Arabic Folk Tunes for Solo piano

This book is a collection of the most famous Arabic folk songs, chosen from all the Arabic region, including tunes from Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Algeria, Tunisia, Irak and more, arranged for solo piano by the Lebanese pianist and composer Wajdi Abou Diab.This book gives the opportunity for the pianists all around the globe toContinue reading “Arabic Folk Tunes for Solo piano”

موسيقى الصّور الشّمسيّة

الموسيقى تقاس بتأثيرها على سامعها، لا تقاس بآلاتها ولا عدد دقائقها وبساطتها أو تعقيدها. الموسيقى إذا لم تكن سيّئة المفعول والنّتيجة، هي كالصّورة الشّمسيّة، لا تصلح إلّا للمعاملات الرّسميّة الرّوتينيّة المملّة من مقالتي في جريدة 17 تشريين – العدد الخامس للمقال كاملا اضغط هنا

The Lebanese National Anthem

After a special request by my pianist friend Seba Ali, i arranged this solo piano version of the Lebanese National Anthem. You can download the score here for free! Lebanon’s national anthem was written by Rashid Nakhle (رشيد نخلة) and composed by Wadih Sabra (وديع صبرا) in 1925. Adopted by the Lebanese government on JulyContinue reading “The Lebanese National Anthem”

Tyre International festival 2017 with composer Jamal A. Hosn

As a music assistant, arranger, and pianist/keyboardist, Wajdi participated in one of the most important festivals in the Middle-East, “Tyre International Festival – 2017”, with the Lebanese Composer Jamal A. Hosn, the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Garo Avassian, and ِAl Fayhaa Choir conducted by Maestro Barkev Taslakian. Other than the notation, preparing orchestralContinue reading “Tyre International festival 2017 with composer Jamal A. Hosn”

Projects with the Composer Nabil Jaafar

Two projects gathered the two Lebanese composers Nabil Jaafar and Wajdi Abou Diab. Two pieces for piano, composed by Nabil Jaafar during his study in The Komitas state Conservatory in Yerevan, was orchestrated for Orchestra by Wajdi Abou Diab. The first piece called “Dabkeh”, after orchestrated by Wajdi Abou Diab, was performed by the LebaneseContinue reading “Projects with the Composer Nabil Jaafar”

Works for Recorder

Two opus by Wajdi Abou Diab, dedicated to this amazing beautiful instrument! Opus 1 Taqassim suite for recorder family and harpsichord Taqassim “تقاسيم” is a suite of 6 miniature pieces for the recorder family (and harpsichord) which may be played together or separately. Each piece is written for an instrument and is based on anContinue reading “Works for Recorder”

A Tribute to Zaki Nassif

Zaki Nassif was a Lebanese song writers and singer. He was influential among the first generation of composers for the mass audience for music on radio in Lebanon in the 1940s and 1950s, and continued to be a force in Lebanese music until his death in 2004. His compositions continue to be performed in LebanonContinue reading “A Tribute to Zaki Nassif”

Dances for an asymmetrical world

Four Pieces from my composition list – that happened to be opus 1, 2, 3 and 4 – chosen for this album, inspired by the Arabic traditional music, melodies, rhythms, dances and folklore, and developed in a contemporary unique way, to reflect the contradictions, traditions, and conflicts of our societies.Our world is full of contrastContinue reading “Dances for an asymmetrical world”

Projects with the Oud player Abbas Kassamany

The first project between the Lebanese composer Wajdi Abou Diab and the Oud player Abbas Kassamany was the album “Irtihal”, include 7 pieces composed by Abass and arranged by Wajdi, one piece composed and arranged by Wajdi, and two oud improvisation (Takassim) The following projects where performed by the Lebanese oriental orchestra conducted by theContinue reading “Projects with the Oud player Abbas Kassamany”

Our Special Quarantine

Happy to share with you 3 of my arrangements for the great Zaki Nassif, and Melhem Barakat, in a special tribute to Lebanon! Recorded during the quarantine by three youth ensembles, “The Arabic Ensemble of the AUB Zaki Nassif Program”, the “I.P.S.M ( أوركسترا و جوقة المتن – معهد مار مخايل الإحترافي للفنون)”, and theContinue reading “Our Special Quarantine”