The Kevserî Mecmûası Unveiled: Exploring an Eighteenth-Century Collection of Ottoman Music*

@article{Ekinci2012TheKM,
  title={The Kevser{\^i} Mecm{\^u}ası Unveiled: Exploring an Eighteenth-Century Collection of Ottoman Music*},
  author={Mehmet Uğur Ekinci},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={199 - 225}
}
  • M. Ekinci
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
Abstract The Kevserî Mecmûası is an eighteenth-century Turkish manuscript, which includes, in addition to a variety of music-related contents, a fairly large collection of notations. Given the scarcity of notational sources, it offers invaluable material for understanding the performance practice and compositional style of Ottoman music before the nineteenth century. Having studied a hitherto unknown microfilm copy of this manuscript, the original of which has remained up to now in a private… 
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