CFA has as many as ten publications in its ten years. All the publications are meant to benefit the music fraternity and hence, none of them are sold commercially.

GAYAKA SARVABAUMA


This is a book on Vidvan Parupalli Ramakrishnayya Pantulu, who was instrumental in popularizing Carnatic music in Andhra Pradesh. He had a number of disciples there but is not much known here. This book gives details of his life history and sishya parampara.

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CENTENARIANS 2012


This book is a compilation of interviews from as many as forty artistes, on the eight centenarians of the year 2012 namely Alathur Srinivasa Iyer, Mayavaram Govindaraja Pillai, Alangudi Ramachandran, Palghat Mani Iyer, T K Rangachari, Madurai Mani Iyer, T Brinda and Mannargudi Sambasiva Bhagavatar. This book consists of rare information and many personal experiences of popular musicians.

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GEETA SUNDARAM

(Tamil and English)


This book authored by Dr. B.M. Sundaram is a compilation of the musical compositions of the author, who is a prime disciple of Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna. It was published in the year 2008. There are totally sixty compositions including Tana Varnas, Krtis, Operas and Tillanas. These songs are on various deities and philosophical themes. A few rare ragas like Putrika, Katyayani and Sowjanya have been handled by the composer.

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PAALAI AAZHI

(LAKSHANAS OF RAGA SCALES)


This book authored by Dr. B.M. Sundaram was published during December 2009. The work is a compilation of 3944 scales of ragas. These ragas have been compiled from various sources of books and manuscripts and other sources namely,
Sangita Parijata of Ahobala
Annasvami Sastri’s Manuscripts
Karunamruta Sagaram of Abraham Panditar
Bharata Kosa of Manavalli Ramakrishna Kavi
Mysore B.K. Padmanabha Rao
Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna
Dr. B.M. Sundaram
Raga Nidhi of Subba Rao
Key to Hindu Music by Chittibabu Naidu
Sangeeta Darpanam by Chatura Damodara
Sangeeta Chandrikai of Salem Manikka Mudaliar
Chaturdandi Prakasika of Venkatamakhi
C.R. Srinivasa Iyengar
Kakinada C.S. Krishna Iyer
D.A. Dhana Pandian
Ennappadam Venkatarama Bhagavatar
Gaana Bhaskaram of Taccur Singaracharyulu
Gaayaka Lochanam of Taccur Singaracharyulu
Gaana Manjari of Veenai Krishnamachariar
Gaayaka Siddanjanam of Taccur Singaracharyulu
Gaana Vidya Prakasini of Perungulam Srinivasa Iyengar
Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar
Bharatiya Sangita Swayambodhini of Johannes Sundararajan
Mysore Jayachamaraja Wodeyar
Kalidoss Neelakanda Iyer
K.N. Srinivasan
The Music Academy, Chennai
Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar
Prof. P. Sambamurthi
Pallavi Seshayyar Manuscripts
Maha Bharata Chudamani
Meesu Krishna Iyer
Sangita Svaraprastara Sagaramu of M. Nadamuni Pandithar
Mudikondan Venkatrama Iyer
Mysore Vasudevachar
Nagapattinam Veerasvami Pillai’s Manuscripts
Kanchipuram Naina Pillai
Chitravina N Ravikiran
N.S. Ramachandran
Mysore Veenai Padmanabiah
Paripooranan
Ambattur P.K. Rajagopala Iyer
Mysore Sadasiva Rao
Mysore R. Chandrasekhariah
Raga Lakshanam
Mysore C. Rangaiah
Raga Kosa of Bangalore R.R. Kesavamurthi
Raga Tala Chintamani of Poluri Govinda Kavi
Raseepuram Venkagapati
Sangeet Magazines, Hathras, UP
Sirugamani Sivaramakrishna Bhagavatar
Sangraha Chudamani of Govindacharya
Sangita Kalanidhi of Taccur Singaracharyulu
Sangita Kaumudi of Tiruvaiyaru Subramanya Iyer
Sangita Sampradaya Pradarsini of Subbarama Dikshitar
Sangita Sara
Sangita Svara Bhooshani by Narayanadoss
Sangita Sara Sangrahamu
Tamil Isaippadalgal – Annamalai University
T.A. Sambandamurthi Asariyar
Manuscripts from Tanjavur Sarasvati Mahal Library
TMT
Tirupati Vidyala Narayanaswamy
Coimbatore T.R. Venugopala Naidu’s Manuscripts
Tanjavur Sankara Iyer
Sangita Saramruta of King Tulaja
Tenmagam Narasimhachari Brothers
Mysore Veenai Venkatagiriyappa
Tirumuruga Kripanandavariar
Mysore Veenai Seshanna
Vizianagaram Manuscripts

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ARUMUKHANAM


This book was published in the year 2007. Authored by S. Gopakumar, the title of the book refers to the percussion instrument Arumukhanam, invented by the author. This book has been written to help those who are interested in learning this new instrument. The lessons and explanations have been given in six different languages like the six faces of the instrument.

