The music of Oman

The music of Oman is one of the oldest of the Islamic world. Its origins can be traced to the Mesopotamian civilization. This work is the result of my admiration for the country and its culture. A magical atmosphere, which envelopes a fairytale landscape, moved me to express my desire to offer musical tribute to Oman. With the help of the Ministry of Information, I was able to get research material about the traditional music of the country...
...I would like to express my gratitude to His Excellency Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Rowas, Cultural Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan. His enthusiasm, hospitality and magnanimity made my work possible... ...This work is dedicated to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Sultan of Oman.

- Lalo Schifrin, from the liner notes

Track Listing
I Prelude & Variations - 2:47
Molto Piu Animato - 2:49
Allegro Vivace - 1:54
Andantino - 3:52
Allegro Con Brio - 3:43
II Divertimento - 3:13
III Fantasy - 8:42
IV Scherzo - 5:40
V Interlude - 11:55
VI Rondo - 10:53
VII Elegy - 7:22
VIII Finale - 6:38

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