Genre : Contemporary Classical

Catalogue: Phasma-Music 018

UPC: 660989085728

recording: Kostas Kontos

editing and mastering: Kostas Kontos

recording place: The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

text translation from Greek to English: Magdalini Sarafianou

graphic design: Michail Travlos

production management: Iwona Glinka

front cover: Anna-Maria Samara's painting "Peace is when ..."

premiere: April 3, 2020.

Christos Samaras, composer

"Thamyriades" Female Vocal Ensemble of Polygyros Halkidiki

Maria Papageorgiou, conductor

Anita Tanyi-Manousis, piano

The outstanding album PEACE IS WHEN... is first album in a series dedicated to the one of Greece’s leading composer, Christos Samaras. The recording includes 17 songs that run the gamut of the "Thamyriades" Female Vocal Ensemble of Polygyros Halkidiki repertoire - from full-voice style pieces to the women's work song tradition of Greek Macedonia. Samaras turned a wonderful Greek poetry by Odysseas Elytis, Nikiforos Vrettakos, George Seferis, Kostis Palamas, Georgios Drossinis, Tellos Agras to the beautiful Greek songs.

Product details

Three Songs for three-part women’s choir (2014)

1. Peace Is When [02:38]

2. The Child with the Trumpet [02:30]

3. The Flowers Pray for the Children [02:10]

4. The Child for three-part women’s choir (1986) [02:16]

Five Songs for two-part women’s choir and piano (2012)

5. The Mad Ship [02:33]

6. The Sparkler [02:02]

7. The Pledged One [01:57]

8. Everything Was Taken by the Summer [03:34]

9. The Grievance [ 01:36]

Four Songs for three-part women’s choir (2015)

10. If Only I Were a Stable’s Straw [02:09]

11. Christmas Night [02:24]

12. I Saw in My Dream Yesterday [01:54]

13. Christmas [01:25]

Folk Songs for three-part women’s choir

14. Macedonian Carol (2008) [00:58]

15. Young Apple Tree (1999) [02:18]

16. Sleep, Who Is Taking the Children (Lullaby) (1999) [04:36]

17. The East Shone (2008) [02:08]

Total time: [39:15]