Greek medieval songs

Greek medieval songs
Christodoulos Halaris
Orata ORMS 1


  1. The king throws a party
  2. Whoever wants to learn music
  3. John and the snakes
  4. Atzemiko love song
  5. A hunter appears
  6. Wild bird become tame
  7. A border guard was building a castle
  8. Polychronism to Ionnis Petros Voevodas

Playing time: 60' 31"

Christodoulos Halaris

Recording site and date:
unknown [1994 or prior]

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 427-125
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):

Other recordings by Christodoulos Halaris:

Halaris is mostly known for recordings of byzantine music and traditional greek music (Byzantine classical secular music, Sympotika, Pandora, Akritika, Byzantine Maistores, Hellenic odes, Music of the Aegean sea, Gamilia, Kleftika); from his reportory should be of interest:

Orata ORANGM2013
Music of Ancient Greece

Orata ORAPOUL 1010
Poulologos or the Rooster's Wedding - Byzantine satyric text of the 13th century

The CD comes with ... nothing except the box and front/back-cover pages with titles. No source, no background, nothing. Diapason mentions that this CD is also part of a 3-CDs album with an appropriate booklet but I was unable to locate the set, not even the title. The only thing I can add is that a large part of Greece was under italian authority during the medieval era.

A reconstruction of some other Greek items:

Orphic Mysterial Rites
Chamber ensemble - Theodora Pavlovich, cond.
Gega GD 223

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Pierre-F. Roberge