REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Hacı Arif Bey

The composer who started the classical era of Turkish music. He has composed more than a thousand songs and numerous religious pieces. He has published a six hundred page journal of lyrics called "mecmuai Arif" in İstanbul during 1873. Today we have more than 200 of his songs composed in 22 modes, seven religious works and a composition in the "nehavent" form.