Concert Works


Four Dances

for String Quartet

Duration ca. 14′

String Quartet No. 1 Shades of Night (2018)

Duration ca. 27′

Tesserae (2015)

Instrumentation: brass quintet (two trumpets in C, french horn, trombone, & tuba)
Duration ca. 12′

Traces (2013)

Instrumentation: Clarinet, Piano and String Quartet
Duration ca. 23′

A Voice Exclaiming (2013)

Instrumentation: Triple String Quartet
Duration ca. 27′

Abu Jmeel’s Daughter (2011)

Instrumentation: Narrator, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola & Cello

Duration ca. 35 minutes

Buhur (2008)

Instrumentation: Clarinet, Violin, Viola & Cello

Duration 19 minutes

Resonances (2009)

Instrumentation: Arabic violin, solo cello, hand percussion & string quartet.

Duration ca. 32 minutes.

That Which Is Adorned (2007)

Instrumentation: Mezzo Soprano, Violin, Viola & Cello

Duration 27 minutes


Grisaille for piano solo (2021) [Work-in-progress]

An étude in a single color. Duration ca. 3 minutes.


Breviary (2021)

Instrumentation: solo cello
Duration ca. 8 to 10 min. Composed for cellist Leo Eguchi. World-premiere details T.B.A.

Gnizo (2021)

Instrumentation: Violin & Percussion
Duration ca. 12′

Soliloquia no. 1 (2017)

Instrumentation: piano solo
Duration ca. 12′

Aleppo Songs (2016)

Instrumentation: piano solo
Duration ca. 16′

Xarja (2016)

Instrumentation: Soprano & Percussion
Duration ca. 12′

A Muffled Scream (2013)

Instrumentation: Clarinet & Electronics
Duration ca. 13′

Hanjale (2012)

Instrumentation: solo Cello (or solo Mandolin)

Duration ca. 12′

Letters Home (2011)

Instrumentation: Clarinet & Viola (Also available for Clarinet & Cello, Violin & Cello)

Duration ca. 6′

Amar Es Combatir (2007)

Instrumentation: Alto, Viola & Piano

Duration 7′

Chamber Orchestra

Sostenere for Violin & String Orchestra (2021) [Work-in-progress]

Duration ca. 12′

Shades Of Night Suite for Strings  (2021)

For String Orchestra

Duration ca. 16′

Violin Concerto No. 1  (2019)

for Violin & Chamber Orchestra or Violin & Orchestra

Dabke (2014)

Instrumentation: String Orchestra.

Duration: ca. 7′



Untitled Song Cycle (2022) for mezzo soprano and orchestra [Work-in-progress]

A work with texts that meditate on love, loss and wine as an antidote. Duration ca. 30 minutes. World-premiere in Summer of 2023.

Strange Sea (2021) for large orchestra

Work-in-progress. On commission from the Malmö Symphony Orchestra (Sweden). Duration ca. 20 minutes. World-premiere in September of 2022.

Violin Concerto No. 2: with might and main  (2021)

for solo violin and orchestra. Duration ca. 27 minutes.

Violin Concerto No. 1  (2019)

for Violin & Chamber Orchestra or Violin & Orchestra. Duration ca. 26 minutes

CLARINET CONCERTO • Adrift on the Winedark Sea (2017)

for clarinet & orchestra

Instrumentation • Solo Instruments: Clarinet • Orch: 2(picc.)

Duration ca. 29′

Aleppo Songs for orchestra (2017)

Instrumentation: 2(picc.)2.(eh).2.2-2.2(tpt in D).3.0-timp.2perc-hp-str

Duration ca. 16′

Hewar (2015)

Instrumentation: takht (nay, oud, qanun, violin, 2 hand percussion & double bass) Orchestra: 2(picc.).2.2.2-

Duration ca. 25′

Ramal  (2014) for orchestra

Instrumentation: pic.2.2.2.bcl.2.cbsn-

Duration ca. 12′ 30″


Upon Eastern Breezes (2007) This work has been removed from the active repertoire list and is no longer available for performance.

