A POEM AND ARTICLE BY Carnatica's Kids Club MEMBERS
|A poem by 12-year old Priya Mohan Ram, a Class VIII student of Good Shepherd Convent, Chennai
Music - A way of life
song of the nightingale welcoming the spring,
number of ragas, sober and bright,
ragas are really enchanting,
ragas are meant for soothing,
ragas live up to their name,
A short article by 10-year old Kavviya, a Class V student of Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Chennai
Music is divine. Music is an art by itself, which gives a person peace and happiness. It is beyond caste, religion and race. The sound it creates gives energy to everybody at different levels. The base for any type of music are the notes S R G M P D N.
In Carnatic music Sri. Tyagaraja is one of the famous composers, who has composed many songs and chanted the word "Rama" more than 96 crore times. His compositions have an enduring value. They sprang from the depths of his heart. He had the vision of a true composer. He has created beauty through the medium of musical sound. A wealth of musical and poetic ideas can be seen packed in his compositions. The other two great composers are Sri. Muthuswami Dikshitar and Sri. Syama Sastri. These great composers are together called the Trinity of Carnatic music. Two of the well-known compositions of Sri. Tyagaraja and Muthuswamy Dikshitar are Karunajaladhe and Namaste.
Posted on June 24, 2002
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