Asteriai (Nymphs of the Stars)

from by Michael Levy



First featured in my 2015 release, "The Lyre of Hermes", this piece is a spontaneous improvisation for solo chelys (tortoise shell form) replica ancient Greek lyre, in the profound and timeless ancient Greek Phrygian mode, (equivalent intervals as D-D on the white notes of the piano and misnamed the 'Dorian' Mode in the Middle Ages) in the just intonation of antiquity.

The lyre featured in this piece is "The Lyre of Apollo III" - handmade in modern Greece by Luthieros:


from Ancient Lyre Music For Meditation, released September 6, 2017


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Michael Levy is a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, whose musical mission is to create an entirely new musical genre, which could best be described as a 'New Ancestral Music' - dedicated to reintroducing the recreated lyres, ancient musical modes and intonations, back into the modern musical world.. ... more

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