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Turkish Classical Music: Tribute to Yunus Emre

Various Artists
Turkish Classical Music: Tribute to Yunus Emre

This 1991 recording is a tribute to the poet Yunus Emre on the 750th anniversary of his birth. Emre was a 13th-century troubadour and mystic whose poems focused on God and nature.

Beginning in the 19th century, Turkish composers began to use Western music notation to document their classical music. Before then, Turkish music was not notated, being passed by memorization from generation to generation. As a result many compositions were lost to history. For example, only 30 works of Abdülkadir of Maraga, a great 14th-century composer and musicologist, have survived into modern times. This recording by the National Choir of Turkish Classical Music sets to music the works of 13 of Turkey’s greatest poets and composers.

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This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available again, including more than a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Track Listing

101
Ah ki kûned kavm-i beyakiyn The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 8:13
102
Gelse o suh meclise The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 3:59
103
Mâhur Pesrev The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 3:09
104
Bir âfet-i mehpeyker ile… The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 4:11
105
Gülbün-i iys midemed sâkî-i Gül'izâr ku The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 13:12
106
Çikmaz derun-i dilden efendim muhabbetin The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 3:45
107
Bülbül'i dil ey gül-i rânâ senindir, sen benim The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 3:56
108
Evc-Ârâ Saz Semaisi The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 5:44
109
Sâki çekemem vaz-i zarifâneyi, bos ko The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 5:15
110
Çin-i giysusuna zehcîr-î teselsül dediler The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 3:49
111
Gözümde daim hayâl-i cânâ The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 4:17
112
Bî vefâ bir çesm-î bîdad ne yaman aldatti beni The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 3:50
113
Dök zülfünü meydana gel The National Choir of Turkish Classical Music 2:57

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