Eve Beglarian’s I will not be sad in this world

Beglarian wrote, “Originally written for alto (or bass) flute, I will not be sad in this world is based on the Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova’s song Ashkharumes Akh Chim Kashil.”

I learned of the piece on reading Eve’s a book of days entry for April 24, 2021:

“This year, sharing April 24th with you has particular resonance, because President Biden is rumored to be making an official announcement recognizing the Armenian genocide later today. I won’t believe it until I hear it, but Mr. Biden has made some amazing and welcome announcements these days, so I won’t underestimate him!”

“Instead of listening to my music today, I’m inviting you to listen to my father’s words; in On Being Armenian, he manages to dream forward while honoring the past. I have posted his radio program as audio and with a transcription, and I have added some photographs, links, and notes to give you additional context. Please feel free to share this widely: I would love for his voice to be heard!”

The rumor was true.

4 thoughts on “Eve Beglarian’s I will not be sad in this world

    1. Susan Scheid Post author

      Her father’s radio program “On Being Armenian” is excellent, BTW, and with it is a treasure trove of family photos. So glad the rumor was true.

  1. George Mattingly

    Wonderful piece.

    A longtime fan of Eve Beglarian’s music.

    Years ago we heard this trombone quartet perform “In and Out of The Game,” in Berkeley:

    The electronics are mixed too loud here for my taste, but once the t’bones get going you can hear what we liked.

    Thanks for sharing this, Sue.

    G

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    1. Susan Scheid Post author

      Yes, I will not be sad in this world is a beauty, isn’t it? I envy you having heard In and Out of the Game live. It’s the piece that introduced me to (and immediately sold me on) Eve’s work.

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