Choral Director Magazine wrote about Roustom’s “Hot Tea, Mint & Olives” for SSA & piano “The meaningful texts and stunning music are worth the effort required to successfully perform this piece.” Read the full article here.
Hot Tea Mint and Olives
My 2007 work ‘Hot Tea, Mint & Olives’, with text by the wonderful Ibtisam Barkaat, is now available from ECS Publishing through MorningStar Music. Scores and audio are available here. This work was originally commissioned by the Boston Children’s Chorus. and fluidly combines elements of Arabic music with Western choral writing.