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Unité sémiotique de la qaṣīda à répons chez Yūsuf al-Manyalāwī

Abstract : Semiotic Unity of Responsorial Qaṣīda in Yūsuf al-Manyalāwī Recordings This paper proposes a semiotic study of the modality of the qaṣīda muwaqqa'a 'alā al-waḥda, an important Arab vocal form which appeared in the late 19th c. in Egypt, and perpetuated thanks to the 78rpm recorded by Sheikh Yūsuf al-Manyalāwī (c. 1847-1911). This hybrid form alternates the verses' improvised cantillation (on a binary measure) with the polysemic (mystic vs. secular) Response of the Censors. Beyond its interface (prelude/instrumental interlude/postlude) function, this response is a model for the musicalization of a qaṣīda. This hypothesis assigns to the melodic articulation mode of the response --and particularly of its cadential scheme-- the role of (1) unitary referential to identify the relevant features of the cantillation formulas and (2) unifying reference modal point for the intrinsic significance of this qaṣīda musical utterance.
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Nidaa Abou Mrad. Unité sémiotique de la qaṣīda à répons chez Yūsuf al-Manyalāwī. Revue des Traditions Musicales des Mondes Arabe et Méditerranéen, Editions de l'Université Antonine, 2011, pp.53-74. ⟨hal-00934884⟩



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