August 5th, 2012

Иван Дурак

Mevlevi music

In the Mevlevi tradition there are 66 extant compositions (and more are said to have been found), the oldest (from the 15-16th century) of which are called:
- bast-é qadîm (P; spelling in T, best-i kadim),
- Panj-gâh (P; lit., "five-time"; spelling in T, Pencügeh),
- Dô-gâh (P; lit., "two-time"; spelling in T, Dögah),
- Husaynî (A-P; spelling in T, Hüseyni).

Other compositions:
- from the 17th century, one;
- from the 18th century, twelve;
- from the 19th century, forty-two;
- from the 20th century, eight.

Some other modes [maqâm]:
- râst (P; lit., "right", the name of a musical note; spelling in T, rast),
- chahar-gâh (P; lit., "four-time"; spelling in T, Çargah),
- ushshaq (A; lit., "lovers," the plural of âshiq; spelling in T, ushshak),
- Hijâz (A; spelling in T, Hicaz),
- Irâq (A; spelling in T, Irak),
- se-gâh (P; lit., "three-time"; spelling in T, segah).

Bonus - list of all makams of Turkish classical music