Course Code
Arts & Communication
Department/ Centre
Department of Music
Programme Type/ Requirements
Course Features/ Requirements
Full Time, Taught, Blended, Core Course, Continuous Evaluation, Six Credits

Learning Outcomes
  • Learn several musical compositions of various composers – medieval / modern
  • Learn compositions in different languages
  • Acquire knowledge about a variety of musical forms
  • Understand the literary aspects and thematic concepts of compositions
Course Outline
  • Carnatic musical compositions of various types/composers/periods in Sanskrit and the four South Indian languages
  • Musical compositions of various types in Hindustani Classical Music
  • Navagraha and Navavarana Kritis of Muthuswamy Dikshitar
  • Group kritis of Tyagaraja: Nauka Charitra, Utsava sampradaya, Kovur pancharatna
  • Svarajatis of Syama Sastri
  • Kannada compositions of Muthiah Bhagavatar, Purandara Dasa
  • Tamil compositions of Arunagirinathar, Gopalakrishna Bharati, Papanasan Sivan
  • Telugu compositions of Annamacharya, Bhadrachala Ramadasu
  • Swati Tirunal compositions
  • Bada khayal, Chhota khayal compositions
  • Vilambit, Madhyalaya and Drut Bandishes
  • Thumri, Tarana, Dadra, Tappa
  • Compositions of Tansen, Sadarang-Adarang
  • Compositions of contemporary composers such as Bhatkhande, Kumar Gandharva, CR Vyas, Ramashray Jha
  • Compositions in Sanskrit, Brij Bhasha and Marathi
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Assessment Criteria

Attendance, Tests, Quizzes, Exams

Additional Info

This course will help the students in studying the musical compositions with specific attention to context, theme, meaning and poetics.

Course Instructor/s
Dr. Pavani D, Dr. Pragya Pyasi, Dr. Aranyakumar M.

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