The hurrians spoke an ergative, agglutinative language conventionally called hurrian, which is unrelated to neighbouring semitic or indo-european languages, and may have been a language isolate the iron age urartian language is closely related to or a direct descendant of hurrian. Hurrian is a conventional name for the language of the hurrians (khurrites), a people who entered northern mesopotamia around 2300 bc and had mostly vanished by 1000 bc hurrian was the language of the mitanni kingdom in northern mesopotamia, and was likely spoken at least initially in hurrian settlements in syria. In his credit, he wrote this in the 1960s, when much less was known about hurrian, and he made the (probably) accurate assumption that “these lines have the appearance of a hymn or prayer” the second translation, from an article written in 1977 by hans-jochen thiel, is far more thorough, and uses a transcription done by m dietrich and o.
Perhaps, he suggests, the hurrians were earlier inhabitants of the region, who, like the sumerians, had to make room for the semitic-speaking people who created the world's first empire based at akkad in central mesopotamia around 2350 bc. The near-complete tablet found in ugarit, referred to as the hurrian hymn to nikkal, or simply h6, was in 3 fragments when the fragments were placed together and deciphered, it showed something truly amazing in the world of music and human history. The 3400 year old hurrian hymn from ancient mesopotamia, is the oldest known fragment of written music so far discovered, in history this is a clip of the hymn, arranged for solo lyre - the complete piece can be heard on track 2 of my album, an ancient lyre - available from apple itunes & cdbabycom. The hymn to nikkal the hurrian hymn to nikkal from 12th century bce ugarit in syria is currently the oldest piece of annotated music known to history being well over 3,200 years old it dates from between 1400 and 1200 bce and was discovered in the libraries of the city of ugarit, today called ras shamra.
A tablet found at ugarit, and dating to the 13th century bc, contains in the upper portion the text of hurrian hymn in the lower portion (highlighted in red) it contains a series of numbers and technical terms that have been interpreted as a score rendering the tune to which the hymn would have been sung. Hurrian hymn no 6 guitar tab by misc traditional learn how to play chords diagrams hurrian hymn no 6 tab by misc traditional with chords drawings, easy version, 12 key variations and much more fresh tabs top tabs lessons submit videos. The hurrian hymn is the oldest known melody in the world it was written around 1400 bc it's already amazing that we have this song on record, but hearing it played on a lute is a beautiful trip back in time.
The rigvedas are often estimated to be older than this and we have more information about their notation system than the hurrian hymn also, it's disingenuous to think of this as a scale or compare it to any contemporary concept of music theory. Hurrian hymn - the oldest written song - for native american flute french archeologists excavated a clay tablet in the early 1950's which is believe to be sheet music for this hurrian hymn it is currently the oldest known written music. Clay tablets relating to music, containing the cuneiform signs of the hurrian language, had been excavated in the early 1950s at the syrian city of ancient ugarit in what is now modern ras shamra one text contained a complete hymn, both words and music and is the oldest known preserved music notation in the world.
The oldest known melody, which is known as hurrian hymn no 6, that dates all the way back to 1400 bce, performed by the very talented michael levy on solo lyre this piece was discovered in. Music streaming the hurrians - hurrian hymn #6 [ancient hymn] this is the oldest known melody ever, dating back from 1400 bce (youtubecom) submitted 2 years ago by fastfingers666 to r/music comment. The hurrian hymn, which was discovered in the 1950s at ugarit, syria, is the oldest piece of music known to man it was preserved for some thirty-four hundred years on a clay tablet, and is written in the cunieform text of the ancient hurrian language.
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