The Big Book of Armenian Songs: Composed and Folk Songs of XVIII-XX Centuries
In the first edition of The Big Book Of Armenian Songs, you'll find over 200 songs written by Armenian composers between the 18th and 20th centuries, as well as folk songs transcribed by Komitas and his students. For each song, there are sheet music and song lyrics available, both in Armenian and transliterated into English, so that non-Armenian speakers can also perform the songs. A music lover will certainly find a lot of familiar melodies and tunes, as well as enjoy discovering some hidden musical gems that they might not have known existed.
There are more than 350 pages in this volume filled with favorite melodies every Armenian knows, such as Noubar - Noubar, Garun e Galis, Dle Yaman, Tsaghkats Baleni, Karine, Kilikia, Zartir Lao, Yeraz, Erebouni-Yerevan, Im Yerevan, Gyumri-Leninakan, Ari Im Sokhak, and others.
In this book, we find a wide range of composers - from Paghtasar Dpir (18th century) to some of the best composers and lyricists of Soviet Armenia (Khachatur Avetisyan, Aleksey Hekimyan, Alexander Dolukhanyan to name a few).