"An Outstanding Compilation...
This album is a compilation of some of the most meditative and beautiful recordings made by today's foremost lyrist, Michael Levy.This collection contains works gleaned largely from Mr. Levy's Greek- and Roman-themed albums recorded between 2012-2017. A few tracks are unique to this collection, however, including a new arrangement of "Ancient Visions," a work originally featured in Mr. Levy's 2010 release "Ancient Visions: New Compositions for an Ancient Lyre" as well as the remarkable "Etude in the Olympos Pentatonic Scale."The album features performances on a number of expertly reconstructed ancient lyres, all employing "just" (or pure) intonation. The employment of this natural intonational system is intrinsic to the soothing quality of the music. A number of ancient musical scales, with their beautiful and haunting intonational subtleties, are also featured throughout the tracks in this collection.Among others, this album is a helpful aid to prayer, meditation, yoga, therapy, or simply to help one relax one's mind and body after (or during) a stressful day.Highlights include "In an Ancient Roman Garden," "The Golden Age of Pericles," "Minerva," "Odysseus and the Sirens," "Sacred Reverie," "Etude in the Archytas Enharmonic Genus," "Etude in the Olympos Pentatonic Scale," and "Ascenion of the Lyre."
Michael C. - Amazon (USA) Review of "Ancient Lyre Music for Meditation"
"Amazing, Wonderful, Beautiful...Not only is this historically significant,the music is really soulful & moving. I consider this one of my best musical discoveries in 2010. Highly recommended!"
Steven Goodheart - iTunes Review (USA)
This is album is a unique compilation of ancient musical themes from around the ancient world, featuring one of the widest variety of 'destinations' in my 'Musical Adventures in Time Travel' - evoking the music of ancient India with opening track, which features an improvisation for solo lyre in an exotic sitar tuning, my arrangement for solo lyre of the 3400 year old "Hurrian Hymn Text H6" from ancient Ugarit (the earliest surviving fragment of written music so far discovered which can be interpreted), evoking the music of ancient Egypt with my arrangements for solo lyre of a selection of traditional Egyptian folk songs from Port Said and an improvisation on an actual ancient Egyptian scale, as well as my first arrangements for solo lyre of some of the actual surviving music of ancient Greece...
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