For Duduk With Piano Accompaniment
Over 50 favorite Komitas songs are specially arranged for duduk with piano accompaniment so that you can enrich your repertoire with these Armenian classics in no time. The book includes a wide variety of favorite folk songs, such as Shogher Jan, Kele kele, Hov Areq Sarer Jan and more with titles in Armenian and English.
KOMITAS (Soghomon Soghomon Gevorg, 1869-1935) holds an exceptional place in the spiritual life of the Armenian people. He has worked extensively as a composer, musicologist, singer, conductor, educator. Komitas is the founder of the National Composition School. He is the one who discovered the unique and highly valuable peasant folk music of the Armenian people that has thousands of years of history.
Komitas was born in Kotahia, Turkey. When he was 12 years old, the orphaned youth clergyman Gevorg Derdzakyan took him to Echmiadzin and taught at the Gevorkian Seminary, where his brilliant musical abilities were demonstrated. Here, under the guidance of his teacher Sahak Amatuni, he not only studied the basics of church music and mastered Armenian notation, but also collected and wrote numerous folk songs, studied them, and made creative interpretations. After graduating from the seminary, he was appointed music teacher and head of the Cathedral Choir. In 1895 Soghomon received the Bishop’s Scientific Degree and the name Komitas in honor of VII century Catholicos Komitas Aghtetsi. In the fall of the same year, he studied in Tiflis under the mentorship of Makar Ekmalian and became a communicant of European music theory.
Table of Contents
The book contains fifty Komitas favorites arranged for duduk and piano. In addition, book is illustrated with some rare manuscripts and Komitas photos some of them published for the first time. Please click the link below to download the full song list.
A Sample Page
Download a sample page from the book to get a taste of what’s inside. The sample contains two beautiful Komitas compositions: Alagyaz (Ալագյազ) and Khnki Tsar (Խնկի ծառ). Enjoy and please consider purchasing the book if you liked it.