means rock in Armenian.The name of the album concerns the site where
the recording was realized- the XII century rocky monastery Geghart
in Armenia. Fantastic acoustics of the grotto and symbolic phrases
from the Bible in English, French, Latin, Aramaic and Armenian accentuate
the mysticism of the Armenian sacred songs (the most ancient ones
come from IV-V centuries A.C) .
Traditionally, such sacred songs are interpreted “a cappella”, but
the Armenian traditional wind instruments are incorporated into these
arrangements in a very light manner.
The sound of “SHVI”, “TAV SHVI” and “BLUL” is mixed with the narration
from the Genesis, and Lucineh’s voice completes the image.
In cooperation with Levon Tevanian: Armenian traditional wind instruments.
Khorenatzi, KHORHURD METS
2. Taronatzi, KHORHURD KHORIN
3. Pahlavuni, OV ZARMANALI
4. Khorenatzi, LUYS I LUSO
5. Narekatzi, HAVIK MI
6. Komitas, HRESHTAKAYIN
7. Narekatzi, HAVUN, HAVUN
8. Ayrivanetzi, SIRT IM SASANI
9. Mashtotz, ANKANIM ARATCHI KO
11. Shirakatzi, VASN MERO
12. Anonymous, UR ES MAIR IM
13. Shnorhali, BATZ MEZ
14. Dzoraporetzi, URAKH LER
Studio SM, Paris 2004