5. Rak Muqam: Mashrap
Performed on the Dutar with voice.
We return to the first Muqam for this sung version of the mashrap with its contrasting rhythms, moving from the lyrical 7/8 to a lively 3+3+2. The piece is performed considerably slower than is common today in professional troupe performances.
Qadirim qudrat bilen bizni aziz jan aylidi
Nur bilen iman berip shukhri bilen jan aylidi,
Shukhri bilen jan aylidi
Birge mardi malimuliki sahibi davlat qilip, ol sahibidavlat qilip
Birni kharu birni zaru birsini wayran aylidi,
birsini wayran aylidi
Taghdiki kok maysilarning hajiti darya amas, ol hajiti darya amas, Allah
Risqini Allah birur nan barmiki yardin amas,
nan barmiki yardin amas
Havada parvaz qilip uchmaqlighi paydin amas,
uchmaqlighi paydin amas, Allah
Qiz oghul parizant kormak ya khutun ardin amas, wa ya khutun ardin amas....
My Lord with power created our precious lives
With light he gave faith, created our contented lives
To one he gave possessions and made him prosperous
He created one worthless, one to weep, one to be destroyed
The green shoots of wheat on the mountain do no need the river, Allah
Fortune comes from Allah, bread is not given by the earth
Hovering in the sky, flight does not depend on muscles, Allah
Having a girl or a boy child does not depend on woman or man.... (First Mashrap, excerpt)