Karnay girboni (Karnay's Call)
The karnay is historically famous for calling public attention to announcements of special events, whether state or family celebrations.
Karnay's Call is the piece which the karnaychi (karnay player) Nodir Raimov learned from his usto (teacher) Sadullo Tursunmatov from Tashkent.
It's an example of the key role the karnay plays in Uzbek history and culture. When the karnay is blown the resulting sound is akin to the noise
of wild animals, which are directly associated in Uzbek culture with the universe. In this piece the sounds of the karnay are by turns whirling,
teasing, growling and buzzing, bewitching anyone within earshot.
Bairam taronasy (Tunes of Celebration)
The exuberant rhythms of trumpets and percussion, full of life, are reminiscent of outdoor festivals and celebrations in Uzbekistan.
This piece consists of a medley of instrumental motifs and vocal jokes, in the form of teasing words, based on typical dance rhythms.
Karnay rytms (Karnay's Rhythms)
Passing from one musician to another, different rhythms are used in this piece, developing from simple ones to more sophisticated ideas,
producing numerous types of rhythmical elements, ornaments, new beats and cross-rhythms. This culminates in massive waves of sound,
underpinned by the deep, snarling sounds of the karnay.