Here’s is my submission for the Ludi Apollinares. It’s a melody called The Epitaph of Seikilos. It is the earliest melody with written notation surviving in its entirety. It was written in Greek in the 1st or 2nd century CE in what is modern day Turkey. I recorded it on ocarina, a most ancient instrument, on my lunch break in the forest using my phone. The lyrics feel like a message of hope from Apollo to all of us. They translate from ancient Greek as:
While you live, shine.
Have no grief at all.
Life exist for only a short time.
And Kronos demands his due.
Let that be an inspiration for us all. May Apollo be honored in some way by my humble entry.