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Title: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 15, 2020, 05:34:01 AM
Any good music/recording with Arabic, or Middle-eastern, theme/scale?
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme
Post by: Brian on September 15, 2020, 06:34:17 AM
Persian rather than Arabic, so feel free to disregard, but Reza Vali is a pretty interesting composer who requires all sorts of new tunings of his performers.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 15, 2020, 06:46:42 AM
Persian rather than Arabic, so feel free to disregard, but Reza Vali is a pretty interesting composer who requires all sorts of new tunings of his performers.

Great info! I will check it out. I was thinking about a term “muslim” because I didn’t want to preclude Persian (or Turkish) influences, but ended up using the term Arabic.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme
Post by: 71 dB on September 15, 2020, 06:56:56 AM
Phrygian dominant?

Persian rather than Arabic, so feel free to disregard, but Reza Vali is a pretty interesting composer who requires all sorts of new tunings of his performers.

I have the Reza Vali CD on Naxos, but of course Amazon doesn't have cover picture!  >:D
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 15, 2020, 07:05:35 AM
Phrygian dominant?

Correct.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: relm1 on September 16, 2020, 05:38:23 AM
Resphighi Belkis, Queen of Sheba.
Saint Saens Bacchanale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbkCfxnoY4A
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Brian on September 16, 2020, 05:55:25 AM
Great info! I will check it out. I was thinking about a term “muslim” because I didn’t want to preclude Persian (or Turkish) influences, but ended up using the term Arabic.
Turkish - definitely Fazil Say. He has composed a lot of solo piano works for himself but probably the best or easiest starting point is his violin concerto "1001 Nights in the Harem" which is built around folk drumming and (in the third movement) a Turkish melody which dates back to the 1700s. In the 1900s the tune was set with a love poem that family lore claims was about one of my great-great-uncles (it's about a girl who goes to a government office and falls for a cute bureaucrat) (not joking), and then badly translated and turned into an Eartha Kitt single.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 17, 2020, 08:30:54 AM
Resphighi Belkis, Queen of Sheba.
Saint Saens Bacchanale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbkCfxnoY4A

The both, especially Respighi, sound great and aesthetic. Thank you!
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 17, 2020, 08:34:34 AM
Turkish - definitely Fazil Say. He has composed a lot of solo piano works for himself but probably the best or easiest starting point is his violin concerto "1001 Nights in the Harem" which is built around folk drumming and (in the third movement) a Turkish melody which dates back to the 1700s. In the 1900s the tune was set with a love poem that family lore claims was about one of my great-great-uncles (it's about a girl who goes to a government office and falls for a cute bureaucrat) (not joking), and then badly translated and turned into an Eartha Kitt single.

I checked the V Concerto, Mesopotamia Symphony and a few piano pieces. They all are wonderful. I noticed that he released several albums, including the 1001, from Naive label. A few members and I discussed about the label a few weeks ago. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Mandryka on September 18, 2020, 06:57:03 PM

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Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme
Post by: 71 dB on September 19, 2020, 04:01:18 AM
I have the Reza Vali CD on Naxos, but of course Amazon doesn't have cover picture!  >:D

I revisited this disc and I have to say I don't like it much. With headphones the spatiality is really ugly. With speakers the soundstage is "airy", but the music itself isn't my cup of tea. I also find the recording too dynamic. Half of the time the sound is too quiet and half of the time it's too loud.  :-X
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 19, 2020, 08:09:55 AM
I revisited this disc and I have to say I don't like it much. With headphones the spatiality is really ugly. With speakers the soundstage is "airy", but the music itself isn't my cup of tea. I also find the recording too dynamic. Half of the time the sound is too quiet and half of the time it's too loud.  :-X

I like this album.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on September 20, 2020, 01:55:26 AM
I'd say this
https://mahoor.com/en/cd/18756-in-memoriam
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on September 20, 2020, 05:37:48 PM
Morocco Symphony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUHA0T3AId4
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on September 21, 2020, 01:59:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuOw0Mm4aj0
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 21, 2020, 07:37:54 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuOw0Mm4aj0

