The Suni Project: Music Preservation

Grikor Mirzaian Suni (1876-1939)

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Songs for a New Life (Nor Kyanki Yerger)

Published in 1934, New York, 59 pages. Written by Suni in response to requests for envigoration and positive optimistic orientation after Armenians had suffered so much tragedy. His tempo marking is often “ashkhoozh” – vivaciously, as in Song #35 below (“Oy Nazanum”).

To date, we are able to make the following available online from this songbook:

Table of Contents translation by Jeannette Hovsepian (Frenster), who was a dance / piano student of Seda Suny. View now >>

Title pages – i | ii

Forward – iii
Forward translation by Jeannette Hovsepian and Kevork Bardakjian. View now >>

Table of contents – iv | v

Communist International Anthem words translated by Yeghishe Charents – page 1

Song # 21 – Our Mountains (Mer Sareru) Gr. Suni – page 31

Song # 22 – Our Cotton Fields (Mer Bambaki Arteru) M. Mazmanian – pages 32 | 33

Song # 23 – Harvest (Hoontdzk) Gr. Suni – page 34

Song # 24 – Maiden, Come (Aghji, Ari) Gr. Suni – page 35

Song # 25 – Dear Azerbaijan, A. Der Ghevondian – pages 36 | 37

Song # 26 – We have a flag (Menk Oonenk Drosh) M. Grasevi – pages 38 | 39

Song # 27 – Fearless Soldiers Are We (Khizakh Menk Zinvorner) M. Yegeyachgayi – pages 40 | 41

Song # 28 – Octoberists (Hoktemberikner) M. Raoukhverteri and Song – pages 42 | 43

Song # 29 – Red Soldier (Karmir Zinvor) Gr. Suni and Song – pages 44

Song # 30 – My Spun Thread  (Manats Tilus) arranged by Gr. Suni – pages 45 | 46 | 47

Song # 31 – I Cannot, I Cannot Dance  (Chem, Chem (krna khagal)) arranged by Gr. Suni – pages 48 | 49

Song # 32 – Uncle Came (children’s song), Kerin Yekav (mankakan)(Dil Lyoo, Lyoo), Gr. Suni, *top song – page 50

Song # 33 – I Have Sown Wheat (Tsoren Em Tsaner) arranged by Gr. Suni H. Samuelian, *bottom song – page 50

Song # 34 – Shogher, Dear (Shogher Jan) arranged by Gr. Suni – page 51

Song # 35 – Oh My Nazan! (Hoy Nazanum!) arranged by Gr. Suni – pages 52 | 53

Song # 36 – Sweet the Life (Kyankn Anoush) arranged by Gr. Suni – pages 54 | 55 | 56

Song # 37 – Why did you enter Bingyol (Mountain)? (Inchoo Bingyolu Mtar) arranged by Gr. Suni – pages 57&58 | 59

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