Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Country, Folk & World Music
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-18-2014, 02:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
gimme gimme
 
misspoptart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: istanbul
Posts: 887
Default Ancient Babylonian Brought to Life

Hello world music lovers!

Thought you might enjoy this article and the soundtrack of what a few artists' have come up with as a pretty accurate rendition of ancient Babylonian music.

I find it absolutely haunting and beautiful. The language itself sounds really familiar somehow. Check it out!

What did ancient Babylonian songs sound like?
misspoptart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 09:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
Born To Be Mild
 
Lisnaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: He lives on Love Street
Posts: 2,898
Default

It´s intriguing to wonder what the music of the distant past may´ve sounded like, but I for one couldn´t get anything from your link, I´m afraid, misspoptart. Maybe that´s why nobody is following up on this thread yet?

Incidently, some time ago, Stephen also did some digging into "the oldest song in the world":-
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
Not a nomination and not European but I thought you might be interested in this.

Hurrian Songs
The Oldest Song in the World

musical notation on clay tablets from Syria dated to around 1400 BC

and this



based on tablets from Syria (I imagine they are the same tablets but in the notes on YouTube they claim they were dated to 3400 BC. I think they meant to say 3400 years ago.).
__________________
Did you ever hear of having more than you wanted? So that you couldn’t want anything else and then started looking for something else to want? It seems like we’re always searching for something to satisfy us, and never finding it. - Susan Eloise Hinton, 1967
Lisnaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 06:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
gimme gimme
 
misspoptart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: istanbul
Posts: 887
Default

Oh my! I didn't realize the link wasn't working properly. Let me link you directly to the soundcloud page:

Babylonian!

It's really so haunting and beautiful! Can't stop listening

I remembered Stephen's thread! I will definitely check it out again.
misspoptart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 12:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
Remember the underscore
 
Pet_Sounds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: The other side
Posts: 2,329
Default

Very cool, Miss P. Thanks for sharing!
__________________
Everybody's dying just to get the disease
Pet_Sounds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 08:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
Born To Be Mild
 
Lisnaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: He lives on Love Street
Posts: 2,898
Default

^ Yes, misspoptart, thanks for putting up the soundcloud link; of the four songs there, my particular favourite was "Lullaby". It´s a beautiful, soothing piece of music as we might expect from the title. In the end your original RawStory link opened as well and it makes a very interesting read. Stef Connor has obviously done considerable research and has used as a starting point the same tablet H.6 from Ugarit that Stephen came across.

His Wikipedia link ( Hurrian songs ) has a good description of the tablet while his second link ( The Oldest Song In The World ) has a photo of both sides of the tablet and as well as three musical interpretations of the song that is written on it. The generally agreed title for the H.6 song is Hurrian Hymn to Nikkal and I wonder if that song is actually featured on Stef Connor´s album ?

Not so interesting for me is Stephen´s YouTube clip (Echoes from Uragit) which I think is a bit of a cheat as it´s a fabrication for a full Western orchestra. In fact, I found another version of Hymn to Nikkal which sounds more authentic, although without the benefit of Stef´s voice, I would characterize it as worthy but dull:-

__________________
Did you ever hear of having more than you wanted? So that you couldn’t want anything else and then started looking for something else to want? It seems like we’re always searching for something to satisfy us, and never finding it. - Susan Eloise Hinton, 1967
Lisnaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.