Gilgamesh

My friend Bill sent me a link to this cool clip. Peter Pringle singing the opening lines to the Epic of Gilgamesh in ancient Sumerian and playing a long-neck, three-string, Sumerian lute known as a “gish-gu-di”.

Read all about it here: http://www.realmofhistory.com/2017/03/20/listen-epic-gilgamesh-ancient-sumerian/

If you are unfamiliar with the Epic of Gilgamesh you can read the story on several web sites.

Peter Pringle’s web site is hard to navigate, but he has some cool music on his YouTube Channel. He doesn’t limit himself to ancient music. Here he is playing Vulcan harp and theremin. Talk about a wide range of music!