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The swallows - from poem by the Armenian Gourgen Mahari




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Published on Nov 4, 2008

Poem by Gourgen Mahari translated by James R Russell and set to music and performed by David W Solomons, in memory of the diaspora following the 1915 genocide in Armenia - the swallows representing those who died and those who were dispossessed.
The score can be obtained here:

a version for piano and alto is also available at

(Photos courtesy of donors to Wikimedia, (including Malene Thyssen (martin in flight), Raffi Kojian
(Dilijan Haghartsin), David Shankbone (Dead Sea), Olivier Jaulent (Saghmosavank), Henri Nissen (Mount
Ararat), HkCHan123 (red rumped swallow), Jimfbleak (barn swallow in flight) and others)

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • David Warin Solomons
  • Album

    • Romantic Inspirations
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • CD Baby; CD Baby Sync Publishing


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