Program #2064

On this episode of New Sounds, there’s choral music from around the globe, including Corsica, Armenia, Georgia, Greece, and beyond. What this choral music all has in common is a combination of melody (without harmony) and drone from a number of different choral traditions. We’ll make our way through Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus Mountains, with a plowing song from the Republic of Georgia. Then, from neighboring Armenia, hear 13th Century sacred choral music. There’s also choral music from the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Plus hear Syrian Orthodox church music sung largely in Arabic by Sister Marie Keyrouz, the Lebanese nun based in Paris.

PROGRAM # 2064, Choral music with drones (First aired on Tues, 8/27/02)





Ioannis Koukouzelis

The Byzantine Master

Then He Shall Speak…" (excerpt) [1:30]

Jade/BMG #35809
Now out of print.

The Tsinandali Choir

Table Songs of Georgia

Orovela [5:00]

Real World #62326** *

The Music of Armenia

Vol. 1: Sacred Choral Music

Sirt im sasani [4:30]

Celestial Harmonies 13115** *

Soeur Marie Keyrouz

Chant Byzantin

14th Antiphon for Holy Thursday [5:30]

Harmonia Mundi #901315**

Mount Athos

Orthodox Chants by Mount Athos Monks

Theoteke Parthene [4:00]

Sony #SK 60247
OR available for purchase at*

Serbian Melods

14th to 18th Centuries

Isaiah the Serb: Polieleos Servikos [5:30]

Belgrade Radio cassette #5130158. Not commercially available.

Bulgarian Orthodox Ensemble

Byzantine Chants

Hallelujah from the 14th Century [2:30]

Jade/BMG #91001
Now out of print.

E Voce Di U Cumune

Corsica: Chants Polyphoniques

Lode di u seplucru [5:00]

Harmonia Mundi #901256**

Tenores Di Oniferi

A S'omine

A S'omine [4:30]

Ideas #002. Italian release, apparently not commercially available. Another CD by this group is available from or from World Music Institute,

Gyuto Monks

The Perfect Jewel: Sacred Chants of Tibet

Initiation of the Guhyasamaja Tantra, excerpt [7:30]

Rykodisc #10626** *

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