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On Oct 7, 2007, at 2:26 PM, John Chalmers wrote:

> I believe that there are musical settings of texts (Mozarabic chant?)
> from Muslim Spain that have verses in both Old Spanish and Arabic.
> However, I couldn't find a good reference to this on the internet,  
> but I
> recall a doctoral candidate in the 60's having to study Arabic in  
> order
> to work on this corpus of music.

Sounds like muwashshah.at, of which each stanza had a refrain called  
a kharja in Arabic or Hebrew.