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Greece: Traditional Music CD

Greece: Traditional Music CD

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After two millennia under the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires, not to mention musical invasions from the West, what remains of Greece’s early musical heritage? What can be called “Greek”? Although the origins of musical genres and systems identified with the country are often confused, misunderstood, and mislabeled, this 1970 collection provides fourteen vivid examples of vocal and instrumental music from mountain and island regions that have maintained the closest ties to ancient tradition.

The liner notes also provide information about each song and a brief history of Greek music.

This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being re-released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available again, including a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Track listing

1 Miroloi - 5:14
2 Wedding Song from North Epirus - 4:34
3 Shepherd's Song - 3:03
4 Clarinet Solo - 1:20
5 Klephtic Song - 5:20
6 Skaros - 3:49
7 Thracian Air - 3:20
8 Table Song - 2:51
9 Ud Solo - 2:43
10 Santuri Solo - 1:52
11 Shepherd's Dance Song - 3:58
12 Lyre Solo - 2:43
13 Recitative - 3:14
14 Mountaineer's Song followed by a Mantinades - 3:15


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