Passage to the Afterlife

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This creepy piece attempts to evoke the ancient Egyptian concept of the perilous passage to the afterlife which the departed soul was believed to have to take.

Throughout the underworld journey, the deceased’s spirit would have to contend with gods, strange creatures and gatekeepers to reach Osiris and the Hall of Final Judgment. Here they would plead their case for entry into the afterlife....

The piece features my replica of the ancient Egyptian 'Leiden Lyre' - a copy of an actual, surviving ancient Egyptian asymmetrical Canaanite form lyre (circa 1500 BCE) preserved in Leiden.

Also featuring on this track, is the Cairo cellist, Jan Abadier.

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from Ancient Egyptian Magic, released February 15, 2019
Composed by Michael Levy
Replica Ancient Egyptian Lyre: Michael Levy
Cello: Jan Abadier
Arrangement & Production: Remon Sakr

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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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