The Seikilos Song on the Pompeii aulos

Here is the best-known ancient melody, played, for the first time since antiquity, both on a reproduction of an ancient instrument and in the original pitch (a = c. 480 Hz, so to say).

The finger span on the lower pipe (Pompeii Pipe 2) is absolutely cruel; but that’s evidently how they fingered that pipe in its lowest playing position.

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One Response to The Seikilos Song on the Pompeii aulos

  1. robinhowell says:

    How does one obtain a password for the ‘protected data’? I am an instrument maker, and am trying to find data on the Pompeii auloi/tibiae in order to make some exploratory reproductions. Any such data would be very helpful.

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