Awe of the Aten

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08/06/2011
Michael Levy

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 Track 5 "Awe of the Aten", from my album, "The Ancient Egyptian Harp".

This EP length release features original composition in ancient musical modes, an improvisation on an ancient Egyptian scale & Egyptian folk music, arranged for archaic skin-membrane arched harp, complete with natural fibre strings - almost identical to the ornate arched harps played some 3500 years ago in the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt...

 

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Aten was the ancient Egyptian name for the Sun disk, venerated during the Armana period of the 18th Dynasty, under the reign of the Pharaoh Akhenaten – the actual time when the ancient Egyptian arched harp preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, may last have been played...

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