July 2016

Samai Hijaz

This Samai was originally composed for solo Oud and later adapted for a full Western orchestra. In this process, it underwent several structural and rhythmic changes, which are described in more detail in the commentary.

It represents my first attempt at orchestration of Middle-Eastern music, and a digital mock-up recorded with EWQL library can be listened here Samai Hijaz

The full orchestral score is also available for download, while parts are available on request.

International Music Composition Competition Award In 2015 this Samai has won the International Music Composition Competition by the Arab Academy of Music, and it has been performed during the award ceremony at USEK University in Kaslik (Lebanon) on 25 July 2016.