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All you need to know about "Pharaohs' Golden Parade" breathtaking symphony (Video)


Sat 03 Apr 2021 | 11:49 PM
Rana Atef

Moments ago, the breathtaking long-waited "Pharaohs Golden Parade" has taken place among successive international coverage. One of the outstanding features of the coverage is the symphony performed by the Union Philharmonic Orchestra. Here is all you need to know about the work.

Conducted by the legendary Egyptian maestro Nader Abbassi, the symphony is composed by successful Egyptian music composer Hesham Nazeh. More than 100 Egyptian players of different instruments introduced the unforgettable act.

Abbassi is one of the most successful Egyptian conductors, and he leads various prestigious orchestral acts around the world. Furthermore, he is one of the bright figures in the history of the Egyptian orchestral scene.

The music of the symphony is based on a simulation of the music in Ancient Egypt by bringing folk instruments to the stage such as harp, Nai (Flute), and Rebab.

Moreover, the lyrics of the musical piece were taken from the epic "Book of the Dead" texts, several hymns dedicated to Goddess Isis, and Pyramids texts, in addition, they were vocalized in the Ancient Egyptian language.

A Professor from Cairo University’s Faculty of Archaeology Dr. Maissara Abdullah Hussein took the responsibility of training the choirs for pronouncing the Ancient Egyptian words and sounds perfectly.

The music also brought the attractive nostalgic taste of the musical heritage, therefore, they were various influences in the music including mesmerizing oriental movements, folk flute rhythms, and Ancient Egyptian vibes. All of them were constructed and arranged together in a well-written glorious orchestral piece.

The show was also accompanied by outstanding dances staged in major tourist destinations and epic archaeological sites such as the Grand Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Pyramid of Djoser.

The performances enriched the musical sense of the piece and delivered to the audience a magnificent visualization of the music.

Furthermore, three of the finest Egyptian female voices stepped on the stage delivering outstanding performances Reham Abd Elhakim, Nesma Mahgoub, and soprano Amira Selim.

Their voices backed the epic mood of the orchestra especially the mixture between the ancient Egyptian and the Arabic.

In general, the symphony enhanced the value of the historic extraordinary event by merging the grand style of orchestral music with the warm, catchy taste of heritage.

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The Translation of the Hymn: Hymn of the Might of Isis

O people and gods who are on the mountain She is the only lady The fear of Aissa, for she gives birth to the day The prestige of Aisa, she is the lady of the West and the two lands together Laas is feared, for she is a great eye of Ra in the provinces Aisa's prestige, for she is the one who gives a lot to the king of Upper and Lower Egypt