Ali Osman — el-Maqamas el-Masri (Modes of Egypt)
Born in Sudan, Cairo Conservatory Professor Ali Osman composed this unique piece for solo harpsichord based on Arabic modes (maqamat)Ê in 16/4 and 16/8 meters. An exotic and memorable contribution to the harpsichord repertoire.
For Harpsichord, 5 minutes.
PN-1070 . . . $20.00
Ali Osman — el-Mohager
Born in Sudan and currently teaching at the Cairo Conservatory, Osmanjuxtaposes complex modal contrapuntal lines in Arabic maqam over a very simple 14/4 meter ostinato in the riqq (tambourine). A unique recital piece.
For Flute/Oboe/Tambourine(Riqq), 7 minutes.
WW2-0740 . . . $32.00
Ali Osman — Ma-Wal Masry (Egyptian Ma-Wal)
Sudanese composer Ali Osman Alhaj, professor at Egypt’s Cairo Conservatory, has composed this interesting and challenging piece in 10/8 meter based on the Egyptian ma-wal song form. Includes notated cadenza-improvisation sections (taqasim) and several quarter-tones (sikha) commonly found in Arabic music.
For Clarinet and Piano, 7-8 minutes.
CL-0178 . . . $28.00
Ali Osman — Taqasim (Improvisations)
Sudanese composer Osman’s unusual one-movement work for bassoon and piano based on the Arabic modes (maqamat) and meters (14/4 and 10/4) of Sudanese and Egyptian traditional music. Includes a written cadenza with several quarter-tone sikhas (suggested fingerings included).
For Bassoon/Piano, 7 minutes.
BSN-0744 . . . $30.00