Thank you very much for the various suggestions. Palmyra sounds great. Especially I like the 7/8, first movement. It has a vibrant Arabic feel. The Moroccan Symphony is rather an advanced composition. While I enjoyed the first listen, I must re-listen it a few more times. While the suggested piano recording offers many memorable compositions, I found the other guy on the web, Morteza Mahjoobi, very talented and interesting as well. He modifies piano tuning, and the instrument sounds like a traditional Iranian instrument. I was fascinated by all the music suggested by you. If you find other pieces, please let us know. I appreciate your refined suggestions.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on September 21, 2020, 01:50:33 PM
Thank for your appreciation!
An arab composer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKkr_LTLG20
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 23, 2020, 06:32:49 AM
Thank for your appreciation!
An arab composer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKkr_LTLG20

This is rather elegant and classy music. Also, I listened Morocco Symphony several times, and I think it is an excellent composition.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: relm1 on September 23, 2020, 02:44:41 PM
Check out Amirov's excellent Piano Concerto on Arabian themes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eKqxH7I2_4

Part of this excellent CD any lover of exotic music would enjoy.
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.572666 (https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.572666)
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on September 23, 2020, 02:47:08 PM
This is rather elegant and classy music. Also, I listened Morocco Symphony several times, and I think it is an excellent composition.
Thank again.Oud is a traditional arab instrument

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW7DhuhkaNg
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: relm1 on September 23, 2020, 03:37:42 PM
Thank again.Oud is a traditional arab instrument

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW7DhuhkaNg

I've composed for this lovely instrument.  I'll look for the recording and post if I find it/don't forget.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 24, 2020, 07:47:12 AM
You composed Oud music!? Wow! Please post the recording.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 24, 2020, 07:53:44 AM
Thank again.Oud is a traditional arab instrument

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW7DhuhkaNg

Aesthetic music with excellent performance by the orchestra and instrumentalist. Great recording sound as well. The members of orchestra appear to be really enjoying the music they are playing. I am wondering about the strings of instrument. Maybe skin of sheep or another animal? It sounds great.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on September 24, 2020, 05:41:57 PM
Kanun and orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah1FHEHjmnA
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 25, 2020, 05:54:11 AM
Check out Amirov's excellent Piano Concerto on Arabian themes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eKqxH7I2_4

Part of this excellent CD any lover of exotic music would enjoy.
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.572666 (https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.572666)

I like the music a lot. I checked other works by Amirov, and they are great. Stokowski conducted his Mugham, and Shostakovich admired his music.  I ordered the disc you suggested and other discs of his music (pic attached). In case, the below are reviews of the disc.  Thank you for the recommendation.

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2011/Dec11/Azerbaijan_PCs_8572666.htm

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2012/Jan12/Azerbaijani_PCs_8572666.htm
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on September 25, 2020, 04:28:02 PM
Tar and Orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q23F5pV8XO4
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 28, 2020, 05:55:26 AM
Kanun and orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah1FHEHjmnA

The instrument, Kanun (or Qanun), sounds wonderful. I adore the color and depth of sound. It sounds a little similar to my favorite Iranian instrument Santoor. The composition is a hybrid of western and Arabic influences. It is a nice mix with Mediterranean feel. As for the Tar Concerto, I imagine it is Iranian/Persian music. The performance is impeccable, and the music has an aura of beauty and mystique. I like the Tar, as well as the small percussion. It is a nice Persian music in a modern/Western format. I have thought about visiting Iran numerous times. But westerners can be arrested with lame reason or no reason any time over there. I should wait for a regime change.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on September 28, 2020, 03:01:13 PM
The instrument, Kanun (or Qanun), sounds wonderful. I adore the color and depth of sound. It sounds a little similar to my favorite Iranian instrument Santoor. The composition is a hybrid of western and Arabic influences. It is a nice mix with Mediterranean feel. As for the Tar Concerto, I imagine it is Iranian/Persian music. The performance is impeccable, and the music has an aura of beauty and mystique. I like the Tar, as well as the small percussion. It is a nice Persian music in a modern/Western format. I have thought about visiting Iran numerous times. But westerners can be arrested with lame reason or no reason any time over there. I should wait for a regime change.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y59NtxPqOe0
Regarding Tar Khanmamedow wrote a lot of music for it.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: relm1 on September 28, 2020, 03:02:32 PM
You composed Oud music!? Wow! Please post the recording.

