Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday Night Music - Really Really Old Edition

What Did Ancient Babylonian Songs Sound Like? Something Like This (Newsweek)



Is this the first ever piece of choir music? Earliest piece of sheet music for more than one voice discovered - and sung - after 1,100 years (Daily Mail)

Archaeologists unearth oldest musical instruments ever found (Boston.com) Go to link for sound file.

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  2. This entry reminds me of Greer's claim that only one piece of classical Roman music survived until today. I'm glad to see that the Sumerians had better luck.

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    1. There was indeed only one piece of classical Roman music to survive. Here are a group of British reenactors performing the piece:

      http://youtu.be/SJUhlRoBL8M

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