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An Arabic Musical and Socio-Cultural Glossary of Kitab al-Aghani.

9789004277502

An Arabic Musical and Socio-Cultural Glossary of Kitab al-Aghani

George Dimitri Sawa

BRILL

2015

562 pages

$182.00

Hardcover

Islamic History and Civilization: Studies and Texts; Volume 110

ML348

Sawa presents a comprehensive lexicographical study of the Umayyad and early Arabic musical theory and musical practices, including melodic and rhythmic modes, instrumentation, musical forms, the early criticism of music performance and composition, and the reported emotional effects of Arabic music. Following a brief introduction in English, the main body of the text is printed in Arabic. George Dimitri Sawa is an independent scholar and former faculty member of the University of Toronto and York University, Canada.

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