Seikilos? Who’s that? More like “what is that?” Per handy Wikipedia, the Sekilos epitaph is:
…the oldest surviving example of a complete musical composition, including musical notation, from anywhere in the world. The song, the melody of which is recorded, alongside its lyrics, in the ancient Greek musical notation, was found engraved on a tombstone, near Aidin, Turkey (not far from Ephesus). The find has been dated variously from around 200 BC to around AD 100 but the first century AD is the most probable guess….While older music with notation exists (for example the Delphic Hymns), all of it is in fragments; the Seikilos epitaph is unique in that it is a complete, though short, composition.
We’re going to go from that to U2. With the history of Western music in between. In 90 minutes.
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