Beowulf Sung in Old English

by Richard Poe
Thursday, March 19, 2009

6:20 pm Eastern Time

IN THE videos below, Benjamin Bagby, an American-born professor of medieval music at the Sorbonne University in Paris, recites and sings Beowulf in Old English, while strumming the Anglo-Saxon harp. Pure genius.

Beowulf – Opening Lines

Beowulf – The Telling of an Old Tale

Beowulf – Grendel’s Ambush

Beowulf – Battle

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