VEM
CHANTS SACRÉS ARMÉNIENS

“VEM” 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.

CD
Duration:50'29"

1. 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
10.Yekmalian, HORJAM
11. Shirakatzi, VASN MERO
12. Anonymous, UR ES MAIR IM
13. Shnorhali, BATZ MEZ
14. Dzoraporetzi, URAKH LER

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