In 1929 archaeologists discovered royal graves, from around 4,500 years ago that appeared to be the scene of a mass suicide. Sixty eight bodies lay, as if asleep, dressed in similar costumes and identical jewelry. In the corner were the remains of the Gold Lyre of Ur, with the arm of its last player draped over it, as if she had played to the end. Additional program notes on the inside cover of the score.
Digitized with funding from the Center for Regional Studies.
. For The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, Karim Wasfi, Chief Principal Conductor/Director. Instrumentation: picc, 2222, 3431, 2 perc (bells/tri, BD sus cym), timp, harp, strgs. Date Composed: 2009. Copyright: 2010. Duration: 7:05. Score/Parts: M Mauldin (computer-engraved, available for sale/rental).
Orchestral music -- Scores and parts
Mauldin, Michael. "The Last Musician of Ur." (2010). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nm_composer_archive/612
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The Last Musician of Ur