Abdullah Balak

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Abdullah Balak
Born 1938
Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Died 2017
Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Genres Ottoman classical music Turkish makam music
Occupation(s) composer

Abdullah Balak (born February 3, 1938[1] - died February 25, 2017) taught at a number of schools and was a professor at Harran University, Department of Music. He was closely acquainted with prominent musicians of his period. Balak is notable for his knowledge of the music traditions and makams of Urfa. He has also worked on the compilation, categorization and instruction of folk dances, and received numerous awards from various organizations for his wide range of achievements.[1]

Compositions[2][edit]

  1. Felek sen ne feleksen
  2. Dağıdır yar dağıdır.
  3. Çağırdım bağ içinde
  4. Öz yurdum Urfa’da garibem
  5. Bülbül
  6. Urfalıdır benim yar
  7. Türkmendim rışvan oldum
  8. Kardaş dala konaram
  9. Seherden uyanasan
  10. Yarımın adı yaşar
  11. Urfanın altı bağlar
  12. Başında yazma var
  13. Fadile
  14. Bülbül
  15. Ceylan
  16. Bala ceylan
  17. Eyübün sabrı gelini
  18. Uykumdan seher uyandım
  19. Ah yar elinden
  20. Bülbülün bitmez çilesi
  21. Pencere bizde taka
  22. Urfa nın yolu bağdır
  23. Eminem
  24. Haticem
  25. Cemilem
  26. Baba ben dervişmiyem
  27. Ben sıkmalı al isterim
  28. Endim kuyun dibine

Compilations[edit]

  1. Kara çadırın kızı
  2. Portakal dilim dilim
  3. Kımıl
  4. Endim kuyun dibine

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b And interview with Abdullah Balak (contains a biographical sketch) (in Turkish)
  2. ^ "Interview with Abdullah Balak".