At the beginning of the nineteenth century South Indian composers were still influenced by traditional religious concepts such as: temple rituals, pilgrimage and personal devotion. Ty gar ja, Muttusv mi D k itar and y ma stri, the three prominent composers from the Tanjore district, used the "k rtana," a congregational song in praise of a deity, as a standard musical form. The compositions selected from the works of these composers show the various aspects of Hindu devotionalism. The detailed Western music notation of the editor, based on actual performances, will help the music student to understand the characteristic ornate South Indian melodic style. The introductory chapters contain general cultural information, biographical details as well as the original song texts with an English translation. With a unique MP3-CD containing all the "k rtana" compositions.
Series: Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 2 South Asia
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 20th September 2011
Dimensions (cm): 30.2 x 21.3 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.089