Ultimate Song list

Miscellaneous topics on Carnatic music

#1  Postby mahavishnu » 29 Jan 2010 04:33

Well, the December season is behind us and it is still a few more weeks before Cleveland. The numbers of songlists and kutcheri reports/reviews have thinned down considerably, both in North America and South India.

On this very section of the forum, there are threads on what one's favourite songs are (starting with a certain letter) and that sequence has reached close to the middle of the alphabet. The idea behind this thread is similar in spirit, but closer to book cricket and fantasy football. I invite people to post their ideal song lists from an ideal kutcheri. Post several lists, if you can't exhaust all your favourites.

Of course there are many caveats to this. A good songlist depends on who is singing, where the concert is being held/heard, time constraints etc. But let us indulge ourselves in this exercise making as many assumptions as we like. It is fantasy after all. Feel free to post anything as long as the message is positive ;)

So, to kick things off. Here is my ultimate songlist...... Take one.

A fantasy 4 hour vocal concert.

1) sAmi dayajUda - Kedaragowla varnam- TT
2) siddhi vinAyakam - Chamaram - MD (S)
3) smaranE Sukhamu - janaranjani - T (ANS)
4) Himachala tanaya - Anandabhairavi - SS
5) Enduku nIrdaya - Harikambhoji - T(submain: ANS)
6) NenaruncharA- simhavahini- T
7) GajavadanA - Todi - KEB (main: ANST)
8) ennEramum undam sannidhi - Devagandhari - GKB
9) RTP - mukhAri (ragamalika swarams in Kharaharapriya, poorvikalyani, Kapi)
10) viruttam - Nattai, Gowlai, Varali, Arabhi, Sri (preferably in Tamil; Seethalapathy Balu's Palum teli tenum sequence by Avvayyar would be ideal)
11) ettanai sonnAlum - Saveri - SRA
12) Haridasulu vedalE - Yaman Kalyani - T
13) chelinEnEtlu - Paras - DS
14) Thillana - Dwijavanti - LGJ
15) Bhujaga sayino - Yadukula Kamboji; ST
short sketch madyamAvati + mangalam kosalendraya.
  • 0

mahavishnu
 
Posts: 2912
Joined: 02 Feb 2010 21:56
Reputation: 52

#2  Postby rajeshnat » 29 Jan 2010 11:54

Mahavishnu
Lovely list especially having all that I ask for in terms of structure. Hope you drive this list as a real mahA vishnu to all the musicians and more importantly the sabhas, as such if musicians dont care about audience exodus at the end of say your gajavadanA tani, then we will make it. I will take my time to put the song list for my 4 hour concert.
  • 0

rajeshnat
 
Posts: 5770
Joined: 03 Feb 2010 08:04
Reputation: 25

#3  Postby ganesh_mourthy » 29 Jan 2010 12:10

my ideal concert module would be 1 varnam, 1 rtp, another longer song, 1 virutham and song ,one thukkada, thillana and end. all should have raaga elaboration.

15 songs makes me feel like i am sitting for airtel super singer.
  • 0

ganesh_mourthy
 
Posts: 703
Joined: 02 Sep 2007 23:08
Reputation: 9

#4  Postby kharaharapriyajanyam » 29 Jan 2010 15:38

Here is my ideal song list.

It should be a 3 hour concert. I don't think I can sit for 4 hours unless the artiste is extremely brilliant.

1) chala mEla - shankarabharanam - ata - swAthi thirunAl(sketch)
2) vara vallabha - hamsadhwani - Adi - GNB (S)
3) shankari shamkuru - sAvEri - rUpakam - thisra Adi - Shyama Shastri(RNS)
4) chinnanAdEna - kalAnidhi - Adi - Thyagaraja Swami(fast S)
5) kamalAmbAm bhajarE - kalyAni - Adi - Muthuswamy Dikshithar (RNS) {Sub-main}
6) evarUra ninnuvinA - mOhanam - chApu - Thyagaraja Swami
7) RTP - simhEndramadhyamam (Ragamalika swaras in mAnavathi,shubhapanthuvarAli,sUryakantham,varAli and srI)
8) Viruttam in brindAvani,sindhubhairavi,hamIr kalyAni and bAgeshri followed by konjum silamboliyum - bAgEshrI - Ambujam Krishna{tuned by Smt.R.Vedavalli} (Viruttam should describe leelas of Lord Krishna. Ideal language - tamil or sanskrit)
9) mAyalAdi bOdanache - surati - Adi
10) thillana - thanom nOm thanana thillAnA - grahabEdha thillana - Adi - Balamuralikrishna
11) nagumOmu kalavAni - madhyamavathi - Adi - Thyagarajar
12) shrInivAsaya vEda - navarOj - tisra Adi
  • 0

kharaharapriyajanyam
 
Posts: 25
Joined: 26 Dec 2009 22:44
Reputation: 0

#5  Postby mahavishnu » 29 Jan 2010 22:54

nice list, kharaharapriyajanyam.
I can see why chinnanAdEna is on your list :-)
  • 0

mahavishnu
 
Posts: 2912
Joined: 02 Feb 2010 21:56
Reputation: 52

#6  Postby ksrimech » 30 Jan 2010 00:05

Here is mine, a 4 hour one.

