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A Jewish Sufi on the Influence of Music

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
In: 
Yuval Studies of The Jewish Music Research Centre
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1982
Series: 
Yuval Studies
Volume: 
4
Pages: 
124-130
Languages: 
English
Japanese
Description: 

The Judeo- Arabic treatise “Al Murhid ila al- tafarrud” includes fragments of musical scores. The entire piece, dated here to the 14th century was very much influenced by Islamic Sufism and mystical speculations. Sufi ideas about music influenced Jewish- Egyptian Pietists especially during the 13th and 14th centuries. When mentioned in Jewish literature these ideas were attributed to prophets, to the music of the Levites and King David. The manuscript is translated here and is influenced by Neo-Plutonian and Aristotelian sources.

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