The Music of Ancient Greece – An Appreciation

“”The music of ancient Greece was almost universally present in society, from marriages and funerals to religious ceremonies, theatre, folk music and the ballad-like reciting of epic poetry. It thus played an integral role in the lives of ancient Greeks. There are significant fragments of actual Greek musical notation as well as many literary references to ancient Greek music, such that some things can be known—or reasonably surmised—about what the music sounded like, the general role of music in society, the economics of music, the importance of a professional caste of musicians, etc” (Wikipedia,

The tracks on this compilation are either covers of the remaining fragments of Ancient Greek music, or a reflection of the participating artists on the cultural legacy of Ancient Greece and an attempt to find the music of Ancient Greece in their own compositional approaches.”

V.A.-“The Music of Ancient gReece: an appReciation”


1 Seikilos Epitaph with the Lyre of Apollo by Lina Palera (Lyre 2.0 Project player)
2 Anaximander Fragment by Anthony Donovan
3 Anakrosmix by Dave Fuglewicz
4 Okružen mrtvima by Crocodile Tears
5 Cultures All In Harmony by Hectic Head
6 Red Ext Top Moontain by nobodisoundz
7 Anakrousis by Lezet
8 In White Stone by Lomz
9 Pythian Chant by Ophed
10 Τράβα ρε αλάνη by Alen Ilijić
11 Rizoma by Mu.
12 The Great Unknown pt.3 by Zoran & Borut
13 Ancient Greece Noise by Seiei Jack
14 Atermon by BroodingSideOfMadness
15 The Same Stream Twice by Daitse
16 Agia Kore by Autumna X Triage
17 Αρχαία Μουσική Για Σύγχρονη Φορές (Ancient Music For Modern Times) by Jared C. Balogh
18 Hymne de apophia by L o W & CROCODILE TEARS
19 Phrygian Alure (Γιαάν Πάτερσον) by Jaan Patterson

Curated by Igor Jovanovic
Released by suRRism-Phonoethics

Download from the Free Music Archive or Bandcamp.