Thanksgiving Theremin: “Beowulf (excerpt) on Hurdy-Gurdy and Theremin” by Peter Pringle

The very old Anglo-Saxon poetry, the pretty darn old hurdy-gurdy, and the pretty new theremin. Goes together oddly well, unearthly aesthetic to unearthly aesthetic.

From the YouTube description:

This is a short excerpt from the 8th century epic tale of BEOWULF. The instrument I am using to accompany myself is called a hurdy-gurdy , a popular instrument of medieval Europe. The hurdy-gurdy in this video was made for me by Alden and Cali Hackmann of Olympic Musical Instruments in Indianola, Washington, and is a fully equipped electro-acoustic instrument with a built-in sound console.