MVSICA TVA MVLTVM MIHI PLACET
You've done great work with the Lyre, Mr. Levy. Thanks for doing so, as otherwise I'd likely never hear such wonderful compositions and renditions of ancient-styled music.
Michael - your music is delightful! My mother just purchased a lyre for my 10 yo nephew who is an avid growing musician and has great interest in learning to play the lyre (fascinated with Greek mythology right now, plays piano/keyboard and sings). Where/how can I obtain a 'book' (paper resource of sorts) for her to give him with his new instrument? While I understand there are many online resources, she's 68...she wants something more tangible :)
Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated
I just picked up a nevel harp and found Mr. Levy's website very helpful.
I have a Davidic Lyre and want to learn to play it. Since it is smaller, it is probably played different than the bigger one shown on your Home page. Do you have any videos I could watch so I can try to learn to play?
Dear Mr. Levy:
First i want to thank you for your work in this magnificent proyect, also, if it´s possible i want to make you some questions. I am a medical student from Mexico, but i have a truly love for arts and history, so i decide to build my own lyre, here in my country i can´t buy it, my question is about the strings, are they all the same? could you please give me some suggestions?
Thank you and i wish you a very productive week (shavoa tov)
Yours: Manuel Rodríguez
Altogether a profoundly beautiful, enriching, and rewarding offering you have made in the form of your website and musical/wisdom contributions, Michael. Bravissimo and thank you.
Dear Michael, I ordered a Marini made Davidic harp just like yours yesterday! I have watched a number of your youtube videos with immense enjoyment. I am brand new to harp playing, do you have any instructional videos online? I did order the instructional booklet, so will begin there. Blessings to you and thank you for sharing your lovely musical gift!
You show a picture of an ancient Jewish coin with a lyre--in gold. This was made in silver--not gold. Check out my Handbook of Biblical Numismatics at www.amuseum.org/book.
I have wondered why in the Shabbat prayers they talk about how the priests played a 10 string lyre on Shabbat in the temple. You can not play an instrument on the Shabbat as it is a creative activity.
Perhaps the 10 strings represent entire human - the body and spirit. 10 fingers and 10 toes and 10 seferiot - ie 10 attributes of the soul in kaballah.
Also, the musical interval and the actual frequency are both forms of communication. The actual frequency is important ie 440 tuning.
My $0.02 Mitch
What beautiful sounds of the harp. I have been trying to locate a place to purchase a new or used davidiac harp,but have had no luck in finding where to purchase one. Do you have any links or resources i may check out? I live in vermont. I look forward to a reply. Thanks
Looking for the Shepherd David harp. Do you have them, what is the price of the same.
I've really enjoyed your lyre music! Thank you for sharing it. I have found myself to be very much enamored with ancient Mediterranean society, and when I listen I am transported back in time and can envision what life might have been like in the beautiful and ancient places I've been every time I listen to your lyre. I'm even playing with the idea of buying one! Thank you!
Who wants to live forever
Thank you for the work you've done restoring an ancient sound ... its beautiful! You sound wonderful!
I can not seem to find Michael Levy playing an 8 stringed lyre. But anyway, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE his music and I'm getting my self an 8 stringed lyre. It is outstanding!
It's such a beautiful thing that you are breathing life into these amazing, ancient instruments and teaching others as well. I love you music and hopefully in the near future I will be watching your lessons with my very own lyre in hand. Thanks for your creativity and dedication. - Krystal from The Bahamas
Does Michael Levy use the King David kinnor which costs about £126 or does he use a more expensive King David kinnor.
I love this music. It's cool sounding!
Just last month I was reading about ancient music
in the History of Western Music textbook & trying to imagine what the Lyre must have sounded like! And this evening I stumbled onto your website.It sounds amazing! Keep up the good work! Shalom
I have been looking for someone to teach me how to play the Lyre and/ or Harp for many years now, my true desire is to learn the Lyre. I am at a loss as to where I should start. Do you have any suggestions?
you're absolutely brilliant and inspiring.
I want to learn how to play the kinnor, lyre and learn old Jewish songs.
Ever since I first heard your music a couple of years ago, I've really enjoyed it. It was good to have the opportunity to meet up and play some music together recently (lyre and harp). You're doing some amazing and inspiring work for ancient music - thank you for sharing.
We travel through our minds unto our hearts rapture, where we are here and also there, how beautiful it is then, to know that we give expression unto that which is holy and sacred unto gods within and without you music is your jounrey, and inspiriation to the spirits of the past now called forth in the magical music that we play,
Amazing Michael. Just saw you on Youtube and so impressed. Sent you an email too.
Your music is great! I would love to play the lyre, kinnos or kithara! Do you know where to get one? And hw would I play it?
This musical reconstruction is simply fascinating, the aural equivalent of walking into the British Museum! And it is not just very interesting but so beautiful... thank you for your efforts
Enjoy your Musical expression. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings! of Infinite Harmony!
Composer/Guitarist Roger Klosterman
Wonderful work, I always look forward to a new release! William ( Macdonald Harps)
I love the use of lyre for the performance of Sephardic music- it simplifies the accompaniment, and, when compared to guitar, actually makes it possible (when playing maqqamat with 1/2 flats).
I am, however, having a bit of a problem finding the right lyre here in the United States. Do you have any suggestion about where I might look?
Thank you for your inspiration.
I enjoyed the you tube video as well as music from the web site. hope to purchase King David's Lyre in near future. Thanks!
I am a student of the Classics and theology. Your music has been a tremendous blessing. Deut 6:4-5.
