The World’s Oldest (Ugaritic) Melody on YouTube

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4 thoughts on “The World’s Oldest (Ugaritic) Melody on YouTube

  1. An Oldie but a Goodie | Dr. Platypus 17 Jan 2011 at 2:36 pm

    […] is a more authentic rendition of the Late Bronze Age hymn to Nikkal I mentioned last May. (H/T: Jim West) Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookBuzz it upTweet about itSubscribe to the comments […]


  2. steph 17 Jan 2011 at 2:42 pm

    very nice… but I wonder what the score looks like. They hadn’t invented the stave at that stage…


  3. steph 17 Jan 2011 at 2:45 pm

    at least until the Gregorian chants I think 12th – 13th centuries – that was when annotation appeared, bar lines with notes … I wonder how they can be sure of exact notation here.


  4. steph 17 Jan 2011 at 2:46 pm

    not to mention timing … a bit of improvisation?


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