Flute Solo (Pastoral Air)
Τα πήρανε τα πρόβατα
One of the innumerable melodies for vertical flute (floghera) in free rhythm, which can be heard in the Greek countryside played by shepherds as they look after their grazing flocks. The piece ends with a short epilogue in 4/4 meter.
The floghera is a handmade wind instrument resembling the vertical flute in size and manner of playing. It is made from such materials such as cane, wood, metal or bone. It has six or seven openings in front and one for the thumb in the back. The violin was introduced into Greek folk music in the 19th century. Markos Ph. Dragoumis (1974)
Studio recording, 1974.