Publication of books
As it is important for “Renaissance” cultural and intellectual foundation to preserve the greatest intellectual heritage of our country and share it not only within Armenia, but also in other regions, the foundation has implemented publications and re-publications of a number of books, such as “One Thousand and One Songs” by Komitas, “Holy Liturgy” by Makar Yekmalyan, “Breviary” books.
Re-publication of “One Thousand and One Songs” book by Komitas
In 2014, a working group set up by the “Renaissance” cultural and intellectual foundation launched the study of manuscripts and previously published notes of Armenian folk, ashug and spiritual music. As a result, the most valuable musical works were selected and the process of their digitization and reissue started. The processes of preparation of lyrics’s Latin transliteration and translation into English also launched.
At the end of June, 2015, a hundred years later, the dream of Komitas was fulfilled: for the first time his book was published under the title “A Thousand and One Game”. This edition was then sent to libraries, educational and spiritual organizations of Armenian communities all over the world.
In July, 2015, the book’s presentation was held with participation of famous cultural and government figures. To this date, numerous presentations and PR campaigns are held, including the report of the UNESCO conference on “Preserving National Identity”, presentations at the University of Southern California (USA), the international school “Ayb”, the Komitas Museum and elsewhere.