Hymn To Horus (Composition For Replica 3000 Year Old Lyre, Based on a Traditional Egyptian Folk Melody)

from by Michael Levy



This piece for solo replica lyre, is based on a traditional Egyptian folk melody from Port Said. It is in the Natural Minor mode – which is very common in the Middle East, both now and in ancient times. During the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, over 3000 years ago, wooden lyres very similar to the later Kithara lyre of Ancient Greece were introduced to Egypt for the first time, most likely from the ancient Canaanites.

"Hymn To Horus" originally featured on my album, "Apollo's Lyre"...


from Ancient Landscapes, released May 9, 2011


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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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