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Armenian Festival (CD edition)

Armenian Festival (CD edition)

Present-day Armenia, situated between Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Iran, has a musical history that has developed over thousands of years. Native instruments include the duduk, a double-reeded woodwind that resembles a wooden flute; the kemancha, a violin-like instrument played with a bow; and the tar, an hour-glass-shaped string instrument similar to the lute. Armenian Festival features a capella choral performances such as "Gutani Yerg," richly orchestrated pieces like "Anun Arratutchian," and straightforward folk songs like "Khekch Marti," where solo-singing is accompanied by the tar. Liner notes include a brief album introduction.

Track Listing

101
Sirem Ki (To Love) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 1:56
102
Sevana Zgnorsnerou Bar (Seven Fishermen) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 2:53
103
Kapama (Stewing Pot) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 3:11
104
Sari Sirun Yar (Mountain Beauty) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 3:44
105
Eraz (A Dream) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 3:23
106
Anun Arratutchian (Prosperity) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 3:07
107
Horovel Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 2:29
108
Gadagayan Bar (Humourous Dance) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 2:05
109
Gutani Yerg (Song of the Harvester) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 2:42
110
Sirerg (Love Song) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 3:41
111
Arak Bar (Fast Dance) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 2:31
112
Lusnak Anush (Moonlit Night) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 4:05
113
Jairanik (Armenian Folk Dance) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 2:31
114
Khekhch Marti (Poor Man) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 3:19
115
Yaman Yar (Oh, Darling Mine) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 2:39
116
Akhourian Bar (Dance of Akhourian) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 2:07
117
Kapel Es Gisoved (She Tied Her Braids) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 3:34
118
Es Gisher, Lusnak Gisher (This Night, Moonlit Night) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 2:45
119
Karot (Yearning) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 3:17
120
Chochan (Male Dance) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 1:39
121
Siro Erg (Love Song) Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 4:08
122
Caravan Armenian Song & Dance Ensemble 4:30

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