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A ‘live’ performance of “Lamentations of the Algea” – track 3 from my new album, “The Scented Gardens of Alcinous”; available from all major digital music platforms, higher quality 320kbps MP3’s of the album can also be purchased direct from my website:
This track is a sorrowful piece for my marvellously mythological looking Luthieros “Lyre of Thamyris” chelys (tortoise shell form) lyre, in just intonation, in the distinctively poignant ancient Greek Phrygian Mode – misnamed the ‘Dorian’ mode in the Middle Ages, this mode has the equivalent intervals as D-D.
The Algea were were the personifications of sorrow in Greek mythology, daughters of the goddess of strife, Eris. They were related to Oizys, god of misery, and Penthos, god of mourning. Their opposites were the goddess of pleasure, Hedone, and the Charites, goddesses of joy.
There were three Algea; Lype, personification of pain, grief and distress; Ania, personification of distress, sorrow, and boredom; and Achus, personification of anguish.
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