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‘Amen, Hayr Sourb’ – Sacred

Originally denoted in the Khaz neumatic notation in the 13th century, the melody to this hymn has evolved over centuries. It has several contemporary versions, one of which […]

‘Khungi Dzarin’ – Sacred

‘Khungi Dzarin Numan es’ (Խնկի ծառին նման ես) (‘You are like an Incense Tree’) is a sacred song (sharakan) devoted to the Virgin Mary. It is performed during […]

‘Lousnakn Anoush’ – Komitas Vardapet

‘Lousnakn Anoush’ (Լուսնակն Անուշ) (‘Sweet is the Moon’) is pastoral song dedicated to the rising of the moon and the author’s longing to walk up the mountains. It […]

‘Havoun, Havoun’ – St. Grigor Narekatsi

‘Havoun, Havoun’ (Հավուն, Հավուն) (aka ‘To the Awakened Fowl’) is an ode composed in the 11th century by St. Grigor Narekatsi, an Armenian monk, lyrical poet and theologian […]

‘New Flower’ – St. Nerses Shnorhali

This sacred song, composed in the 12th century by St. Nerses Shnorhali, is dedicated to the good news of the resurrection of Christ. The translation of the words […]

‘The Sky Has Greyed’ – Komitas

‘The Sky Has Greyed’ (aka ‘Yerkinqn Ampel e’ (Երկինքն Ամպել է)) is a folk song originally arranged by Komitas as a vocal piece. It is a love song […]

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