Here is another tune that I arranged for piano from Turkish composer Aytekin Atas. It is called "Bir Gun Mutlaka" and is from the period drama series Calikusu (also known as Love Bird) which can be seen on Netflix and is set in 1912 Istanbul. It stars Burak Ozkivit and Fahriye Evcen (who married in real life and just celebrated the birth of their first baby!). Here is the original tune from You Tube:
And here is my piano rendition as posted on You Tube:
I hope you enjoyed it! Here is the score if you are interested in learning how to play it (Roxana Belibou from Romania scored it for me--she can be found on YouTube).
This is the first piano arrangement I created from Turkish composer Toygar Isikli's music. This tune is called "Senden Kapamiyorum" (also known as Nilufer & Metin) and is from the Turkish crime/romance drama series, Kara Para Ask, which is available to watch on You Tube in Turkish with English subtitles. It stars Engin Aykurek and Tuba Buyukustun. Here is the original tune from the series on You Tube:
And here is my piano arrangement, also from You Tube:
If you are interested in playing this piece, here is the score for it. Roxana Belibou, who can be found on YouTube, scored it for me. She lives in Romania!
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.