Composed By Wajdi Abou Diab
French Horn: Amr Selim
Piano: Seba Ali
Violin: Mario Rahi
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at redbouth studio
“BEL AFRAH” (بالأفراح) – opus 11B for French Horn, Violin, and Piano.
This Trio is the second in the Opus 11, inspired by the Arabic wedding tradition, and a folk tune that used to be sung during these events. in this trio, the French Horn, as a soloist, plays as an Arabic instrument, in a clear oriental mood, including the three-quarter tone from the Arabic Maqam world, and adding the accent following the rhythm used, which is the “ZAFFA” rhythm. the ambiance in the piece turns gradually from a peaceful memorial mood to a messy anxious one, with a long progression in elements, dynamics, and tension, to round it up with a memory from the introduction, resembling the emotional state that the family passes through during the long days of the wedding.