Works

WILADA, FA KIFAH (ولادة، فكفاح) (2020)
For French Horn and Orchestraca. 17′
French horn, 2(2pic) 2(2eng.hn) 2(2/B.Cl) 2(2Cbsn) – 2 2 3(3b.tbn) 1 – 3perc (timp, 2sd, tub. b, mar, cym, w.b.) – str

Not Performed


WORKERS’ MARCH (رصّوا الصفوف) (2018)
For Orchestraca. 12′
2(2pic) 2(2eng.hn) 2(2/B.Cl) 2(2Cbsn) – 4 2 3(3b.tbn) – 4perc – str
Premiered 2020-01-10, St. Joseph Church – Monot – Beirut – Lebanon
The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra
Maestro Manfred Maessauer


THE UNSQUARE SUITE (2018)
For Concert Band (grade 4.5) – ca. 14′
1picc, 2fl, 2cl in Bb, 3sax(A,T,B), 2hn, 2tr in Bb (st. mute), euph, tba, 4perc (glock, vib, b. dr, sus. cym, sn. dr, tamb)
Opt. 2ob, 2bs, b. cl, trn, b. trn.

Selected by the call for score of the Cypress Concert Band 2019
Not Performed


KAMANJA (revised 2022)
For Violin and strings orchestra – ca. 5′
6 violins, 4 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass, solo violin
Not performed


FOUR ARABIC SKETCHES (2022)
Four concert short pieces for Beginner ensemble – c.a. 8′ 30
Flexible four-parts instrumentation

This collection of four short concert pieces for beginners is intended to introduce the new musicians, as well as the audience, to the world of Arabic music in a fun and enjoyable way, and is designed to make the ensemble practice easy and productive. Every piece introduces a scene from Arabic folklore, inviting the little musicians to discover the beauty of Arabic traditions and cultures.


ORIENTAL SKETCHES (2016)
For Orchestra – ca. 10′
2(2pic) 2(2eng.hn) 2(2/B.Cl) 2(2Cbsn) – 4 2 3(3b.tbn) 1 – 4perc – str
Premiered 2018-01-12, St. Joseph Church – Monot – Beirut – Lebanon
The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra
Maestro Manfred Maessauer


ARAB-BORESCENT SYMMETRY (2022)
For Flute, Oboe, and Clarinet in Bb – ca. 9′
Based on an artwork titled “Arborescent symmetry” by Desmond Clarke.
While this artwork shows a perfect symmetry for a growing tree, the music in this piece takes this symmetry and transforms it into a more realistic one, reflecting how our balance is always disturbed by un-wanted sounds, and how our consciousness grows to mirror our life events and the experiences we live. The music uses the instruments and modern technics to imitate some of the Arabic music elements, such as traditional rhythms and Maqamat, and set a mood for a traditional Arabic countryside.
Premiered on September 3, 2022, as a part of the three winds by The Arc Project virtuel concert.


FOLK STORY (2022)
For brass quintet – ca. 9′
Winner of the Emerging Composer Competition 2022, directed by the International Women’s Brass Conference and the Rising Tide Music Press, and premiered on May 26, 2022, by the Chromatic Brass Collective during the IWBC at the University of North Texas


ARABIC HETEROPHONY (2021)
Waslah for string quartet – ca. 16′
Not Performed


A CRY FROM THE FROZEN POLE (صرخة من القطب المتجمّد) (2020)
For baritone, violin, viola, and cello – ca. 5′
On a text by Shadi Sawan
Winner of the special price by Cluster and an honorable mention in the Lunigiana International Festival composition competition 2020


SAMA’I WAJDI (سماعي وجدي) (2020)
Version A: For flute and piano – ca. 6′
Version B: For Viola and piano – ca. 6′
Version C: For bassoon and piano – ca. 6′


 BEL ARFRAH (بالأفراح) (2020)
Trio for french horn, piano, and violin (2020) – ca. 5′


 YA HNAYENA (يا حنيّنة) (2019)
Trio for french horn, piano, and violin (2020) – ca. 6′


A TUNE FOR AMER’S HORN (2019)
For french horn, piano, and double bass – ca. 12′
Premiered on May 6, 2022 by the International Contemporary Ensemble at the 2022 MATA Festival, at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, New York.


