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Magrini, Tullia. "Manhood and Music in Western Crete: Contemplating Death"
Volume 44, No. 3

Example 1: Threfet' o pefkos sta vouna (rizitiko song, p. 436, 445)

threfet' o pe
e threfet' o pe
threfet' o pefkos sta vouna
na e ki o e
e ki o elatos
ki o elatos
os sta khionia
threfete ki e
e threfe
ete ki e
threfete ki enas nios kalos (na)
e ne threfete ki e
threfete ki enas nios kalos

The pine tree thrives on the mountain, the fir tree thrives on the snowmelt
A handsome young man thrives [on a graceful girl’s breast
Pulling her close, he embraces her and strokes her hair
He kisses her two cheeks]

* The musical transcription (p. 445) outlines the reference melody for this slightly heterophonic and rubato performance.

Example 2: Allo praghma dhen kherome (mandinadha, p. 437, 448)

Soloist
ela m' allo praghma dhen kherome (first emistich of line 1)
Choir
ela allo praghma dhen kherome (first emistich of line 1)
Soloist
allo praghma dhen kherome sto kosmo ton apano (line 1)
Choir
aman aman (ya) sto kosmo ton apano (second emistich of line 1)
Soloist
aman aman san tin parea tin kali (first emistich of line 2)
Choir
el' aman san tin parea tin kali (first emistich of line 2)
Soloist
san tin parea tin kali onde tha vro na kano (line 2)

There’s nothing in the world I enjoy so much
As this fine gathering I'll find here

* The musical transcription (p. 448) outlines the strongly rubato performance of the soloist and omits the choir's heterophonic 'replies'.

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