For many centuries, the salpinx held its position as announcer in the Greek games or agon.
In March, we introduced a free site that offered an online mouthpiece designer.
Early Music Archaeology in Scandinavia and the Baltic Region The reported modern story of the bronze lurs begins in Brudevaelte, Denmark in 1797 when a letter dated June 19th 1797, was penned to accompany the first find of lurs on their journey to the Royal Exchequer.
Sounds from Silence: Music Archaeology of the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic
Music Emerging from the Texts While musical archaeology studies in the Mediterranean area and the Middle East have examined the physical evidence and iconography, written sources have always also played a key role.
Music Archaeology up to the 1960s Brass instruments underwent monumental changes in the mid nineteenth century with the adoption of valves and one of the workers in the field at the time was Victor-Charles Mahillon, a Belgian musician, instrument builder and writer on musical topics.
Coins are an important source of information for music archaeologists. They may be small but the skill of the ancient die maker who makes the two dies which contain the impression of the two sides of the coin was amazing.
We can’t say exactly when these two instruments first came to be played together but it certainly didn’t take long after Ktesibios invented the first keyboard instrument.
The mention of the word Music will likely bring about a series of mental processes in which you relate the context of the word to your own experiences.
It’s easy to think of ancient brass design as following that of modern instruments but that was simply not the case.
Of course, it wasn’t the letter itself which made its claim of importance to brass players during the long, logo-ago European Iron Ages - between around 1000 BCE to sometime quite a lot later!