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Musings and Memories of a Musician free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...in the sanctum. We four--I omitted to mention that a charming mutual lady friend, alas, like dear Bergheim, no more among us, had made up our little partie carree from the first--and a French officer were the only "unbelievers" among the fearful crowd inside. As we entered we faced a large court, ending in a semicircle and surmounted by a high cupola from which was suspended a large, many-armed chandelier, whilst two candelabra stood between the columns on the line between the large court and the two adjoining smaller ones on the right and left. In the middle court there were crouching four old Arabs, each with a little drum between his knees and a small cauldro1000n with glowing coals before him, over which, from time to time, they warmed the skin of the drum to keep it taut. Around those four, also sitting on the floor with their legs crossed, were from fifteen to twenty young men, all dressed in white and turbaned like the rest. It was from those the chanting noise we had heard in the street, emanated. They were "singing" at the top of their shrill voices passages from the Koran, paying no heed to time or pitch, every one as he listed, whilst the drums unceasingly and in perfect rhythm repeated the one phrase that approached anything like music: --Against the wall of the left aisle were leaning, in an upright position, shoulder to shoulder, and swaying to and fro like the pendulum of a clock, to the rhythm of the drums, a motley crowd of Arabs, Moors, Negroes from the Soudan, Bedouins, and Kabyles- every now and then the outer door would be thrown open and a new addition to the number of fanatics press his form between two links of the swaying human chain and join in the movement, desirous of becoming one of the elect, ...

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Author : George Henschel
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230861408
EAN : 9781230861401
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 82 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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