The Tagharan program is dedicated to the spiritual and folk branches of Armenian music. At the heart of the creation of the program is the idea of kinship of these two branches, which was first scientifically dealt with by Komitas. In the episodes of the program, we consider the relationship between Armenian folk and sacred music branches, present the stages of their historical development and their genre manifestations, describe the music component of folk and Church rites, reflect on the most important works of Church singing art as well as discuss actual problems of Armenian medieval studies and folklore with specialists.
The song "Crane" ("Krunk"), created in the late Middle Ages, is a masterpiece in the genre of antuni or Armenian songs of wandering. During its existence, it has become a symbol, an artistic generalization of the historical fate of the Armenian people. This song has come down to us in numerous versions transmitted by oral tradition and recorded in the 20th century, four of which are discussed during this episode of our program.