Yusuf Omar and al-Chalghi al-Baghdadi
1972, Baghdad, Iraq.
مقام حليلاوي و بستة عبودي جاي من النجف
يوسف عمر و الجالغي البغدادي
بغداد، العراق، ١٩٧٢
The Maqam Hileilawi is an independent and composite Iraqi maqam consisting of several modes such as the rast, seigah, qatar, mukhalaf kirkuk, and hijaz. It originated as a composition by an unknown maqam performer a couple of centuries ago. It is sung to a colloquial Baghdadi mawwal (zuhayri) accompanied by the 10/16 jurjina rhythm. The peste "Abbudi Ja min il-Najaf" ("Abbudi came back from Najaf", author unknown) is in hileilawi mode and a 6/4 sengin sama'i rhythm.
- Rhythmic musical introduction in hileilawi mode accompanied by the 10/16 jurjina rhythm.
- Sayha (or badwa) in hileilawi mode from the sahm degree to the words "waylah waylah". (0:31)
- A verse of the zuhayri in hileilawi mode followed by a piece called "Saysani" (rast) with a descent to the kurdan degree. (0:39)
- A verse in seigah mode with a rest on the buzurk degree ending with the command "butaw ma jaw". (1:16)
- Rhythmic piece in seigah mode folllowed by a piece called "Qatar" (hijaz) to the word "ah". (2:16)
- A verse in hileilawi mode (3:13)
- A verse in seigah mode ending with a rhythmic piece sung to the words "ah baba ya zghayroon laghini, fard habba d intini". (4:18)
- A verse in hileilawi mode followed by a Qatar piece. (5:19)
- A verse in Seigah mode ending with the command "butaw ma jaw" repeated twice followed by a short measured vocal piece. (6:26)
- Taslim in hijaz mode on the nawa degree. (7:30)
- Peste "Abbudi Ja min il-Najaf" in hileilawi mode and 6/4 sengin sama'i rhythm. (7:37)
- Peste "Abbudi Ja Min al-Najaf" ("Abbudi came back from Najaf"):
Vocals: Yusuf Omar (d. 1987)
Santur: Abdallah Ali
Joza: Shaoubi Ibrahim al-A'dhami (d. 1991)
Joza: Hassan Ali al-Naqib (d. 1986)
Tabla: Abdul Razzaq Majid
Raqq: Kan'an Mohammed Salih
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