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Early Music | Jewish Music ~ Maftirim ~ of Turkey and Greece in Medieval Days - 0 views

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    "In Turkey and Greece, as far back as the 16th century, groups of cantors and religious figures used to gather in the early morning, before prayer services, to sing devotional poetry in Hebrew. This gave rise to a distinct and complex form of music called maftirim, which only the most talented men could master.

    These small gatherings were part of a broader musical exchange under the Ottoman empire: Muslim Sufi mystics would come to synagogue on the Sabbath to listen to the maftirim. And the Jewish maftirim singers would visit Sufi lodges for musical inspiration."
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Turkish music is a fusion of classical art music, folk songs, Ottoman military music, I... - 0 views

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    Today, Turkish music is a fusion of classical art music, folk songs, Ottoman military music, Islamic hymns and the norms of western art music. Classical Turkish music is the courtly music of the Ottoman sultans that is an offspring of the Arabic and Persian traditions. This music is not written down in scores; with only the maquam, which is a similar pattern of major-minor scale system, being marked down. Improvisation (taksim) is a traditional variation technique
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Ihsan Özgen | Remembrances of Ottoman Composers & Improvisations | Golden Hor... - 0 views

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    Ihsan Özgen (kemenche), Mercan Dede (percussions: tracks 2, 7 & 11).
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Piyutim | What is a Piyut? | הזמנה לפיוט - 0 views

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    Piyut is a poem sung to God or about God. Piyut is also a prayer that expresses emotions in relationship to God, including praise, glory, joy, sorryow, anger, gratitude, lamentation, celebration, respect, fear, fury, loneliness, and longing. Piyutim are a crying out for connection with God.
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Ottoman Musical Genres - 0 views

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    "Old Country" music; music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. In a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian and Ottoman styles, typical suites contain dances from Moldavia and Bessarabia; Jewis
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