DANCE OF TIME (2016)
For flute, clarinet in Bb, vibraphone, violin, viola, and cello – ca. 6′
Premiered June 2014, in Beirut – Sen El Fil during the second annual concert of the composition department at the Lebanese higher conservatory of music


AZFAN MONFARIDAN (عزفان منفردان) (2014)
For baritone, piano, flute, alto sax, viola and cello – ca. 8′
On a text by Shadi Sawan
Premiered June 2014, in Beirut – Sen El Fil during the second annual concert of the composition department at the Lebanese higher conservatory of music


LE PLUS JEUNE (2013)
For soprano, flute, clarinet in Bb, piano, and cello – ca 8′ 
On a text by Paul Éluard
Premierd on 20 April 2013 by Orchestre Studio of Cergy Pontoise, during the “12eme rencontre internationale des Jeunes compositeurs” in Cergy Pontoise – France


NEUTRALISATION (2013)
Version A: for piano and violin – ca. 7’
Version B: for piano and viola – ca. 7′
Premiered June 2014, in Beirut – Sen El Fil during the second annual concert of the composition department at the Lebanese higher conservatory of music


THE DREAM (أي شمس تشرق وتبقى في موضع الشروق) (2021-2022)
Chamber opera for two abroad sextets (sop, mezzo, bar, vln, b. cl, pn / sop, mezzo, bar, fl, oud, cello) – ca. 40 min
Special mention from The Gaetano Giani Luporini prize for the premiere during the Puccini chamber opera festival 2022.
Concept & music by Wajdi Abou Diab, Arabic libretto by Zuhair Ghazali, English translation by Haneen El-Nakouzi, Animation by Shawqi Berro, Illustration by Mohammad El Alloush, Commissioned by Puccini chamber opera festival and theatre of Giglio


 DA’WATOU MAWTEN ‘ILA L ‘ASHAA’ (دعوة موت الى العشاء) (2021)
Song cycle of 6 art songs on a text by Zanoubia Zaher for female voice and piano – ca. 30′ (2021)
Winner of exceptional grants by the Cultural Ressource 2020 (المورد الثقافي), and published by Dar Al Nahda Al Arabiya (دار النهضة العربية)


A CRY FROM THE FROZEN POLE (صرخة من القطب المتجمّد) (2020)
For baritone, violin, viola, and cello – ca. 5′
On a text by Shadi Sawan
Winner of the special price by Cluster and an honorable mention in the Lunigiana International Festival composition competition 2020


TWO LEIDER (2014)
For female voice and piano – ca. 11′
Text by Zeinab Mawassi and W. Abou Diab


AZFAN MONFARIDAN (2014)
For baritone, piano, flute, alto sax, viola and cello – ca. 8′
Premiered June 2014, in Beirut – Sen El Fil during the second annual concert of the composition department at the Lebanese higher conservatory of music


LE PLUS JEUNE (2013)
For soprano, flute, clarinet in Bb, piano, and cello – ca 8′ 
On a text by Paul Éluard
Premierd on 20 April 2013 by Orchestre Studio of Cergy Pontoise, during the “12eme rencontre internationale des Jeunes compositeurs” in Cergy Pontoise – France


Majnoun Layla (مجنون ليلى) (2022)
ٍA suite of six movements for Piano (and optional Arabic percussion) – ca. 10′ 
A work where love, poetry, and music come together to portray a journey of a human soul in a spiritual world.


Prière Orientale (2022)
For solo Pipe Organ – ca. 10′ 


THE AWFAR DANCE (رقصة الأوفر) (2021)
For solo Violon – ca. 7’30 
(Not Performed)


THE MOURABA’ DANCE (رقصة المربّع) (2021)
For solo Viola – ca. 7’30 
Received an “HONORABLE MENTION” from the Gardner music Composition Competition 2022, by the American Viola Society


THE SAMA’I AQSAQ DANCE (رقصة السماعي أقصاق) (2021)
For solo double bell microtonal trumpet in Bb – ca. 7’30 
(Not Performed)


THE KHOSH RANK DANCE (رقصة الخوش رنك)(2020)
For solo cello – ca. 9’30


THE AWISS DANCE (رقصة العويص) (2020)
For solo bass flute – ca. 7’00
Premiered on April 16, 2021, at West Virginia University’s Bloch Hall by Dustin White
Selected by the call for scores of Dustin white for his album “Ri Ra”


