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Rachel Samet

American conductor , singer , and teacher . After attending Tougaloo College (BA 1966 ), he moved to New York City, seeking a career as an operatic tenor. He attended the Manhattan School of Music (MA 1968 , DMA 1984 ) and performed as a singer with several opera companies, including Houston Grand Opera (Joplin’s Treemonisha , 1982 ) and on Broadway. He is best known as a prominent African American conductor; he created and headed the internationally acclaimed Boys Choir of Harlem, an organization he founded in 1968 as an after-school music program. The choir


Armineh Grigorian

revised by Robert Atayan and Aram Kerovpyan

have been produced by the Arts Institute of the Armenian Academy of Sciences, is being continued by other publishers. 2. Works. Robert Atayan, revised by Aram Kerovpyan Komitas’s folksong collections are remarkable for their precision and variety; all the poetic forms, many dialect types and all the modal and rhythmic species are represented. One of his most valuable discoveries was that, apart from ancient folk melodies such as the improvisatory agricultural tunes, the hayren songs of the early gusan (professional minstrels) tradition and variations