November 29, 2021 ~ Sh MIQES. M SIGAH.

Kourd - كرد


Maqam Kourd - This maqam does not appear in the Red Book, but appears in newer pizmonim books.

 Until recently, this maqam was not well-known. It has been said that a possible reason Maqam Kurd was not included in the pizmonim books is because the Kurdish people, to whom the maqam was named after, were associated with forms of witchcraft.

 Musically, Maqam Kurd starts with a Kurd tetrachord on the first note, and a Nahwand tetrachord on the 4th note (the dominant). The secondary ajnas are the Ajam trichord on the 3rd note, and another Ajam trichord on the 6th note. These are often used in modulation.


Section Pizmon Page Song CommentaryRecordings Application
Nahwand 299.18 237r אפתח פי בשירה ובזמרה David Abraham Haber Bar Misvah. October 7, 1993.
Bayat 356 274 אל חי שוכן Moses Ashear Paragraph 1 can be applied to El Hahodaot and Paragraph 3 can be applied to Qaddish. Appropriate for Shabbat Re'eh. Arabic is sung by Daoud Hosni. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
E. Menaged 2
M. Nadaf
I. Cabasso Qaddish
Arabic: El Qalb Fi Hob
I Cabasso- EH & Qaddish
Bayat 391.02 318a חביבי Asher Mizrahi Siman: Asher. Lahan: Habibi Dah Habibi. E. Sayegh
Saul Nobeh Betesh
Moshe Dwek
Mehayar-Bayat 406 331 מלך הדור Moses Ashear Wedding of Isaac Haim Massri; March 20, 1934. Leaflet I. Cabasso
Fule Yanani
E Menaged- Shavat
Moshe Dwek - Qaddish
Moshe Dwek - Qaddish
Hoseni 420.01 342a אלי בא זמן Haim S Aboud Arabic
H Obadia Yosef
Hoseni 420.02 342a אנא קוית בכל עת לישועה Sion Laniado Recording
Shelomo Antebi- Qaddish
H Shimon Hai Alouf
Hoseni 424 345 אוחיל יום יום אני דוד בר אהרן בר חסין חזק Original older version of the song; written by R' David Hassin chiefly about Tiberias and the new resettlement efforts in Israel. Talks about the holiness of the Land of Israel and its Rabbis. Attiah Manuscript Abraham Sitehon Manuscript Yabess Manuscript G. Shrem
I. Dayan (Alternate version)
G. Shrem
Moshe Dwek
Moshe Dwek - Haleluya
Moshe Dwek - Haleluya
720 356k עירך כוננה NLevy Recording
867 356e לגדלי נא הרם Recording
868 356g יה שובה חיש Recording
869 356h רועי הדור Yeshaya Shomer Recording
870 356i אשיר לכבודך YMizrachi Recording
871 356j יפה את ונעימה Asher Mizrahi Recording
872 356k אל ישעי בך NLevy Recording
873 356m אל אבי סלח לי חובי Haim S Aboud Recording
874 356n יה אל שוכן עליון David Riahi Recording
875 356n יה רבון בא זמן YMizrachi Recording
876 356o מה אדיר אביע Meir Mazouz Recording
877 356q אל בעניי הבט NLevy Melody: Inta Omri. Recording
878 356r אל חיש רחמה נא Asher Mizrahi Recording
879 356t תורת אמת נתן לנו Yosef Recording
2192 353c גיל ורון Raphael Yair Elnadav Bar Misvah of Miro Isaac Sutton. Composed by H Raphael Y Elnadav. R Elnadav
4028 356s שלום לבן דודי Shelomo Ibn Gabirol Recording
Moshe Dwek
Moshe Dwek - Qaddish
4029 356t אשורר שירה Rephael Baruch Toledano Recording
Moshe Dwek
4030 356v מלכי אשאל ממך Raphael Tabbush Siman: Maccabee. Recording