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Clés musicologiques pour l'approche du legs de Mīhā'īl Maššāqa (1800-1888)

Abstract : The a-š-Šihābiyya Epistle written by the Lebanese theorist Mīhā’īl Maššāqa (1800-1888) is a pioneer musicological work. It includes an in-depth outline about the melodic system of the Near East Arabic, secular, and initiatory musical tradition, as it appears at the eve of the cultural and political Arabic Renaissance movement. It also contains an important corpus of ninety five notated melodies given as an exemplification of the modes. This research suggests some musicological keys that are helpful for studying Maššāqa’s legacy. After a short biographical overview, a diachronic contextualization of the systemic synthesis proposed by Maššāqa is carried out. The historiography of the complex issue of structuring the typical and the general scale matrixes of this tradition is summarized; this leads to an analysis of the exemplary melodic corpus he left, and an attempt at establishing a musical transcription of this material.
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Nidaa Abou Mrad. Clés musicologiques pour l'approche du legs de Mīhā'īl Maššāqa (1800-1888). Revue des Traditions Musicales des Mondes Arabe et Méditerranéen, Editions de l'Université Antonine, 2007. ⟨hal-03184815⟩

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