From the recording The Lyre of Hermes

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Dryads (Nymphs of the Forest)

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A Dryad was a nymph or nature spirit who lives in trees and takes the form of a beautiful young woman. Dryads were originally the spirits of oak trees.

I attempt to evoke the sinister, gnarled appearance of ancient oak tree spirits in this improvisation for solo chelys (tortoise shell form) replica ancient Greek lyre by using the intense and mystical sounding ancient Greek Dorian mode (equivalent intervals as E-E on the white notes of the piano and misnamed the 'Phrygian' Mode in the Middle Ages) , in the just intonation of antiquity.