‘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 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.