The world’s oldest tune is by an Armenian, apparently

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  • Thanks for posting this, Norman.

    Unfortunately the Hurrians/Armenians didn’t give sufficient thought to the royalty possibilities. Bummer for them.

  • Nice headline, but let’s look a little more carefully.

    Any real musicologists around to tell us what the notation really specifies?
    My understanding about ancient Greek music is that the notation is totally inadequate for a modern performance. Any performances tell us more about the performer than about ancient Greece. My hasty research on the above hymn points to the same direction, but I could be wrong.
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/734711?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

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