A Tillana or thillana is a rhythmic piece in Carnatic music that is generally performed at the end of a concert and widely used in classical indian dance performances. It was popularised by Dr. M Balamuralikrishna and some other musicians[1][2][3] A Tillana uses tala-like phrases in the pallavi and anupallavi, and lyrics in the charanam.

The thillana is based on the tarana which was introduced by Amir Khusrau (1253-1325 CE).[4]

Popular CompositionsEdit

  • Kadanakuthuhalam Thillana composed by Dr.M. Balamuralikrishna (Ragam: Kadanakuthuhalam)
  • Kadanakuthuhalam Thillana composed by Lalgudi Jayaraman (Ragam: Kadanakuthuhalam)
  • Kalinga Narthana Thillana composed by Sri Oothukkadu Venkata Ravi (Ragam: Gambhira Natta)
  • Mohanakalyani Thillana composed by violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman (Ragam: Mohanakalyani)
  • Garudadhwani Thillana composed by Dr.M. Balamuralikrishna (Ragam: Garudadhwani)
  • Gita Dhuniku Thillana composed by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal (Ragam: Dhanashree)
  • Khamas Thillana composed by Pattanam Sri Subramania Iyer (Ragam: Khamas)
  • Khamas Thillana composed by Lalgudi Jayaraman (Ragam: Khamas)
  • Jaya Ragamalika Thillana composed by Dr.M. Balamuralikrishna (Ragam: Kalyani)
  • Dwijavanthi Thillana composed by Lalgudi Jayaraman (Ragam: Dwijavanthi)
  • Brindavani Thillana composed by Dr.M. Balamuralikrishna (Ragam: Brindavani)
  • Revathi Thillana composed by Lalgudi Jayaraman (Ragam: Revathi)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pure aural feast". The Hindu. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  2. ^ Subrahmanyam, Velcheti (2 February 2012). "Master holds in hypnotic spell". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  3. ^ Kumar, Ranee (16 February 2012). "Resonant repertoire". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  4. ^ Singh, Thakur Jai Deva (1975). "Khusrau's Musical Compositions". In Ansari, Zoe (ed.). Life, Times & Works of Amir Khusrau Dehlavi. New Delhi: National Amir Khusrau Society. p. 276.