The Oriental music broadcasts, 1936-1937 : a musical ethnography of Mandatory Palestine

by Lachmann, Robert, 1892-1939,

Language: English
Format: Print Book 2013
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Includes CD of the broadcasts (2-disc set) Book URL: The ethnomusicologist Robert Lachmann (1892¿1939) wrote and presented twelve radio programs entitled Oriental Music, which were transmitted by the Palestine Broadcasting Service between November 1936 and April 1937. The programs, which formed part of Lachmann¿s pioneering project to establish an ¿Oriental music archive¿ at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, included live performances of traditional music representing the different ethnic and religious communities of Palestine, performances which were simultaneously recorded onto metal disc. This edition presents Lachmann¿s scripts with musical transcriptions of performances, transcriptions and translations of the sung texts, and selected digitally restored musical recordings (provided on the accompanying set of compact discs). The introduction and editorial commentaries explore Lachmann¿s radio lectures as they relate to his body of research on ¿Oriental music¿ and to wider concerns of scholarship, politics, and ideology. This edition will appeal to scholars of Middle Eastern cultural history and ethnomusicology, and especially to those interested in the history of sound archives, recording and broadcasting, the intellectual history of ethnomusicology, and the history, theory, and aesthetics of Middle Eastern music.
"On first hearing a genuine piece of Oriental music" (18 November 1936)
Liturgical songs of the Yemenite Jews (2 December 1936)
Coptic liturgical chant and hymns (16 December 1936)
Liturgical songs of the Kurdish Jews (6 January 1937)
Bedouin sung poetry accompanied by rabāba (20 January 1937)
Liturgical cantillation and songs of the Samaritans (3 February 1937)
Men's songs for a Yemenite Jewish wedding (17 February 1937)
Women's songs for a Yemenite Jewish wedding (3 March 1937)
Arab urban music : Maqām (16 March 1937)
Music from the western Arab world (31 March 1937)
Music from the eastern Arab world (14 April 1937)
Men's songs for an Arab village wedding in central Palestine (28 April 1937). CD contents, disc one. Shirat ha-yam = Song of the sea : excerpt, Exod. 15:1-4 (Sa'adiya Nahum) (1:46; 1:48)
Proverbs 1:1-7 (Sa'adiya Nahum) (1:03; 1:07)
Laḥn (hymn) : from the Liturgy of St. Cyril (3:00; 3:22)
Peklaos gar : from the Liturgy of St. Gregory (1:39; 1:57)
Aseret ha-dibberot = Ten Commandments : excerpt, Exod. 20:2-7 (Eliahu Yahye Mizrahi) (1:29; 1:47)
Aw lamīn / Qaṣīdit Nimr Ibn 'Adwān (Bājis Afandī Imʹaddī, voice and rabāba) (3:10; 3:40)
Shirat ha-yam = Song of the sea : excerpt, Exod. 15:1 (Ibrahim Kohen) (2:42; 2:55)
Sukkāni dhāk al-wādī (Ibrahim Kohen, solo voice ; Taufiq Kohen, Amram Kohen, chorus) (2:48; 2:49)
'At ben 'aṣe 'eden / Judah Halevi (Sa'adiya Nahum, solo voice ; Yahya Nahari, Hayyim Mahbub, chorus) (2:08; 2:09)
'Ayelet ḥen / Shalem Shabazi (Sa'adiya Nahum, solo voice ; Yahya Nahari, Hayyim Mahbub, chorus) (1:33; 1:34)
Sā'at r-raḥmān dalḥīn (1:37; 1:37)
Allāh yā Allāh, yā 'ālem bi-ḥālī (1:14; 1:14)
Yā Allāh hal-yōm (2:05; 2:08)
Yā-llāh 'na salak (1:33; 1:39). CD contents, disc two. Taqsīm ḥijāz (Ezra Aharon, ʻūd) (3:15; 3:18)
Taqsīm ṣabā (Ezra Aharon, ʻūd) (2:01; 2:51)
Moroccan song : Ṣaḥbi l-awwal (Al-Touhami bin Omar) (3:05; 3:07)
Egyptian song : Qad ḥarrakat aydī n-nasīmi (Shaykh Sayyid al-Ṣafṭī) (3:30; 3:33)
Shet araban saz semaisi / Tanburî Cemil Bey (Tanburî Cemil Bey, tanbur) (3:23; 3:28)
Zaffa hamasiyya (Mḥammed 'Abd ar-Raḥūn Abu Msellem and group) (3:10; 3:10)
'Ala dal'ūnā dabke ('Abd al-Fattaḥ as-Sahāda, voice ; Aḥmed Smīr, shabbāba) (2:45; 2:44)
'A-l-hāma, 'a-l-hāma (Mḥammed 'Abd ar-Raḥūn Abu Msellem and group ; Aḥmed Smīr, zaghrūda (ululation)) (1:23; 1:23).

Additional Information
Series Recent researches in the oral traditions of music ; 10.
Subjects Lachmann, Robert, -- 1892-1939 -- Ethnomusicological collections.
Music -- Palestine -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- Palestine -- 20th century.
Jews -- Palestine -- Music -- History and criticism.
Palestinian Arabs -- Music -- History and criticism.
Samaritans -- Palestine -- Music -- History and criticism.
Jews -- Palestine -- Music.
Palestinian Arabs -- Music.
Samaritans -- Palestine -- Music.
Coptic chants.
Radio program excerpts.
Publisher Middleton, Wisconsin :2013
Other Titles Musical ethnography of Mandatory Palestine
Contributors Davis, Ruth F., 1952- editor.
Participants/Performers Various performers.
Language English
Lecture transcriptions in English; songs in Arabic, Coptic, or Hebrew, also printed as text with English translation.

Notes Transcriptions of 12 broadcast lectures given by Lachmann and transcriptions of the accompanying musical examples; compact discs include the musical examples in both restored and original forms.
Includes preface, introduction and editor's commentary in English.
Description xliii, 124 pages, 9 pages of plates : illustrations, maps, music ; 31 cm + 2 audio discs (4 3/4 in.).
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-124).
ISBN 9780895797766
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