Dumia for piano

Title, Duration, Place, Year, Publisher, Dedicated to, Premiere (performer(s), place, date)

DUMIA for piano solo, 2', Chatou, 2001, ABRSM Publishing (in SPECTRUM 3 - an international collection of 25 pieces for solo piano - Compiled by Thalia Myers), to Katy and Katia, Lynn Carter, London, 23.05.01


Dumia, the arabic for « doll », was inspired by a Lebanese lullaby. The ornamented lines, displaced accents and main scale used (G A Bflat Csharp D Eflat Fsharp G) are characteristic features of middle-eastern folk music.

Naji Hakim : DUMIA, page 1, excerpt from the autograph manuscript