The Roman Cornu: history and sound of a military horn

sound and history of the roman cornu

Shape of the instrument In this article I’m going to take you back in time to learn more about the Roman cornu, a horn belonging to the brass group of the instruments used in the ancient Rome. As you will notice from the picture below, there were no holes or valves in the roman cornu […]

Music from the Standard of Ur: the lyre player and the singer

a lyre and a cuneiform tablet

The Standard of Ur: a closer look to the Peace panel What can we learn about Music in Mesopotamia by taking a closer look at the lyre player and the singer represented in the Standard of Ur? Before answering this question, we’d better put things into the right historical context. The Standard of Ur is […]