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Vache Hovsepyan

Vache Hovsepyan Vache Hovsepyan (1925 – 1987) (also Vatche Hovsepian or Housepian, arm. Վաչե Հովսեփյան, rus. Ваче Овсепян) was the legendary armenian duduk virtuoso & all-time grand master player of this ancient instrument, who Introduced duduk to the western world through “The Last Temptation of Christ” motion picture In 1988. Peter Gabriel’s masterpiece soundtrack score (The Feeling Begins) for Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed controversial movie was originally played and recorded by Vache Hovsepyan in 1968; the Armenian national folklore tune “Hovern Engan” was remixed with added drumbeats around the original tune, just like a christmas tree which won Peter Gabriel international fame as well as nominations for oscar and grammy awards. Hovern Engan (Cool Breeze) The Armenian tune is the story of a mother who receives news about her son, martyred in action.

The vinyl record of Hovsepyan was recorded by soviet major label Мелодия (Melodiya) in 1976.

1. Sireci Yars Taran (They took my beloved away)
2. Uxt Kertai
3. Machkal (Plowman)
4. Otar Amai Champeki Vra (In a foreign land)
5. Taran, taran
6. Hovern Engan (Cool Breeze)
7. Indz Mi Hndri (Don't ask me for it!)
8. Karlosi Prken
9. Knir Im Balik (Sleep my child)
10. Dun En Glxen
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