Orpheus Project

The Orpheus Project provides music of the past and of far off places to TV, film and production companies. Formed in 2012, the Orpheus Project records albums of music for documentary and Film using musicians specialist in their fields to ensure unique and authentic recordings of the highest quality.
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Trumpets over 3,300 years old, discovered in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian king, Tutankhamun. These instruments are the only two surviving trumpets from ancient Egypt

Trumpets over 3,300 years old, discovered in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian king, Tutankhamun. These instruments are the only two surviving trumpets from ancient Egypt

Historic Artefact. An Ancient Greek tombstone dated between 200 BC and 100 AD, it contains the world's oldest piece of music that survives complete.

Historic Artefact. An Ancient Greek tombstone dated between 200 BC and 100 AD, it contains the world's oldest piece of music that survives complete.

#Music ~ The original Black civilization of Iraq. Stamped clay plaque of a #harpist - 2000 BC

#Music ~ The original Black civilization of Iraq. Stamped clay plaque of a #harpist - 2000 BC

Ancient Egyptian music notationFrom a set of 6 parchments described by German musicologist Hans Hickmann in his 1956 book Musicologie Pharaonique, or Music under the Pharaohs, as dating from the 5th to 7th centuries C.E. Colors are presumed to indicate pitch and size to indicate duration. Writings on the parchment are in Coptic with indications like “Spiritual Harmony” and “Holy Hymn Singer”. This manuscript had a profound influence on Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh’s music notation and p

Ancient Egyptian music notationFrom a set of 6 parchments described by German musicologist Hans Hickmann in his 1956 book Musicologie Pharaonique, or Music under the Pharaohs, as dating from the 5th to 7th centuries C.E. Colors are presumed to indicate pitch and size to indicate duration. Writings on the parchment are in Coptic with indications like “Spiritual Harmony” and “Holy Hymn Singer”. This manuscript had a profound influence on Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh’s music notation and p

470 BCE. Etruscan, painted fired terra cotta tomb wall decoration. The young female lyre-player. MFA

470 BCE. Etruscan, painted fired terra cotta tomb wall decoration. The young female lyre-player. MFA

The arched harp became dominate in pharaonic Egypt. It was made with a sound box which was joined smoothly to a curved rod encircled by collars for individual strings.  #AncientEgypt #OrpheusProject

The arched harp became dominate in pharaonic Egypt. It was made with a sound box which was joined smoothly to a curved rod encircled by collars for individual strings. #AncientEgypt #OrpheusProject

Closeup of Musician playing the bells Western Han Dynasty China 206 BCE-9 CE Painted Earthenware

Closeup of Musician playing the bells Western Han Dynasty China 206 BCE-9 CE Painted Earthenware

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