concept maqam is a cardinal shaping element of the Ottoman-Turkish
court music (religious as well as secular) and went through a
specific development in Ottoman Turkey.
In my paper I will focuss on the performance of the maqam/makam
concept in secular vocal genres. My explorations will take into
consideration interactions of the makam with further shaping principles,
the reference systems of rhythm usûl and prosody arûz.
I will point out the significance of interrelations between music
and language esp. poetry by investigating the musical setting
of poetry, the word- tone relations.