Sorry mate, I missed your post!  Here is one of my more ominous cues with a wonderful oudist (?).
https://clyp.it/1pexac0k
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 29, 2020, 05:45:59 AM
Sorry mate, I missed your post!  Here is one of my more ominous cues with a wonderful oudist (?).
https://clyp.it/1pexac0k

Beautiful and authentic music. The composition is well-structured and well-organized. Sounds professional and authentic. I imagine you plan to add more movements and extend the music. Then I would love to hear an entire work. 😍😍
P.s. when you upload the entire Prokofiev pc3, please let me know!
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 30, 2020, 06:08:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y59NtxPqOe0
Regarding Tar Khanmamedow wrote a lot of music for it.

Atmospheric Santoor music with elegance! Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on September 30, 2020, 03:03:48 PM
Attia Sharara was great violinist and composer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwrrorRKFPw
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 01, 2020, 07:42:20 PM
Attia Sharara was great violinist and composer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwrrorRKFPw

Yes, this is rather noble music with class. I checked the 2nd and 3rd movements and “Samaii” as well, and I like them a lot. I will look for other compositions by him as well. Thanks a lot for the recommendation!
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Daverz on October 01, 2020, 11:55:41 PM
Perhaps Joel Bons, Nomaden:



https://bis.se/performers/queyras-jean-guihen/joel-bons-nomaden
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 02, 2020, 02:32:13 PM
Egyptian Overture by Omar Khairat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAHQB2nUp5U
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: relm1 on October 02, 2020, 03:39:37 PM
Here is something from me you might enjoy.  It was recorded during the premiere and had some use of exotic and Arabian scales.  It was scored for large orchestra of 3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp+3/2 hp/strings and around 18 minutes in duration.
https://clyp.it/m45qqin4
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: BWV 1080 on October 02, 2020, 04:35:41 PM
Persian, not Arabic

https://www.golfamkhayam.com/naqsh-duo
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: André on October 02, 2020, 05:24:06 PM
Hassan by Delius. A wonderful work. It consists of incidental music to the eponymous play by J. E. Flecker.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 03, 2020, 06:46:47 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG_D2HTHCqU
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 03, 2020, 04:09:14 PM
Here is something from me you might enjoy.  It was recorded during the premiere and had some use of exotic and Arabian scales.  It was scored for large orchestra of 3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp+3/2 hp/strings and around 18 minutes in duration.
https://clyp.it/m45qqin4

Sounds great and totally professional. I would love to hear the entire work! Any plan to upload it on YT?
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 03, 2020, 04:38:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd21-5UeaSY
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: relm1 on October 04, 2020, 06:51:18 AM
Sounds great and totally professional. I would love to hear the entire work! Any plan to upload it on YT?

Thanks!  I'm not to pleased with the piece or the performance to glad to hear it might just be my being overly critical. 
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 04, 2020, 07:57:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3glhENdUI8o
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 05, 2020, 06:34:07 AM
Egyptian Overture by Omar Khairat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAHQB2nUp5U

This is a hybrid of Egyptian and western music. Maybe Egyptian 40% and western 60%. The composition is sophisticated and impressive. It has a nice atmosphere.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 05, 2020, 06:37:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd21-5UeaSY

I think the violinist is the composer as well. Fine composition and it is well-structured. I like the rhythmic foundation as well. Sounds very exotic. The Lebanese orchestra is a very good orchestra.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 05, 2020, 06:42:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3glhENdUI8o

 I like this composition, Wedding-Kian Azmeh, a lot. While the music is Arabic, the composition is very advanced. The harmony proceeds based on a new system, rather than 4th or 5th. The melody and orchestration are tasteful and elegant. If there is any studio recording, I would like to purchase it.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 05, 2020, 04:53:05 PM
A westernized piece
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1u5VP884GU
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 06, 2020, 09:22:59 AM
Hassan by Delius. A wonderful work. It consists of incidental music to the eponymous play by J. E. Flecker.

