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ENS23 Score and parts
Alexander Arutiunian (1920-2012)
Born in 1920 in Erevan, Armenia, he is one of the best known and highly esteemed composers of Armenia. He studied composition and piano at the Komitas Conservatory in the city of his birth, and then perfected his composition skills with H. Litinsky in Moscow (1946-1948). He directed the composition class at the Erevan State Conservatory. His works have won many prizes, both nationally and...
About Armenian Scenes
Pictures of Armenian life
The four movements which comprise “Armenian Scenes” are pictures of Armenian life: “Morning Song”, “Drinking Song”, “Song of Grief”, “Wedding Procession” illustrate the cultural settings and traditions of this southern people, who have been seared by their dramatic history, but have always arisen from the ashes once more.
These “Armenian Scenes” were created at the request of Sam Pilafian, American tubist from Boston (MA, USA) of Armenian descent, and were premiered in 1984 by the Empire Brass Quintet in Cambridge (MA, USA). Various recordings of this work are available. The work was a set piece at the 3rd International Competition for Brass Quintets in Narbonne, France, in May 1990
- 2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba
- Editions Bim
- I. Morning Song
II. Drinking Song
III. Song of Grief
IV. Wedding Procession