Orkun Ağır
 
Composer & Bağlama-player

Work in Progress

 

Sestetto (World Premiere, Cultura Nova 2018, Heerlen)

per clarinetto, bağlama, trio d'archi e pianoforte


 - Behramoğlu Şarkıları (World Premiere in 2019, İzmir)

per voce ed orchestra da camera


- Concerto

per bağlama in mib ed orchestra da camera 


- Sonata

per bağlama e pianoforte 


 - Suite per bağlama solo

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

 

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

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