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 the “North Lebanon Orchestra”. Directed by Maestro Fadi Yaakoub Choir voicing by Nour El Houda Kouba and Joe Azar
Excited to share with you the live recording on my new piece for horn, violin and piano, at Irwin Hall, LAU Beirut
Inspired by the Lebanese ancient folk tune called ” Ya Hnayena” and the “Dal’ona” rhythm, this piece combines the Arabic scales (Maqamat) and some traditional famous Arabic rhythms with the composer language in harmony and development to present the Arabic music, and especially the Lebanese music, in a contemporary way.
This book aims to put some pieces from the classical Arabic repertoire in a form that can be presented in any classical chamber music concert along with the occidental repertoire, willing to give the Arabic music the opportunity to be performed more often by any professional musician, regardless his musical background and languages, and to occupy a status in the program of the chamber music concerts worldwide.
Chosen pieces from the wide Arabic classical repertoire, in addition to some works of contemporary Lebanese composers, arranged for solo instrument and piano, by the lebanese composer Wajdi Abou Diab, with transposed/arranged parts for
Instruments in C (Treble Clef)
Instruments in C (Alto Clef)
Instruments in C (Bass Clef)
Instruments in A – Instruments in Bb
Instruments in Eb
Instruments in F
Instruments in D
Instruments in G
The scores (complete book and parts) are available as hard or soft copies
For those interested in discovering the music and culture of Ancient civilizations, Check out my new course “World Music” No musical knowledge required, for all ages (above 12) Course details: 16 sessions, 2 sessions/week, 90 min/session, flexible time Group or individual classes are available Course given via zoom
Course topics Part one: Far East 1- China 2- Japan 3- Indonesia 4- India Part two 1- Africa 2- Native america Part 3: Middle east 1- Ancient Egypt 2- Ancient Mesopotamian 3- Persian Traditional 4- Turkish 5- Sufi 6- Traditional and classical Arabic
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