Book-The Music of Bharata-Natyam

Book Title: The Music of Bharata-Natyam
Author/Editor : Jon Higgins

The present work is the inaugural volume of a continuing series on ethnomusicological studies of performance traditions of India published under the auspices of the Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology (ARCE) of the American Institute of Indian Studies. This volume looks closely at the music played in a traditional Bharata Natyam performance. The series editor is Shubha Chaudhuri. This edition is for sale within India only.

Product Details

  • Hardback : 391pp, with cassettes
  • Author/Editor : Jon Higgins
  • Year of Publication : 1993
  • Publisher : ARCE-AIIS/Oxford & IBH
  • Language : English
  • Product Dimension : 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight : 750 g
  • ISBN Number : 8120407059
  • Price Rs. 500

Table of Contents :

  • Note on Transliteration Foreword: Rhea Padis Higgins
  • Preface: Jon B. Higgins
  • Preface to this Edition: T. Viswanathan
  • Acknowledgements: Daniel M. Neuman
  • List of Taped Examples
  • PART 1: THE TEXT

    • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • 1. The Dance Tradition of Bharata Natyam
    • 2. The Music Tradition of Bharata Natyam
    • 3. The Relation of Music to Dand in Bharata Natyam
    • 4. Notations Adopted for the Transcription of Music and Dance
    • Chapter II: Alarippu
    • Chapter III: Jatisvaram
    • Chapter IV: Sabdam
    • Chapter V: Padavarnam
    • Chapter VI: Padam
    • Chapter VII: Javali, Tillana and Sloka
    • Chapter VIII: (Epilogue) : The Artistic Progression
    • Glossary Bibliography
  • PART 2: NOTATED AND TAPED EXAMPLES

    • Notated Example 1-1: Two avartas of adi tala from Pantuvarali padam
    • Notated Example1-2: Two avartas of adi tala from Pantuvarali padam
    • Notated Example 11-1: Khandam alarippu: Recited Solkattus and adavus
    • Notated Example 11-2: Alarippu-Juxtaposition of three stages of reduction In parts B,C and D
    • Notated Example 11-3: Tiruppugal in svara notation with one stanza of text
    • Notated Example 11-4: Tiruppugal with one stanza of text, khanda capu tala
    • Notated Example 111-1: Jatisvaram-Pallavi in svara notation
    • Notated Example 111-2: Jatisvaram-Pallavi (Kalyani raga, rupaka tala)
    • Notated Example 111-3: Jatisvaram-stamping, uccarippu and tirmanam with solkattus and adavus
    • Notated Example 111-4: Jatisvaram-Mora phrases from seven jatisvarams
    • Notated Example 111-5: Jatisvaram-Svara Section #1 with svara adavugal #1
    • Notated Example 111-6: Jatisvaram-Svara Setion #1 (kalyani raga, rupaka tala)
    • Notated Example 111-7: Jatisvaram-Svara Section #2 in svara notation with adavugal
    • Notated Example 111-8: Jatisvaram-Svara Secton #2 (Kalyani raga, rupaka tala)
    • Notated Example 111-9: Jatisvaram-Svara Secton #3 in svara notation with adavugal
    • Notated Example 111-10: Jatisvaram-Svara Secton #3 (Kalyani raga, rupaka tala)
    • Notated Example 111-11: Jatisvaram-Svara Secton #4 in svara notation with adavugal
    • Notated Example 111-12: Jatisvaram-Svara Secton #4 (Kalyani raga, rupaka tala)
    • Notated Example 111-13: Jatisvaram-Outline of a full performance of Kalyani jatisvaram (See taped example 111-10)
    • Notated Example IV-1: Sabdam Line 1 (Kambhoji raga)
    • Notated Example IV-2: Sabdam Line 1 (Kambhoji raga misra capu tala)
    • Notated Example IV-3: Sabdam Line II (Bhairavi raga)
    • Notated Example IV-4: Sabdam Line II (Bhairavi raga, misra capu tala)
    • Notated Example IV-5: Sabdam Line III (Natakuranji raga)
    • Notated Example IV-6: Sabdam Line III (Natakuranji raga, misra cap tala)
    • Notated Example IV-7: Sabdam Line IV (Surati raga) Notated Example IV-8: Sabdam Line IV (Surati raga, misra capu tala)
    • Notated Example V-1: Outline of Bhairavi padavarnam (mohamana)
    • Notated Example V-2: Varnam-tirmanam #1 (trikala, full version
    • Notated Example V-3: Varnam-tirmanam #1 (trikala), without tala markings
    • Notated Example V-4: Varnam-Pallavi-A in svara notation
    • Notated Example V-5: Varnam-Pallavi-A (Bhairavi raga, rupaka tala)
    • Notated Example V-6: Varnam-tirmanam #2 (tisra nadai), full version
    • Notated Example V-7: Varnam-tirmanam #2 without tala markings
    • Notated Example V-8: Pallavi in svara notaion
    • Notated Example V-9: Varnam-Pallavi-B (Bhairavi raga, rupaka tala)
    • Notated Example V-10: Varnam-tirmanam #3, full version
    • Notated Example V-11: Varnam-tirmanam #3 without tala markings
    • Notated Example V-12: Anupallavi-A in svara notaion
    • Notated Example V-13: Varnam-Anupallavi-A (Bhairavi raga, rupaka tala)
    • Notated Example V-14: Varnam-tirmanam #4, full version
    • Notated Example V-15: Varnam-tirmanam #4 without tala markings
    • Notated Example V-16: Varnam-Anupallavi-B in svara notation
    • Notated Example V-17: Varnam-Anupallavi-B (Bhairavi raga, rupaka tala)
    • Notated Example V-18: Varnam-tirmanam #5, full version
    • Notated Example V-19: Varnam-tirmanam #5 without tala markings
    • Notated Example V-20: Varnam-Muktayi svaras in svara notation, with sahitya and translation
    • Notated Example V-21: Varnam-Muktayi svaras with adavugal
    • Notated Example V-22: Varnam-Muktayi svaras with tatti mettu
    • Notated Example V-23: Varnam—Muktayi svaras (Bhairavi raga, rupaka tala)
    • Notated Example V-24: Varnam—three alternative rhythmic subdivisions of phrases in avartas five and six of the muktayi svaras
    • Notated Example V-25: Varnam

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