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Hits of Ilayaraja, innovation

In the earlier two posts on orchestration (links given below), I highlighted distinctive features of Ilayaraja’s orchestration.  As I keep mentioning, it is very difficult to separate the great orchestration and the innovation in his songs. Invariably, his tunes have … Continue reading

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Hits of Ilayaraja,orchestration – part 2

In part 1 of this post (link also at the top of this page), I highlighted some features of Ilayaraja’s orchestration. I will highlight a few more features of his arrangements in this post along with a few of his songs. It … Continue reading

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Hits of Ilayaraja,orchestration – part 1

If you have not heard of Ilayaraja or know very little of his music, get prepared for a pleasant revelation and a wonderful experience. Ilayaraja has countless fans in South India and all over the world, so this post may … Continue reading

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Masters of string instruments – Kalyanji-Anandji

Kalyanji-Anandji composed melodious tunes. A notable feature of many of their innumerable hits was their mastery of string instruments, especially plucked string instruments. The string interludes became an integral part of the song and in quite a few cases added … Continue reading

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