Ioannidis Nikolaos -MP3 Downloads

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The IOANNIDIS' music downloading page has now moved to his shopping page where you can buy or download the composer's CDs,   using the Homo Ecumenicus online  payment service or PayPal.

In the list below you can find information about the available downloads.  

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IOANNIDIS SONG LIST

Click the title link for song info, lyrics, and audio sample where available. Click the Buy now link to go to the respective product's info in the shopping page.

 

TITLE - DESCRIPTION

 

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12-String Amanes 12-string guitar instrumental

Genre: ethnic
 

12-string Guitar Works

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Fading world 12-string guitar instrumental

Genre: classical
 

BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE!

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A treatise on achieving success Genre: ethnic

Arrangement: electric guitar, ethnic percussion, vocals, bass, drums, keyboard.

Lyrical subject:   ''..there is no right, there is no wrong! There's only means to get along!...''

 

Mass insanity

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Alcaeus:  Winter   Ancient Greek lyrical poem by Alcaeus (6th cent. BC). Original music by Ioannidis.

Arrangement: vocals, nay, kithara

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Alcman:  Bucolic Ancient Greek lyrical poem by Alcman (7th cent. BC). Original music by Ioannidis.

Arrangement: vocals, flogera, nay, percussion

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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All generations Selected verses of an early Christian hymn (still chanted on Good Friday in the Greek Orthodox Church)
Language: Greek

Arrangement: vocals, bells
Lyrical subject: Christ's burial

 

Music and Religion

 

Alleluia Gregorian chant 
 

Music and Religion

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Anacreon:  My lyre sings only songs of love Ancient Greek lyrical poem by Anacreon (582-485 BC). Original music by Ioannidis.

Arrangement:  vocals, kithara

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Archilochos:  Oh soul Ancient Greek lyrical poem by Archilochos (7th cent. BC). Original music by Ioannidis.

Arrangement: vocals, flogera, various ethnic percussion
Lyrical subject: the

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Aren’t you fed up? Genre: ethnic rock

Arrangement: variations of solo electric guitar performances ranging from metallic to imitating bagpipes, vocals, Greek folk percussion, bass

Lyrical subject: a call for rebellion against an inadequate political system,  fighting statism, and adopting global thinking and acting.

 

AREN'T YOU FED UP?

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Bacchylides:   Great gifts, peace brings to mortals Ancient Greek lyrical poem by Bacchylides (5th cent. BC). Original music by Ioannidis.

Arrangement:  guitar, vocals, nay
Lyrical subject: the

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Be a master of your fate! Genre: classical

Arrangement: 12-string guitar, electric guitar, vocals, drums, bass, keyboard

Lyrical subject: the need for social and political change, not by means of mass struggle but by a change in the mentality and attitudes of individuals.

 

BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE!

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Crown of thorns   and Doxastikon Byzantine chant

Language: Greek

Arrangement: vocal
Lyrical subject: the

 

Music and Religion

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Domination theory Genre:  ethnic

Arrangement:  fretless electric guitar, vocals, bass, ethnic percussion -defi, tumbeleki, darabuka (Greek tsifteteli folk rhythm)

Lyrical subject: the domination of the intellectual community by the perceptions of leftist cultural theorists, which legalize the keeping of society  hostage to the choices of the manipulated, ignorant masses.

Mass insanity

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English suite-Electric electric guitar instrumental

Genre: classical-rock

 

The rock collection

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Ever Sui generis. Elements of religious Byzantine music and classical

Arrangement: vocals, violin, keyboard.

Lyrical subject: contemplation on the eternal forces behind human misery: ignorance, passiveness, and fatalism.

 

BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE!

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First Delphic Hymn to Apollo 
Extant ancient Greek hymn by Athenaeus (127 BC). Original arrangement by Ioannidis.

 

Music and Religion

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Gloria in excelsis deo 
Gregorian chant - Language: Latin 

 

Music and Religion

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Hesiod:   Rough is the road to happiness ancient Greek (700 BC) Original music by Ioannidis.

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Homer:  Iliad - Sing oh goddess the perilous wrath of Achilles Prooimion (the opening) of Iliad

Original music by Ioannidis

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Homer: Odyssey - Calypso and Ulysses Verses 203-210 from Rhapsodia E of Homer's Odyssey.Original music by Ioannidis.