Yes it is vivacious, picturesque music. Very good composition.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 06, 2020, 09:24:50 AM
Perhaps Joel Bons, Nomaden:



https://bis.se/performers/queyras-jean-guihen/joel-bons-nomaden

Some movements are very progressive and some are traditional. It is a unique mix.  I enjoyed the music a lot.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 06, 2020, 06:41:33 PM
Qatar orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKTVYwcDMec
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on October 07, 2020, 08:19:58 AM
Sorry mate, I missed your post!  Here is one of my more ominous cues with a wonderful oudist (?).
https://clyp.it/1pexac0k
That was beautiful!  Very haunting.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 08, 2020, 04:27:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Q2S5b7cVk
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 11, 2020, 09:53:23 AM
Ifukube was known mainly as film composer.However here he choose "arabic" subject
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlooqVm72qc
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 12, 2020, 07:51:19 AM
A westernized piece
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1u5VP884GU

Yes, it is based on western scales. The music sounds very good though. The composition is well-built and atmospheric. I imagine the composer is conducting the piece.
 
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 12, 2020, 07:52:48 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Q2S5b7cVk

Very good and colorful composition. I like the vocal, chorus and rhythm.  The entire music is sumptuous.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 12, 2020, 07:54:18 AM
Ifukube was known mainly as film composer.However here he choose "arabic" subject
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlooqVm72qc

I know Ifukube’s works a little bit but not this work. It is a memorable, nice composition. Still it sounds like a movie music, ha ha.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: André on October 12, 2020, 11:58:02 AM
I know Ifukube’s works a little bit but not this work. It is a memorable, nice composition. Still it sounds like a movie music, ha ha.

Indeed, very nice. Ifukube is mainly known as the composer of the music for many Godzilla films.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 12, 2020, 01:08:25 PM
Indeed, very nice. Ifukube is mainly known as the composer of the music for many Godzilla films.

Yes, he made some good music for Godzilla. Godzilla was anti-thsesis, and/or implicit criticism, to the post-WW2 industrialization and economic recovery in Japan.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 12, 2020, 04:24:42 PM
Ney and orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjTIabgOr0E&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3x78r4o9sJ7nHGC7Fm06dkzrnDVD99_DjF4ZwH2l7jLDsW7HSaZBB5WLc
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: relm1 on October 12, 2020, 04:32:23 PM
It's the 10 year anniversary of the premiere of my Arabian themed concert piece, "Ancient Dreams"!  I learned so much through the experience of composing and performing in this performance.  It was an 18 minute tone poem for orchestra.  The recording of the concert premiere was if I recall just stereo microphones with a high end preamp.  I also recall that I had microphones at the back of the hall which I mixed in for reverb because the acoustics were nice.

Here is an except:

https://clyp.it/atz2sy3i

 
Some things I learned:

1. If you perform in the premiere of your own composition, you might want to make your part easier to play because you are extremely distracted on everyone else's parts/mistakes and end up screwing up the very part you wrote for you!
2. It's not as bad as you remember it was.
3. I would do it very differently today but it's not worth changing it.  It's part of your record.
4. Be very careful of the dynamics you give to the glockenspiel.  They smashed the hell out of the part and were constantly way too loud resulting in me always under playing them afterwords.  I HATE how loud they played!
5. It's very important to understand the words of John Adams who said in his blog "Do not be surprised if at the first rehearsal of your music you don't recognize the work as being your own piece".  Very, very true.  A composer needs to have an out of body experience for the first few rehearsals because it sounds nothing like what you spent the past year writing!  Eventually it will surprise you and coalesce. With a great orchestra, it will surprise you!  You'll hear things you never imagined!

Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 13, 2020, 01:59:07 PM
It's the 10 year anniversary of the premiere of my Arabian themed concert piece, "Ancient Dreams"!  I learned so much through the experience of composing and performing in this performance.  It was an 18 minute tone poem for orchestra.  The recording of the concert premiere was if I recall just stereo microphones with a high end preamp.  I also recall that I had microphones at the back of the hall which I mixed in for reverb because the acoustics were nice.

