ḤAZIN, a small guša (melodic type) of the Persian classical model repertoire radif, placed at the end of a sequence of several gušas; in the navā mode, it is found after Bayāt-e rājeʿ; in Šur, after Qajar, in Segāh and Čahārgāh at the end of the guša maqlub, and in Māhur and Rašt panjgāh to conclude the non-measured part of ʿArāq. Ḥazin is a melodico-rhythmic structure which adapts itself to several modes; it is a motif which begins by rapidly repeating the same note several times, recurring a degree higher, descending again, then recurring a degree higher once more, and it continues like this until the final descent on the basic note of the mode (šāhed). The expression of this guša is soft and somewhat pathetic, then quietened at the conclusion.

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J. During, Le repertoire modele de la musique persane. Radif de tar et de setar de Mirza Abdollah, Tehran, Soroush, 1370/1991.

M. T. Masoudieh, Radif vocal de la musique iranienne, Tehran. 1357/1978.

(Jean During)

Originally Published: December 15, 2003

Last Updated: March 20, 2012

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