1. viribONi (varNam) - bhairavi - aTa - pAchimIriyam Adi appayyar (S)
2. gOpAlaka pAhimAm - rEvagupti - miSra cApu - maharAjA svAti tirunAL (S)
3. nI bhakti bhAgya sudhA - jayamanOhari - Adi - tyAgarAjasvAmi (RS)
4. rangA SrI rAngA - asAvEri - Adi - ambhujam kRSNa (S)
5. pArengum pArtAlum - kalyANI - Adi - ghanam kSRSNayyar (RNS)
6. rAmA ika nannu - sahAnA - Adi - paTnam subrahmaNyayyar (RS)
7. kaLLanAri - nArirItigouLa - kanDa chApu - DRS (RNS)
8. eppaDi manam tuNindadO - huseini - adi - aruNAchalakavirAyar (R)
9. lAvaNya SrungArAya - SrI - Adi - annamAchAryA (RNST)
10. ivanArO (kuravanji) - kAmbhOji - Adi - kOTISvarayyar
11. rAgam tAnam pAllavi - syAmalAngi + rAgamAlika
12. vandE kariSaila nivAsam - jujAvanti - Adi - mArgadarSi SeSayyangAr
13. rAma vibhakti stOtram - rAgamAlika + rAma mantrava japiSO - jOunpuri - Adi - purandaradAsar
14. nAdha muraLi - hamirkalyAnI - Adi - UttukkADu vEnkaTasubbayyar
15. udum attInkuzharkE (tiruvAymozhi) + inRu varuvAnO - kalyANa vasantham - ADi - Smt Raji Krishnan (Arasi)
16. naDanda kAlgaL (tirucchandaviruttam) - Sindhu Bhairavi - Adi (Kanda Nadai) - tirumazhisaipirAn
17. tillAnA - bilahari - Adi - ariyakkuDi rAmAnuja ayyangAr
18a. rAmachandrAya (mangaLam) - navarOj - Adi - bhadrAchalarAmadAsar
18b. mangaLam kOSalEndrAya - surutti/madhyamAvathy - maNavALamAmunI
  • 0

Last edited by ksrimech on 30 Jan 2010 05:09, edited 1 time in total.
ksrimech
 
Posts: 1049
Joined: 03 Feb 2010 04:25
Reputation: 0

#7  Postby mahavishnu » 30 Jan 2010 04:25

very scholarly list, ksrimech. Never heard an RTP in Syamalangi.
Plus a composition by Arasi....
  • 0

mahavishnu
 
Posts: 2912
Joined: 02 Feb 2010 21:56
Reputation: 52

#8  Postby ksrimech » 30 Jan 2010 05:08

Thank you Mahavishnu. Neither have I heard an RTP in SyAmaLAngi yet. Thats why its on my fantasy list. BTW, there is a recording on (late) S Rajam singing syAmaLangi kRti of kOTISvarayyar kandaga karpaga taruvE on youtube. May be TSK would have sung it brilliantly.
  • 0

Last edited by ksrimech on 30 Jan 2010 05:11, edited 1 time in total.
ksrimech
 
Posts: 1049
Joined: 03 Feb 2010 04:25
Reputation: 0

#9  Postby mahavishnu » 30 Jan 2010 06:04

Ksrimech: that is how scholarly your list is....... a Koteeswara Iyer piece as a filler right after the Tani.
The loss of S Rajam today is doubly tragic in that it reminds us how few people have a repertoire to actually pull off a concert list like that.
  • 0

mahavishnu
 
Posts: 2912
Joined: 02 Feb 2010 21:56
Reputation: 52

#10  Postby cmlover » 30 Jan 2010 07:31

Krishna
You just made my day by including DRS and Arasi in your list!
(I would have loved DRS's Ramayana Ragamalika too!)
  • 0

cmlover
Moderator
 
Posts: 11491
Joined: 02 Feb 2010 22:36
Reputation: 1

#11  Postby rajaglan » 30 Jan 2010 14:26

Here is mine for 4 hours.

