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[*] posted on 7-16-2018 at 08:39 AM
New book by Ali Kisserwan: Meeting of the Great Pyramids


Dear all

It will be for our pleasure to announce the publishing of

Meeting of the Great Pyramids by Ali Kisserwan: the composition's of Mohammad Adel Wahab for Umm Kulthum
Analytical study with complete musical transcriptions, tables and appendices

For more details, follow the link:

https://youtu.be/yLNK88sLl9k

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[*] posted on 7-16-2018 at 11:46 PM


Dear all

find below an extract taken from the introduction of Meeting of the Great Pyramids by Ali Kisserwan:

Analysis in music is the process of tearing down a complete work in order to reduce it to the elements used in its construction.
These include:
The components of the work, the instrumental and vocal sections (in a vocal work) and the elements that form the musical construction of these sections, referred to here as the elements of musical construction, which include sentences, phrases and cells;
the techniques of transformation for the elements of musical construction, including similarity, sequence, transposition, variation, development, tanwīʿ, repetition, etc…;
the maqāmāt, rhythms and ajnās employed, as well as the maḥaṭ(s), rakīza(s) and ʿaqid(s) in their different varieties;
the descriptions that are applied to specific formations of the elements of musical construction, such as sub-passage, independent lāzima, link, and qafla, or stable, unstable, and semi-stable degrees;
the determination of the musical form of the work, and the determination of the type and form of the poetic text (in a vocal work);
the determination of length in terms of the number of measures;
the determination of range of the work and vocal range of the singer;
the determination of duration, meters, and tempi;
the aggregation of sentences, links, and sometimes independent lawāzim, and of maqāmāt, rhythms, meters and tempi.
Performance is also highlighted, whether it consists of the ensemble or solo instrument. The name of the composer, poet, singer, era of the work are all indicated, in addition to the publishing date, publisher, producer, etc… as will be seen in the book. All of this information is provided in the description in order to facilitate understanding of the musical and lyrical components of the work.
This work aims at collecting and evaluating the works of Mohammad ‘Abdel Wahab for Umm Kulthum through transcription and analysis. It includes an explanation of the methods and approaches employed, and the bases for the analysis. It is divided into two parts: the first part includes analysis of the songs, statistical tables, and definitions. The second part includes the musical notation, maqāmāt, ajnās and rhythms.
The method of analysis devised for this book can be used for any vocal and instrumental form, and we may arrive at additional vocabulary and terms as we analyze more works with different traits. Discretion is allowed.

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[*] posted on 7-17-2018 at 05:54 AM


Not a single link for this title on the web except for the video from Kalamazoo College. Where can I buy those books?



Greetings from Klaus in Germany!
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[*] posted on 7-17-2018 at 10:30 AM


Quote: Originally posted by newlife_ks  
Not a single link for this title on the web except for the video from Kalamazoo College. Where can I buy those books?


Dear

The books will be available through neel wa al furat in the coming days and for more information please contact the publisher at
Info@almaarefforum.com.lb

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[*] posted on 7-19-2018 at 11:35 PM
the new cover


Dear All

you can check the cover of the new book (3 vols): Meeting of the Great Pyramids by Ali Kisserwan at the following link:


https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10216944696753558&id=1350094157

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[*] posted on 7-20-2018 at 10:44 AM


Dear all

Please find attached in the below link the content of the book Meeting of the Great Pyramids (VOL. 1) by Ali Kisserwan

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10216971139694615&id=1350094157

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[*] posted on 7-20-2018 at 01:27 PM


Great news, congrats for this new publishing.
I understand the content of vol 1 and that I will be proposed in English and Arabic version.
what about the contents and translation of vol 2 and 3 ? or did I misunderstood and they all come together ?
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[*] posted on 7-20-2018 at 11:16 PM


Quote: Originally posted by suz_i_dil  
Great news, congrats for this new publishing.
I understand the content of vol 1 and that I will be proposed in English and Arabic version.
what about the contents and translation of vol 2 and 3 ? or did I misunderstood and they all come together ?
Best wishes of success


Dear suz_i_dil

Let me explain more
Meeting of the Great Pyramids came in 2 languages
Arabic (vol. 1-2)
English (vol. 1-2)

So vol 1 in English is a full and accurate translation of vol 1 in Arabic
And vol 2 in both languages is one and common since it includes only musical notation, techniques, maqamat, rythms and poetic texts

And in this case who reads English will get 2 vols. only as well for the one who reads Arabic will get only 2 vols. too

