Ancient Journeys

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. Please click here to start your play­er if your brows­er is set up to pass streams to an exter­nal play­er. 

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