– Instrumentation: Clarinet, Oud, Arabic percussion, Arabic violin, Cello and Orchestra.
Commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Education Department and premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra February 2007.
Duration 8 minutes.

Choir With Orchestra/Accompaniment

Choral Music:

Ice, Wind, War & Spring (2019)

Duration ca. 26 minutes

For mixed chorus and orchestra.

Work-in-progress on commission from the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 75th anniversary of the founding the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen this work will be premiered in January of 2020.

Turn To The World: A Whitman Cantata (2019)

Duration ca. 18 minutes

Instrumentation: 3(picc.)

Hurry To The Light (2019)

for S.S.A. and String Orchestra

A choral cycle of the women in The Odyssey of Homer, as translated by Emily Wilson

Duration ca. 37 minutes.

Rage Against the tyrant(s) (2017)


Embroidered Verses (2015)

Instrumentation: S.A.T.B. and takht: Nay (ad lib.) qanun, oud, percussion, violin & cello.

Duration ca. 19 minutes.

The Son of Man (2011)

Instrumentation: Trumpet, Percussion, Soloists (Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass Baritone) S.A.T.B. & Organ.

Duration ca. 58 minutes

Text by Kahlil Gibran from “Jesus The Son of Man: His words and His deeds as told and recorded by those who knew Him”

Hot Tea, Mint & Olives (2009)

For S.S.A. & piano. Three movements based on the poetry of Ibtisam Barakaat. Duration ca. 12 minutes

A Cappella

Vigilando (2021)

for SATB Chorus (divisi) unaccompanied

Duration ca. 8 minutes


A Lamentation (2011)

For mezzo soprano soloist and S.A.T.B. The a capella movement from The Son of Man can be performed as a stand alone work. Duration ca. 5 minutes.


Wind Ensemble

Dabke (2015) for wind ensemble

Instrumentation: 2(picc.)

Duration ca. 7′

Arrangements & Transcriptions

Arrangements & transcriptions

Armenian Dances (2016)


Duration ca. 12′ 30″

Three Rivers (2011)

Nay, Clarinet in Bb, Oud, Qanun
Percussion(2) (Frame Drums, Riqq & Dumbek)
Yayli Tanbur doubling on Arabic Violin
Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello & Contrabass
I. Mayr Araxi Aperov (traditional Armenian) – anonymous
II. Evç Ilahi’Uyaney Gözlerim Gafletden Uyan’
Sultan Murad 1612-1640 (Turkey)
III. Al-Nahr Al-Khaled ‘The Eternal River’
Mohammad Abdel Wahaab 1902-1991 (Egypt)

Duration ca. 15 minutes

Three Rivers

Browse the score here.

To purchase score please e-mail: publishing(at)kr-music(dot)com

Bernard Herrmann – Overture to North by Northwest (2012) transcribed for string quartet. Duration ca. 4 minutes.

John Field – Nocturne 4 (solo piano) (2010) transcribed for string quartet. Duration ca. 6 minutes.

Three Klezmer Dances – (2009) for violin, tambourine & strings or clarinet, tambourine & strings.

Bela Bartok – Roumanian Folk Dances (2011) transcribed for solo violin & string quartet. Duration ca. 5 minutes.


Classical Arabic Compositions


Classical Arabic Music Compositions:

The Sama’i is a classical Arabic musical form that dates back to 16th century Ottoman music. A Sama’i is often performed as an instrumental introduction to a vocal suite of classical songs. Here are two offerings with my own interpretation of the genre.

Sama’i Hijazkar – Recorded in 2009 at the Concord Library Concert Series. Kareem Roustom – Oud, Michel Moushabeck – Percussion

Sama’i Nahwand – Recorded Live at the Kennedy Center 2005. Kareem Roustom – Oud, Hanna Khoury – Solo Violin with the Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble.