Wednesday, 25 December 2013


This song below is based on Counterpoint - A Genre in Western Classical music. 

This is the extended version with BGMs. Raja has given a astounding BGM for a fight scene that pre comes the song . The BG score bricoles the fight to stress the in woven love the hero has also at the same time the vengeance! Raja has deeply used counterpoint in this song. Although many of his song have counterpoints, here he has made known the counterpoint. Counterpoint can be for vocal or for instruments or for both. It is widely used in western classical music. Counterpoint is the relationship between two or more voices that are harmonically interdependent (polyphony), but independent in contour and rhythm. It has been most commonly identified in classical music, developing strongly during the Renaissance and in much of the common practice period, especially in Baroque music. The term originates from the Latin punctus contra punctum meaning "point against point". In its most general aspect, counterpoint involves the writing of musical lines that sound very different and move independently from each other but sound harmonious when played simultaneously. In each era, contrapuntally organised music writing has been subject to rules, sometimes strict. By definition, chords occur when multiple notes sound simultaneously; however, harmonic, "vertical" features are considered secondary and almost incidental when counterpoint is the predominant textural element. Counterpoint focuses on melodic interaction—only secondarily on the harmonies produced by that interaction. In the words of John Rahn:

It is hard to write a beautiful song. It is harder to write several individually beautiful songs that, when sung simultaneously, sound as a more beautiful polyphonic whole. The internal structures that create each of the voices separately must contribute to the emergent structure of the polyphony, which in turn must reinforce and comment on the structures of the individual voices. The way that is accomplished in detail is...'counterpoint'.

In musical composition, contrapuntal techniques are important for enabling composers to generate musical ironies.[vague] These ironies serve not only to intrigue listeners into listening more intently to the spinning out of complexities found within the texture of a polyphonic composition, but also to draw them all the more into hearing the working out of these figures and interactions of musical dialogue. A melodic fragment, heard alone, makes a particular impression; but when the fragment is heard simultaneously with other melodic ideas, or combined in unexpected ways with itself (as in a canon or fugue), greater depths of affective meaning are revealed.
படியோர்: இளையராஜா , எஸ். ஜானகி
நடிப்பு: முரளி, ரேவதி ஆஷா கேளுனி மேனன்
இசை: இசைஞானி இளையராஜா
வருடம்: 1985
படம்: பகல் நிலவு 
இயக்குனர்  : மணி இரத்தினம் 

Singers: Ilayaraaja, S. Janaki 
Actors: Murali, Revathi asha keluni menon
Music: Maestro Ilayaraaja
Film: Pagal Nilavu
Direction: Mani Ratnam
Year: 1985


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