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The repertoire of Iraqi maqam /
Rob Simms.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
description
vii p., 197 p. of music ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0810847582 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
isbn
0810847582 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Maqam in general and Iraqi maqam in particular -- An anthology of Iraqi maqam. The Rast family ; The Beyat family ; The Husseini family ; The Hijaz family ; The Saba family ; The Segah family ; The Nawa family ; The Ajam/Jahargah family ; Miscellaneous maqams.
catalogue key
5096777
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-190), discography (p. 191), and indexes.
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...the most complete study in English of the repertoire of Iraqi classical music, with a systematic exposition of scales, transcriptions of performances drawing on a number of Iraqi recorded sources, and descriptions of the structure and history of the scales and maqams, plus an introduction setting them in a wider overview of Middle Eastern modal forms.
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This is a reference source that offers the first comprehensive view of the musical contents of the repertoire--scalar structure, melodic materials and overall form--through various tables and musical transcriptions
Main Description
The classical music of Iraq, known as Iraqi Maqam, features classical and vernacular poetry sung by a virtuoso soloist and accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. It is a remarkably cosmopolitan art, sharing many features with neighboring classical
Long Description
The classical music of Iraq, known as Iraqi Maqam, features classical and vernacular poetry sung by a virtuoso soloist and accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. It is a remarkably cosmopolitan art, sharing many features with neighboring classical traditions, particularly Iranian. Its repertoire consists of orally transmitted, multi-sectioned compositions, performed with some flexibility regarding ornamentation, arrangement and development. Focusing on the period between 1930-1980, this reference offers the first comprehensive view of the musical contents of the repertoire--scalar structure, melodic materials and overall form ”through various tables and musical transcriptions. This reference consolidates information from prominent Iraqi sources and draws upon a selection of recordings by master musicians, including Rashid Qundarchi and Yusuf Omar. An introductory section provides a brief overview of pan-Middle Eastern modal theory along with an outline of the terminology, theory and practices specific to Iraqi Maqam. The main section of the work is a catalog of 40 maqams that constitute the central core of the contemporary repertoire. The Repertoire of Iraqi Maqam aims to foster a better musical understanding of a relatively little known tradition, promote further research, and enhance appreciative listening to this inspiring facet of Iraqi culture.
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Iraqi Maqam is the classical music of Iraq, featuring classical & vernacular poetry sung by a soloist & accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. Focusing on 1930-1980, this text offers a comprehensive view of the musical contents of the repertoire: scalar structure, melodic materials & overall form.
Table of Contents
Alphabetical Listing of Maqam Anthology
Introductionp. 1
Maqam in General and Iraqi Maqam in Particularp. 10
An Anthology of Iraqi Maqamp. 46
The Rast Familyp. 47
The Beyat Familyp. 64
The Husseini Familyp. 92
The Hijaz Familyp. 104
The Saba Familyp. 129
The Segah Familyp. 138
The Nawa Familyp. 156
The Ajam/Jahargah Familyp. 165
Miscellaneous Maqamsp. 176
Glossaryp. 187
Bibliographyp. 188
Discographyp. 191
General Indexp. 192
Index of Modesp. 194
About the Authorp. 197
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