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Civilization V- Epitaph of Seikilos

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    Docia M
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    My father has been playing quite a bit of Civilization V recently. There is a piece that repeats that intrigued me:

    Epitaph of Seikilos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kpVrmRkPWk

    Around 1:20 it sounds like the piece could be played on the harp.

    I searched a bit and found that it is an orchestration using the Epitaph of Seikilos, supposedly the oldest recorded musical composition.

    I was wondering if anyone had any more information on this musical piece, and knew whether there is sheet music on the harp for it?

    Thanks a million.

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    It is just a melody, and it can be downloaded or found in collections of historical music in a library. However, there are more-ancient Sumerian cuneiform scores that can be transcribed and played, I believe. Music of the ancient Hebrews exists as melodies, too, so Seikolos is only the oldest European music.

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    richard-hagan
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    Suzanne Guldimann has published an arrangement of it in her collection “The King’s Delight”.

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    Sarah Mullen
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    I’m amazed at how much good music comes out of the video game world.

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    Docia M
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    Thank you very much! I will look into all of the above.

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    Docia M
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    Thank you!!

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