© 2019 by Shruthi Rajasekar

Sangeetham

Choir: TTBB | 3-5 minutes

I’ve always believed that it takes tremendous courage to sing— to me, it is the most raw and exposed way of making music. My high school directors taught us to wholeheartedly embrace this vulnerability; they recognized it as a source of incredible strength. In searching for a text that embodies this message, I approached one of India’s most eminent musicologists, Dr. Bala Meenakshi Sundaram (fondly known to many as BMS Mama). He penned the entire Sanskrit poem in a single inspired moment. Because of its international path to conception, Sangeetham, which means “music” in Sanskrit, uses elements from both the Western classical and Carnatic (South Indian classical) traditions, thus celebrating the power of the voice in lifting us up and bringing us together.

Published by VocalEssence Music Press;

Distributed by Graphite Publishing

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Language: Sanskrit