Setrak Antoine Setrakian

Aleppo, Beirut 1938

 

 

 

Setrak Antoine Setrakian

 

 


Our featured and new composers' music (fugues/canons only):


 

 

Complete work list (fugues only) by Setrak Setrakian

 

Works for orchestra

 

» MIDI | Mangounk, twelve parts sacred Fugue for string orchestra (1986)
» MIDI | Symphony for string orchestra and timpani [from Diaspora book] (2002)*

* Dedicated to Nausica Th. Classical

» MIDI | The Brain for symphony orchestra ('dedicated to my wife Aida') (13-15/5/2002)

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

 

Chamber music

 

» MIDI | String Quartet [four movements attacca form]
» MIDI | String Trio, Largo con Fuga (2002)
» MIDI | Piano Trio for piano, flute and cello (Canone chiuso) (5/2002)

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

 

Oratorios

 

» MIDI | Martyrs, for solo voices, choir with symphonic orchestra [complete!] (2003)

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

 

Chorale works

 

» MIDI | Luce, Fugue for Choir a cappella, from Saint Vartan Cantata [the music is Unknown 4th Century]

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

 

Piano music

 

» MIDI | Prelude et Fugue sacres
» MIDI | Prelude et Fugue for piano left hand (1991) *

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

» MIDI | Prelude et Fugue for piano left hand (1991) *

 

Recording by (cc) Nausica Th. Classical

* Dedicated to Nausica Th. Classical

 

» MIDI | Fugue for piano in a minor (2002)

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

» MIDI | Prelude and Fugue (2003)

Sequence by Setrak Setrakian/Eric Halstead

 

Sonate Fantastique
» MIDI | 1. Adagio. Allegro
» MIDI | 2. Andante
» MIDI | 3. Allegro vivo

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

V (Polyphonic) Sonate
» MIDI | 1. Allegro
» MIDI | 2. Largo sostenuto [left hand on pizzicato chords], attacca: 3. Allegro assai

Sequenced by the Composer [© 1987, Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

Sonate polyphonique
» MIDI | 1. Prelude: Allegro
» MIDI | 2. Passacaglia: Andantino
» MIDI | 3. Fugue: Allegro assai

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

Sancta Sonata in G major
» MIDI | 1. Allegro
» MIDI | 2. Andante
» MIDI | 3. Rondň

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

 

Harpsichord works

 

Fugues (2003)
» MIDI | 1. Fugue in E flat major
» MIDI | 2. Fugue in a minor
» MIDI | 3. Fugue in f minor
» MIDI | 4. Fugue in c minor
» MIDI | 5. Fugue in d minor
» MIDI | 6. Fugue in D major
» MIDI | 7. Fugue in E major
» MIDI | 8. Fugue in A major
» MIDI | 9. Fugue in c minor
» MIDI | 10. Fugue in e minor
» MIDI | 11. Fugue in f minor
» MIDI | 12. Fugue in f sharp minor

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

 

Organ works

 

» MIDI | Ourakh Ler, sacred Aria and Fugue for grand organ [Lyrics and music Unknown 5th century]

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

 

Guitar works

 

» MIDI | Recitative and Fugue for guitar quartet (1995)

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

 

Arrangements and Transcriptions

 

Arrangement of a Suite from Compositions by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach:
» MIDI | Lamento in e minor
» MIDI | Polonaise in d minor
» MIDI | Plonaise in F major
» MIDI | Sonata in B major
» MIDI | Fugue in D major[, FK 311/3]

Transcription for harpsichord and orchestra by © Setrak Setrakian

 

 

Jazz compositions and improvisations

 

» MIDI | Tou Lezou, experimental jazz Fugue for piano Trio (2002)

Sequenced by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

» MIDI | Goung on Komitas, jazz piano Trio (2003)

Live by the Composer [© Setrak A. Setrakian]

 

 


Musician and composer, Setrak Antoine Setrakian, is one of the talented sons of the Diaspora. He was born in Alep, in 1938, and his musical formation was influenced by musicians from the Middle-East and the National Conservatory in Beirut, Damas and Jerusalem. He studied for further improvement at the Academy Komitas de Yérévan. He has lived in Beirut since 1973 and completely dedicates his time to teaching and creative activities.
Many and interesting are his compositions: symphonies, concertos, sonatas and other instrumental works as well as vocal, including the fugal compositions published here, on this Kunst der Fuge / On Classical page.

With gratitude to Bishop Zareh Aznavorian

 

Profundly Moving [About the Brain symphony]
This is a work of a great emotional charge. Sincere and direct, it demands of the listener a great sensibility, but the recompense is rich. I had the fortune of finding Mr. Setrakian’s music in this site a long time ago with his Sonate Poliphonique, and every new opus of this author is a new jewel. His classical training and purity of the development, blend the flavour of his land, and time, and life. I find this so moving, as if I were meeting the author’s world. This is the strength I find in this music and what I think is the real sense of making music at first place. Returning to this particular composition, this time we face a desperate situation of sadness and interminable darkness. That I must say is difficult to face, Mr. Setrakian gives us a very difficult time in his life so sincerely that is admirable. I felt a hard time hearing this work but I have to Thank for it (I had tears in my eyes.). I don´t know yet what my heart is learning of this musical experience, I think is the same in the composers life, just remaining hope for the future.

Review on the Sibelius music site, by its reviewer Miguel Angel Almaguer Molina, on 17th Dec 2002

 

Besides being a great friend, Setrak Antoine Setrakian is definitely an important musician able to write rivers of music without interruption, rapidly and instinctively. Setrak, gifted with an innate absolute pitch and profundity of soul, is always able to read between the lines and masterfully interpret life's moments. His music leaps from the heart, suddenly and instinctively, not always respectful of accademic rules, and is accompanied by a quest for purity of tones amongst the multiplicity of sounds. I am truly grateful to have known Setrak the man and the artist, and I gladly dedicate this page to his cause: that he might soon be discovered and valued. My best wishes go to his wife, Aida, whom I hope will always find serenity despite her illness.

Nausica Th. Classical, proprietor of Kunst der Fuge

 

 

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Setrak A. Setrakian
ICQ number: 158164799
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