- original music and arrangements -

Wadi Warriors

Arabian Conquests

- an Arabic term referring to a valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the rainy season

About the Music
As I was noodling around in the "Other" bank of sounds on my Casio digital piano, I came across an interesting patch in the Arab section called "Arab Strings". The composition quickly came to life as I pictured in my mind the great Arabic armies relentlessly pushing across the vast expanse of the Sahara and Arabian deserts during the rapid rise of Islam (known as the Rashidun Caliphate that lasted from 610-750 AD). The tune has a decidedly march-like military style to it even though there are odd meter changes in the A section.

The percussion track is courtesy of Looperman.com. It's been sliced and diced to accomodate the odd meter changes.

For the Gearheads (patches used):

  • Strings - Casio PX-S3000
  • Oboe (pseudo Mizmar) - Roland D-50
  • Cymbals, Shaker - Roland JV-880
  • Additional Synth - Roland D-550