Aria for cello quartet

ARIA for cello quartet, (other versions Aria viola quartet, in Prélude, Aria et Gigue for organ), 3', Chatou, 2013, Schott, to Iveta Apkalna, Jana Semaan (cello quartet), Beyrouth, 07.2020.


This Aria was originally part of the triptych Prélude, Aria et Gigue for organ by Naji Hakim published by Schott Music. The incipit of the Aria is inspired by a Basque song to the Sacred Heart Jesusen bihotza zoin maitea(The so beloved heart of Jesus). The melody is developed very expressively in a song form. The setting exists in two versions : 1/ for viola quartet and 2/ for cello quartet.