Asʿad, Gabriel (1907–1997) [Syr. Orth.]
He was born in Midyat and in 1914 joined Taw Mim Simkath where he studied under Dolabani, under Paul John (an educator from Kharput), and under Ibrahim Haqwirdi. In 1925 he immigrated to Beirut where he learned music and began putting to music the poems and anthems of the writers of this period. He taught in ʿĀmūda, Damascus, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and Qamishli. In 1953 he published Men musiqi dilan ḥdato in musical notes, and in the 1970s produced two records. He immigrated to Sweden and died in Stockholm.
- Abūna, Adab, 575.
- Macuch, Geschichte, 469.
- Munūfar Barṣūm, Aḍwāʾ, 112–4.
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George A. Kiraz, “Asʿad, Gabriel,” in Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Asad-Gabriel.
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Kiraz, George A. “Asʿad, Gabriel.” In Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Asad-Gabriel.
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