Sunday, August 14, 2011

Angai kodumalar (From a recording in March 2007)


The above song is a comosition of Thayumanavar and was believed to have been set to music by Pudukkottai Dakshinamoorthy Pillai. This was taught to MSS by him and she used to sing it quite regularly in concerts. The unique feature is that the lyric has been set to a 19 aksharam time cycle and the talam is rendered as a combination of 2 talams - a misra jhampa (10 beats) followed by a khanda triputa (9 beats). The two ragams are Senchurati and Nadanamakriya.