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Three Millennia of Greek Literature

Rock Around Byzantium!
Aspects of Byzantium in modern popular music

 

Blaine L. Reininger
Rosebud


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  Instrumental, from Reininger's "Byzantium".
Here is an excerpt from the text on the cover of the disk:

"At no other time before or since did the planet earth approach a reconciliation of its eastern and western ways. In Byzantium the meathead passion to force time and space to march in a straight line at swordpoint, which has characterised western thought since Romulus met Remus, was tempered by eastern subtlety and delicious vice. The resulting civilization produced a culture and art that was only made more beautiful by the hidden knowledge that the end was near. Even lower life forms like politicians and bank managers regard the Byzantine epoch as a golden age. Let us fade out on an idyllic vision of gilded towers gleaming in a heartbreakingly rich sunset, ghost citizens casting long purple shadows as they hurry home, bronze horns and water organs, cymbals and bells. Ignore the jackals who always wait in the wings to bring on the darkness and put the world in chains. We shall dream while we still can."


 

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Patrick Cassidy - Lisa Gerrard
Sailing To Byzantium *


Dizzy Gillespie

Constantinople *


Blaine L. Reininger

Rosebud *


Pothead

Constantinople


Johnson - Dunning

Byzantium (Golden City) *


Deep Blue Something

Byzantium


Jesse Cook

Byzantium Underground


Zohar

Byzantine


Klezmorim

Constantinople *


Warren Zevon

Ourselves To Know


Bal-Sagoth

To Storm The Cyclopean Gates Of Byzantium *


Nova Menco

Constantinople *


Cusco

Byzantium *

Kansas
Byzantium


Loreena McKennitt

Kecharitomene *


Stephan Micus

Yperagia Theotoke (Athos Second Night)


Al Stewart

Constantinople


Delerium (feat. Joanna Stevens)

A Poem For Byzantium


Patricia Barber

Constantinople *


Pinback

Byzantine


h.e.r.r.

A New Rome


In the Nursery

Byzantium


Million Dead

The Rise And Fall 


Church

Dream


Antaeus (The Orchard)

Byzantine Meditation *

Greek :

Manos Hatzidakis
Nocturnal Angel
Up To Digenes' Yards


Nikos Xydakis

Imvros
Byzantine Silk
Constantinople *
Song Of The Doge
Hymn To Freedom

Dionysis Savopoulos
Preslaves
Rays Of The North


Evanthia Reboutsika

The Umbrella Of Bosporus *


Vasilis Tsabropoulos

Axion Esti *

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