|The Yerevan Chamber Choir, under the direction of conductor Harutiune Topikyan, is a 26-member choir dedicated to the restoration of Orthodox Christian traditions in Armenia, and enjoys the blessing of the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians. They have participated in numerous international music festivals throughout Armenia, as well as in Russia, Italy, Norway, and Germany. In 2000, the group received the award of "Best Traditional Album" for this recording at the 3rd Annual Armenian Music Awards.
The name of Vardabed Komitas is very dear to every Armenian. Komitas was a very well-known composer of traditional Armenian music in the beginning of the century. After the atrocities of the turks which led to the Armenian Genocide in 1915, the mind of Vardabed Komitas couldn't bear the pain and anguish of his people.
On this recording the music of Komitas is beautifully performed by the Yerevan Chamber choir. No music, just blending voices.
Tracks include:1. Wedding Songs, Vol. 1 / Sacred blessing to the new family / Bride's farewell to her father's home / Greeting song to the groom's mother / Tribute to the groom / Tribute to the guests / Tribute to the bride and groom,2. Moonlight Love Song,3. Men Singing and Dancing,4. Armenian Folk Songs and Dances, Vol. 3 / Love song / Joke song / Tribute to Hunter Lover / Widow's lament / Nostalgia song / A Dance song,5. Work Song Praising the Motherland During Spring,6. Carter's Song,7. A Love Song and Dance,8. Love Song,9. A Mother's Joke song,10. Armenian Folk Songs and Dances, Vol. 4 / 7 Lamentations of Song and Dance, 11. A Joke Song,12. Work Song During Fall (Harvest),13. Joke Song Play,14. Feast Song,15. Love Dance Song,16. Rite Joke Song,17. In Memory of Martyrs,18. Work Song,19. Rite Joke Song