Arrangement: guitar, vocals
Lyrical subject: Goddess Calypso is trying to persuade Ulysses to stay with her.

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Hymn to Nemesis 
Extant ancient Greek hymn by Mesomedes (1st c. AD) Original arrangement by Ioannidis.

 

Music and Religion

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Hymn to the Holy Trinity
Extant early Christian hymn (Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1786) by Anonymous  2nd-3rd century AD

Language: Greek

Arrangement: vocals, ancient kithara
 

Music and Religion

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Ie paean  and Orphic Hymn to Nature  ancient Greek hymns set to music by Ioannidis

Arrangement: ancient kithara, vocals, nay, percussion
Lyrical subject: Selected verses from a text which is not just a hymn, but also a great philosophical text

 

Music and Religion

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Invocation of Calliope and Apollo 
Extant ancient Greek hymn by Mesomedes (1st c. AD)

 

Music and Religion

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Jamming 12-string guitar instrumental

Arrangement: 12-string guitar, percussion, keyboard

 

12-string Guitar Works

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Kamikaze

Genre: Ethnic-Rock

Arrangement: electric guitar, vocals, bass, drums, djembe, keyboard
Lyrical subject: the waste of life in the name of religions and ideologies

 

Mass insanity

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 Keep paying, you moron!

 Arrangement: electric guitar, vocals, violin, Cretan lyra, keyboard, drums, various percussion.
Lyrical subject: the responsibility of the taxpayer in the perpetuation of nationalistic division of the world and parasitism.

 

Mass insanity

 

Kyrie eleison 
Byzantine chant - Language: Greek 

Arrangement: vocals
 

Music and Religion

 

Kyrie eleison 
Gregorian chant -Language: Greek 

Arrangement:  vocals
 

Music and Religion

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Looking for something to believe in

Arrangement: 12string guitar imitating in some parts of the song the sound of Greek folk instruments, such as bouzouki, lute etc, violin, cello, Greek folk percussion (daouli and tumbeleki)
Rhythm: Greek folk rhythm
Lyrical subject: the search of new ideals in a decaying world.

BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE!

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Madalena

Electric guitar instrumental

 

 

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Mass insanity

Genre: Sui generis

Arrangement: 12-string guitar, classical guitar, vocals, drums, bass, vocals.

Lyrical subject: questioning of the whole mentality and morality of modern society, which by banning creativity,  promoting mediocrity, and indirectly supporting barbarity, is leading humanity towards extinction.

Mass insanity

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Mimnermos:  Short-lived is treasured youth ancient Greek lyrical poetry (7th cent. BC)

Arrangement: electric guitar, cello, vocals nay
Lyrical subject: the escape from the neurosis of modern life and the pursuit of happiness in simple life.

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Minor to major 12-string guitar instrumental (ethnic)

Arrangement: electric guitar, cello, vocals bass
Lyrical subject: the escape from the neurosis of modern life and the pursuit of happiness in simple life.

12-string Guitar Works

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My life a race
Arrangement: electric guitar, cello, vocals,
Lyrical subject: the escape from the neurosis of modern life and the pursuit of happiness in simple life.

 BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE!

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My life a race 12-string guitar instrumental  (classical)

Arrangement: keyboard strings
Lyrical subject:

12-string Guitar Works

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Nos autem gloriari 
Gregorian chant -Language:  Latin 

Arrangement: electric guitar, cello, vocals
Lyrical subject: the escape from the neurosis of modern life and the pursuit of happiness in simple life.

 

Music and Religion

 

Oedipus Rex
English version of Sophocles' tragedy: Oedipus the king

 

OPERA: OEDIPUS REX

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Oh Pure Virgin! Modern arrangement of a Byzantine hymn to Virgin Mary attributed to Saint Nectarios Sound clip

Language: Greek 

 

Music and Religion

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Orphic hymn:  In praise of Justice Ancient Greek hymn to Dike, the goddess of Justice. Original music by IOANNIDIS

Arrangement: guitar, vocals

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Pain  electric guitar instrumental

Genre: sui generis

Arrangement: electric guitar, keyboard, vocals

 

BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE!

