Here are some short musical pieces from ancient Greece played by the Ensemble De Organograpia, “a period instrument ensemble dedicated to performing and recording lesser know works from several different eras.” Their CD, Music of the Ancient Greeks, was recorded in 1995, 1997 by Pandourion Records and is still available for purchase on Amazon and elsewhere.
Performers Gayle and Philip Neuman were directors of The Oregon Renaissance Band when they made this CD. They’ve recorded other ancient musics as well, including Sumerian and Egyptian.
Salpinx call, the “Sappho Painter” (5th century BC) [CD Track 01] (Time: 0:28)
Euripides: Choral Ode from “Orestes” (c. 408 BC) [Track 11] (1:13)
Euripides: Choral Ode from “Iphigeneia at Aulis” (c. 404 BC) [Track 12] (1:17)
(Note the use of quarter-tones in this song; our ears aren’t used to the pitch of these “in between” notes.)
Dramatic Fragment on kithara, Anonymous (c. 200 BC) [Track 10] (1:21)
Delphic Paean, Athenaeus (127 BC) [Track 07] (3:41)
For a lot more information about the music, here’s the booklet enclosed with the Music of Ancient Greece CD
I hope I’ll have time to add a little more about this fascinating music that was so important to ancient Greek drama. — Tom.