Thesis Type: Postgraduate
Institution Of The Thesis: Marmara University, Institute Of Social Sciences, Department Of Islamic History And Arts, Turkey
Approval Date: 2015
Thesis Language: Turkish
Student: AYŞEGÜL ARSLAN
Supervisor: Mehmet Safa YepremAbstract:
Istanbul, once the center of Orthodox Christianity during the Byzantine Empire, then became the center of Islam by means of Khilafah at the time of the Ottoman Empire. Safa Yeprem detected some similarities and differences between Muslim and non-Muslim divine music in terms of their functionalities in his PhD dissertation "Comparison Between Turkish Mosque Music And Non Muslim Congregations Temple Musics in Istanbul". Starting from Christian and Muslim hymns mentioned in Yeprem's study, this thesis aimed to explore the degree of similarities and differences between "Birth of Prophets" hymns of both religions in terms of their musical cells. The hymns were compiled from German Roman Catholic, Chaldean Catholic, Syriac Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Presbyterian and Sunni Hanafi Islam denominations. The datas were classified and described according to their forms, tunes, lyrics, performances, instrument usages, notations and their perception for the birth of the prophet. The findings were converted to frequency tables and percentage shares then analyzed graphically and compared with statically. Most of the hymns mentioned in the thesis were compiled for the first time, therefore voice recordings and video recordings where possible also took place in the study.