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Naji  Hakim

Born: October 31st, 1955
Country of origin: Lebanon

Music is the verb of the unspeakable. (Naji Hakim)

Naji Hakim was born in Beirut on 31 October 1955. He was a student of Jean Langlais, also studying with Roger Boutry, J.C. Henry, Marcel Bitsch, Rolande Falcinelli, Jacques Castérède and Serge Nigg at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. In addition, he has a teacher’s diploma in organ from Trinity College of Music, London.

He was titular organist at the Basilique du Sacré Coeur in Paris from 1985 to 1993, and at the Église de la Trinité from 1993 to 2008, as successor to Messiaen. Today, he is professor of harmony at the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt and visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Hakim is member of the Consociatio Internationalis Musicae Sacrae in Rome and holds an honorary doctorate from the Saint-Esprit University in Kaslik, Lebanon.

Hakim's music is influenced by many different cultural, religious and ethnic sources. His main sources of inspiration are Gregorian and Maronite chant, Lutheran chorale, Danish hymns, folk songs, the Bible, and the poetry of other artists. Moved by the tragic events in the Middle East and the outbreak of the Lebanon War, Hakim composed Aalaiki'ssalaam ("Peace be with you") for orchestra in 2006. In this piece a Maronite-Marian melody is developed into a chain of seven variations. The Augsburger Symphonie, commissioned by St. Anna in Augsburg, was written in 2011. This church composition is based on Martin Luther’s liturgical music and includes references to his German Mass (1526). Luther’s unchanged original texts and melodies, along with their theological and melodic articulations, are developed throughout the ten movements of this annunciation symphony. On 31 July 2015, Hakim’s poème dansé Baalbeck was premiered by the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra in Baalbeck. This orchestral work, inspired by Lebanese folk music, is dedicated to the composer’s son Jean-Paul.

Hakim has received numerous first prizes at international composition and organ competitions and was awarded the André Caplet Prize of the "Académie des Beaux-Arts" in 1991. Pope Benedict XVI conferred on him the "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" medal in 2007.

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  1. Agnus Dei

    Agnus Dei

    Nach dem "Agnus Dei" der gregorianischen Missa "In Dominicus Adventus et Quadragesimae"
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    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: mixed choir (SATB)
    Edition: choir book
    Language: lateinisch
    Order No.: ED 21177
    €0.99  *
  2. The Dove

    The Dove

    auf Texte aus der Bibel
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    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: tenor and string orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Language: German - English
    Order No.: ED 9969
    €11.99  *
  3. The Dove

    The Dove

    auf Texte aus der Bibel
    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: tenor and string quartet
    Edition: score and parts
    Language: German - English
    Order No.: ED 9970
    €16.99  *
  4. Verbum caro factum est

    Verbum caro factum est

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    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: female choir or 3 solo parts (SSA) and organ
    Edition: choral score
    Language: Latin
    Order No.: ED 20498
    €8.99  *
  5. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

    Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

    Variationen für Oboe (Flöte, Violine) und Orgel
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    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: oboe (flute, violin) and organ
    Order No.: ED 20613
    €20.99  *
  6. Peace be with you

    Peace be with you

    Variations on a lebanese theme
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    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: piano
    Order No.: ED 20800
    €15.99  *
  7. Set me as a seal upon your heart

    Set me as a seal upon your heart

    Words from: Song of Solomon 8:6
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    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: soprano and organ (piano)
    Language: English - Danish
    Order No.: ED 20808
    €7.99  *
  8. Set me as a seal upon your heart

    Set me as a seal upon your heart

    Words from: Song of Solomon 8:6
    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella
    Edition: choral score
    Language: English - Danish
    Order No.: C 53747
    €1.99  *
  9. Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace

    Variations on an English Hymn
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    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: soprano and organ
    Order No.: ED 20831
    €13.99  *
  10. Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace

    Variations on an English Hymn
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    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: organ
    Order No.: ED 20862
    €13.99  *

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Music is the verb of the unspeakable. (Naji Hakim)

Naji Hakim was born in Beirut on 31 October 1955. He was a student of Jean Langlais, also studying with Roger Boutry, J.C. Henry, Marcel Bitsch, Rolande Falcinelli, Jacques Castérède and Serge Nigg at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. In addition, he has a teacher’s diploma in organ from Trinity College of Music, London.

