The Suni Project: Music Preservation

Grikor Mirzaian Suni (1876-1939)

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2008 January 17 Suni Concert, Southfield, Michigan, Armenian Congregational Church (76:36 minutes) Armenian Music of Grikor Mirzaian Suni (1876-1939) Concert sponsored by the Tekeyan Cultural Association and The Suni Project.

Maro Partamian, mezzo-soprano
Rubik Mailian, lyric tenor
Armena Marderosian, pianist
Sevan Suni, (21), violin, great granddaughter of the composer
Anoush Suni, (26), violin, oud, great granddaughter of the composer
Daniel Yousef Tehrani, dumbeg drum

  1. Introduction by Nora Azadian for The Tekeyan Cultural Association Overview of the song texts by Anahit Toumajan (3:40) – Listen Now
  2. Miayn Kez (Only for You) MP & RM (4:16) – Listen Now
  3. Kyankn Anoosh (Sweet the Life) MP (1:14) – Listen Now
  4. Inchoo Bingyolu Mtar? (Why Did You Enter Bingyol?) RM (1:31) – Listen Now
  5. Erz’room March (orchestral march for the city of Erz’room) SS & AS (3:52) – Listen Now
  6. Kali Yerk (Threshing Song) [sung to the oxen] RM (2:03) – Listen Now
  7. Mayisn Yekav (May Has Come) MP Violinists’ medley SEVAN SUNI and ANOUSH SUNI (4:32) – Listen Now
  8. Violin Medley (3:57) – Listen Now
    • Oy Nazanum (Oh My Nazan) SS
    • Hoontzk (Harvest) AS
    • Dill Lyoo Lyoo (Uncle Came to our Backyard) SS
    • Tsoren Em Tsaner (I Have Sown Wheat) AS
    • Oy Yaro (Oh Sweetheart) SS
    • Aghgeg Es (You’re Lovely) SS & AS
  9. Alakyaz (Mount Alakyaz) MP & RM (1:34) – Listen Now
  10. Aghji Ari (Maiden, Come) MP & RM (1:35) – Listen Now
  11. Sareri Hovin Mernim (For the Mountain Breeze I’d Die) MP (2:24) – Listen Now
  12. Ov Dook Sarer (Oh Ye Mountains) RM (1:55) – Listen Now
  13. Kyamancha (Spiked Fiddle) MP (0:46) – Listen Now
  14. Sareru Man Em Yekel (In the Mountains I have Wandered) RM (2:56) – Listen Now
  15. Papal Papal (Song to Bounce a Baby Boy) MP (0:44) – Listen Now
  16. Nenni Bala (Sleep My Child) MP (2:11) – Listen Now
  17. Zinch oo Zinch (What Oh What shall I give to the swimmers?) RM (2:26) – Listen Now
  18. Mer Sareru (Our Mountains) MP (1:26) – Listen Now
  19. Lorik (Quail) RM & MP (4:09) – Listen Now
  20. Arevelkoom (Orientale) SS & AS (3:45) – Listen Now
  21. OUD selections played and sung by Anoush Suni with Daniel Yousef Tehrani (3:49) – Listen Now
    • Horom Horom (a Girl Named Horom)
    • dumbeg drum solo – DYT
    • Ha Klor (Round Dance)
  22. Tooy-Tooy (Exclamation of Happiness in Eastern Armenian) SS (1:45) – Listen Now
  23. Shogher Jan (Shogher Dear) RM & MP (1:42) – Listen Now
  24. Voosh Voosh (Expression of Grieving) RM & MP (2:17) – Listen Now
  25. Aghgeg Es (You’re Lovely) RM (0:39) – Listen Now
  26. Habrban (Sweethearts Calling to each other) RM & MP (1:59) – Listen Now
  27. Hokis Mrmoor (My Tormented Soul) MP (1:59) – Listen Now
  28. Saren Koo Ga Dziavor (From the Mountains Comes a Horseman) RM (1:37) – Listen Now
  29. Yete Mi Or (If One Day you visit my grave) RM (2:55) – Listen Now
  30. Mshooshn Eh Patel (The Fog Has Encompassed All) MP (1:52) – Listen Now
  31. Gatsek Amper (Go Away Clouds and take a message to my love) RM & MP (3:32) - Listen Now
  32. Arik Haigazoonk (Come Armenians) Armenian National Anthem MP & RM(1:25) – Listen Now