I came across this site via youtube. The music is awesome!! I play a bowed Psaltry, which to what I was told is an "version" of a lyre of David's Lyre. I do tell people the original lyre was plucked and held against the chest to "project" the sound.
Thanks for the web site,
Pauline J Cortez
No i not any of those things I am Michael Levys Daughter !!! :)
i think you have a stalker or a secret lover, or aren't you rosie? I recently had a study at my school about ancient egypt and the last lesson we did ancient melody and translation of old lyrics and it was great. Now im investegating some more at home and found your site, thanks for the great work, you are doing good.
Buy Michael Levys albums his a great musician. You really should by your copy today there also at a very good price
Its me you are so great at what you do and i am very proud of you !! Carrying on working like this and your win an award. I love you Michael Levyxx
Lots of Love
Dear Mr. Levy, I love your music.
i love the sound, blessings
I was reading in Psalms and decided to look up the lyre and that is how I found you on YouTube. The music is beautiful.
I have just discovered your work on youtube and I wanted to tell you i really appreciated it.
Hello! I'm Robert from finland and i want to say that you play unbeleavable music. I've been always interested about old and ancient music by differend sivilications and it's wonderful that you're sharings these great goods to us! You are really inspire player, self i'm a bass player. I get lot's of inspirations of these kind of music. Thank you really much and keep it going!
Excellent Website. Keep up the good work! I will be here often.
Dear Rabbi Michael:
I absolutely love your website, your YouTube videos and your overall style and verve. I truly appreciate your reconstructions of ancient Mediterranean music, with a passionate flavor rarely seen in other reconstructions. I look forward to seeing more great things from you. Shalom, Arik
excellent! Have been following your youtube videos for a while, and am so glad you have a organized web site now and a plethora of music cds. A worthy and most wonderful project. Bravo! Shaykh Kevin
Great job on this page. I was immediately struck by the picture across the top. You identify it as Canaanite. It may hold a subtle clue to the further radiation of Middle Eastern cultures. Now I shall have another project to research. This is what makes this discussion so much fun, sometimes.
Your music is excellent, this was a great place for my school project on the Lyre.
Hi, from Jerusalem. My friend John and I are looking for documentation on links between the ancient music of the Levites that they sang in the Temple of Jerusalem and the music of the Celts, especially modern Celtic music which has taken the world by storm since the early 1980s (example, Clanad including Enya). Looking forward to hearing from you. Shalom from Yerushalayim, Lowell Gallin and John Richards
Hi there Michael, Just a wee note to say Hello and thank you for All the nice comments made on your site..its really good that you and Dom work so well ....in harmony ..which comes thro THE MUSIC....he has learnt so much from you. ..........we have enjoyed your music. Kindest Regards & Thanks Libbby & Tony Johnson....PAX ( aka Doms "old folks"
I bought this harp (lyre) about a year ago.
Just found your site, the music is beautiful.
Hope to learn, and also buy your CD's.
I am just checking out your web page, it looks glorious!!!!!!!!!!
Hope to learn
You are the most amazing music magician! Awesome!
Why could anyone at all "feel at Home" in "plastic times"? Our followers might once call us rather: "Polithicum" age of stone-built cities?
I just love what you have done here. I have been drawn to the harp and now have two. I have a Davidic Harp and a ministrel harp. I have decided to begin with the Davidic harp and I stumpled upon your video. I am amazed, particularly with your connection to Egypt. I need to understand more about that part for I seem to see a connection between Ancient Egypt and Ancient Israel that others do not agree with.
Большое спасибо! Вы-талантливый человек, прекрасный музыкант! Ваше искусство настоящее - хочется слушать и слушать! Я - пианистка, преподаю камерный ансамбль в институте в Волгограде, Россия.
Have you ever thought of putting all of your 'Lyre Lessons' on a DVD to be offered for sale? Please contact me.
May the Almighty bless you and yours in the making of this beautiful music!
Mr. Levy as I listen to your music I become even more inspired to learn how to play the harp of Daiv. Tiohs has been on my heart for several years now and even though I am not versed in formal music, I know this is what I long to do. This is some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard. Joyous, melodic, there is something about the tone that goes beyond the natural. Beatiful. I do have a harp already and I am looking for a music book or CD that will help me learn. However I am beginnig to understand somewhat by watching your videos. I thank you for them and I hope and pray you will continue . This is wonderful!
I once heard a bowed psaltry and metal string lyre on Irael Radio Toolbar but this instument has captured my imagination.
I've been teaching dance.Mostly Israeli folk dance and jewish folk dance. Some of the steps are from
King David's time.It is so wonderful to have music! Thank you!
It was wonderful to find your website! I have a kinnor and have been stumbling through trying to find scales, playing, etc.--I've already learned so much! And your music is amazing. Thanks so much!
Your original view on music and the way you bring back sounds of the long gone history is an amazing dedication to this world's musical past. Best Regards.
I'm a Christian but I can't forget the deep Hebrew root on wich my faith is based. Lord bless you, brother!
Congratulations Mr. Michael Levy.
This music takes me back to ancient times and it relaxes a lot.
What a wonderful addition to today's world! Thank you for taking the time.. to enrich our world.. with such beautiful, ancient music! You've given it life again!
This is beautiful and inspiring music. Continue with your good work.
I saw your new web site which is wonderful and divine
with my best wishes
What a beautiful music!
Sincere congratulations for your lovely work!
Well, well, well! Glad to see you've got your own Web site! May it prove profitable and productive in your quirky, quixotic quest (say THAT eight times fast!)...