Saṅgītaśiromaṇi: A Medieval Handbook of Indian Music
Emmie Te Nijenhuis
BRILL, 1992 - Music - 620 pages
The Sa g ta iroman i, Crest-jewel of Music", is a major Sanskrit work on Indian musicology, composed in 1428 A.D. by scholars from all parts of India who participated in a musicological congress organized by Sultan Malika S hi at Kad a (near Allahabad). Designed as a standard text-book on music the work summarizes and explains the opinions of older and contemporary authors. It deals with all the aspects of traditional Indian musicology, such as tone-system, scale, melody, rhythm, composition, variation and vocal technique. The complete English translation and the extensive introduction will familiarize the reader with the characteristic Indian concepts of music and the problems of their interpretation.For full information on the author's current projects in the field of Indian music, see www.sarasvatibhavan.com "
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Preface VH Introduction
Text and translation 75 525
Tonal patterns tdna
Style of singing giti
Classification of rdga etc
Characteristics of the rdga
Musical time tdla
Musical composition prabandha
Notes to the translation
alamkara atra bhavet bhdsd called ceti Compare SSR composition dbhoga dha dha dha dha dha dha ni dha dha nl dha pa ma dhaivata dhani dhruva dldpa drum syllables druta embellishments experts four gamaka gd gd gd gdndhdra guru heptatonic hexatonic higher octave Indian music initial note jdti kald Kallinatha karuna kramat KuSR laghu lower limit lower octave ma ma ma madhyama madhyamagrama mantha matah md md mdtrd melodic line mentioned mode murchana musical metre Natyasastra nidha nisdda nl dha nl nl pancama pd pd performed phrase pluta poetical metre prabandha raga rdga regular words ri ri ri riga rsabha sa pa sadja sadjagrdma samkhya Sanskrit sapta sd sd secondary final notes sentiment singing song sruti sthdya suda suddha sung svara syad syat syuh syur tana tatah tatha tdla tone syllables tone-system ucyate udgrdha varieties vibrato yatra