Publications

Corpus Musicae Ottomanicae (CMO) edition will be published open-access on the internet platform perspectivia.net by Max Weber Foundation.  Editions of the manuscripts will also be available as print-on-demand publications.

Standard List of Musical Terms - Revised edition

Online Publication, 17 November 2021

A standard list was prepared to overcome the issues caused by variant spellings of Ottoman-Turkish musical terms during the preparation of CMO source catalogue in 2016. After several years of work, it became necessary to enhance and revise the terminology.


We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kalpaklı (Bilkent University - Department of Turkish Literature) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cenk Güray (Hacettepe University - State Conservatory) for their valuable support during the revision.


The PDF-file can be downloaded here: Standard List of Musical Terms

Truetype fonts for Hampartsum-Notation

New Fonts

The Hampartsum truetype fonts VF OttoAneumatic were developed by Vladimír Faltus and Haig Utidjian, supported by CMO project team. The fonts, which were developed to be used in CMO editions, are constantly supplemented on behalf of CMO according to the state of current research.


The fonts are now available on the DARIAH-EU (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) repository under a Creative Commons licence: VF OttoAneumatic

 

Rhythmic Cycles and Structures in the Art Music of the Middle East

Conference proceedings

The recently published volume includes the proceedings of the international conference on “Rhythmic Cycles and Structures in the Art Music of the Middle East”, held at the University of Münster on 27.-28, February 2014 (conference programme). The conference was organized by the Ethnomusicology and European Music History Section of the Department of Musicology at the University of Münster, in cooperation with the Orient-Institut Istanbul (Max Weber Stiftung).

The publicaltion was dedicated to Dr. Eckhard Neubauer, for his pioneering works in this field of research.

Several members of the CMO team contributed to the publication as editors and authors.

You can see the volume on publisher’s website.

 

 

 

A Note on Terms and Transliteration

Online Publication, 13th September 2016

Abstract: »Corpus Musicae Ottomanicae is a multilingual project, encompassing sources in a variety of languages and scripts. Users of the edition and the website will therefore encounter a number of different transliteration systems and variant spellings of the same words, depending on the linguistic context and the original scripts used. Detailed guidelines for transliteration and terminology will be available soon on the CMO website. In the meantime, a few basic guidelines are provided below.«

The PDF-file can be downloaded here: A Note on Terms and Transliteration

Standard List of Musical Terms (outdated, new version see post from 17 November 2021)

Online Publication, 2nd March 2016

Different transliterations systems and variant spellings of Ottoman music terms is a problem encountered by every project that deals with the subject. Therefore, a standard list of musical terms has been developed during the preparation of CMO source catalogues.

We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kalpaklı (Bilkent University - Department of Turkish  Literature) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cenk Güray  (Yıldırım Beyazıt University - State Conservatory for Turkish Music) for the preparation of this list.

The PDF-file can be downloaded here: Standard List of Musical Terms