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Carnatic Vocal (Alternate) 202A


A basic knowledge of the swaras and swarasthanas in Carnatic Music would be good. Alternatively, students who have completed CVOC 103 with the Academy or HVOC 102 with the Academy are suitable to choose this as an elective course.


This course will focus on 3, very beautiful, well known and popular compositions. The compositions are in Ragamalika, Yamunakalyani and Rathipathipriya. The first is Kurai Onrum Illai, a Tamil composition written by C.Rajagopalachari fondly known as Rajaji. This song is a Ragamalika and has been set to Adi Thalam . The Ragas in this song are Shivaranjani, Kapi and Sindhubhairavi. A song with universal appeal to all music lovers, this song has been immortalized by the voice of the nightingale of Classical music, Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi. The next is Krishna Nee Begane Baro. This Kannada Composition is in Yamuna Kalyani Ragam and has been set to Misra Chapu Thalam. One of the most popular compositions in Carnatic music, there is almost nobody who does not sway to the tunes of this song. Jagajanani, a Tamil composition by Ghanam Krishna Iyer. This song has been composed in a rare Ragam like Rathipathipriya and has been set to Adi Thalam. This song has been popularized by great musicians like G.N.Balasubramaniam