Tyagaraja - From simple compositions set in metrical patterns to elaborate Pancharatnas. We find in Tyagaraja an extensive variety of song types showing manifold architectonics. This variety is a speciality which distinguishes Tyagaraja from his contemporaries which makes his songs an endless epic.
Prerequisite: Should have strong hold in the basics and should have learnt at least 5 varnams and 15 kritis.
No. of Sessions : 10 (1hr)
Class size : Individual
This module contains 9 kritis in a variety of Ragas. In each of the class a brief musical analysis of the composition will be dealt with, followed by an outline of the meaning of the lyrics and the rendering of the composition.
To start we learn a Kriti dedicated to Lord Ganesha - Giriraja Suta - Ragam Bangala.
One of the Kritis on Sangita Sastra - Sobbilu Saptasvara - Ragam Jaganmohini
Talking of the avatar of Rama since Lord Rama was Tyagaraja’s favourite deity
Evarikkai Avataram - Ragam Devamanohari
One of the Kshetra kritis - Rajuvedale - Ragam Todi
On mother Tulasi in a Prati Madhyama Ragam - Amma Ravamma - Ragam Kalyani
On Lord Shiva - Siva Siva Siva Yanarada - Ragam Pantuvarali
On the greatness of Guru - Gurulekha etuvanti - Ragam Gaurimanohari
The Lord swinging on the bed of Adisesha - Lali yugave - Ragam Neelambari
Utsava Sampradaya Kirtana - Poola panpu - Ragam Ahiri
A quick recap and interaction
Note: The above list of kritis is subject to modifications depending on the student’s abilities and preferences.