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The music of ancient Greece

Lucie Skeaping talks to Prof Armand D'Angour of Jesus College Oxford about the music and poetry of ancient Greece, from Homer to Mesomedes via Sappho, Euripides, Pindar and Athenaeus.

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54 minutes

Music Played

  • Traditional Ancient Greece

    Daktylos amera (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Melpomen.
  • Sappho

    Brothers' Poem

    Singer: Stef Conner.
  • Traditional Ancient Greece

    Prelude & Improvisation on the anonymous 'Bellermann' exercise

    Composer: Callum Armstrong. Performer: Callum Armstrong.
  • Pindar

    12th Pythian Ode

    Performer: Barnaby Brown. Singer: Stef Conner.
  • Ευριπίδης

    Orestes (excerpt)

    Performer: Barnaby Brown. Director: Tosca Lynch. Choir: University of Oxford scholars.
  • Callum Armstrong

    Improvisation

    Composer: Traditional Ancient Greece. Performer: Callum Armstrong.
  • Athenaeus

    First Delphic Hymn to Apollo (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Atrium Musicæ de Madrid.
  • Athenaeus

    First Delphic Hymn to Apollo (excerpt)

    Performer: Barnaby Brown. Director: Tosca Lynch. Choir: University of Oxford scholars.
  • Limenius

    2nd Delphic Hymn to Apollo (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Atrium Musicæ de Madrid.
  • Mesomedes of Crete

    Song Fragments

    Singer: Stef Conner.
  • Traditional Ancient Greece

    Seikilos Epitaph

    Composer: Armand D'Angour. Performer: Barnaby Brown. Singer: Stef Conner.
  • Traditional Ancient Greece

    Christian Hymn of Oxyrhynchus

    Ensemble: Atrium Musicæ de Madrid.

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