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Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from Classical Antiquity

Stef Conner
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Release Date: 21/09/2018

Edition: Album
Genre: Classical
Sub-Genre: Early Music
Composer: Rupert Till, Callum Armstrong, Olga Sutkowska, Justus Willberg, Mesomedes, John Kenny
Label: Delphian
Number of Discs: 1
Duration: 56.04 minutes

The Greek and Roman cultures of classical antiquity have left an indelible mark on European society. The Greek 'muse' is the origin of our concept of 'music', and ancient Greek culture included concert performances with a listening audience, hundreds of years before the rest of the continent. This fifth and final volume in Delphian's landmark collaboration with the European Music Archaeology Project - as showcased in a recent 4-page feature in Gramophone Magazine - includes pieces based on fragments of musical notation, found by archaeologists carved into stone or written on papyrus and dated to between 300 BC and 300 AD, as well as new music created to give a contemporary voice to the instruments of the period. Reconstructed by experts drawing on the latest archaeological research, these include the aulos - a double-reed instrument played in pairs and often depicted as belonging to the retinue of the god Dionysus - and the hydraulis, or Roman water organ.

Track Listing:
1: Invocation of the Muse
2: From Berlin Manuscript 6870 (20-22)
3: Plagiaulos Variations (After Bellermann 101)
4: Low and Sweet
5: 12th Pythian Ode
6: From Bellermann 98 (Dodekásemos)
7: Introduction
8: Study On Bellermann 100 (Tetrásemos)
9: Study On Bellermann 101 (Oktokaidekásemos)
10: Gallops and Fanfares
11: Delphic Paean
12: Study On Bellermann 99 (Allos Dodekásemos)
13: Plagiaulos Variations 2
14: Study On Bellermann 98 (Dodekásemos) (Phrygian)
15: Study On Bellermann 98 (Dodekásemos) (Lydian)
16: First Episode
17: From Bellermann 104 (Kolon Hexásemon)
18: Quodlibet On Bellermann 100 and 80
19: From Michigan Manuscript Inv. 1250
20: Second Episode
21: Aulo_dia
22: Aulos Variations (After Bellermann 98)
23: From Berlin Manuscript 6870 (13-15)
24: On an Armenian Folk Tune
25: Aulos Variations 2
26: On an Armenian Folk Tune 2