Since Arab instrumental music is negligible, We collected here some of the biggest, most emotional, most impressive and flabbergasting arabic instrumental music works ever written. From Munir Bashir to Omar Khairet and Marcel Khalife with some left-field stunners along the way, let the epicness commence…
1- “Samaai Nahawand” by Twais
The Twais Quartet is a Syrian group of talented musicians, founded in Damascus in 2004, whose love and dedication to Arabic music have earned them wide acclaim from audiences throughout arab world.
The musicians include: Issam Rafea (oud), Firas Shahristan (qanun), Moslem Rahal (nay), Ragheb Jbeil (Percussion).
2- “Masar” by Le Trio Joubran
The oud playing brothers: Samir, Wissam and Adnan, known as Le Trio Joubran, were Born and raised in an oud-making family in palestine.
They developed a unique style that allows the Arabic lute to be used in complex compositions ranging from atmospheric pieces to rapid-fire improvisation.
Discover more about Le Trio Joubran here.
3- “Eastern Love” by Rahim AlHaj
Iraqi-American composer and oud player, Rahim AlHaj is world class musician who tells incredible stories through music,
“Eastern Love” is arabic instrumental music of deep emotion and great beauty, melding mastery of Iraqi and Western classical genres alike to form something entirely new.
4- “Fatma” by Omar Khairet
“Fatma” or “Leilet el-Kabd ala Fatma” (The Night Fatma was Arrested) is a great music piece composed by Egyptian musician Omar Khairat.
Khairat is influenced by different genres of music such as Arabic, European classical, Jazz, and Pop. He can blend the style of international symphonies with Egyptian music masterfully.
Discover more about Omar Khairat here.
5- Inta Umri by Mohamed Abdel Wahab
Arabic classical song “Inta Umri” is a flawless masterpiece of singer Um Kulthum composed by M Abdel Wahab.
6- “Al bint el shalabiya” by Charbel Rouhana
“Al bint el shalabiya” is a traditional arab song, best known from the version sung by the Lebanese icon Fairouz . The song is also known as a folk melody from the Greater Syrian region before the area had split into autonomous countries.
Here this song is performing on oud instrument by lebanese composer and oud player Charbel Rouhana.
Discover more about Charbel Rouhana here.
7- “Granada” by Marcel Khalife
Arabic classical music piece by Marcel Khalife, Lebanese composer, oud master and singer.
Discover more about Marcel Khalife here.