Uvey from Istanbullu Gelin, piano arrangement by Shenna Shepard, Composers Cem Tuncer & Ecrument Orkut.
I have been so busy composing new music and creating piano arrangements that I haven't posted a piano blog in quite a while! This piece, called "Uvey," is from the Turkish Drama series called Istanbullu Gelin (Bride of Istanbul), starring Ozcan Deniz and Asli Enver. Sureyya, a musician, falls in love with and marries the eldest son, Faruk, from the wealthy and renowned Boran family of Bursa. She and the Boran family face joys and hardships as the family's secrets are gradually uncovered. The music in this series, all composed by Cem Tuncer and Ecrument Orkut, is beautiful. Below is the original recording of Uvey as presented in the series. It is a melancholy piece with primarily strings and a hauntingly beautiful vocal portion.
And here is my piano arrangement recording:
And below is the score of my arrangement (a big thank you to Roxana Belibou for scoring my arrangement):
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.