A prolific composer and organist, Naji Hakim is truly one of the most versatile performer-composers working today, garnering praise from his numerous organ and composition competition prizes as well as an award from Pope Benedict XVI for his musical work in benefit of the church.
This new recording with the Danish Chamber Players explores some of Hakim’s works for chamber ensemble and organ, with performances from the Th. Frobenius & Sonner Organ of Vangede Kirke, Gentofte, Denmark.
The Sakskoebing Praeludier are vigorously entertaining chorale arrangements. Concerto No. 4 stars the composer, firing off an explosively active finale – BBC Music Magazine
By far the strongest, leanest work is the vividly scored Concerto No 4 for organ and chamber ensemble … The finale is a riot of joyous dancing – Gramophone