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While the origins of Carnatic music can be traced back to the Natyasastra which has been dated to about 500 BC, it has remained a vibrant and living art form to this day. The Twentieth century (and the twenty first!) has seen a remarkable range of composers who have greatly enriched the concert repertoire. Their compositions span a range of languages and formats, from varnams to Krithis, with something for every level of musicians from beginners to experts.

The theme for this year's Composers day will be 20th Century compositions. The following is an (incomplete) list of some of these composers. We will continue to add to this list as rasikas and teachers register new compositions to sing.

  • Mysore Vasudevachar (1865-1961)
  • Kotiswara Iyer (1870-1936)
  • Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar (1877-1945)
  • Papanasam Sivan (1890-1973)
  • Dandapani Desikar (1908-1972)
  • Ogirala Veeraraghava Sarma (Gnyananda Teerta) (1908-1989)
  • Periasamy Thooran (1908-1987)
  • G.N. Balasubramanian (1910-1965)
  • Ambujam Krishna (1917-1989)
  • Jaya Chamaraja Wodeyar (1919-1974)
  • Neela Ramamoorthy (1923-)
  • T.K.Govinda Rao (1929-2011)
  • Lalgudi Jayaraman (1930-2013)
  • Balamurali Krishna (1930-2016)
  • Dayananda Saraswathi (1930-)

Shruti Laya would like to celebrate this amazing group of composers in the next composers day on Saturday Dec.9 2017. As usual, this will be a full day program and all students and artists are invited to perform in groups (music or dance) at this event. There will be a participation fee of $5 per artist. There will also be an opportunity for two or three solo mini concerts or dance performances of 20 minutes each.

In order to have a successful composer's day event and ensure the widest range of participation, we shall have the following rules

  1. Only compositions of any of the composers listed above are allowed. (If we missed out any twentieth century composers, please let us know and we will add their names too!).
  2. Group participation strongly preferred (Exceptions will be allowed for students learning remotely)
  3. We strongly encourage applications by teachers for their students. However, if there is a group of students learning remotely from the same or different teachers who want to join together to perform in this event, they can also reach out to us directly
  4. Each teacher's group will be allowed 15 minutes. Larger groups (6 or more members) can extend up to 20 minutes.
  5. Accompanists: Participants are free to arrange their own accompanists (violin/mrudangam). There are also likely to be music students who want to accompany, so please let us know if you want us to arrange accompaniments.

As usual, we would like to avoid repetition. Please scroll through the list below, to make sure your choice of Keerthanas is not already taken.

We now have semi-automatic registration for the event. Please fill out the form below for the items that you wish to perform (separate form for each Keerthana) and click Submit. After we review the submissions (usually in a couple of days), they will be added to the list. We will reach out to you if the song you selected has already been allocated to someone else (if they requested the same song ahead of you).



Table of songs selected to date

Song Composer Ragam Talam Type
Anname Aruhinil vaSubbuduValachiAdiBharatanatyam
Bajare ManasaMysore VasudevacharAbheriAdiVocal
Bhajare Manasa SwarajatiH.YoganarasimhamMayamalavagowlaChatusrajati rupakamVocal
Bho ShambhoSwami Dayananda SraswatiRevatiAdiBharatanatyam
Bho shambhoM. Balamurali KrishnaViswambariAadiVocal, Veena
English NoteHarikesanallur Muthiah BhagavatharSankarabharanamVocal
Gam GanapatheHarikesanallur Muthiah BhagavatharHamsadhwaniAdiVocal
GanamaalinchiM. Balamurali KrishnaKalyana vasanthamAadiVocal, Veena
Kala kalan kayilai nadanPeriyasami thooranAtanaRupakaVocal
KamalacharaneG.N. BalasubramanianAmruta behagAdiVocal
Madhura madhura meenakshiDayananda SaraswathiBhagesriAdiVocal
Meenakshi jayada VaradaM. Balamurali KrishnaHamsanandiAadiVocal, Veena
Muruga murugaPeriasamy ThooranSaveriMishra chaapuVocal
Ninne nammithinayyaMysore VasudevacharSimhendramadhyamamAdiVocal
PranamamyahamMysore VasudevacharGowlaAdiVocal
Raaja RaajeshwariHarikesanallur Muthiah BhagavatharGarudadhvaniAadiVocal
Sadapalaya SarasakshiG.N. BalasubramanianMohanamAdiVocal
Samagana loleG.N. BalasubramanianHindolamRupakaVocal
Sendil AndavanPapanasam SivanKharaharapriyaRupakaVocal
Sharavana BhavaPapanasam SivanShanmukhapriyaAdiVocal
Shive PaheMysore VasudevacharSuratiAdiBharatanatyam
Shyamala GaatriOgirala Veeraraghava SarmaJanjuthiAdiVocal
Sree Ganesha CharanamPapanasam SivanTilangAdiBharatanatyam
Sri Karunya RupiniM.Balamurali KrishnaPunnagavaraliAdiVocal
Sri Saradambam BhajeSringeri Bharathi Teerth SwamigalSaraswatiKhanda ChapuVocal
Swara pallaviMysore VasudevacharDaevamanohariAadiVocal, Veena
Tappulanniyu taalu kommuHarikeshanallur Muthayyah BhagavatharBowliRupakaVocal
ThillanaM. Balamurali KrishnaKadanakutuhalaAdiBharatanatyam
ThillanaT.K.Govinda RaoSindhu BhairaviAdiVocal




Registration Form

Welcome to the registrations form for the Shruti Laya Composers Day. Please enter the details below and click on the button. Please fill out a separate form for each Keerthana that you (or your group) wishes to render. Please enter all the participant names of a group together. (If you do not yet know all the participants, please make a note in the comments.)

Note that your song will not automatically appear in the list above. This will happen after manual verification, usually within a day or two.

Questions or comments about this form, please send email to sreenadh@shrutilaya.org

Song Name
Composer
Ragam
Talam
Participants
Guru Name
Email
Type of performance
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