Editors’ Notes Despite the album’s title, there’s something inherently mournful about the sound of the duduk, the Armenian double-reed woodwind featured here. It’s one of Hollywood’s go-to instruments to evoke the ancient and the mysterious, but in the hands of a master like Djivan Gasparyan, it’s much more. The eight instrumentals on this 1983 album have a reflective, meditative stillness, achieved with nothing but two duduks—one playing melody, the other a drone. The result is a haunting and hypnotic lament.

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4:04
 
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4:06
 
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4:06
 
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6:18
 
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5:04
 
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6:39
 
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4:49
 
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4:02
 

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