TAFA’IL (تفاعيل) (2020)
For prepared piano and Tape – 8’15
Selected by the call for scores for West Asian Composers, “Deterritorializing the Realm of New Music” by Anoush Moazzeni and the Canadian Music Center (CMC Ontario)


DABKET EL 2020 (دبكة الالفين وعشرين) (2020)
Miniature dance for solo instrument (2020) – ca. 0’20
Selected for the call for score for David Bohn’s project “20 Seconds of 2020”, by fifteen minute of fame series


WILD PAETZOLD (2019)
For contrabass recorder and tape – 12’46


TAQASSIM (تقاسيم) (2015)
Suite for recorder’s family and harpsichord – ca. 17’


LEBANESE MEDLEY (2020) – ca. 8′
Version A: Arrangement for Orchestra and SATB choir
Version B: Arrangement for Orchestra only
Lebanese Medley is a special arrangement for the Taipei Civic Symphony Orchestra with its unique instrumentation, by the Lebanese composer Wajdi Abou Diab, including three of the most famous Lebanese songs to introduce the audience to this beautiful heritage. Starting with “Shta’na A Lebnan” (we miss Lebanon), a song by Zaki Nassif, then an old Lebanese folk tune called “Ya Ghzayel”, and ending with the famous Rahbani brothers’ song “Al Nadda”.



LONGA RIYAD (لونغا رياض) (2018) – ca. 4′
LONGA SHAHNAZ (لونغا شهناز) (2018) – ca. 4′
for flute and jazz trio – By Riyad Al Sonbati and Adham Afandi


Four Arabic Folk Tunes (2022) – ca. 8′
for flexible quartet
collection of four (4) Arabic famous folk tunes arranged for a flexible quartet, that can be performed by any type of ensemble (quartet, or bigger ensemble by doubling parts). The songs are
1- Mahla Nourha – Sayed Darwich
2- Rozana – Palestinian Folk
3- Zourouni – Egyptian Folk
4- Yal Rayeh – Algerian Folk


 A TRIBUTE TO ZAKI NASSIF (2021)
15 arrangements for “Zaki Nassif Orchestra and choir”


MA’ OUDI (مع عودي) (2020) – ca. 6′
For Oud and Oriental Orchestra – By Mazen Salha


INNER RHYME (2019)
5 pieces for violin, viola, and Strings orchestra – By Layale Chaker (2019)


1- MA BA’DA AL HOLM (ما بعد الحلم) (2018) ca. 7′
2- OUBOUR (عبور) (2017) ca. 8′
3- Oud Fantasia (عود فانتازيا) (2016) ca. 8′
For Oud and Oriental Orchestra – By Abbas Kassamany


Two pieces orchestrated by Wajdi Abou Diab
For Orchestra – originally for piano – By Nabil Jaafar
1- VARIATION ON BENT AL SHALABIYA (2018) – ca. 8′
2- DABKEH (دبكة) (2017) – ca. 2′


Orchestrated by Wajdi Abou Diab
For Concert Band and solo bass guitar – By Micheal Labaki
1- QUITA  (2018) – ca. 3’20
2- LOAD (2018) – ca. 4’05


TRIBUTE TO WADEEH AL SAFI (2020) ca. 5′
Solo Piano – a selection of Wadeeh Al Safi’s most famous melodies


 Arabic Suite (2021)
 4 arrangements for wind duos and Orchestra


DA’WATOU MATEN ILA L’ASHA’ (دعوة موت الى العشاء) (2021)
Song cycle of six Arabic art songs for soprano and piano – ca. 30′
Poems by Zanoubia Zaher
In this album, contemporary music and contemporary poetry, meet together in response to ideas imposed by a complex surreal reality that is impossible to express in a traditional language. so it was a necessity to invent a new language that accommodates all the conflicts and contradictions of that reality. It was a language that combined the power of abstraction in contemporary music the extremism of ideas in modern poetry, the authenticity of the Arab musical heritage, and the abundance of expression tools in the classical Arabic language. This album, which is characterized by peculiarity and innovation, was the truest possible expression for the composer and the poet.


SAMME’NA SHI MNA’ERFOU (سمّعنا شي منعرفه) (2021)
16 tracks for solo piano – ca. 45’
The album is a collection of the most famous Arabic songs, arranged for piano solo, performed, and recorded by pianist Ramzi Hakim.
This work comes as an attempt to bring together the various traditional Arabic musical dialects and present them in a unified musical language, to build a bridge of communication between European classical music and Arab music, and to expose the audience to classical music in our Arab heritage.