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MURALI MADHURI


This was published during the first-ever Balamurali Music Festival in the year 2012. In this work, the author Dr B M Sundaram, the first disciple of Dr Bālamuralikrishnā, has given a brief life history and music of his Guru. Then he proceeds further to give analytical details of nine varnas, eleven rāgas created by him, three rāgamālikas, compositions under eight various heads, dēvaranāmas, padams, jāvalis and tillānas.

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THENNAVAN ISAI ULA


This is another published in the year 2007. This book is a compilation of 41 compositions of Madurai Shri. G.S. Mani, all in Tamil language. The compositions are on various deities and themes like Vinayaka, Muruga, Vishnu, Siva, Hanuman and philosophy. The book also includes a compact disc of the compositions sung by the author himself.

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GOTUVADYAM NARAYANA

IYENGAR

BIRTH CENTENARY SOUVENIR


Published by CFA during the first music festival of December 2003, this souvenir has articles about the Gotuvadyam maestro, Shri. Narayana Iyengar. The book gives complete details of the life and musical background of Narayana Iyengar. Various music scholars, musicians and musicologists have contributed to this souvenir. The list of articles in the souvenir are as under.
1. Gotuvadyam Narayana Iyengar – Trailblazer – Introductory article
2. Sangita Kalanidhi on Nada Kalanidhi – Translated excerpts from the interview held with the late Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer
3. Saraswati Incarnate – Excerpts from the interview with Kallidaikurichi K.H. Mahadeva Bhagavatar
4. Nada Saukhya – Translated excerpt from an interview with Veena Vidushi Smt. Ranganayaki Parthasarathi
5. Bond with the blood – Translated excerpts from interview with Sarvasree Padmanabhan
6. Admirer of Narayana Iyengar – Raghavan
7. My illustrious father – Translated excerpts from the interview with Chitravina N. Narasimhan
8. The incomparable Chitravina – Chitravina N. Ravikiran
9. Impeccable virtuosity – C.V. Narasimhan
10. Vimarsakar paarvayil vidwan (Tamil) – Subbudu
11. The Wizard of Gotuvadyam – S. Rajaram, Director, Kalakshetra Foundation
12. Gayaki with a Gotu – K.S. Mahadevan
13. Instrument sings – Dr. Gowri Kuppuswamy
14. Gotuvadyam Narayana Iyengar (Tamil) – S. Rajam
15. Chitraveena – Dr. B.M. Sundaram
16. Unforgettably impeccable – K.R. Kumarasami Iyer
17. Gotuvadyam Uncle – V Ramachandran
18. Lingering Hamsanandi – Belakawadi Srinivasa Iyengar, Asthana vidvan, Mysore Royal court
19. Unforgettable Days – Veena Vidwan R.N. Doreswamy
20. Haunting Javali – Parur M.S. Anantharaman
21. Dazzling instrument – Dr. R.K. Srikantan
22. Glorious Gotu vidwan – Madras A. Kannan
23. Gotuvadya Samrat – Dr. Sampath Kumaracharya
24. Narayana Iyengar in Varanasi – Harish
25. Surprising Veena that surprises – P.N. Muralidharan
26. Gotuvadyam Maestro – T.S. Parthasarathy
27. The divine Hanumad Vina
28. Articles published earlier in newspapers

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SOUVENIR DEDICATED TO

DIVINE COMPOSERS


This was published to commemorate the third anniversary of Chennai Fine Arts in the year 2005. This souvenir carried eighteen articles on divine composers contributed by various music scholars and musicians. The contents of this souvenir are as follows.

1. Tiruthondar perumai – Perangiyur P. Srinivasa Raghavan
2. Thuyya Kulasekaran – Kalyanapuram R. Aravamudhan
3. Anecdotes, Apocryphals and Myths about Purandaradasa – Dr. V.V. Srivatsa
4. The brilliance of Oothukadu Venkatakavi – Chitravina N Ravikiran
5. The message of Syama Sastri – Dr. T.N. Ramachandran
6. A Vaggeyakara among Maharajas – Dr. B.M. Sundaram
7. Kathakalakshepa and performing arts – Dr. Premeela Gurumurthy
8. Padams & Javalis – Kiranavali Vidyashankar
9. Tyagaraja – en anubavam – S.V.K.
10. Niraval Singing – Suguna Purushothaman
11. Engum Ragangal – Nimalan
12. A composer par excellence Tanjavur Sankara Iyer – Dr. S. Sunder
13. Bagavathaarpanam – Nadopasana Srinivasan
14. Vaggeyakara Vachaspati – Dr. B.M. Sundaram
15. Mangala Vadyam – Haridwaramangalam A.K. Palanivel
16. Vedaneriyum Sangita Kalacharamum – Brahmasri A Subbukrishna Somayaji
17. Tamizhisai tandha vallal – P.N. Muralidharan
18. Saptasvaram – S. Rajam

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ISAI ALAIGAL 1008 (Tamil)


This book authored by Karur R. Narayanan in Tamil was published in the year 2005. The contents of this book are
30 Non-vivadi mela ragas and janya raga slokas of 1008 janya ragas
Acronyms of Melakartha ragas
Details of 72 melakarthas and chakras
Rare slokas of svaras
Technique for finding the Melakartha number
Compilation of ragas
Compilation of ragas with similar starting or ending words
22 srutis, 35 talas and Tamil raga names
Table of svaras of 1008 ragas

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