Music acts like that magic key to which the most tightly closed hearts open.

– Maria Von Trapp

Sri Symphonic Bhajans

A Unique Musical Experience

Ever wondered how bhajans would sound if a full blown western classical orchestra played them?

I was playing a bhajan on the piano we have in Vishalakshi Mantap, lost in the music, oblivous to the environment around me. Gurudev had finished a class He was teaching in one of the halls and had come and stood next to me while I was playing. He had ensured all the people who were with Him were quiet.

When I finished and looked up, He was smiling and people around were clapping… and He said to me, you should make a CD like this. I happened to talk to Pransanna who is a brilliant composer about this and he and I decided to make a western classical take on some of Art of Living’s most famous bhajans.

I knew exactly how I wanted the bhajans to sound and Prasanna was fantastic at understanding what I envisioned and he flawlessly created the tracks almost pulling the music out of my head. I have to add that Gowrishankar too, played a quiet and critical role in the creation of this music.

Result? This very special CD!

Float away with us on this musical journey where the unfamiliar suddenly starts sounding totally familiar.

Tracks

A Waltz for Lord Ganesha

Almost a Tango for Radha and Govinda

Lord Narayana’s Andante

A March for Lord Shiva

A Duet for the Devi

A Canzonetta for Gurudev

Happy Birthday Polka

Lord Hari’s Sonata

Theme from the short film “Who is God?”

Violin for the Duet, Tango and Sonata – V. S. Narasimhan, Piano for the Tango – Nivas Prasanna
Sound mixed and mastered – Abin Paul
Music arranged by B. Prasanna
Cuilinary Support – Kamesh, Kuldeep, PD, Tanu and the Cafe Vishala Team
Moral Support – Abhiram, Gowrishankar and Mayur
Music recorded and produced at V19 Productions
Original CD and Cover Design – Rupal Shah and Trupti Gawde
Overall Interference and Sudden Brilliant Ideas – Khurshed Batliwala (Bawa) and Dinesh Ghodke
             
 

Sri Symphonic Bhajans

A Unique Musical Experience

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