Komitas was all-in-one: a priest, singer, musicologist and composer. He collected more than 3,000 Armenian folk songs that form an important basis for the Armenian folk music of today. He was also one of the founders of Armenian classic music, of which Aram Khachaturian is the best-known composer.
1 – Gahntcheh groonkh (Armenian folk song), arrangement by Komitas. Armand Arapian, baritone. Vincent Leferme, piano.
2 – Komitas (photo). Seven folk dances. Lusina Khachatryan, piano.
3 – Alan Hovhaness. Symphony no. 29 for trombone and band. The Ohio State Concert Band led by Keith Brion. Christian Lindberg, trombone.
4 – Alexander Arutiunian. Armenian scenes. Meridian Arts Ensemble.