The Wisdom of Minerva

from by Michael Levy



This piece originally featured in my 2012 release, "Ode To Ancient Rome". The piece is in the mysterious sounding ancient Greek Chromatic Phrygian Mode, in just intonation, featuring a percussive style of lyre playing, whereby the lyre strings are hit with a small wooden baton, rather like a hammered dulcimer.

Minerva "was the ancient Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, commerce, handicrafts, poetry, the arts in general, and later, war. In many ways similar to the Greek goddess Athena, she had important temples in Rome and was patron of the Quinquatras festival." (The Ancient History Encyclopedia)


from Ancient Lyre Music For Meditation, released September 6, 2017


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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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