lammaa badaa yatathannaa (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-366
  • First Line: lammaa badaa yatathannaa
  • Composer: Shireen Abu-khader
  • Voicing: unaccompanied chorus
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: Arabic
  • Country: Syria
  • Series: Salamu Aleikum: Music Of The Muslim World
  • Other: middle east, new 2012
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen



Shireen Abu-Khader’s Lammaa badaa yatathannaa is a popular Arabic muwashshah.  The muwashshah, a strophic form, originated in Cabra during the Muslim rule in Spain until 1492.  Since then, this song type has spread throughout the Arab world where it survives in oral tradition.

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