Ancient Egypt 2675-332 B.C.E.: Music

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chapter five
MUSIC

EdwardBleiberg

IMPORTANT EVENTS … 152
OVERVIEW … 154
TOPICS

Musical Instruments … 155
Musical Notation … 159
Work Songs … 160
Male and Female Musicians in the Old Kingdom … 164
A Musical Bureau in the Old Kingdom … 165
Banquet Music during the New Kingdom … 166
The Office of Chantress … 168
The Social Status of Musicians … 168
Musical Deities … 170
Music During the Reigns of Akhenaten and Nefertiti … 172
The Blind Solo Harpist and His Song … 174
Erotic Music … 178

SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE

Amenemhab … 179
Iti … 179
Neferhotep, Son of Henu … 179

DOCUMENTARY SOURCES … 180

SIDEBARS AND PRIMARY DOCUMENTS
Primary sources are listed in italics
Egyptian Musical Instruments … 155
Playing Tutankhamun's Trumpets … 159
The Story Behind the Song (excerpt from The Story of Two Brothers upon which a popular song was based) … 163
Songs from Paheri's Tomb (songs found copied in separate geographical locations in Upper Egypt) … 163
Sinuhe Welcomed Home with Music (conclusion to The Story of Sinuhe) … 169
Apuleius of Madaurus: A Roman View of Egyptian Music (excerpt from the novel Metamorphoses concerning the role of music) … 171
The Hymn to the Aten (praising Aten with credit for all creation) … 172
Harpist Songs (harpists' songs commenting on the afterlife) … 177
The Song from the Tomb of King Intef (song urging people to enjoy life on Earth) … 178

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