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Best Of Thanasis Kleopas – Lyre Sheet Music of his Greatest Songs

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“There is no benefit when music stands secret and hidden.” — Lucian

Learn how to play eight of the greatest songs by the beloved Wandering Melodist.

Songs’ list: Drama’s Bridge ✦ Hymn to Muse Kalliope & Apollo ✦ I Wish I Were Wind ✦ Immortal’s Wish ✦ Look at Me Sweet Love ✦ Ode to the Sun ✦ On the oleander’s blossom ✦ Perfume

“In this sheet music book, I chose to include some of the songs that I began to learn as a beginner lyre player a few years ago” says Thanasis Kleopas, a celebrated lyre player. “Most of them are inspired by the rich Greek musical tradition, while others are my own compositions, either with genuine lyrics or based on surviving hymns straight out of Greek antiquity. So, learn by studying the sheet music, but don’t forget why you were lured into music in the first place: for the joy of playing and expressing yourself.”

In this book, you will find a series of original and traditional melodies, ideal for anyone willing to take the next step and exercise on intermediate to advanced songs for the ancient lyre and the ancient kithara. “This Sheet Music Book is among our latest additions to our effort to enrich the available educational resources for lyre and lyre-like musical instruments,” Nikolaos Koumartzis, the series’ director, explains. The book is part of the Lyre Sheet Music series, in which some of the greatest lyre players around the world participate, including Lina Palera, Michael Levy, Theodore Koumartzis, Giorgio Sancristoforo, et cetera.

Pages: 36 | Dimensions: 9 x 12 inches

(sheet music for a 13strings lyre or kithara)

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A Lyre Sheet Music Series

Learn using sheet music and tablatures specially designed for your instrument

Lyre and Kithara Sheet Music Books Series - Scorebooks - Tablatures - LUTHIEROS.com
Lyre and Kithara Sheet Music Books Series - Scorebooks - Tablatures - LUTHIEROS.com

Historic Accuracy & Playability

It's not a battle. It's about finding the right balance.

^ Linus, the legendary lyre teacher, along with one of his students, Mousaios. This is one of the earliest surviving school scenes, and it is depicted on an Attic red figured kylix, ca. 450-400 B.C. Attributed to Eritrea Painter. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.

< Linus, the legendary lyre teacher, along with one of his students, Mousaios. This is one of the earliest surviving school scenes, and it is depicted on an Attic red figured kylix, ca. 450-400 B.C. Attributed to Eritrea Painter. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.

Bringing Ancient Artifacts Back to Life

Re-inventing the ancient lyre and re-introducing it to the modern world is an act that can directly connect us to our ancient heritage. Giving a voice to a musical instrument silenced for two thousand years and more is our way of paying our deed to the great minds of the ancient world.

Sheet music books, also known as scorebooks or songbooks, played a vital role in popularising mainstream musical instruments since the first was published in 1501 in the Venetian Republic by Ottaviano Petrucci. With such an abundance of scorebooks for the guitar or the piano, it is not by accident that modern lyre players are striving to learn using educational material that was not designed for their instruments.

So, how a lyre scorebook can be published when there are so many different types of lyres out there with entirely different tunings, note orientation, or strings’ numbers? The solution is straightforward (but not easy): we have to standardize the lyre as the modern classical guitar was back in the 19th century by Antonio de Torres Jurado, Ignacio Fleta, Hermann Hauser Sr., and Robert Bouchet.

And this is exactly what we have been up to for the last decade. So, this Sheet Music Book is our latest addition to our effort to enrich the available educational resources for lyre and lyre-like musical instruments.

References

Hawkins, J. (1776). A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, Cambridge University Press.

King, A. H. (1968). Four Hundred Years of Music Printing, Trustees of the British Museum, London.

Pöhlmann, E. (1970). Denkmäler altgriechischer Musik. Sammlung, Übertragung und Erläuterung aller Fragmente und Fälschungen

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Best Of Thanasis Kleopas – Lyre Sheet Music of his Greatest Songs

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