THE ANCIENT LYRE PLAYING TECHNIQUES OF ANTIQUITY
A MUSICAL ADVENTURE IN TIME TRAVEL!
WELCOME - and prepare to embark with me, on an actual "Musical Adventure in Time Travel"! On this incredible journey, I will take you back over 3500 years ago, to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, & to the mystically remote, Biblical Times of the Ancient Hebrews, & to hear once more, the Ancient, Soothing, Healing Refrains, of the Music of the Ancient World...
This extensive website is the unique story of my Albums of Ancient Lyre Music, which are dedicated to recreating the music of Ancient Greece, evoking the sounds of Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia, evoking the sounds of the lost music of Ancient Rome...and for the first time in almost 2000 years, evoking once more, the mystical refrains of the Biblical Lyres of Antiquity - the Lyres of the Ancient Hebrews, once played during the actual time of Jesus, by my very own, very ancient Levite ancestors in the Temple of Jerusalem, to accompany the legendary singing of the Levitical Choir - now that's what I call "Roots Music"...
RECREATING MUSIC OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
The lyres I play, are evocations of the Lyres of the Ancient Hebrews, known in Hebrew as the "Kinnor" (כנור) & "Nevel" ( נבל) - the fascinating ancient historical background to the Biblical lyres are discussed in detail, in the "Historical Research" section). The design of my lyres are based on illustrations found on ancient Jewish coins, from the time of the Simon Bar Kochba Revolt against the Roman occupation of Judea in the 2nd century CE:
The Biblical Kinnor
The Biblical Nevel
My evocation of the 3000 year old Kinnor of the Ancient Hebrews, is almost identical to various types of portable lyres once played throughout the Ancient World - for example, the type of lyres played in Canaan some 4000 years ago, in the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt some 3500 years ago & later, the Kithara of both the Ancient Greeks & Romans. Therefore, I came up with the inspiration of creating a myriad of albums, to evoke the sound of the lost music of all of these Ancient Civilizations...
The Ancient Canaanite Lyre c.1900BCE
The Ancient Egyptian Lyre of the New Kingdom c.1500BCE
The Ancient Greek Kithara, c.300BCE
The Ancient Roman Kithara, c.1st century BCE
A BRIEF TOUR GUIDE TO YOUR "MUSICAL ADVENTURE IN TIME TRAVEL"
Throughout the pages of this extensive website, there are many interesting videos to be seen!
Below is a video of featuring one of my evocations of the lost music of ancient Rome - a unique bonus out-take from the filming of Waldemar Januszczak's epic new 4-part BBC 4 documentary series, "The Dark Ages An Age of Light"
This unique HD video can be freely downloaded here
Prepare to embark with me now, on the ultimate "Musical Adventure in Time Travel"...
LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN!!
"Like a Time Machine..."