Looking for classical middle eastern music?

You know the type they play in old movies and sitcoms. The stereotypical middle eastern or oriental music. Any names of composer or artist would be “swell”

This isn’t really classical per se, but the band, Kamelot, incorporates that symphonic side of classical in their progressive/power metal music. I suggest listening to “Nights of Arabia” from their album, “The Fourth Legacy”. The album has two parts to the song, the introduction (about a minute in length), and the actual song (5: 26 in length). Just youtube “Kamelot Nights of Arabia”. If you are listening to a live version, they will incorporate both in the one song, making it longer.

Believe me, it’s one awesome song!

I have no idea what constitutes classical middle eastern music. Whatever middle eastern music there is, is not classical. It might be traditional or folk, but I doubt it is classical. There is also a big difference between middle eastern and oriental music. (That is a hughe range of styles).
Can you be more specific or give an example of what you are looking for?
Chances are this question belongs in “music – other.”

Arabian classical music Chinese Classical Piano Chinese Contemporary

anything by Cheb Khaled
or Cheb Mami

Try “Caucasian Sketches” by Ippolitov-Ivanov, or “In the Steppes of Central Asia” by Borodin, or maybe Khatchaturian’s “Sabre Dance”.


persian caprice richard walker.

i think that’s middle eastern.

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