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Category: Music

The first musical instrument was most probably a flute, made from an animal bone. The oldest of these flutes is from 43,000 years ago. But music itself – chants, songs, incantations – is much, much older. Our stories look at music in its many forms, ancient and modern, and from many cultures.

Children's Games

Children’s Games

This pensive music was composed by the famous harpist Marisa Robles. It’s from her Narnia Suite, which she wrote in 1991 — over a decade before the release of the movie based on C. S. Lewis’s classic, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Satie and Dali

That’s the opening for Erik Satie’s first Gymnopidie for piano. It was a very experimental piece to have written at the time, during the late 1800s, though it was one of the tamer things that Monsieur Satie composed during his career at the front of the avant guard in France.