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“The Dawn song” under the open "Temple of Nature" - Armenian National Music (anmmedia.am)
“The Dawn song” under the open "Temple of Nature"

Published: Apr 24 2020, 13:34

Author: ANM Media
From the memories of Tigran Chitouni

“The Dawn song”… 
(Exacts)

Fear and horror, blood and tear, slow death... almost all Armenians were exiled after the catastrophic night on April 11, 1915. Many of them were massacred. The lucky ones had returned.

Komitas was among them. It was unbelievable. On the same day, I hurried to see him. Komitas known from Etchmiadzin and Polis, parties and concerts didn’t exist anymore. His soul was killed.
 
“His heart like the ruined house,
columns of which are broken"

Just like the songs he recorded.
 
Besides, something tortured his soul.  

-The people, whom I saw on the path of exile, will never die, - he told wept and continued:  

On the path of exile, at dawn, the caravan of thousands of Armenians, after spending their night on the top of the hill, suddenly got down on their knees, raised their hands in the air and under the open "Temple of Nature" sang “The Dawn song”...…