This piano arrangement is of a beautiful tune called "Ailem" by Turkish composer Toygar Isikli. The original is played on what I believe is a cumbus mandolin, a common instrument in Turkish music. The tune is from the star-crossed lovers' drama series Kara Sevda set in Istanbul. The series won the International Telenova Emmy Award in 2017 and stars Burak Ozkivit and Neslihan Atagul. Here is the original recording of Ailem on You Tube:
And here is my arrangement for piano, also posted on You Tube:
It is hard to capture the haunting sound of the mandolin on the piano. If you are interested in playing this piece, here is the score for it. I had it scored by Roxana Belibou who lives in Romania and can be found on YouTube:
As always, thank you so much for taking the time to listen!
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This blog page represents my own original compositions as well as piano arrangements created off of others' tunes. I took 7 years of piano lessons throughout my childhood and have played off and on in my adult life. My piano is an 1884 Ivers & Pond Upright Grand, made in Boston, which I had refinished and rebuilt about 24 years ago.