Ancient Journeys

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 2 December, 2015

In today’s programme, we’ll be taking a musical journey through ancient worlds, from Greece and Rome, to the Americas, the South Pacific, Antartica – and even the Moon.

Today we will be travelling ancient and distant worlds, guided by the ancient Piri Reis Map, thanks to the E S Posthumus album Cartographer, a marvellous symphonic album with lyrics that appear to be in Latin or Esperanto, but may in fact be a vocal melisma like that found in Karl Jenkins’s Adiemus albums, where words are used for their sound rather than their meaning. (And as we’re taking an extended voyage today, we’ll be hearing the latter’s Imagined Oceans today too.)

We will also touch the shores of Antartica with Vaughan Williams, ancient South America with Cusco, the South Pacific with Jalan Jalan, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World with Stuart Mitchell, and the land of the Cathars with Christian Sales. We’ll even visit the Moon with both Laurie Johnson and Mannheim Steamroller, and discover ancient peoples with Hans Zimmer. And, of course, a great deal more. The music is largely, but not exclusively, instrumental, with conventional and electronic instrumentation. We do hope you enjoy the journey.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. If you are in the United States or Canada, please click here to launch the Stream Licensing player. To listen from outside North America, click here to start your player if your browser is configured to do so.

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