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Dance of Zálongo
Greek Folk Song
Arranged by Carol Barnett
Voicing: SATB and children's choir
Instrumentation: piano and claves
Catalog number: AMP 0535
Refrain: Farewell, springs, forests, mountains and hills.
Verses: Farewell, unfortunate world, farewell, sweet life,
Transliteration for refrain and first two verses:
É-xe-te yá vri-sú-les, lón-gi, vu-ná, ra-xú-les.
a = as in "father"
Translation and transliteration are by Perry Phillips and Soterios G. Stavrou.
This Greek folk song recalls an heroic action by the women of the village of Souli, who danced to the edge of the nearby Zalongo canyon and one by one leapt to their death rather than be captured by the enemy.
duration: c. 4:00
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