Yusuf Omar and al-Chalghi al-Baghdadi
1972, Baghdad, Iraq.
This maqam derives from the maqam Saba, but exceeds it by far in importance. The Mansuri is a typically Baghdadi maqam, renowned for its complexity and difficulty. Sung to a qasida, it is accompanied alternately by two rhythmic formulae, the 36/4 samah and the 12/4 yugrug. *
- Instrumental introduction.
- Tahrir in mansuri mode (saba on G) to the sound "Ay". (0:58)
- Several verses in succession alternating mansuri and bayat modes. (2:12)
- Jalsa, the cadenza which ends the first part in saba mode, is sung to the words "aman bidadem". (9:47)
-First meyana in bayat mode sung to the words "ya dust way way". (0:12)
- A passage of "Mathnawi" (hijaz) composed of an instrumental interlude. (1:30)
- Sung passage in mathnawi to the words "aziz aziz men". (3:09)
- Return to the mansuri on the words "aman aman bidadem". (3:15)
- Second meyana on the words "ya dust way way". (3:30)
- A melodic piece taking up again the melody of the second meyana. (3:55)
- "Mthaltha", a measured piece in bayat mode in three parts separated by instrumental interludes, to the words "aman aman leili baba, bordem jur, agham jur, bashem jur". (4:34)
- Final teslim descending one octave from upper G to lower G on the words "mawlaja man". (5:21)
- Peste, "Win ya galub"
The sung poem is a takhmis (4) by an unknown author derived from a qasida attributed to Ibn Nubata al-Sa'di (938-1115):
Peste, "Winn Ya Galub":
This tradtional Baghdadi peste is based on the hijaz in place of the mansuri mode (derived from the Mathnawi piece of this maqam) and played to the 6/4 sengin sama'i rhythm.
Vocals: Yusuf Omar (d. 1987)
Santur: Abdallah Ali
Djoze: Shaoubi Ibrahim al-A'dhami (d. 1991)
Djoze: Hassan Ali al-Naqib (d. 1986)
Tabla: Abdul Razzaq Majid
Raqq: Kan'an Mohammed Salih
Daff zinjari: Dhia' Mahmoud Ahmed
Choir: Ali al-Dabbou, Abdul Wahid Zaidan, Falih Jawhar, Abdul Qadir