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Peripatetic 12-string guitar instrumental

Genre: ethnic

Arrangement: 12-string guitar, bass, percussion

 

12-string Guitar Works

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Poor generation  Genre: ethnic-rock (Greek zebekiko rhythm )

Arrangement: electric guitar, bass, drums, vocals, keyboard
Lyrical subject: cultural and moral decadence, and the need for new ideals and new direction

 

Mass insanity

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Running and confusion 12-string guitar instrumental

Genre: ethnic

Arrangement: 12-string guitar, bass,  percussion
 

12-string Guitar Works

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Sappho:  Ode to Aphrodite Ancient Greek lyrical poem by Sappho (610-580BC). Original music by IOANNIDIS

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Simonides:  Danae and Perseus. Ancient Greek lyrical poem by Simonides (6th cent. BC). Original music by IOANNIDIS

Arrangement: vocals, guitar
Lyrical subject: Sweet and sad lullaby based on the well known myth of the baby Perseus and his mother Danae

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Simonides:  There is a saying about virtue Ancient Greek lyrical poem by Simonides (6th cent. BC). Original music by IOANNIDIS

Arrangement:  vocals, kithara

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Sleep! Genre: blend of genres (classical, pop)

Arrangement: Classical guitar, violin, vocals
Lyrical subject: a lullaby for grown ups

 

BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE!

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So you’ve been told  Genre: blend of genres (classical, rock)

Arrangement: classical guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums, vocals
Lyrical subject: the role of religions, ideologies and value systems in environmental destruction.

 

 BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE!

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Solon:   Eunomia   Ancient Greek lyrical poem by Solon (630-560 BC). Original music by IOANNIDIS

Language: Greek

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Surah Baqarah Quranic chant
Language: Arabic

 

Music and Religion

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Surah Fatiha (The opening) Quranic chant
Language: Arabic 
 

Music and Religion

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The most spoken word 12-string guitar instrumental

Genre: blend of genres (classical, rock, pop)

Arrangement: 12-string guitar, bass, keyboard

 

12-string Guitar Works

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The visionary Genre: blend of genres (classical, rock, pop)

Arrangement: electric guitar, violin, cello, vocals, keyboard.

Lyrical subject: praising those who envision a different world and use their art to break barriers and build bridges.

 

BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE!

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Those with a brain  Genre: classical rock
Arrangement: electric guitar, piano, drums, bass, vocals
Lyrical subject:
a cry for escape from the dominion of the ignorant, the cheap, the fake, the begging, and the sick.

 

AREN'T YOU FED UP?

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Threnos 12-string guitar  instrumental

Genre: (sui generis)

Arrangement: 12-string guitar, Cretan lyra,  nay, flogera, percussion

 

12-string Guitar Works

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To be or not to be  Genre: Rock ballad

Arrangement: electric guitar, vocals, bass, drums, keyboard, Korean cymbal
Lyrical subject: philosophizing about the meaning of life.

 

Mass insanity

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To our defender general  Byzantine hymn to Virgin Mary (6th century AD)
Language: Greek 

 

Music and Religion

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Tyrtaeus: Spartan march Ancient Paean attributed to Tyrtaeus (7th cent. BC). Original music by IOANNIDIS 

Arrangement: Vocals, Drum and Zournas (Greek wind instrument in place of ancient Aulos)

 

The Music of Ancient Greeks

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Waltz on ice 12-string guitar instrumental

Genre: classical.

Arrangement: 12-string guitar, Cretan lyra, keyboard, vocals
 

12-string Guitar Works

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When the thief accuses you of cheating  Genre: Sui generis
Arrangement: fretless electric guitar, electric guitar, vocals, bass, keyboard, drums, bongo, tympani, various other percussion.

Lyrical subject: how brain-washed need someone be to perceive paranoia as reason?

 

Mass insanity

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Who can save you from yourself?  Genre: Sui generis
Arrangement: vocals, electric guitar, keyboard, bass, bells.

Lyrical subject: the need for liberation from ideological fixations that prevent society from adapting to its present environment.

 

Mass insanity

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Wish I could change it all  Genre: Rock ballad

Arrangement: Electric guitar, violin, cello, bass, vocals.

Lyrical subject: the quest for serenity in an age of confusion and neurosis)

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AREN'T YOU FED UP?

 

 

LINKS TO OTHER WORKS BY IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS

Musical Works, ESSAYS on music and media, LYRICS (1) LYRICS (2),  ANCIENT  GREEK TEXTS  translated into  English  by N. Ioannidis,  ANCIENT GREEK INSTRUMENTS reconstructed by N. Ioannidis and used in the ancient Greek recordings

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