Composer: Mesomede ca 117 - 138 AD
Arranger: Joseph Rosochacki
Description: The Hellenic Suite was composed for an international in 2009 call to honor the late Dimitri Fampas in Athens, Greece. The suite is based upon three melodies 2,000+/- years old. It was performed by Thanasis Georgiadis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaMJyJpA0kY Thooughts by Thanasis GeorgiadisThe Hellenic Suite has been more than a pleasant surprise for me. It is a musical piece that did not only enthuse me to taste it as a guitarist and a listener, but also discover it as a Greek citizen embracing the ancient spirits of his own country. Delicately combining ancient standards of melody with Jazz harmony, it creates the sense that is rather a musical novelty than a composition often referred as something known. Thank you Joe.
Dear Joe A few words about your Hellenic Suite During the 2008 as the President of the Guitar Friends Association Dimitris Fampas one of my responsibilities was to organize the OPEN CALL for scores dedicated to the memory of Dimitris Fampas. The first thought that passed from my mind when I received the "Hellenic Suite" by Joseph Rosochacki was that it is a serious work for the guitar and I was happily surprised that a non Greek composer was influenced and inspired by the Ancient Greek Music. The warm applause of the audience in the first performance of this work (PARNASSOS CONCERT HALL, Athens, December 2, 2009) simply proved the talented writting by Joe Rosochacki. Eva Fampas guitarist President of the Guitar Friends Association "Dimitris Fampas" www.evafampas.gr
Era: 20th Century
Type of Work: Solos