Gurdjieff Music Show III

Gurdjieff-DeHartmann Music Show III, 28may16.



1. Kurd Shepard Dance, 1:54.                    (C)        0=9    Do1
2. Armenian Song, 1:53.                             (Db)       1    Re
3. Sayyid Chant & Dance #12, 5:05.         (F#)        4    Fa
4. Doudouki (original), 1:35.                     (C)         3    Do2
4. Prayer of Gratitude (original), 1:42.  (E)         2    Mi
5. Oriental Song, 1:35.                                (Bb)       8    Si
6. Sayyid Dance, 2:52.                                  (G)        5    Sol
7. Kurd Melody For Two Flutes, 2:02.     (C)         6    Do3
7. Song Of The Aisors (original), 3:24.  (Ab)        7    La

Total Time,   22:45.


Note: The Keys of the compositions, are not necessarily the keys that the recorded performances of them are in. The keys that the pieces were written in, were used for the “Enneagram”. Also note that track 3, the Sayyid Chant & Dance #12, is an arrangement for guitar and not the original for piano; and that some of the recordings are “historical” recordings, modern-day restorations of performances from mid-20th century.



This is the Enneagram that the musical keys and the order of the pieces comes from:


This shows which notes are at which points (vertices):


This Enneagram shows that the three points labelled 3, 6, and 9, above, can each be ‘Do’ notes:


I’m using ‘Do’ = C, that seems to be the traditional agreement. Moreover ‘middle C’, or as close to it as possible, for the first ‘Do’, Do1 (“Do sub 1”). For the other notes, pieces whose keys are close to the note for that point, when the note is not one that music was composed in. For example, point 1 is ‘Re’, or D. There were no compositions, that had names, in the Three Series, that were in the key of D; but, there were two in Db, the Armenian Song, and the Prayer And Procession (25). I have used the Armenian song.

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