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Armenia: Liturgical Chants - Mekhitarist Community of Venice

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Armenia: Liturgical Chants - Mekhitarist Community of Venice

The monastery located on the island of San Lazzaro in the Venetian Lagoon, serves as the headquarters of the Mekhitarist Order of the Armenian Catholic Church. Here, at one of the foremost centers of Armenian Christian culture in the world, the Mekhitarist monks recorded this collection of liturgical chants sung during Lent and Easter. This monastery, notes ethnomusicologist Alain Daniélou, has maintained the tradition of the Armenian chant in its most authentic form.

The liner notes, in English and French, contain the text of the liturgical chants, taken from the Armenian Breviary, the Armenian Hymnal, and the Armenian Catholic Bible.

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This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available again, including more than a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Track Listing

101
Louys Araritch Lousso (Hymn to the Light of the Trinity) Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 5:49
102
Ornemc Ezkez Anesghispen Hayr (The Return to the Father) Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 6:15
103
Vor Eshorourt Ko Kalesdiant (The Last Coming of Christ) Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 6:50
104
Houys Im (My Hope) Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 5:24
105
Ourah Ler Sourp Yeghehetzi (The Joy of the Church) Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 3:54
106
Patz Mez Der (Open for Us, O Lord) Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 2:44
107
Aleluia! Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 2:30
108
Psalm of Lament Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 2:06
109
Arzatsirouty Ampen (The Betrayal) Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 5:02
110
Zartyav Agheghen (Alleluia for Good Friday) Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 2:04
111
Barkevadoun (The Burial of the Lord) Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 2:44
112
Psalm of the Funeral Cortege Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 3:36
113
Aysor Haryav (The Resurrection of Christ) Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 4:14
114
Litany Choir of the Mekhitarist Community of San Lazzaro 2:31

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