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    Yes, that's what I've gathered from reading liner notes on my albums that purport to contain the "oldest" music. Speculation, guesswork, interpretation, creativity....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascodagama View Post
    As you probably know there are archaeologists and, apparently, "paleorganists" who study these questions. And there are surviving bits of musical notation going back as far as Sumeria:

    http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/t...the-world.html

    One group of academics and musicians that focuses on ancient Roman instruments and music is Synaulia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synaulia

    and what they do sounds like this:



    While I've no expertise, it seems to me that there must be a lot of guesswork and speculation involved. There are no surviving records of musical notation from ancient Rome and it appears that, based on the lack of any evidence in written accounts or visual art, they may not have written music down at all.
    Thanks for these links and your insight.
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    Light jazz with a medieval touch...
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    The Synaulia clip above reminds me of Elisabeth Waldo, an ethnomusicologist who studied pre-Columbian musical instruments. She made several albums comprised of replicas of said instruments:



    EDIT: I had no idea until I just posted this that she is the sister of Janet Waldo, voice of (among others) Judy Jetson!
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    I am loving this thread.

    The Roman music especially is something really different. Reminds me of the title sequence for the outstanding ROME TV series.



    Here's another great band if you like ye olde pagan stuff:

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    Joe Parrish :



    btw Don't miss his amazing rendition of The Rite of Spring :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFG70gFbvOg

    etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    Let's hear it for Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music influences transposed, altered or modernized.
    Well, since you said "influences":
    https://youtu.be/tpn62QBlHZc

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    Incredibly beautiful music


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    Touch of Varèse



    The whole thing :


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    Incidentally, you probably have Wanda Landowska to thank for the whole “early music” thing to begin with. The harpsichord had fallen out of favor until she re-popularized in in the 1930s, opening the gates for more “period accurate” instrument rediscovery:

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    Sarah Pillow (close with Mark Wagnon of Brand X-fame) is specialized in transforming early music to jazz-rock (amongst other genres):

    Here's a 10 years old version of Dido's Lament


    See also her fine catalogue at Buckyball Music, which features Percy Jones and John Goodsall to mention a few: https://buckyballmusic.com/sarah-pillow

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    ^ I saw them live many years ago. Got to talk to John & Percy afterwards.

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    Anton Pann Ensemble comes to mind - the music originates from the early 1800s (I think). Not prog though. If you like this kind of thing (I do), then it's really worth a listen

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    Phoenix draw inspiration from medieval mythology:


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    Harrison Birtwistle


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    43 posts in, and nobody has mentioned the most famous reconstruction of ancient music ever?

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    Bardcore? That's a good one.

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