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

SINDBAD, Fantasy on Omani popular songs, 10', Chatou/Bayonne, 2014, to Graham Barber, Graham Barber, Bartholomew's Church, Armley, U.K. 26.05.14


This fantasy is inspired by the legend of Sindbad the Sailor. It uses free thematic material and three Omani popular songs : Al-Wailiah, Al-Madima and Al-Naham. These were suggested to me by Prof. Dr. Issam El-Mallah, during my visit to the Royal Opera House of Muscat. The work is through composed and develops the thematic material in a rhapsodic frame with contrasting characters and registrations.


Naji Hakim : Sindbad, excerpt from the sketches