A Celebration of Greek Music inAmerica

One of the key components of Hellenic culture is its music. It transcends all barriers of age, politics, religion, national and ethnic origin and socioeconomic status, fostering unity and enjoyment among all. Here in the United States it performs another, perhaps even more important function, as a key transmitter of Greek tradition and culture. For it is with music that most of our youth first encounter their heritage in a significant way as they attend liturgies, church-sponsored festivals and dances, and prepare for greek school performances. The music attracts them, urging them on to learn more about their heritage, drawing their them closer into the bosom of their ancestry like the alluring songs of the Sirens in Homeric Epic.

To quote the noted Greek poet Kostis Palamas, "The ancient Greeks imbued music with meaning. For them, poetry was music, philosophy was music - the highest form of music; everything that systematically and harmoniously shapes life was music; every refinement of the soul was music."

The Christos and Mary Papoutsy Charitable Foundation offers on-line free downloadable Greek music scores. The list of PDF files below is arranged alphabetically. The scores were written by the emininent composer and violinist, Frederick Elias, who also serves as the prinicpal violinist and co-conductor of the 30-piece Hellenic & Near Eastern Musical Society Orchestra.The scores are free for use. The society asks only that proper credit be given to the composer, Mr. Elias, and the arranger and owner of the copyright for the scores, Christos Papoutsy.

Agapame

Tis Agapis Aimata (The Blood of Love)

Agapisa
[violin]

Agapisa
[santouri--western dulcimer for this arrangement]

Angeloi

Athina
[violin]

Athina
[santouri--western dulcimer for this arrangement]

The Blood of Love (Tis Agapis Aimata)--see Agapis Aimata, Tis)

Azziza

Bournovalia

Eimai Aetos Horis Ftera

Eimaste Duo


Ena Savato Vradi (Po Po Po Maria)

Erotevmenaki [violin]

Etan Tou Mai To Prosopo

To Fengari Einai Kokkino
[violin]

To Fengari Einai Kokkino
[santouri--western dulcimer for this arrangment]

Ferte Mou Ena Mantolino

Fournos Na Min Kapnizi

Ftohologia

E Gerakina

Hartino To Fengari

Itia

Karsilama (Karshlam)

Kastorianos

Katerina

Kokkino Garyfallo

Leftender / Fast Hassapiko

Lemonaki

Mana Moy Kai Panayia

E Mana Mou Me Derni

E Mana Tou Alexandrou

Mantzourana Mou

Miserlou

Nehewand Mode Finale

Never on Sunday

Nina Na
i Nai (Siko Horepse Koukli Mou)


Orea Aegiotissa

Pallikari

Pame Mia Volta Sto Fengari
[violin]

Pame Mia Volta Sto Fengari
[santouri--eastern dulcimer]

Paraponiariko

E Petra

Po Po Po Maria--see Ena Savato Vradi

Rezenta
[violin]

Rezenta
[santouri--eastern dulcimer]

S'Agapo Yiati Eis' Oraia - Version 1

S'Agapo Yiati Eis' Oraia - Version 2

Samiotissa

Saranta-Pente Lemonies (45 Lemons)

Siko Horepse Koukli Mou--see Nina Nai Nai

Smyrni

Sterea Ellada

Strose to Stroma Sou


Smyrna March

Tabakiera

Tango of Roses

Tango Tis Nefelis

Tha Potiso

Thessaloniki Mou

Tha Se Xanavro Stous Baxethes

Ti Ein' Afto Pou To Lene Agapi (Boy on a Dolphin)

Tora Pou Pas Stin Xenitia

To Triantafillo

Travma

Turkish Medley

Vals Ton Hamenon Oneiron

Vrisi Mou Malamatenia

White Ribbons (Aspres Kordeles)--see Aspres Kordeles

To Yelekaki

Yerakina

Zeibekiko Evdokias



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(Posting date 10 January 2007)

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