Ancient Music Wednesday : Gregorian hymn on Hieronymus Bosch Garden of Earthly Delight painting.
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Ancient Music Wednesday : Gregorian hymn on Hieronymus Bosch Garden of Earthly Delight painting.

First of all, you can laugh. A student was one night examining an image of painting by Hieronymus Bosch and to her amusement she found “…music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell.” The finding went viral and it became … Continue reading

(not) Ancient Music Wednesday: Domenico Scarlatti’s Fugue in G minor (K. 30, L. 499) or Cat’s fugue or La Fuga del Gatto.
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(not) Ancient Music Wednesday: Domenico Scarlatti’s Fugue in G minor (K. 30, L. 499) or Cat’s fugue or La Fuga del Gatto.

For my AMW (Ancient Music Wednesday) I usually spare time to seek nice musical piece to share here. Sometimes I learn about a pretty piece like this one, The Cat’s Fugue. The legend says that Scarlatti, like many artists, have a pet cat. This pet cat, Pulcinella, has inclination to walk across his keyboard time … Continue reading

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Ancient Music Wednesdays : The Fisherman and the Woodcutter

Quoted from cultural-china.com : Dialogue between the Fisherman and the Woodcutter is an ancient lyre music piece. There are over 30 versions of circulated music scores, some even with accompanying lyrics. The current music scores were first seen in the Ming dynasty. The music reflects the longing of hermit-minded person for a life of fishing and … Continue reading

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Ancient Music Wednesdays : “Synphoniaci” from Synaulia, Vol. 2 – Wind album.

Reconstructed ancient music fascinates me and I truly applaud those who ventures in this field. This music is a production from a project called SYNAULIA. Synaulia is of Walter Maioli, musician, paleorganologist , that from thirty years researchs , experiments and applies the sounds of the nature of the prehistory and of theantiquity. Please have a look … Continue reading