Few Samples of the Rajhans Orchestra

 

The Concerto for Veena and Orchestra            surnamed "Madras  concerto" 

 Mohanam Mohanam -sample : 2'53 - 254 kb - GET REALPLAYER
beauty, a piece in theatrical style, fusion of South Indian and European music
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Shantam Shantham - sample : 2'36 - 229 kb - GET REALPLAYER
denoting peace.

 Brindavanam Brindavanam - sample : 2'27 - 216 kb - GET REALPLAYER
Brindavan is a famous garden in the Indian state of Karnataka. 
It recalls the atmosphere a dull lazy late afternoon.

Sri Ganapathini Sri Ganipathi - sample : 3'21 - 296 kb - GET REALPLAYER
a duet between the Voice of Ganesha ( = the orchestra) 
and Goddess Saraswathi's Voice (= the Veena)

 




The Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra surnamed "Kacheri" concerto

Deepak Deepak - sample : 2'34 - 226 kb - GET REALPLAYER
Retelling the story of the famous musician Tansen rendering the 
Deepak raga before the court of emperor Akbar The Great.

 Aarati Aarati - sample : 1'26 - 127 kb - GET REALPLAYER
Hindu ritual in which one burns incense while moving it in a circular way 
in order to worship a deity, summoned first by ringing bells.

,Nayika Nayika - sample : 2'10 - 190 kb - GET REALPLAYER
a tribute to the feminine Spirit

Nibaddha Nibaddha - sample : 4'02 - 354 kb - GET REALPLAYER
a dialogue between the percussion and the clarinet soloist. Theme of this part is a melody which I used to hum while trying to put  baby-girl Shyama asleep 
during long ...and endless... looking nights.

 

Ramayana-suite

Across the Ocean,                                                                   solo for strings, keyboards & percussion

Across the Ocean - sample : 1'15 - 110 kb - GET REALPLAYER 

Ravana in Council,                                                                 solo for Carnatic violin, strings, keyboards & percussion

Ravana in Council - sample : 2'09 - 189 kb - GET REALPLAYER 

 


India Inspired music

Gita - sample : 3'22 - 298 kb - GET REALPLAYER

Gita, solo for violin, strings and keyboards

 Cradle Song, by Walter Kaufmann, arr. H. Vermeersch

Cradle Song - sample : 2'42 - 238 kb - GET REALPLAYER


The Mumbay Concerto for 
saxophone alto & saxophone baritone
entitled
" The Death of Vishnu"
based upon the 2001 novel of Indo/Amercian writer Manil Suri

1. Vishnu goes to Mumbay

 

Vishnu goes to mumbay - sample 1  - GET REALPLAYER 

Vishnu goes to mumbay - sample 2  - GET REALPLAYER 

2. Padmini

 

Padmini - sample - GET REALPLAYER 

3. Pathak & Asrani

 

Pathak & Asrani - sample 1 - GET REALPLAYER 

Pathak & Asrani - sample 2 - GET REALPLAYER