Here is an except:

https://clyp.it/atz2sy3i

 
Some things I learned:

1. If you perform in the premiere of your own composition, you might want to make your part easier to play because you are extremely distracted on everyone else's parts/mistakes and end up screwing up the very part you wrote for you!
2. It's not as bad as you remember it was.
3. I would do it very differently today but it's not worth changing it.  It's part of your record.
4. Be very careful of the dynamics you give to the glockenspiel.  They smashed the hell out of the part and were constantly way too loud resulting in me always under playing them afterwords.  I HATE how loud they played!
5. It's very important to understand the words of John Adams who said in his blog "Do not be surprised if at the first rehearsal of your music you don't recognize the work as being your own piece".  Very, very true.  A composer needs to have an out of body experience for the first few rehearsals because it sounds nothing like what you spent the past year writing!  Eventually it will surprise you and coalesce. With a great orchestra, it will surprise you!  You'll hear things you never imagined!

The composition sounds very good and the orchestration sounds sophisticated and totally professional. :)   The chromatic passages sound cool.  I think I understand the point 5).
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 15, 2020, 06:18:50 PM
Abu Simbel symphony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmXy9crK_j4
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 16, 2020, 10:27:30 AM
Ney and orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjTIabgOr0E&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3x78r4o9sJ7nHGC7Fm06dkzrnDVD99_DjF4ZwH2l7jLDsW7HSaZBB5WLc

Is the flute called Ney? It has a warm, attractive sound. Except for the flute part, the composition is largely based on western harmony and scale. This is a good hybrid of Arabic theme and European harmony. Atmospheric.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 16, 2020, 10:29:57 AM
Abu Simbel symphony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmXy9crK_j4

I think this is a solid composition. I will look for a disc if it is available. The structure is organized and effective, and the melodies are penetrating beyond mannerism.  Great composition and excellent orchestration.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: relm1 on October 16, 2020, 04:28:11 PM
Check out the first time King Tut's war trumpet's were played in 1939.   World War 2 started immediately after!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO3P5jkQmgU
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 18, 2020, 04:38:53 PM
Arab/Jew orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GixIhuz7p40
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 19, 2020, 05:52:01 AM
Check out the first time King Tut's war trumpet's were played in 1939.   World War 2 started immediately after!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO3P5jkQmgU

They sound very good. I can't believer they are more than 3000 yo. Hope nobody play them anymore.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 19, 2020, 05:54:34 AM
Suleyman Elesgerov (aka. Suleiman Aleskerov). Wonderful composer from Azerbaijan.

https://youtu.be/m7UHwjHenhA

https://youtu.be/ucbQX3Jl1ZY
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 21, 2020, 06:55:06 PM
Arab/Jew orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GixIhuz7p40

Sounds very good!  The music is very Arabic, rather than (European) Jewish. The sliding technique of violin is very effective. That makes me wonder if there is any violin concerto in Western music requiring a slide technique. The flute sounds excellent as well. I was wondering if it was an Arabic flute or not.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 21, 2020, 07:32:15 PM
Kuwait orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf37wbNmPU0
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 23, 2020, 04:58:40 PM
Kuwait orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf37wbNmPU0

Sounds very good! The music is a good mixture of Jazz, classic music and Arabic music. Somehow, I hear even indication of Tango music. I maybe wrong of course. Very colorful music!
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 24, 2020, 05:43:49 PM
Wind of Yemen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U__dK3MIj3s
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Christo on October 25, 2020, 01:51:14 AM
Sounds very good! The music is a good mixture of Jazz, classic music and Arabic music. Somehow, I hear even indication of Tango music. I maybe wrong of course. Very colorful music!
+1
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 27, 2020, 10:21:11 AM
Wind of Yemen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U__dK3MIj3s

Fine and delicate composition. The music is aesthetically ethereal and phantom-like. These Singapore guys can play!
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on October 27, 2020, 05:23:07 PM
Arabian Dances
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCSQfmC-BWI
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on November 24, 2020, 09:38:50 PM
Overture El Horeya
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmARs_CK4Bk
Gamel Salama i found nothing on him
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on November 27, 2020, 09:03:54 AM
Overture El Horeya
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmARs_CK4Bk
Gamel Salama i found nothing on him

The music is gorgeous and sublime. Sounds very good.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on November 27, 2020, 09:05:24 AM
Arabian Dances
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCSQfmC-BWI

I think this is a solid composition. I like the way music proceeds as well. I would like to listen to the music in live.
Title: Re: Music with Arabic theme/scale
Post by: Roy Bland on November 27, 2020, 04:44:26 PM
?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVBT9soS5dA