In the journey of my life, First Boston Byzantine Music Festival
En Chordais performing “In the journey of my life” at the first Boston Byzantine Music Festival, February 24–25, 2014. “In the journey of my life” by Petros the Peloponnesian (c. 1735–1778) is a Phanariot song, music composed and sung by musicians born in and/or living in the Phanar district of Constantinople. Composers of this music combined Turkish/Arabic makams, Byzantine modes, and French verse to create a distinctive genre. Over 420 examples are preserved in post-Byzantine manuscripts.