Middle Eastern sounds with this work that combines
authentic traditional melodies and rhythms with original
music. After a haunting opening, authentic Middle
Eastern percussion instruments create the groove that
accompanies the folk song Ala Dalona.
As the orchestration builds, original themes are intertwined
before the percussion ensemble becomes the focus of
the third section. The final melody, Tafta Hindi,
develops until it morphs into an ostinato over a magnificent
presentation of the original theme that is found throughout
the work. A riveting ending brings this thrilling
work to a dynamic close!