This is a varNa in rAga Rageshri that I composed in Jan 2013. - played on the flute by Vijay Venkatesh Kannan, better known as @IndianMusicFan (http://www.aboutindianmusic.com)
Rageshri is a hindustani rAga, that has made it’s way to Karnataka sangeetha in 20th century. LGJ’s tillAna in Rageshri is a gem, if you haven’t listened to yet, I insist you must! I am not aware of the any other varnas in this raga though.
For the sahitya, I chose lines from a popular devaranama of Purandara Dasa, and used a charana line of my own, to fit the mood of the composition.
This is a piece I composed sometime in June 2011 - played on the flute by Vijay Venkatesh Kannan, better known as Indian Music Fan (www.aboutindianmusic.com)
Bindumalini is a minor raga, that came to light due to Tyagaraja’s composition “enta muddo”, and has gained popularity in the last few decades due to the epic renditions of the composition by stalwarts such as N.Ramani, Lalgudi Jayaraman and Mandolin Srinivas.
In my opinion the contours of Bindumalini resemble the hindustani raga Ahir Bhairav much more closely than the nominal equivalent raga Chakravaka.
This is my composition in Raga Sarasangi, set to mishra chapu tALa.
I find that in general, the asmpurna counterparts of mELa rAga gives a more wholesome feel for a mELa rAga, and it is quite true in the case of Sarasangi. This composition is very much inspired (what else!) by Muttuswamy Dikshitar’s composition set in the rAga Sourasena - Sourasenesham Valleesham.
This is a varna composed in Sep 2011. The words of this varna are in Kannada, and is inspired from Leelashuka’s shloka from Krishna Karnamrta that starts with the words “lOkAnunmudayan”. The charaNa line has the rAgamudre.
Yaman is a Hindustani raaga, and you could consider this as a view of Yaman, from a southern eye :)
The sahitya of this varNa is in Kannada, and loosely translated from a Samskrta verse from Bhartrhari - “KeyooraNi na bhUshayanti purusham” - that proclaims only good speech is the true ornament for man.
This Varna is played on the flute by IndianMusicFan. You can listen to more of his tracks on his website - www.aboutindianmusic.com.