Hijaz Gazel - Mulla 'Uthman al-Musili
Iraqi Maqam المقام العراقي
Hijaz Ghazel (Hicâz Gazel) Mulla 'Uthman al-Musili (Musullu Hafız Şaşı Osman Efendi) c. 1920, Istanbul, Turkey.
Rare recording of Iraqi musician, Sufi icon, and maqam reader Mulla 'Uthman al-Musili (1854-1923) singing a Turkish gazel in Maqam Hijaz, recorded in Istanbul, c. 1920.
تسجيل قديم و نادر للملا عثمان الموصلي يغني غزل بالتركية على نغم مقام حجاز، تسجيل أسطوانة من اسطنبول سنة ١٩٢٠
Mulla 'Uthman al-Mawsili: blind prodigy, talented poet and composer, Quran recitor and protégé of the great Sufi master Abu-l Huda al-Sayyadi al-Rifa'i and the Ottoman Sultan 'Abdul-Hamid II.
He learned the art of Maqam al-'Iraqi from the greatest Baghdadi musicians at the time, the famed Turkmen virtuoso Rahmat Allah Shiltegh (1798-1872), Hajj Abdullah al-Kirkukli, and Amin Agha ibn al-Hamamchiyya.
He composed dozens of profane and religious songs that can be heard throughout the Arabic and Islamic world; many of these compositions and songs were later unjustly attributed to his students or labeled as "folklore").
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