Ever Green: Lyrics and Notation of Carnatic Classical Songs

Item Code: NAL638
Author: T.H. Thiyagarajan
Publisher: S. N. Publications, Chennai
Language: English
Edition: 2013
Pages: 72
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 9.5 inch x 7.0 inch
Weight 120 gm
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About the Book

This book aims at rendering service to rasikas and learners who are interested in some popular krithis that are ever green in memory. These are presented in the Diacritical Roman Script that enables the music-lover to need and learn the krithis with ease and confidence. Learners of any mother tongue can use this look and feel the soul satisfaction of learning and rendering them.



In the fast-changing situation in Carnatic Music old popular masterpieces are being replaced by new compositions of a lighter variety with catchy tunes. The compositions of Annamacharya and Uttukadu Venkatasubayyar set in attractive varnamettus, are preferred by both musicians and listeners. Many new composers lie Periyasami Thooran, Dayananda Sarasvati and Ambujam Krshna have come into the field and some of their compositions have great popular appeal.

Besides, songs like "Krshna ni begane” and "Asaindadum mayil" are being danced in Bharatanatyam. Even songs like "Kurai Onrum illai" by Rajaji and "Santi Nilava Vendum" by Setu Madhava Rao are in great demand by a section of rasikas.

But these songs are scattered in different publications and some of them are available only in cassettes. Notation is available only for some of them. Considering all these facts, Vidwan T.R. Thiyagarajan has come forward to collect popular songs in Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, write them down in notation and publish them to be sold at an affordable price. He has furnished full pronunciation marks, He has also added the rag a names, talas, arohana and avarohana and the name of the composers. The edition is thus complete in all respects and conforms to the highest standard of editing kritis.

I heartily recommend his labour of love to the music world as it is the only one of its kind published in recent years.



In the art of music, the compositions of great Exponents have contributed to a larger extent in organising conserts and to popularise the krithis . This book aims at the compilation of some of the songs that are with melodious tunes and meaningful and divine lyrics. They are by and large sung by many musicians and this by itself proves that the compositions are liked by the singers and listeners as well. The songs are also compatible for instruments in solo, as well as in accompaniments.

The krithis are selectively picked up from the contributions of the following composers Annamacharya, Purandaradasa, Uttukkadu Venkatasubbaiyar, Ghanam Krishnayyar, Subramanya Bharati, Setu Madava Rao, Rajaji (Rajagopalacharyar), Pattnam Subramanya lyer, Papanasam sivan, Periasami Thooran, Ambujam Krshna, H H Dhayananda Sarasvati and Madurai T. Srinivasan.

Music has no language barrier and still there is hesitation for the singers due to the pronunciation risk that impedes them to confidently sing. Thereby this book comes handy for them as Diacritical Roman Script is used. This facilitates to sing the song with ease and with the correct pronunciation of the respective words. Moreover this book can be used by music lovers of all ages.

I am profoundly thankful to the family members - Smt. Rukmani Ramani the daughter of Papanasam Sivan and Smt. Sarathamani Chinnasvami, Sri Swatantra Kumar daughter and son of Sri Periyasami Thooran and Vidwan Madurai Sri T. Srinivasan - for permitting me to include their compositions. In fact their encouragements inspired me and gave me the strength to bring out this book.

My sincere acknowledgements to Sangita Kala Acharya Sri T. S. Parthasarathy, Kalaimamani Prof. Sri R.V. Krishnan and Mr. Sriman Narayanan for their valuable guidance.

My thanks are due to the Smart Fonts who zealously completed the pre-press and printing jobs of this book.




No Title Raga Tala Composer Page
1 Sri ganesa saranam Tilang Adi Papanasam Sivan 1
2 Gajavadana Sriranjani Adi Papanasam Sivan 3
3 Alai payude Kanna Kanada Adi Uttukkadu Vehkatasubbayyar 5
4 Asaindadum Mayil Simhendra Madhyamam Adi Uttukkadu Vehkatasubbayyar 8
5 Bhagyada Lakshmi Sriraga Adi Purandaradasa 11
6 Bho Sambho Revati Adi H H Dayananda Sarasvati 13
7 Chinnanchiru kiliye Ragamalika Adi Subramanya Bharatiyar 16
8 Devi Niye Kiravani Adi Papanasam Sivan 18
9 Enna Tavam Kapi Adi Papanasam Sivan 20
10 Jagaj Janani Ratipatipriya Adi Ghanam Krshnaiar 22
11 Kaliyuga Varadan Brndavana Saranga Adi Periyasami Turan 24
12 Karunai Deivame Sindhu Bhairavi Adi Madurai T. Srinivasan 26
13 Krshna Ni Begane Yaman Kalyan Misra Chapu Traditional 28
14 Kurai Onrum Illai Ragamalika Adi Rajaji 30
15 Nanoru Vilayattu Bommaiya Navarasa Kannada Adi Papanasam Sivan 34
16 Narayanate Behag Adi Annamacharya 36
17 Om Namo Narayana Karna Ranjani Kanda Chapu Ambujam Krshna 38
18 Radha Sameta Yaman Kalyan Adi Traditional 40
19 Raghuvamsa Sudha Kadana Kuthuhalam Adi Patnam Subramanya Iyer 42
20 Srimannarayana Bauli Adi Annamacharya 44
21 Tandana Nahi Bauli Adi Annamacharya 47
22 Taye tripura Sundari Suddha Saveri Kanda Chapu Periyasami Turan 49
23 Tirada Vilayattu Pillai Ragamalika Kanda Chapu Subramanya Bharatiyar 51
24 Venkatachala Nilayam Sindhu Bhairavi Adi Purandaradasa 55
25 Santi Nilava Vendum Tilang Adi Setu Madava Rao 57


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