Born in 1955, Lebanese-French composer, organist and improviser Naji Hakim studied under Jean Langlais at the Paris Conservatoire before succeeding Olivier Messiaen as organist of the Saint Trinity Church in Paris. Considering his significant musical training, Hakim's compositions are created from a wealth of knowledge and understanding, Hommage À Igor Stravinsky being no exception.
Composed in 1990, Hommage À Igor Stravinsky is a Triptych for Organ. As suggested by the title, Hakim's work reflects Stravinsky's style and, therefore, is highly modern in composition. With a typical performance lasting about 16 minutes and 40 seconds, the concerto is made up of three movements; Prelude, Dance and Finale. The Organ addresses many virtuosic techniques making for a challenging, yet exhilarating performance. For all advanced organists seeking varied, modern repertoire, Hakim's Hommage À Igor Stravinsky is an essential addition to the repertoire.