“Majnoun Layla” suite

“Majnoun Layla” is a suite of 6 movements for Piano (and optional Req) The ultimate goal of music is to express human feelings that cannot be written, drawn, or photographed, and to convey the psychological state that the artist experiences to the player, and therefore to the listener, as music is the most abstract formContinue reading ““Majnoun Layla” suite”

Warm-up Chorales for orchestra

Quote by Sergei Boulon, music director at LEBAM, artist director of the Lebanese Higher conservatory big-band, and Tuba player at Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra. Warm-up Chorale for orchestra is a collection of nine chorales taken from famous classical music pieces as symphonies, preludes, strings quartets by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Schubert… to be used as a warm-up,Continue reading “Warm-up Chorales for orchestra”

Tribute To Om Khalthoum

A tribute to the greatest Arabic singer of all time, Om Kalthoum, and who other than “Al Set” deserves a special music tribute, to let her music meet the piano and spread around the globe! The research was done by the lebanese composer Wajdi Abou Diab, accompanied by a solo piano arrangement for three ofContinue reading “Tribute To Om Khalthoum”

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”