Dream of Seikilos
Composer: Istvan Horvath-Thomas
Instrumentation: Flute and Guitar
Includes 2 scores
“Seikilos is the name of a Greek businessman who lived about 2500 years ago in Tralles (Asia Minor). When his wife died, he had constructed a burial column which he had instribed with the so-called “Seikilos Melody” (Or “Seikilos Song”). It is considered one of the most beautiful musical examples of antiquity.
“In my composition Dream of Seikilos this song can be found verbatim (meas. 7-14), and the further course of the work follows the thematic development of the Seikilos Song”. — Istvan Horvath-Thomas