I Saw The Moon (Traditional Egyptian Folk Song Arranged For Lyre)

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My arrangement for replica lyre, of "I Saw The Mableoon" - a hauntingly beautiful traditional Egyptian Folk Song from Port Said.

I arranged a selection of traditional Egyptian Folk Songs for my lyre in this album, in my efforts to further evoke the sounds of the tragically lost music of ancient Egypt.

My replica lyre is indeed very similar to the types of portable wooden lyres commoly played in the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt (as depicted on the album cover)...

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from An Ancient Lyre, released July 20, 2009

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Michael Levy UK

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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