- Doris J. Dyen
(b Algiers, Aug 13, 1891). French ethnomusicologist. He studied music theory, composition and the viola, and took a diploma in classical Arabic. After World War I he moved to Rabat, where he was director of the Conservatory of Moroccan Music (1929–39, 1956–9) and professor of Arabic at the Collège des Orangers (1945–56). Concurrently he served as adviser to the Théâtre Mohammed V on the orchestration and interpretation of Arabic music. His writings, chiefly on Arab music, contain useful collections of Moroccan music, notably in his Corpus de musique marocaine and his Tableau de la musique marocaine.‘Airs populaires recueillis à Fès’, Hespéris, 3 (1923), 275–85 ‘Airs populaires recueillis à Fès (nouvelle série: airs profanes)’, Hespéris, 4 (1924), 225–38 ‘Note sur le “nfîr”’, Hespéris, 7 (1927), 376–80 ‘La musique marocaine: vue d'ensemble’, Outre-mer, 1 (1929), 32–42 Les visages de la musique marocaine (Rabat, 1928); repr. in ...