Various ‎– Arabian Nights: Music From The World Of Islam

Horizon (4) ‎– CSL 1007
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo

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Music Of Islam
Religious Music
A1a Adhan: Muezzin's Call To Prayer
A1b The Koran
A1c The Kurbani Prayer
A2 Bedouin Coffee Grinding; Ballad
Idiophone [Mortar And Pestle] – Unknown ArtistRebab [Rebāb] – Unknown Artist
A3 Yemeni Group Singing
Goblet Drum [Darbukkah] – Unknown ArtistIdiophone [Kerosene Tin] – Unknown ArtistRecorder [Khalif] – Unknown Artist
A4 Dervish Beat
Finger Cymbals [Khalili] – Unknown ArtistNey [Nāy] – Unknown ArtistTambourine [Duff] – Unknown Artist
A5 Bashraf Sama'i Taatyus
Oud ['ūd] – Unknown ArtistPsaltery [Qānūn] – Unknown Artist
A6 Dabkeh Al-a Dala'ona
Vocals – Unknown ArtistZurna [Mugwiz] – Unknown Artist
A7 Shur On Santur
Santoor [Santūr] – Unknown Artist
A8 Nagham
Goblet Drum [Zeir Baghali] – Unknown ArtistRebab [Ghichak] – Unknown Artist
A9 Konyali
Baglama [Cura Saz] – Unknown ArtistBaglama [Divan Saz] – Unknown ArtistSpoons [Kasik] – Unknown ArtistVocals – Unknown Artist
A10 Arab Band
Drums – Unknown ArtistShawm – Unknown ArtistTambourine – Unknown ArtistVocals – Unknown Artist
A11 Berber Festival
Percussion [Percussion Plates] – Unknown ArtistTambourine [Rehabs] – Unknown ArtistVocals – Unknown Artist
Music Influenced By Islam
B1 La Quinte Estampie Real
Drums [Nakers] – Unknown ArtistShawm – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Anonymous
B2 Polorum Regina
Guitar [Chitarra Saracena] – Thomas BinkleyTenor Vocals – William CobbWritten-By – Anonymous
B3 Furste Friderich
Flute – Lenore WehrungRebec – Sterling Jones (2)Shawm – Caroline ButcherTenor Vocals – William CobbWritten-By – Neidhart Von Reuntal*
B4 La Gamba
Lute – Anthony Rooley, Julian Creme*Tenor Vocals – Michael Hunt (4)Written-By – Anonymous
B5 Leu Chansonet' E Vil
Guitar [Chitarra Saracena] – Thomas BinkleyTenor Vocals – Nigel Rogers (2)Written-By – Guiraut De Bornelh
B6 Chramer Gib
Rebec – Sterling Jones (2)Written-By – Anonymous
B7 Loibere Risen
Psaltery – Thomas BinkleyRebec [Fidel] – Sterling Jones (2)Tenor Vocals – William CobbWritten-By – Wizlaw*
B8 Two Saltarellos
Conductor – Thomas BinkleyPerformer – The Studio For Early Music*Written-By – Anonymous
B9 Saetas And Muffled Drums
Drums [Twenty-odd Muffled] – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Anonymous
B10 Gypsy Band
Lute – Unknown ArtistMandolin – Unknown ArtistTambourine [Rehabs] – Unknown ArtistViolin [Primitive] – Unknown Artist
B11 Cana

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  • Photography [Cover Picture] – Alpha Photo Associates


Produced in association with London Special Products.

This record was compiled from the archives of Argo Records, London Records, Telefunken Records and L'Oiseau Lyre Records.

A1a recorded in Turkey
A1b recorded in a small Moroccan school
A1c recorded in the Jazzar Mosque in Israel
A2 recorded in the Syrian desert
A3 recorded at Yishi, Israel
A4 performers are from a Syrian Dervish community
A5 recorded in Damascus
A6 performers are residents of Nazareth
A7 recorded in Teheran
A8 music of Afghanistan
A9 from Konya, Turkey
A10 recorded in Marrakesh
A11 recorded high in the Atlas mountains
B10 recorded in Marrakesh
B11 recorded in Spain