He was titular organist at the Basilique du Sacré Coeur in Paris from 1985 to 1993, and at the Église de la Trinité from 1993 to 2008, as successor to Messiaen. Today, he is professor of harmony at the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt and visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Hakim is member of the Consociatio Internationalis Musicae Sacrae in Rome and holds an honorary doctorate from the Saint-Esprit University in Kaslik, Lebanon.

Hakim's music is influenced by many different cultural, religious and ethnic sources. His main sources of inspiration are Gregorian and Maronite chant, Lutheran chorale, Danish hymns, folk songs, the Bible, and the poetry of other artists. Moved by the tragic events in the Middle East and the outbreak of the Lebanon War, Hakim composed Aalaiki'ssalaam ("Peace be with you") for orchestra in 2006. In this piece a Maronite-Marian melody is developed into a chain of seven variations. The Augsburger Symphonie, commissioned by St. Anna in Augsburg, was written in 2011. This church composition is based on Martin Luther’s liturgical music and includes references to his German Mass (1526). Luther’s unchanged original texts and melodies, along with their theological and melodic articulations, are developed throughout the ten movements of this annunciation symphony. On 31 July 2015, Hakim’s poème dansé Baalbeck was premiered by the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra in Baalbeck. This orchestral work, inspired by Lebanese folk music, is dedicated to the composer’s son Jean-Paul.

Hakim has received numerous first prizes at international composition and organ competitions and was awarded the André Caplet Prize of the "Académie des Beaux-Arts" in 1991. Pope Benedict XVI conferred on him the "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" medal in 2007.

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  1. Agnus Dei

    Agnus Dei

    Nach dem "Agnus Dei" der gregorianischen Missa "In Dominicus Adventus et Quadragesimae"
    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: mixed choir (SATB)
    Edition: choir book
    Language: lateinisch
    Order No.: ED 21177
    €0.99  *
  2. The Dove

    The Dove

    auf Texte aus der Bibel
    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: tenor and string orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Language: German - English
    Order No.: ED 9969
    €11.99  *
  3. The Dove

    The Dove

    auf Texte aus der Bibel
    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: tenor and string quartet
    Edition: score and parts
    Language: German - English
    Order No.: ED 9970
    €16.99  *
  4. Verbum caro factum est

    Verbum caro factum est

    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: female choir or 3 solo parts (SSA) and organ
    Edition: choral score
    Language: Latin
    Order No.: ED 20498
    €8.99  *
  5. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

    Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

    Variationen für Oboe (Flöte, Violine) und Orgel
    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: oboe (flute, violin) and organ
    Order No.: ED 20613
    €20.99  *
  6. Peace be with you

    Peace be with you

    Variations on a lebanese theme
    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: piano
    Order No.: ED 20800
    €15.99  *
  7. Set me as a seal upon your heart

    Set me as a seal upon your heart

    Words from: Song of Solomon 8:6
    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: soprano and organ (piano)
    Language: English - Danish
    Order No.: ED 20808
    €7.99  *
  8. Set me as a seal upon your heart

    Set me as a seal upon your heart

    Words from: Song of Solomon 8:6
    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella
    Edition: choral score
    Language: English - Danish
    Order No.: C 53747
    €1.99  *
  9. Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace

    Variations on an English Hymn
    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: soprano and organ
    Order No.: ED 20831
    €13.99  *
  10. Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace

    Variations on an English Hymn
    Download Edition
    Composer: Hakim, Naji
    Instrumentation: organ
    Order No.: ED 20862
    €13.99  *

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