Hamamizade Ismail Dede Efendi

1778 - 1846

Hamamizade Ismail Dede Efendi was one of the greatest Turkish composers in the history of literature. He has created masterpieces in all forms and modes of Turkish music. He has also developed the composite musical modes of "sultan yegah", "neveser", "saba buselik", "hicaz buselik" and "Araban kürdi". His greatest works are the seven Mevlevi pieces for Samah of Dervishes. More than 200 hundred of his compositions are available today.