This piece is dedicated to my dear friend, musician and instrument maker, Fardin Karamkhani. It is written for Ganassi recorders in 'G' and 'C' played simultaneously. It could be for any 'C' instrument. I hold the Ganassi in 'C' on my left side and the larger one in 'G' on my right side. Both instruments need to be supported by the legs. To do that you will need to be seated with the left ankle crossed over the right knee. This raises the left side for the smaller instrument to be supported and creates an enclosed area on the right leg for full support of the Ganassi in 'G'. I usually do this seated on the floor. Because of this support of the legs and mouth the performer's hands are free to cross over between instruments. The Ganassi in 'C' is on the left side simply as it is the main melody instrument and for most players, playing with the melody with the left hand on top is more comfortable.
I often play this piece with a percussionist, usually a Persian tombak, sometimes a Kurdish daf, and also I have played it with tabla. It could go nicely with other instruments in unison, like a lyra or violin. If playing with other instruments, especially percussion, it works well to take a break after the refrains to let the music breathe and hear the percussionist as well.
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