Friday, March 2, 2012

Full chorus track - Red and yellow tulips

The track has no main singers (or, the majority of the track is sang by the chorus). Raja has done quite a few tracks. These type of tracks are getting rare in the 21st century. Even with Raja’s wide body of work, there is not one full chorus track that he has done in this century that bubbled up during the analysis.

Manamagale Manamagale from Devar Magan (Tamil 1993). Set to MMG ragam, this song is sang completely by the female chorus. Also, the shehnai is used in the conventional North Indian sense – auspicious usage.

Let's hear the enchanting Manamagale Manamagale...

Marangal Tharum from Dhruva Natchathiram (Tamil 1993). This song is sang by children. The orchestration of this song is truly mind boggling. Several initial bars have no orchestra at all. Following this, there is some percussion and some brief violin strokes. Following this is some 2 minutes of one of the grandest and finest violin and woodwind arrangements by Raja.

Mottamaadi Mottamaadi from Anjali (Tamil 1990). This song is fully sang by a group of children.

Tham thananam from Puthiya Vaarpugal (Tamil 1979). Though the song has two main singers, the majority of the song is sang by the chorus as well. This can be considered as a chorus song for all practical purposes. Even the main lines have more than one voice in several places.

Let's hear tham thananam...

Tharai varamal from Chandralekha (Tamil 1995). Though Unnikrishnan is the main singer, the song is executed in a bhajan format with the chorus backing Unnikrishnan throughout the song.

Vanam Namakku Veedhi from Anjali (Tamil 1990) This song is fully sang by a group of children.

Kadalora Kavidhaiye from Chinnavar (Tamil 1992) is a full chorus track that has both male and female chorus parts.(courtesy Suresh)

I am sure, there are other tracks that readers can surface and report...

1 comment:

Suresh S said...

I love the way he has tune 'kadalora kavidhaiye' track. So much fun and yet so much music in it. Lovely one.