The Dark Lyre of Orpheus – adapted from my single “Orpheus’s Lyre: Lament For Solo Lyre in the Just Intonation of Antiquity”, this original composition is in the poignant sounding ancient Greek Phrygian mode, and attempts to evoke the tragic legend of how Orpheus, son of Apollo, lost his lover, Eurydice twice, first due to her tragic death by a the bite of a serpent, then again in his quest to rescue her from the Underworld, when just before they had ascended, he looked behind, only to have Eurydice snatched back to the dark realms of Hades forever…



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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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