Track listing

 

The Crossing  |  Donald Nally, conductor

Al-Bustan Takht  | Hanna Khoury, music director

Dalal Abu Amneh  |  soloist

 

Kareem Roustom

EMBROIDERED VERSES

Songs on Andalusian Poetry

1 I. Ya ‘ahla ‘andalusen lilāhi darrukumu   /   Oh people of Andalusia, what beauty you have   /   يا أهل أندلس لله دركم  5:24

2 II. Qum yā nadīm   /   Arise oh drinking companion   /   قم يا نديم  3:55

3 III. Yā ma’shara al-nāsi alā fa’jabū   /   Oh people, stop and wonder   /   يا معشر الناس ألا فاعجبوا  3:51

4 IV. Qul lil’idā   /   Tell the enemy   /   ق للعدى    5:54

 

Kinan Abou-afach

OF NIGHTS AND SOLACE

Fantasia on Andalusian Muwashshah Poetry

5 I. Prelude: Moonrise    2:37

6 II. Ḥayyī-l wujūh (Greet These Faces)    5:48

7 III. Forsaken    7:53

8 IV.  Interlude: “á La Dūlāp”    2:37

9 V. Yā man ‘adā (You Who Left and Passed)    5:16

10 VI. Sunrise    1:44

 

Muhammad ‘abd al-Rahim al-Maslub

11 WHEN HE APPEARED  /  Lammā Badā Yatathanā   لمَّا بَدَى يَتَثَنَّى   3:52

Traditional Muwashshah (bonus track from the live concert)

 

 

CREDITS

 

THE CROSSING

Jessica Beebe

Karen Blanchard

Steven Bradshaw

Veronica Chapman-Smith

Jeffrey Cutts

Colin Dill

Robert Eisentrout

Ryan Fleming

Joanna Gates

Steven Hyder

Michael Jones

Heather Kayan

Heidi Kurtz

Frank Mitchell

Maren Montalbano

Rebecca Myers

Rebecca Oehlers

James Reese

Elisa Sutherland

Daniel Schwartz

Rebecca Siler

Julie Snyder

Daniel Taylor

Jackson Williams

 

Donald Nally Conductor

 

Dalal Abu Amneh soloist

 

Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble

Hanna Khoury violin and music director

Wassim Odeh oud

Hicham Chami qanun

Kinan Abou-afach cello

Hafez Kotain percussion

 

Recorded December 4, 2015 at Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr PA

Live Sound Assistant Jonathan Orose

Recording Assistant James Clark Conner

Recorded, Mixed, Edited & Mastered by Joe Hannigan at Weston Sound

 

 

Artwork by Ashley Choukeir – ashleychoukeir.com

 

The recording was made and originally released as part of an Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture multimedia project inspired by Andalusian poetry, with a series of events and newly commissioned works bridging the traditions of East & West. This re-release on Navona Records is produced by Jonathan Bradley, Donald Nally, and Kevin Vondrak. Major support for Words Adorned has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture and the William Penn Foundation.

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AL-BUSTAN SEEDS OF CULTURE

Omar Harb, Chair

Regina Morgan, Treasurer

Lisa Denberry, Secretary

Tony Abraham

Veronica Aplenc

Mark Dato

Huda Fakhreddine

Georgette Hamaty

Sara Hasan

Mohannad Ghawanmeh

 

THE STAFF OF AL-BUSTAN SEEDS OF CULTURE

www.albustanseeds.org

Mohannad Ghawanmeh, Executive Director

David Heayn-Menendez, Director of Public Education

Bridget Peak, Programs Coordinator

Sahiti Bonam, Marketing Coordinator

 

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CROSSING

Kelly Ann Bixby

Phil Cooke

Micah Dingler

Shawn Felton

Tuomi Forrest - Vice President

Mary D. Hangley

Lisa Husseini

Cynthia A. Jarvis

Mary Kinder Loiselle

Michael M. Meloy

Donald Nally

Eric Owens

Pam Prior - Treasurer

Andrew Quint

James Reese

Kim Shiley - President

Carol Loeb Shloss - Secretary

John Slattery

Elizabeth Van de Water

 

The Staff of The Crossing

Jonathan Bradley, Executive Director

Shannon McMahon, Operations Manager

Kevin Vondrak, Assistant Conductor & Artistic Associate

Paul Vazquez, Sound Designer

Katie Feeney, Grant Manager

Elizabeth Dugan, Bookkeeper

Ryan Strand, Administrative Assistant

 

The Crossing is represented by Alliance Artist Management

www.allianceartistmanagement.com

 

COME. HEAR. NOW.

www.crossingchoir.org

 

 

General Manager of Audio & Sessions Jan Košulič

Audio Director Lucas Paquette

 

Executive Producer Bob Lord

 

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Director Brandon MacNeil

 

VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell

Art Director Ryan Harrison

Design Edward A. Fleming

Publicity Patrick Niland, Sara Warner

 

 

 

 

 

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