La música en las Coplas de Yosef haŝaḍic de Abraham Toledo (1732)

Translated title of the contribution: Music in the Coplas de Yosef Hasadic by Abraham de Toledo (1732)

Edwin Seroussi*

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Abstract

Coplas de Yosef haŝadcombining dot belowic by Abraham de Toledo consists of two types of stanzas. The absolute majority are quatrains that tell the Biblical story in verse. Intermingled with them are lyric poems in which emotions of the heroes or thanksgiving prayers are expressed. In the first two editions (Constantinople 1731-1732 and 1754-1755), out of the five known today, the lyrical poems are headed by epigraphs alluding to the original musical performance of Toledo's epic. The present article is an attempt to descipher these terms. Their majority refer to musical modes and rythms of the Ottoman art music tradition, while others refer to the melody of religious Hebrew poems which were well known to the circles where the work by Toledo was initially performed.

Translated title of the contributionMusic in the Coplas de Yosef Hasadic by Abraham de Toledo (1732)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)377-400
Number of pages24
JournalSefarad
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

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