Ancient Viking Age Music Recreated – This Is What It Sounds Like

Have you ever wanted to listen to ancient Scandinavian music? If so, now is your chance.

A group of talented musicians from Sweden have recreated ancient Viking Age music and their album is already getting high praise.

As part of the European Music Archaeology project (EMAP) Paul Baxter of Delphian Records and Rupert Till of the University of Huddersfield, UK are making five CDs featuring reconstructions of musical instruments that are between 600 and 40000 years old.

Recreation of ancient music is very popular and gives many a unique opportunity to travel back in time and experience sounds from the past.

The instrumental group, led by specialist performers Åke Egevad on flute, lyre, horn and lur, plus Jens Egevad on lyre, lur and frame drum wanted to convey the instruments Vikings played and the voices they sang with, opening with an eerily plain little tune on medieval bone recorder and progressing through staunch ritual numbers for lyres and frame drums to lush polyphonic hymns in praise of early Scandinavian Christian saints.


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