Pipes and Lyre

This is a good example of a modern reproduction of music from 4500 years ago. It’s a simple composition of a a duet between the reconstructed lyre of ur and some reconstructed silver pipes found in the same grave. Although the lyre strings didn’t survive the intervening years, they reconstructed a musical scale from the position of the holes in the pipes. The original lyre and pipes were excavated by Sir Leonard Woolley at Ur, Mesopotamia. They were deposited in museums at Baghdad and Philadelphia. The replica of the Lyre was made by Andy Lowings and friends. The Silver pipes were evaluated and made by Bo Lawergren. That being said though, there are significant differences from the original piece of music as the very sound that existed during that time no longer exists. Even the Tempo is unknown.

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