Orkun Ağır
 
Composer & Bağlama-player

Work in Progress

 

- Concerto Doppio

per soprano lirico, bağlama in mib

ed orchestra da camera 

Israr per tre soprani 

- Quartetto con pianoforte

- Protest Songs for soprano and bağlama

- Sonata per bağlama e pianoforte 

- Art Songs for soprano and tanbur

Trio for flute, violin and violoncello

Sinfonietta for flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon,

2 violins, viola, violoncello and double bass

Completed Works

2018

- Nâme-i Hicran (The Farewell Letter)
trascrizione per violoncello e bağlama in mi bemolle

2017

- If I Die... (for Storioni Festival 2018)
per soprano lirico, bağlama in mi bemolle
e trio con pianoforte
 
- Nâme-i Hicran (The Farewell Letter)
per flauto contralto e bağlama in mi bemolle
 
- Kara Şarkı (Black Song)
on a poem of Ataol Behramoğlu
- Mesra per violoncello solo
- Gazel per soprano solo
poem: Zekâî Dede (1825-1897)

 

2016

 

Folk Songs for soprano and bağlama

 

"A song cycle composed by Orkun Ağır. He uses poems of Anatolian traditional poets and troubadours. Elements of Anatolian folk music and western music merged in a profound way"

 

I. Şu Yalan Dünyaya poem: Karacaoğlan (1606-1679)

II. Dertli Dolap poem: Yunus Emre (1238-1321)

III. Gel Gönül poem: Nesimi (17th century)

IV. Bu Suz-i Zulmetten poem: Erzurumlu Emrah (1775-1854)

V. Künc-i Melâmette Kaldım Garip poem: Gevherî (17th century)

VI. Uyandım Kuşların İnce Sesine poem: Veysel Şatıroğlu (1894-1973)

 

















Takım (Ottoman Suite)

for flute, soprano, violin and violoncello

 

When I was studying Ottoman music, I decided that one day I would compose my own "Takım" in my own style. After many years I did it and I'm very lucky to be able to get it performed by such great musicians. Thanks to Lian van den Goorbergh, Cora van den Berg and Marlies Muijzers! Special thanks to soprano Rianne Wilbers for being a beautiful person and a very good friend, and of course for being a wonderful musician!


I. Taksim per flauto contralto

II. Hafîf Kâr poem: Bâki

III. Firengîfer Beste poem: anonymous

IV. Nakış Ağır Semâî poem: Zekâî Dede

V. Yürük Semâî poem: anonymous

VI. Cadenza per soprano poem: anonymous



Bir Delinin Rüyası (2015-2016)

for flute, bağlama, violin and violoncello

 

I. Andante moderato con fuoco 

II. Grave

III. Presto

IV. Allegro

- Interludio per bağlama

V. Allegro molto

VI. Cadenza per violino

VII. Tempo primo

VIII. Cadenza per violoncello

IX. Molto tranquillo

 



2015


Sinfonietta

for woodwinds and string orchestra


Beşer

for clarinet, flute, soprano and string orchestra


Utrecht Centraal (Fantoompijn, a film by Merijn van den Brand)

for woodwinds and marimba


















Lost (Fantoompijn, a film by Merijn van den Brand)

for bass clarinet & synthesizer


2014


Rojavayê Dilê Mîn (Arrangement)

(Music: Emrah Oğuztürk)

for flute, duduk, kaval, zurna, guitar, bağlama, percussion,

snare-drum, asma davul, violin, violoncello and contrabass


Kaygı (Anxiety)

for flute, guitar, violin and violoncello


Semah 

for bağlama and voice

poem: Aşık Arifoğlu 

Score
Orkun Agir - Semah.pdf (104.61KB)
Score
Orkun Agir - Semah.pdf (104.61KB)


Nakış Yürük Semâî (2008, revised)

for mezzo-soprano, kudüm and violoncello

poem: Fuzulî


Tahassür (Sehnsucht)

for flute, guitar, violin, violoncello


Lament (Ağıt)

for flute, guitar, violin and violoncello


Mahnı (Lied)

for flute, voice, bendir, violin and violoncello

poems: anonymous


Ferahnâk Şarkı

for flute, voice and guitar

poem: anonymous


Serenad

for flute, guitar, voice, violin and violoncello

poem: Ahmet Muhip Dranas


Dans in a mineur (2008, revised)

for flute, guitar, violin and violoncello

2013


Beni bir yaza gömdülerdi bir zaman

for flute, guitar, voice, violin and violoncello

poem: Ataol Behramoğlu


Nihâvend Saz Semâîsi (Postlude in Nihâvend)

for flute, tanbur, violin and violoncello


Early Works


Karadeniz Rapsodisi

for bağlama

3 folk songs




Bahçekürd

for bağlama

Azeri folk song