This album plays an important role in preserving a group of Arabic melodies that occupied a prominent place for a long period of time in our social life and our musical memory.


DABKET El 2020 (دبكة الالفين وعشرين) (2021)
12 different solo performances of the same piece – ca. 8′
This album is a project I worked on during the last 2 weeks of 2020, I wrote a short melody Inspired by the Lebanese folk dance called Dabkeh, to celebrate the end of the 2020 year, and to dance with those who survived it! I recorded the same piece 12 times, and I shared one recording per day for 12 days, with each video featuring a new instrument and a new friend, with the 2020 Dabkeh band joining us in all the videos to celebrate the end of a messy year!


DANCES FOR AN ASYMMETRICAL WORLD (2019)
Include opus 1 to 4 – ca’ 66’
Four Pieces from my composition list – that happened to be opus 1, 2, 3, and 4 – were chosen for this album, inspired by the Arabic traditional music, melodies, rhythms, dances, and folklore, and developed into a contemporary unique way, to reflect the contradictions, traditions, and conflicts of our societies.
Our world is full of contrast: humanity/inhumanity, silence/sound, reality/dreams, sedulity, and exploitation… And we spend our entire lives searching for the balance between these contraries…
It’s time to stop searching and understand our unbalanced and asymmetrical nature, so we can feel the rhythm that governs the universe, and dance freely to it.


ARABIC FOLK TUNES (2020)
For Solo Piano 
This book is a collection of the most famous Arabic folk songs, chosen from all the Arabic regions. It aims to give the opportunity for the pianists to play and experience the beauty of the Arabic melodies and rhythms, in a simple arrangement that maintains the spirit of those songs and reflects the story of each one of them.
At the same time, this book gives Arabic music the chance to be performed on the most played instrument around the globe, lets it take a part in classical recitals and concerts, and helps Arabic traditional music to be heard and performed in cultures.


LONGA AND SAMA’I WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT (2020)
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 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, with transposed/arranged parts for instruments in A, G, F, Eb, D, and C (treble clef, alto clef, bass clef)


WARM-UP CHORALES FOR ORCHESTRA (2019)
Warm-up Chorale for orchestra is a collection of nine chorales taken from famous classical music pieces such as symphonies, preludes, strings quartets by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Schubert… to be used as a warm-up, intonation, articulations… exercises for your music ensemble, suitable for any level and any kind of ensemble from a quartet to the full symphony.
The product includes the following score and the related parts:
Woodwinds quartet (include piccolo/ Flute/ Oboe/ Cor Anglais/ Clarinet in Eb/ Clarinet in Bb/ Clarinet in A/ Bass Clarinet in Bb/Bassoon). Saxophones quartet (include Soprano Saxophone/ Alto Saxophone/ Tenor Saxophone/ Baritone Saxophone). Recorders quartet (include Soprano Recorder/ Alto Recorder/ Tenor Recorder/ Bass Recorder). Brass quartet (include Horn in F/ Trumpet in D/ Trumpet in C/ Trumpet in Bb/ Trombone/ Bass Trombone/ Euphonium/ Tuba), SATB choir (include Soprano/ Alto/ Tenor/ Bass),Strings quartet (include Violin 1/ Violin 2/ Viola/ Cello/ Contra-bass)


SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS FOR PIANO (2018)
Scales and arpeggios fingering for Piano are designed to help the students learn the scales, with clear fingering and big font, coloring the black keys in black and white keys in white, which make the main focus on fingering and Techniques.
Volume 1: scales: Do M/ La m, Sol M/ Mi m, Re M/ Si m, LaM/ Fa# m, Fa M/ Re m, Sib M/ Sol m, Mib M/ Do m, in parallels and contraries motion on an octave, and arpeggios in the root, first and second inversion on an octave
Volume 2: scales: Do M/ La m, Sol M/ Mi m, Re M/ Si m, LaM/ Fa# m, Mi M/ Do# m, Fa M/ Re m, Sib M/ Sol m, Mib M/ Do m, Lab M/ Fa m, include by octaves ( parallels and contraries motion on two octaves), By third (parallels and contraries motion on two octaves), Arpeggios (root, first and second inversion on two octaves, parallels and contraries motion)