Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips, Words: Trad. (vocables)
Performance time approx: 2m 00s
Range T: g – e'♭ / Bar: d – c' / B: B♭ – c'
Price code: C
A catchy patter song from the Van district (once in Armenia, now part of Turkey), where there is a strong tradition of male a cappella singing. The piece stacks up gradually from one to two to three parts. Baritone and tenor parts build on, imitate, and complement the bass line (which carries the melody throughout). The ranges are very manageable for changing voices.
Dle dle dl yaman
traditional Armenian patter syllables