1. Tiruvadi chaarnam - kamboji - N
2. Mansunilpa - Abhogi - S
3. Meenakshi Memudam - Purvikalyani - ANS- submain
4. Brovasamayamide - Gowromanohari
5. Saadu Tada - Vagulabarnam - A
6. Varamulosakhi - Kiravani - ANS-submain
7. Padavini - Saalaka bairavi
8. Kaddanu variki - Todi - ANST-Main
9. RTP Begada + ragamalika
10. Manamu Leda - Hamirkalyani
11. Sakala loga dhara - Valagi
12. Saramyna - behag
13. Mamava patabirama - Manirangu


And I will be happy if Sanjay, TMK, Vijay Siva, Hyd Brothers and in
ladies Pantula Rama can try this list.
  • 0

Last edited by rajaglan on 30 Jan 2010 14:35, edited 1 time in total.
rajaglan
 
Posts: 709
Joined: 29 Dec 2006 21:34
Reputation: 0

#12  Postby aDANA » 09 Feb 2010 00:33

rajaglan wrote:Here is mine for 4 hours.

1. Tiruvadi chaarnam - kamboji - N
2. Mansunilpa - Abhogi - S
3. Meenakshi Memudam - Purvikalyani - ANS- submain
4. Brovasamayamide - Gowromanohari
5. Saadu Tada - Vagulabarnam - A
6. Varamulosakhi - Kiravani - ANS-submain
7. Padavini - Saalaka bairavi
8. Kaddanu variki - Todi - ANST-Main
9. RTP Begada + ragamalika
10. Manamu Leda - Hamirkalyani
11. Sakala loga dhara - Valagi
12. Saramyna - behag
13. Mamava patabirama - Manirangu


It has become a FASHION to include closer ragas in same list... I remember once KVN mama sang entharaanee and immediately sang evari maata MAIN....
  • 0

aDANA
 
Posts: 32
Joined: 08 Dec 2009 09:26
Reputation: 0

#13  Postby mahesh_narayan » 09 Feb 2010 10:47

For a 4 hour concert, how about including some heavyweights like srI kamalAmbAyAh param (Bhairavi), pAhi jananI santatam (natta kuranji), abhayAmbA (kalyani), rAve himagirikumAri (todi), srI tyAgarAja mahadhwajArOha (srI), or raksha bettarE (bhairavi) ???

I think a 4 hour concert can have more than 1 Dikshitar kriti. As it is, the Dikshitar quota is decreasing in concerts.

Also, are there any provisions for short tani + long tani (as in the days of ARI - PMI)? Wish I could hear a 4 hour concert featuring Raghu Sir !!!
  • 0

mahesh_narayan
 
Posts: 217
Joined: 22 Aug 2006 20:51
Reputation: 0

#14  Postby VISHNURAMPRASAD » 09 Feb 2010 18:04

Very tempting topic :) I cannot end with just one list. But here is my list that came to my mind instantly :-

Inthachala - Begada Varnam (7 minutes with single avarthana swaras in Pagavari)
Ramabhakthi Samrajyam - with swaras (8 minutes)
A short alapana of Asaaveri followed by Maapaala velasika (10 minutes)
Harikambhoji Ragam - Dinamani Vamsa with Swaras (all within 25 minutes)
Ramachandram Bhavayami - Vasantha - Deekshithar krithi ( total 12 minutes with alapana and swaras in Saakethanagare nivasantham)
Naatimaata marachithivo - devakriya - thyagaraja krithi (5 minutes)
A short kalyani alapana followed by Bhajana Seyave - Kalyani - Thyagaraja Krithi (with swaras in pallavi line)
Saveri Alapana - Shankari Sankuru - Neraval swaram at Shyama krishna sodhari (45 minutes) with a thani avarthanam
Maarubalka - Sriranjani (starting from Jaarachora (anupallavi)and then leading to Maarubalka) - 6 minutes
A short alapana of chalanata followed by Edhayya gathi (koteeswara Iyer) - 8 minutes
Sevikka vendum ayya - Aandolika with quick swaras - 7 minutes
Ragam Thanam Pallavi - Mohanam with Raagamalika Thanam (Aanandha bhairavi, Thodi, Kanada, Mohanam) followed by pallavi in Thisra Thiruputa, Pallavi line : Saarasa dhalanetraa hare krishnaa with anulomam prathi lomam once in slow and once in high speed followed by swaras both in Thisra Thiruputa and Misra chapu. Raaga malika : bowli, sahana, hamsadwani, sindhubhairavi, thani avarthanam - Total time 60 minutes
Vaidehi Sahitham - Slokam in Senchurutti followed by Thillana (Mysore Maharaja) - 12 minutes
Shivaganga nagaranivasini - Punnagavarali (Papanasam Sivan) - 6 minutes
Madhiyaal vithaganaagi - Surutti - Thirupugazh - 4 minutes
Sendhanai Kandhanai - Virutham in Bheemplas followed by Kandhan Karunai puriyum Vadivel - 6 minutes
Mangalam - 3 minutes

