WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

ROMEIKI SUITE
1907/1910/1936.

I. Fairy tales of the Old Woman: Moderato, ma non troppo lento
II. From Erotokritos and Aretousa: Andante ma non troppo lento
III. Dancing and Merrymaking: Scherzo
IV. The Palace: Finale

Orchestra: 3 3 3 3 – 4 3 3 1 – Timpani, Percussion, 2 Harps, Celesta, Strings

Duration: 27’50’’

Fist Performance: 11 June 1908
Arranged for two pianos
Performed by Manolis Kalomiris and Hariklia Kalomiri
First (orchestral) Performance: 20 December 1910
Auditorium of the Athens Conservatory
Symphony Orchestra of the Athens Conservatory
Conducted by Manolis Kalomiris

Publication:
Manolis Kalomiris, Athens 1958. [Available at the M. Kalomiris Society Archive]

The Romeiki Suite, written and revised in Vienna and Khar’kov (the first and second drafts of 1907 and 1910), consisted initially of five movements. The movement called Like a Game and Like a Lullaby was deleted by the composer. The suite took its final form in 1936, in Palaio Faliro [the site of the composer’s home]. The date 1906 – 1908 on the cover of the printed score (Athens, 1958) is incorrect (cf. the dates inside the score).
At the two premieres, 1908 [with piano], 1910 [with orchestra] all five movements (v. note 61) were performed.
[Notes by Fivos Anoyanakis]

Romeiki (Neo – Hellenic, deriving from Romios, i.e. citizen of the Eastern Roman, Byzantine Empire). After the closing of Athens University in 529 by Justinian, the Greeks began to call themselves “Romaioi”, (later “Romii”) to avoid any association with paganism. The term became prevalent after the 10th century.

Erotokritos and Aretousa, the main characters – a pair of immortal  lovers – in the long (10,000 line) epic love poem Erotokritos, by the Cretan Vitzentzos Kornaros (16th cent.).

[Notes by Maria Voelker-Kamarinea]

ΟΡERΑS

THE MASTER BUILDER
Ο Πρωτομάστορας

THE MOTHER'S RING
Το δαχτυλίδι της Μάνας

SUNRISE
Ανατολή

THE SHADOWY WATERS
Ξωτικά νερά

KONSTANDINOS PALEOLOGOS
(The Fall of Constantinople)

Κωνσταντίνος ο Παλαιολόγος (Πήραν την Πόλη)

WORKS FOR VOICE AND ORCHESTRA

MAGIC HERBS
IAMBS AND ANAPAESTS - PART II
Μαγιοβότανα

THE PEDDLER
Ο Πραματευτής

I LOVE YOU
IAMBS AND ANAPAESTS - PART I
Σ’ αγαπώ

SONGS OF SIKELIANOS
Τραγούδια του Σικελιανού

FIVE SONGS FROM
THE FOURTH BOOK OF

THE CITY AND THE SOLITUDE
Πέντε τραγούδια από το τέταρτο βιβλίο Της πολιτείας και της μοναξιάς

THE TWO TOWNCRIERS
Οι δυο διαλαλητάδες

THE CURSE
Η κατάρα

“HAIDE HOURDE”
Χάιντε Χούρδε

WORKS FOR SOLO PIANO

ORIENTAL PAINTING
Ανατολική ζωγραφιά

THREE BALLADS
Τρεις μπαλάντες

NOCTURNE
Νυχτιάτικο

PATINADA
Πατινάδα

TWO RHAPSODIES
Δύο ραψωδίες

PRELUDES FOR PIANO
Πρελούδια για πιάνο

THE DEATH OF THE VALIANT WOMAN
Ο θάνατος της Αντρειωμένης

ΙΝΤΕΡΜΕΖΖΟ (from the opera SUNRISE)
Ιντερμέδιο (από την όπερα Ανατολή)

PRELUDE (from the MAGIC HERBS)
Πρελούδιο (από τα Μαγιοβότανα)

WORKS FOR TWO PIANOS

PRELUDE AND FUGUE
Πρελούδιο και φούγκα

ROMEIKI SUITE
Ρωμέικη σουίτα

SYMPHONY No. 3, “PALAMIKI” – Third part
Συμφωνία αρ.3 «Παλαμική» – Τρίτο μέρος

MINAS THE REBEL - CORSAIR OF THE AEGEAN
Μηνάς ο Ρέμπελος – Κουρσάρος στο Αιγαίο

PEDAGOGICAL WORKS FOR PIANO

FOR THE GREEK CHILDREN
Για τα ελληνόπουλα

FIRST PIANO LESSONS
Τα πρώτα μαθήματα για πιάνο

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

MUSIC AND MELODRAMA FOR “STELLA VIOLANTI”
Στέλλα Βιολλάντη – Μουσική και Μελόδραμα

SABBATH OF SOULS
Ψυχοσάββατο

PARGA
Η Πάργα

MACBETH
Μάκβεθ

THE SHEPHERDESS’ LOVER
Ο αγαπητικός της βοσκοπούλας

MUSICO-PEDAGOGICAL WORKS

ELEMENTARY THEORY
Στοιχειώδης θεωρία

VOCALISE – ÉTUDE

HARMONY
Αρμονία

MUSICAL FORMS
Μουσική μορφολογία

INSTRUMENTATION
Οργανογνωσία

FIRST PIANO LESSONS
Τα πρώτα μαθήματα για πιάνο

LESSONS IN MUSIC
Μαθήματα μουσικής

MELODIC EXERCISES
Μελωδικαί ασκήσεις

RHYTHMIC EXERCISES
Ρυθμικαί ασκήσεις

HARMONY EXERCISES
Θέματα αρμονίας

WORKS NOT LISTED IN THE MAIN BODY OF THE CATALOGUE
Έργα που δεν αναφέρονται στο κυρίως σώμα του Καταλόγου