Song Of Seikilos

Album: World Music (1000)

Songfacts®:

  • Also known as the "Seikilos Epitaph", this is the oldest song in the world! The complete score - words in Greek and music in ancient Greek musical notation, was found engraved on a tombstone in Turkey. It has been dated from between 200 and 100AD. In modern notation it is rendered in 6/8 time and is in the key of D Major. A modern recording on a reconstructed ancient lyre, was made by Michael Levy. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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