CDs & DVDsThe Best...

The Best of Sarangi (Set of 2 Audio CDs)

The Best of Sarangi (Set of 2 Audio CDs)
Specifications:
Various Artistes
Music Today (2008)
153:27 Minutes
Item Code: ICT063
Price: $35.00
Discounted: $26.25
Shipping Free
Be the first to review this product
Viewed 8865 times since 20th May, 2012
About the CD

Ustad Sabri Khan
Ustad Sultan Khan
Pandit Ram Narayan
Kamal Sabri

Sarangi is a bowed instrument of Hindustani classical music said to have originated from Nepal India and Pakistan. It is one of the early instruments of Hindustani music. Before instruments gained popularity as stand-alone performers Hindustani music was largely vocal-centric owing to the sarangi’s ability to emulate the human voice it became one of the first instruments to have received recognition.

It is believed that the term sarangi was derived from the word sau-rangi which means a hundred colors. There are various versions regarding its origins. One legend is that in ancient times a travelling doctor was inspired to construct the first sarangi by the sound of wind blowing over the dried up skin of a dead monkey stretched between some branches in a tree. Others quote instruments like the pinakini veena the raven hathha or the saran as for runners to the sarangi.

It was used extensively to the accompaniment of thumris and light music around the 19th century. Dhrupad and khayal singers also continued to prefer the sarangi for accompaniment in the early 20th century. Over the years the sarangi exerted a very powerful influence on various vocalists like Abdul Karim Khan Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali, and thumri exponents like Siddheshwari Devi.

The sarangi is carved out a single piece of hard wood. The hollowed lower portion is covered with goat skin the middle with wood to form a fretless fingerboard and the top is a box with fixed pegs. There are three main gut strings along with 35 to 40 taraf (Sympathetic) strings that provide a sonorous resonance. Sliding the gaj (bow made of horse-hair) on the gut strings produces the basic melody. The specific notes are produced by stopping the strings sideways with the cuticles of the fingers. Considered to be a difficult instrument to play the sarangi first started out to be an honest accompaniment to a vocalist. It is later with great maestros like Pandit Ram Narayan, Ustad Sabri Khan, Ustad Bundu Khan and others that it began to be celebrated and loved as a solo instrument.

This album presents a collection of tracks by the exponents of sarangi Ustad Sabri Khan, Ustad Sultan Khan, Pandit Ram Narayan & More recently Kamal Sabri.

Back of the CD

Music is sublime Indian classical music is nirvana! For long Indian classical music has held a distinct identity of one rooted in cultural antiquity. That rich is its lineage and that glorious its heritage. This art form is more than just an expression of India’s cultural ethos it is art all its beauty. From the grandeur of the maestros bearing ensembles characteristic of their time to instruments that not only produce the most sublime of melodies but stand picturesque in their detailed structure and form this album is a saga of the very best of Indian classical instruments. We present to you instruments. We present to you instruments that have evolved and stood the test of time to represent India’s map of instrumental music. These are captured by none other than stalwarts who have mastered these instruments and presented them in all their glory.

Contents

CD 1
1Raga Saugandh Ustad Sabri Khan 39:00
2Raga Patdeep Ustad Sultan Khan 20:23
3Raga Mishra Bhairavi Pandit Ram Narayan 14:03
4Raga Mishra Khammaj (Tappa) Kamal Sabri05:34
CD 2
1Raga Nayiki Kanhara Ustad Sabri Khan 18:29
2Raga Gaud Malhar Ustad Sabri Khan 07:43
3Thumri Ustad Sultan Khan 10:25
4Raga Marwa Pandti Ram Narayan 29:50
5Raga SaugandhKamal Sabri09:20
Read more...
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Best of Sarangi (Set of 2 Audio CDs) (Indian Classical Music | CDs & DVDs)

Rare Instruments of India (Sarangi Veena Esraj Jaltarang Organ Flute Pakhwaj) (Audio CD)
Love’s Conversation An Instrumental from India (Audio CD)
Large Size Yakshi, The Celestial Dancer
Gleanings from The Ancient Indian Phonetics
A Treasury of Tantric Ideas (A Study of the Samrajyalaksmipithika)
Hindustani Music: A Tradition in Transition
Hindustani Music A Tradition in Transition
Khayal Vocalism Continuity within Change
Hindustani Music (Thirteenth To Twentieth Centuries)
Aspects of Purusottama Jagannatha: A Rare Book
Classical Musical Instruments
My Pursuit of Music
Integration of the Indian States by V.P. Menon
Art and Science of Playing Tabla
Hindustani and Persio-Arabian Music (An Indepth, Comparative Study)
Testimonials
I am so happy to have found you!! What a wonderful source for books of Indian origin at reasonable cost! Thank you!
Urvi, USA
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands
I have received my books and they are in perfect condition. You provide excellent service to your customers, DHL too, and I thank you for that. I recommended you to my friend who is the director of the Aurobindo bookstore.
Mr. Forget from Montreal
Thank you so much. Your service is amazing. 
Kiran, USA