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Houtaf Khoury: Composer from Lebanon
« on: October 27, 2017, 01:43:15 PM »
I have come across works by a composer named Houtaf Khoury which might interest some people here:

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Re: Houtaf Khoury: Composer from Lebanon
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 03:41:45 PM »
A few more examples:

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Re: Houtaf Khoury: Composer from Lebanon
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 11:25:26 AM »
I recently received this update: a religious work by Houtaf Khoury.

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- W. C. FIELDS  (as Cuthbert Twillie): "Uhh, not the way I play it, no." in  My Little Chickadee.

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Re: Houtaf Khoury: Composer from Lebanon
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 02:09:28 PM »
I have come across works by a composer named Houtaf Khoury which might interest some people here:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/VUBnkltf2YA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/VUBnkltf2YA</a>

Very nice Leo - a bit Hovhaness-like.
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Re: Houtaf Khoury: Composer from Lebanon
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 04:27:43 AM »
I have a recording of several of his works ( VC and 2 tone poems) and have always liked them. There are lots of  great passages in his work. I should listen more; I'm surprised he isn't better known.

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Re: Houtaf Khoury: Composer from Lebanon
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 05:17:42 AM »
I have a recording of several of his works ( VC and 2 tone poems) and have always liked them. There are lots of  great passages in his work. I should listen more; I'm surprised he isn't better known.

I happened across his name while looking for recent news about Russian composer Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov (q.v.)


Khoury apparently was a student of his (perhaps), or saw him at least as a mentor.  Ovchinnikov is now in his early 80's.
COWBOY (sitting down to a poker game for the first time): "Is this a game of chance?!"

- W. C. FIELDS  (as Cuthbert Twillie): "Uhh, not the way I play it, no." in  My Little Chickadee.