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ʿAbbāsid music
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ʿAbbāsid music was that of the ʿAbbāsid dynastic period (132–656/750–1258). Little is known of ʿAbbāsid musical repertoire save for an ʿūd (lute) exercise by the philosopher al-Kindī (d. after 256/870), in which the notation is expressed in terms of fingers and frets, and transcriptions in the later ʿAbbāsid era by Ṣafī al-Dīn al-Urmawī (d. 693/1294) of songs and pieces in whic…

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Sawa, George Dimitri, “ʿAbbāsid music”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23815>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4

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