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Anniversary

Palani M.Subramani Pillai Trust,121, Karpagam Avenue, 4th Street, Alwarpet (Ph: 2493 9234) will celebrate the 45th guru puja anniversary of mridangist Palani M.Subramania Pillai today at Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall. The programme begins at 9 a.m. with an invocation which is to be followed by the concert of Rama Ravi and Nandita Ravi at 10.30 a.m.

Competition

Harikesanjali Trust will hold music competition for those in the age groups 13-17 and 18-25, at Narada Gana Sabha, June 24, 9 a.m. The participants are required to sing kritis of Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar. Application forms should reach on or before June 17. For details call 2815 3649.

Music journal

The fifth anniversary of Naadhabrahmam Music Journal will be celebrated on June 9, 6 p.m., at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Main Hall, Mylapore. The anniversary issue will be released by Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, and the first copy will be received by V.V. Srivatsa. A chitraveena concert by Ravikiran will follow the event.

Homam

Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam at Selaiyur near Tambaram has completed eight years of service to the public. The day falls on June 25. The day’s proceedings include abhishekams, and special archanas for all the deities. This year, in view of the Mahakumbabishekam (January 2008) for Maha Sudarsana Moorthy, Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar and Sri Sahasra Siva Linga Moorthy it has been planned to conduct homams in the Chandi Yaga Sala on June 23, 24 and 25. 2007. For details, contact the office at Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam,1, Kambar street, Mahalakshmi Nagar, Selaiyur, Chennai 600 073. Phone 044- 2290134, 22293388/ 9444629570.

Notations for rare songs

The trinity has composed over 1,200 songs, but only about 500 are in vogue. VS Classics and Bharatiya Sangeetha Vaibhavam Trust have made an effort to record some of these songs for posterity. In ‘Apoorva Kriti Manjari’ (Book 1), 20 rare songs have been notated in simple form by musicologist S. Balachander of Mumbai.

The book carries notation in both English and Tamil.

An audio recording of the contents has been appended to the book. Vocalist Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam has rendered the songs.

N. Murali, Managing Director, The Hindu, and president, Music Academy, will release the book at a function to be held at Raga Sudha Hall, Luz, on June 10, 6 p.m. Musicologist S. Rajam will receive the first copy.

The function will be followed by a concert by Brhaddvani group.

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