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O'Connell, John Morgan ORCID: 2009. Ayin. Fleet, Kate, Krämer, Gudrun, Matringe, Denis, Nawas, John and Rowson, Everett, eds. Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three, Brill, pp. 86-87. (10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23036)

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Ayin means “rite” or “ceremony” in Turkish. Although used to signify other types of worship, the term, an abbreviation of ayin-i şerif, is employed by the Mevlevīs (also known as the “Whirling Dervishes”) to refer to music that accompanies their mystical ritual (the semāʿ). It is a complex programme of instrumental compositions (peşrevler, semaīler) and improvisations (taksimler) that frame a choral composition (the ayin proper), a large work that is divided into four sections (selamlar).

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004181311
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 07:05

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