Total : 225 minutes ( 3 hours and 45 minutes)
  • 0

VISHNURAMPRASAD
 
Posts: 137
Joined: 08 Jul 2005 11:52
Location: Chennai
Reputation: 0

#15  Postby rajeshnat » 09 Feb 2010 19:19

vishnuramprasad
The original poster asked only ultimate song list , you are putting songlist in minutes and totalling it too...Out of all people I should not comment on minutes . :). I have prepared a partial list centering on mmi and ssi, once when the migration happens will post it there.Looks like you have centered a lot on those two :).
  • 0

rajeshnat
 
Posts: 5770
Joined: 03 Feb 2010 08:04
Reputation: 25

#16  Postby balusatya » 09 Feb 2010 22:21

10) thillana - thanom nOm thanana thillAnA - grahabEdha thillana - Adi - Balamuralikrishna

Can you initiate on this? karaharapriyajanyam!
  • 0

Last edited by balusatya on 09 Feb 2010 22:25, edited 1 time in total.
balusatya
 
Posts: 320
Joined: 13 Dec 2007 17:17
Reputation: 0

#17  Postby rshankar » 09 Feb 2010 23:26

Krishna,

In your list, I think #10 (the kuravanji song, most probably from azhagar kuravanji) is not by Sri KI, but by his grandfather and mentor, Kavi Kunjara Bharati.
  • 0

rshankar
 
Posts: 10919
Joined: 02 Feb 2010 22:26
Reputation: 46

#18  Postby annamalai » 09 Feb 2010 23:56

vishnuramprasad,

Would it be nice to have one of the "BIG five" ragas as the main - esp. after Saveri, Sreeranjani etc.

RTP - Sankarabaranam - Samana Sabapathe Sadasiva Sakalaloka ....
  • 0

annamalai
 
Posts: 354
Joined: 23 Nov 2006 07:01
Reputation: 0

Re: Ultimate Song list

#19  Postby ksrimech » 19 Feb 2010 03:33

rshankar - Thanks for pointing out. I cannot edit the list since the forum is not giving that option like before.
  • 0

ksrimech
 
Posts: 1049
Joined: 03 Feb 2010 04:25
Reputation: 0

Re: Ultimate Song list

#20  Postby chalanata » 01 Mar 2010 20:40

my song list:
1. andhima kaalathil- varnam kedara gowla
2. sabha secretary bajeham- gowla
3. gnaname vendaame- poorvikalyani
4. gurumukthiyale vaychuthu kutcheri- kamboji
5. ever kettar sruthiyai- navarasa kanada
6. kaadu kizhiyum mruthanga thalamu- jingla
7. shikrameva clevland prapthiya rasthu- virutham in ahiri, mukhari, saveri and sivapanthuvaraali and suddha dhanyasi
8. publicity baji maname- thillana in suddha dhanyasi
9. puriyatha vittala- abang
10. saranam saranam you tube- mangalam
  • 0

chalanata
 
Posts: 572
Joined: 06 Feb 2010 15:55
Reputation: 3

Re: Ultimate Song list

#21  Postby rshankar » 01 Mar 2010 20:53

Chalanata - that was priceless - should be a cross-over post with the hilarity thread! ROFLOL!!! I have tears streaming from my eyes, and a catch in my sides! :lol: :clap:

It might become 'ultimately innovative' if you moved #1 to say, #5....:P
  • 0

rshankar
 
Posts: 10919
Joined: 02 Feb 2010 22:26
Reputation: 46

Re: Ultimate Song list

#22  Postby arasi » 01 Mar 2010 21:15

chalanata,
jamAittu viTTIr! (bravo!) :clap:
  • 0

arasi
 
Posts: 12764
Joined: 22 Jun 2006 09:30
Reputation: 129

Re: Ultimate Song list

#23  Postby bilahari » 01 Mar 2010 21:55

Chalanata, hilarious!!
  • 0

bilahari
 
Posts: 2490
Joined: 03 Feb 2010 09:02
Reputation: 1

Re: Ultimate Song list

#24  Postby vasanthakokilam » 01 Mar 2010 22:49

chalanata: Much needed comedic relief.. I had a good laugh at 5 and 6. I always thought you had this in you without knowing why, now I know!!
  • 0

vasanthakokilam
Moderator
 
Posts: 9813
Joined: 03 Feb 2010 00:01
Reputation: 49

Re: Ultimate Song list

#25  Postby VK RAMAN » 02 Mar 2010 00:10

chalanata : very creative thinking. Keep it going
  • 0

VK RAMAN
 
Posts: 4287
Joined: 03 Feb 2010 00:29
Location: U.S.A
Reputation: 19

Next

Return to General Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

Reputation System ©'