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The Dark Lyre of Orpheus

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The Dark Lyre of Orpheus – adapted from my single “Orpheus’s Lyre: Lament For Solo Lyre in the Just Intonation of Antiquity”, this original composition is in the poignant sounding ancient Greek Phrygian mode, and attempts to evoke the tragic legend of how Orpheus, son of Apollo, lost his lover, Eurydice twice, first due to her tragic death by a the bite of a serpent, then again in his quest to rescue her from the Underworld, when just before they had ascended, he looked behind, only to have Eurydice snatched back to the dark realms of Hades forever…