for strings orchestra 

Commissioned by/Premiere



ca. 10:00 minutes



“Oracle: The Evolution of Musical Creativity”
In the realm of music composition, the journey from a simple assignment to a grand opus is a testament to an artist’s growth and development. “Oracle,” a three-movement piece for string orchestra, beautifully encapsulates this transformative process. Composed by Mahmoud Abuwarda, this musical creation is not just a performance; it’s a journey through the composer’s evolving craftsmanship, showcasing a diverse range of styles and influences.

The inspiration for “Oracle” stemmed from a humble beginning—an assignment during the composer’s music composition studies. What started as a small, albeit promising, melodic idea has since blossomed into a complete and intricate composition. The title “Oracle” aptly captures this progression, alluding to the piece’s ability to reveal the composer’s musical journey and the growth of their compositional skills.

The first movement, “Adagio,” sets the stage with a gentle and contemplative atmosphere. This initial movement draws upon the traditions of Western classical music, evoking emotions through lush harmonies and flowing melodies. The Adagio invites the listener into the composer’s world, where the seeds of creativity were first planted.

As the piece progresses, “Allegro” bursts forth with energy and excitement. Here, the composition takes a bold step into the realm of contemporary music, showcasing the composer’s ability to experiment with innovative techniques and harmonies. In this section, the composition takes a contemplative turn, incorporating elements of Eastern rhythms and maqams. The fusion of diverse musical traditions showcases the composer’s versatility and the rich tapestry of their artistic influences.

The journey through “Oracle” culminates in the final movement, “Lento.” In this section, The Lento movement invites listeners to reflect on the evolution of the composition and the growth of the composer’s skills throughout the piece.

“Oracle” stands as a living testament to the transformative power of music composition. It symbolizes the creative journey from the simplest of ideas to a complex and captivating work of art. The piece not only demonstrates the composer’s mastery of various musical styles but also serves as a personal reflection on their growth as an artist.

In conclusion, “Oracle” is not just a composition; it’s a musical narrative of artistic growth and self-discovery. It invites audiences to embark on a journey through the composer’s creative evolution, from a small assignment to a full-fledged orchestral masterpiece. With its fusion of Western and Eastern influences, traditional and contemporary elements, “Oracle” is a testament to the boundless possibilities of musical expression and the endless potential for growth in the world of composition.