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1. Mallaari in Raaga Gambeeranaattai2. Bhaavayaami Raghuraamam in Raagamalikaa composed by Maharajaa Swaati Tirunaal3. Thillaana in Raaga Dhanashri composed by Maharajaa Swaati Tirunaal
About the music:
Set in the Raaga Gambeeranaattai, the Mallaari is usually presented as an instrumental piece with a Naadaswaram - an ancient reed instrument that has historically been associated with temple music. The Mallaari is a reference to mallar (a strong person). Strong people were needed to carry the deity (main idol of the local temple) in a procession around the temple courtyard and sometimes into the local town. The idol is usually carried on an uncovered palanquin. This piece has a distinct rhythm with specific sol-fa syllables and is presented without any lyrics thus lending itself to being an instrumental piece.
Bhaavayami Raghuraamam (bhAvayAmi raghurAmam)
A masterpiece composed by Maharajaa Swaati Tirunaal, a 19th century composer that explains the whole story of the Raamayanaa right from a youthful Lord Rama until his coronation as the king of Ayodhya. The piece elaborates the different phases of the Raamayana through different chapters or kaandams.
A rhythmic composition, the tillaana is usually performed towards the end of a concert. This type of composition is also a key piece of a Bharatnatyam dance performance. The tillaana is also a composition of Swaati Tirunaal set in the Raaga Dhanashri.