Music

Ancient Music Wednesday : “Hurrian Hymn No. 6”

Map of Ugarit www.usc.edu

Map of Ugarit http://www.usc.edu

Hurrian Hymn No.6 is one of the collection of music inscribed on clay tablet found at excavation area of ancient Amorite city of Ugarit (present day Syria).

The ruins of Ugarit, photo taken in 2005. Image was taken from here.

The ruins of Ugarit, photo taken in 2005. Image was taken from here.

Musical staff tablet found in Ugarit. http://www.arthistory.upenn.edu/

Musical staff tablet found in Ugarit.
http://www.arthistory.upenn.edu/

The piece was said to be the oldest musical piece ever found dating all the way back to 1400 B.C.To know more about Hurrian Music, you can read more here.

This piece which you can hear here is performed by Michael Levy. Enjoy!

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