Nero’s Lyre (Original Composition for Solo Lyre in the Just Intonation of Antiquity)

from by Michael Levy



We then arrive in ancient Rome, with “Nero’s Lyre” - originally released as an extended length single of the same title. In this composition, featuring once more, the beautiful just intonation of antiquity, I attempted to recreate the famous fabled lament the notorious Emperor Nero was alleged to have played on his lyre as he sang “The Sack of Ilion”, whilst he witnessed the Great Fire of Rome in 64 CE...


from Musical Adventures in Time Travel, released February 6, 2013


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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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