Unless if you like to get the book in 2 languages then you will buy the 3 vols

Hope you got the point

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[*] posted on 7-23-2018 at 12:41 PM


Awesome work!! :applause:

This will be an amazing resource.
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[*] posted on 7-28-2018 at 01:52 PM


Thanks for the precision, now it's clear.
I checked on neel w first, there are reference for the 2 in Arabic by not the one in english, though not yet available for sale.
looking forward to get this promising new ressource




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[*] posted on 7-29-2018 at 10:59 AM


Dear all
Please find attached the links of the book in both editions, Arabic and English, in neel wa Al furat site as follows

Arabic book (2vols), and its link is

http://www.neelwafurat.com/itempageMobile.aspx?id=lbb310734-300412&search=books


English book (2vols), and its link is
http://www.neelwafurat.com/locatemobile.aspx?search=books&entry=Meeting

Taking into consideration that vol2 is common in both editions

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[*] posted on 8-28-2018 at 11:28 PM


Dear all

please find attached a link of the "Songs Numbers Table" from: Meeting of the Great Pyramids (English ed.) by Ali Kisserwan

https://www.facebook.com/1350094157/posts/10217286927669117/

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[*] posted on 12-12-2018 at 11:44 AM




5dear all

In coordination with the author and under his supervision, you can find below an example from "Meeting of the Great Pyramids" book:

Second section – vocal-first passage and Second section- vocal – second passage/Istihlāl from “’Inta ‘Umrī. The analysis, scores and the audio files are attached.
Notes:
We depended on studio recordings as the sources for transcription.
The musical notation was divided into sentences, and we put red signs at the phrases and the cell for more clarifications.
The vocal record was divided into sentences, phrases and cells.
There is a detailed and enough explanation for the symbolic writing at the beginning of the book with the abbreviations, In addition to definitions and clarifications. As well, we created a new way to write the musical notation (symbolic and semi-symbolic writings), and By necessity, we have devised a way of writing out musical notation structurally. First, because it was necessary to translate the musical notation into numbers, terms and structural formulas. Second, to avoid repeating the transcription of the work a second time, bit by bit, which would cause each section, along with its explanation and analysis, to occupy a needlessly large amount of space in the book. Additionally, it is useful for the musical score to be complete and contiguous to facilitate performance, instead of being divided into scattered sentences, phrases and cells. Whereas, the purpose of the structural formulas is analysis of the musical work.
The lyrics of the vocal section – the example:
illayālil ḥilwah wishshūʾ wil maḥabbah min zamān wil ʾalbi shāyilhum ʿashānak
Dūʾ maʿāyal ḥubb dūʾ ḥabbah biḥabbah min ḥanān ʾalbī illī ṭāl shūʾul ḥanānak

Some abbreviations:
The introduction I
The section D
Vocal voc
Music/musical mu
Sentence s where { } is used
Phrase p where [ ] is used
Semi phrase sp where (( )) is used
Cell c where ( ) is used



to be continued...





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[*] posted on 12-12-2018 at 11:49 AM


The scores

The second sentence.jpg - 23kB The third sentence.jpg - 22kB The first sentence.jpg - 41kB The Link-music.jpg - 11kB The sentence-music.jpg - 24kB
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[*] posted on 12-12-2018 at 11:53 AM


audio files

The first sentence

Attachment: D2.voc1.S1.P1.C2.mp3 (68kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc1.S1.P2.mp3 (148kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc1.(S1.P1.C1)2X.mp3 (157kB)
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[*] posted on 12-12-2018 at 11:55 AM


the second sentence

Attachment: D2.voc1.S2.P1.C1.mp3 (45kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc1.S2.P1.C2.mp3 (20kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc1.S2.P1.C3 .mp3 (25kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc1.S2.P1.C4.mp3 (54kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc1.S2.P2.C.mp3 (24kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc1.S2.P2.SP.mp3 (62kB)
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[*] posted on 12-12-2018 at 11:56 AM


the third sentence

Attachment: D2.voc1.S3.P1.C1.mp3 (89kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc1.S3.P1.C2.mp3 (94kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc1.S3.P2.C1.mp3 (82kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc1.S3.P2.C2.mp3 (86kB)
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[*] posted on 12-12-2018 at 11:58 AM


Istihlāl

The Link and the sentence

Attachment: D2.voc2.MU1.L.mp3 (143kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc2.MU1.S.P1.mp3 (103kB)
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Attachment: D2.voc2.MU1.S.P2.mp3 (101kB)
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