‘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 is originally a seven stanza song, two of which are performed in the recording below.
Arranged for a polyphonic choir by Komitas, this is likely one of the folk songs which he transcribed while listening to the villagers. Mellow and uplifting, this song can be either a lullaby or a pleasant way to end the day.
Score and Text in Armenian available for download below.