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Canzona on the Seikilos Epitaph (2023)

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Uploaded by: CarsonCooman (08/12/23)
Composer: Beaumont, Karen
Sample Producer: Llanerch Organs
Sample Set: Blackburn Cathedral
Software: Hauptwerk VII
Genre: Contemporary
Karen Beaumont (b. 1965) — Canzona on the Seikilos Epitaph (2023) for organ

“While you live, shine... Time demands his due.”

“Canzona on the Seikilos Epitaph” (2023) is based is based on the oldest surviving complete musical composition. It likely dates from the 1st or 2nd century CE. The words and music are recorded on a stone pillar (stelle) from the Hellenistic town of Tralles near present-day Aydın, Turkey, not far from Ephesus.

American organist Karen Beaumont (b. 1965) received her degree in Music History from the University of Wisconsin and studied organ with Gerre Hancock, John Behnke, Jeffrey Peterson, and Carol Haakenson. Beaumont has performed as a recitalist in numerous venues throughout the USA and the UK. From 1988 to 2011 she provided the organ and choral music for St. James Episcopal Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her album of classic French noëls was released on the Pro Organo label in 2020. Her musical compositions have been published by Lorenz, Leupold Editions, Fagus-Music, and SMP Press.

Published by SMP Press
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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