Middle Eastern Dance:
Sheet Music Sources

Lark In The Morning
PO Box 1176 Mendocino, CA 95460 USA
LarkInfo 707-964-3762; Mail-Order 707-964-5569
Fax: 707-964-1979, Retail Showroom: 707-937-LARK
Internet email: larkinam@mhs.mendocino.k12.ca.us (or larkinam@mcn.org)
They're a purveyor of World Musical instruments, books, recordings and videos. "Lark In The Morning is a musician's service founded in 1974 that specializes in hard to find musical instruments, music and instructional materials." You can check out their Lark in the Morning Homepage to see the many things they have to offer (including online articles concerning middle eastern instruments/music).

You can also go directly to their Book Section. There's a Middle Eastern subsection with many books on the music, instruments, how to play etc. Many titles are described as including "music" which appears to mean sheet music.

George Moawad
Happy Times International
7740 Redlands St., Unit G3095
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 USA
phone: 310-827-7703
fax: 310-822-4069
"...try George Moawad at Happy Times International... Happy Hunting." ---Scheherezade

Ibrahim El Samahy
of Trans Arabian Sound
Reached through: TAS Investments Corp.
8514 Chruch Light Lane
Houston, TX 77064
phone: 713-896-1630
"I'm not sure about the usual type of commercial sources, but I do know that Ibrahim El Samhay (please excuse any misspelling, I don't have any of the tapes at the office) of Trans Arabian Sound will transcribe songs into sheet music. I know this for a fact because I had a discussion with him about it. Not only does he need to know the piece of music you want transcribed, but he also needs to know the anticipated orchestration (instruments). Tailor made sheet music to fit very specific needs." --Tedi

2573 14th St.
Sacramento, CA 95818 USA
phone: 916-447-8937
"Sunara has her own books out. They contain Middle Eastern music for Western musicians and instruments. I've looked at them - they're pretty cool." --Caroline Rosevear

UCSB Middle East Ensemble
Prof. Scott Marcus
Ethnomusicology Program
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA
Music Dept. Info: 805-893-3261
Univ. Info: 805-893-8000
Website: http://www.create.ucsb.edu/ucsbmee/
"...the Ensemble has produced two tapes (of live and studio recordings) and accompanying booklets containing sheet music of both classical and popular Middle Eastern tunes. ...the Ensemble performs quarterly concerts at UCSB, as well as numerous other concerts throughout Southern California (as well as two very successful concerts in the Bay Area in 1995...)" --Amanda

The music book and tapes sometimes are on sale at the Mendocino ME Music and Dance Camp in August (see Calendar page for next Camp info, if available, or Annual Workshops/Camps page for a summary).

Last Modified: 15 Jun 1997
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