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Offline DR M

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The biggest Greek composer dies today
« on: September 02, 2021, 02:56:27 PM »
Mikis Theodorakis, the biggest Greek composer ever, died today, at the age of 96.

As a Music teacher, I arranged many of his songs/instrumentals for children's chorus and orchestra.

RIP...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58419832

From his work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6G3W4uA23k (instrumental )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S43rVMydQ_Q (this is from a concert just after the fall of dictatorship and restoration of democracy in Greece, 1974. The song is a prayer for justice)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4oJmSOrz60 (with Anthony Quinn - Zorbas)

And many many other...

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Re: The biggest Greek composer dies today
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2021, 03:28:20 PM »
R.I.P. Mikis Theodorakis and thanks for the music and the memories.
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Re: The biggest Greek composer dies today
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2021, 01:46:17 PM »
Οι Χαρταετοί & Ο Χασαποσέρβικος  The Charterhouse and the Butcher

I enjoyed this the best. Thank you for all the links. I listened to all 3.


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Re: The biggest Greek composer dies today
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2021, 02:09:55 PM »
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Οι Χαρταετοί & Ο Χασαποσέρβικος  The Charterhouse and the Butcher

I enjoyed this the best. Thank you for all the links. I listened to all 3.


Plodr, that's an instrumental I arranged for my orchestra some years ago. Carl Orf orchestra and ukuleles. It was a really very very challenging project and I recall with nostalgia those days.

Actually the piece is devided into 2 parts: Οι χαρταετοί (the kites) and Χασαποσέρβικο (Hasaposerviko) it is the name of a Greek dance written with the specific time signature).

Here is another link with instrumentals (most of them have lyrics but here it's the music only). The first instrumental is Zorbas (Have you seen the movie with Anthony Quinn? ), the famous Greek Sirtaki.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tzPVzVR54w&list=RD_tzPVzVR54w&index=1

Here, Andre Rieu (the Dutch violinist and maestro) with his orchestra play Zorbas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR1-3gYXsfE
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Re: The biggest Greek composer dies today
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2021, 11:44:00 AM »
No, I have not seen the movie.