Thiruvasakam in Symphony

Thiruvasakam in Symphony (2005) is an oratorio composed and orchestrated by Ilaiyaraaja. Thiruvasagam is a collection of ancient Tamil poems written by Manikkavacakar. They were transcribed partially in English by American lyricist Stephen Schwartz. This is said to be the first Indian oratorio ever.[1] It was performed by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra.[2][3]

Thiruvasakam in Symphony
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Released30 June 2005 (2005-06-30)
GenreOratorio
Length1:42:45
LanguageTamil
ProducerIlaiyaraaja
The Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Culture, Shri Jaipal Reddy releasing the CD of Ilayaraja's Thiiruvasagam Symphony in Chennai on June 30, 2005.

Track listingEdit

Track Name Singer(s) Part of Thiruvasagam Duration
Poovaar Senni Mannan Ilaiyaraaja From Yaatirai Pathu (யாத்திரைப் பத்து) - Thiruvasagam 45 8:17
Pollaa Vinayen Ilaiyaraaja, Ray Harcourt & Chorus From Sivapuranam (சிவபுராணம்) - Thiruvasagam 1 20:40
Pooerukonum Purantharanum Ilaiyaraaja, Bhavatharini From Thiruk-kothumbi (திருக்கோத்தும்பி) - Thiruvasagam 10 8:03
Umbarkatkarasaey Ilaiyaraaja From Piditha Pathu (பிடித்த பத்து) - Thiruvasagam 37 10:20
Muthunar Thalampoo Unnikrishnan, Madhu Balakrishnan, Vijay Yesudas, Manjari, Asha, Gayathri & Chorus From Thiruporchunnam (திருப்பொற் சுண்ணம்) - Thiruvasagam 9 8:04
Puttril Vazh Aravum Anjaen Ilaiyaraaja From Acchap Pathu (அச்சப்பத்து) - Thiruvasagam 35 8:47

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CD Review: Ilaiyaraaja / Thiruvasagam | Finndian". Retrieved Nov 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Viswanathan, S (29 July 2005). "A cultural crossover". Frontline. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  3. ^ Longman, H (2008). "Thiruvasagam: A Classical Crossover by Ilaiyaraaja, Tamil Mayam". The World of Music.

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