THE SACK OF TROY - PAEAN FOR ANCIENT GREEK KITHARA - Single

"A peek into an epic past...

In this new release, Michael Levy treats us to the apotheosis to date (he should like that interesting Greek word) of his musical and ethnomusicological skill. Combining the Greek Dorian mode (in Ptolemy's intense diatonic tuning), a state-of-the-musicological-art kithara replica from Lutherios in Greece, fascinating melodic and rhythmic playing techniques (all very much in the spirit of what we know about ancient Greek music), and the sensibility of a born improviser, Michael gives us a peek into an epic past which I can't help but think even Homer would applaud."

Johanan Rakkav - iTunes (USA) Review of "The Sack of Troy: Paean for Ancient Greek Kithara"


In ancient Greek Classical literature, there was a lost ancient Greek epic by the title of "The Sack of Troy" - which was one of the Epic Cycle, which told the entire history of the Trojan War in epic verse. In creating this this new composition for replica ancient Greek kithara, it was therefore my intention to evoke the sort of ancient Greek 'paean' style melody (an ancient Greek hymn of thanksgiving, typically accompanied by kithara in the ancient Greek Dorian Mode) to which that lost epic of ancient Greece could have been recited...




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