From historical information it is deduced that these folk tunes are not up to 1908 well known in Greece. The form for voice and piano, in which were performed these songs in a concert of
s Conservatory in June 1908, has certainly helped their reception by the Athenian public of that time. The article exposes problems on the varied forms existing in Cyprus of the songs published in this edition, on their rhythmic species and their categories. The text hints also on the problem of the harmonic elaboration of modal melodies, and the resulting alienation from the folk
s style and atmosphere.