my thoughts on possible uses of the Louvre aulos in the theatre. Well, in my view the Louvre and the Berlin instruments belong to a different world – perhaps that of dinner parties. Theatre music from … Continue reading

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Notating aulos music?

When exchanging ideas about playing the aulos, I always try to bear one puzzling fact in mind: as far as we know, ancient musical notation was never used to write down a two-part motion. We may have traces of very … Continue reading

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Significance of offset holes on Louvre aulos

Lower finger holes I find it puzzling that the lower holes veer off in the same direction on both pipes - to the left – on the lower pipe more sharply. One possible explanation occurred to me today: perhaps, the pipes might … Continue reading

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