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Audio and Video discs, records, and cassettes

Christian Musicological Society of India has produced and copyrighted the following works. Audio and Video discs, records, and cassettes of these works are available from us.

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    Kerala, the Cradle of Christianity in South Asia: The Cultural Interface of Religion and Music (DVD)
    Solemn High Mass of the Syro-Malabar Church (English) (CD)
    Qurbānā: Solemn High Mass of the Syro-Malabar Church (Music Notation)
    Qambel Māran: Syriac Chants from South India (CD)
    Kristu Sahasra Naamam [Thousand Names of Christ] (Pre-recorded cassette)
    Christian Bhajans (LP Record)
    Kristeeya gaanangal [Christian Songs] (45-RPM EP Record)
    Solemn High Mass in Syriac (CD and DVD) [Expected]
    Kristu Sahasra Naamam [Thousand Names of Christ] (CD) [Expected]






Kristu Sahasra Naamam [Thousand Names of Christ] (Pre-recorded cassette)

Selections from the Sanskrit poem of the same title by I. C. Chacko, Illiparambil, composed in semi-classical style.

Pre-recorded cassette. FDMIC 210. Deccan Records, Bangalore.
Text: I. C. Chacko, Illiparambil.
Music: Anto Amarnad, CMI.
Lead singers: Joseph Palackal and Indumathi Ephraim.
Accompanying booklet with transliteration and English translation of the text by Francis Vineeth, CMI.






Christian Bhajans by Joseph J. Palackal

The first Gramophone record of Christian bhajans in Malayalam


Long Play Record (33 1/3 RPM), Deccan Records Pvt Ltd., Bangalore. LDEC 102 (1979)
Recorded at HMV Studio at Gemini, Madras, India (April 1978). Produced and distributed by
Deccan Records Private Ltd., 16 St. Marks Road, Bangalore 560 001, India.
Manufactured by the Gramophone Company of India Ltd.
Released by His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Parecattil by giving the first copy to Shri. Philipose Thomas, I. A. S. (District Collector, Eranakulam), at Town Hall Eranakulam, on Sunday, October 21, 1979.

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Principal vocalist: Joseph J. Palackal.

Chorus: Sunny Mampilly, Molly Madathiparambil, Jacintha Jose

Music supervision: Prof. Pratapkumar J. Toliya (Vardhaman Bharathi, Bangalore)

Lyrics of the twelve tracks

Liner notes by Rev. Dr. Thomas Aykkara, C. M. I. (Prior General, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, India)

Recording Engineer: K. S. Raghunathan

Cover design: Joy Elamkunnapuzha, CMI & Artist Sasi


List of Tracks

Side One

1. Aroopa Mahatma [O the Formless, Great Spirit] (3:12)
Joseph Palackal
Lyric: Dr. Thomas Kochumuttom, CMI
Music: Fr. Thomas Kandathil, CMI

2. Jyothi Jyothi [Light, Light] (4:03)
Joseph Palackal and Chorus
Lyric: Dr. Francis Vineeth Vadakkethala, CMI
Music: Anto Chittilappilly, CMI

3. Mahitha Manasa [Of Great Mind] (3:59)
Joseph Palackal and Chorus
Lyric: Jose Chunkan, CMI
Music: Ramakrishnashram

4. Sarweshawachanam [The Lord’s Word] (1:28)
Joseph Palackal and Chorus
Lyric: Fr. Louis Maliekal, CMI
Music: Thomas Kandathil, CMI

5. Saranam Saranam [Hope, Hope] (3:16)
Joseph Palackal and Chorus
Lyric & music: Fr. Felix Noronha (N. B. C. L. C.)

6. Wande Wande [Homage, Homage] (3:28)
Joseph Palackal, Molly Madathiparambil and Chorus
Lyric: Fr. Cherian Kunianthodath, CMI
Music: Thomas Kandathil, CMI


Side Two

7. Om Jagat Jyothi [Om, the Light of the World] (1:57)
Joseph Palackal
Lyric: John Manavalan, CMI
Music: Anto Chittilappilly, CMI

8. Om Guru Om Guru [Om Guru, Om Guru] (3:52)
Joseph Palackal and Chorus
Lyric: Anto Chittilappilly, CMI
Music: Ramakrishnashram

9. Saranamesumaheswara [Hope, O Jesus the Great Lord] (4:45)
Joseph Palackal, Molly Madathiparambil and Chorus
Lyric & music: Thomas Kandathil, CMI

10. Jeewakiranamay [As the Ray of Life] (3:39)
Joseph Palackal
Lyric: Cherian Kunianthodath, CMI
Music: Ramakrishnashram

11. Daiwame Thathanam [O God the Father] (2:10)
Joseph Palackal & Jacintha Jose
Lyric: Cherian Kunianthodath, CMI
Music: Sunny Mampilly, CMI

12. Snehamaheswara [O Great Lord of Love] (3:21)
Joseph Palackal
Lyric: Cherian Kuniathodath, CMI
Music: O. C. Johnson (Sangeetha Sadan, Thevara)








Kristeeya gaanangal [Christian Songs] (45-RPM EP Record)

3 Christian devotional songs in Malayalam.

45-RPM Extended Play (EP) Record. EDEC 1002. Deccan Records, Bangalore.
Solo vocalist: Joseph Palackal.
Lyrics: Cherian Kunianthodath, CMI.
Music: K. J. Joy.
Liner notes: A. Mathias Mundadan, CMI.
Recorded at HMV Studio, Gemini, Madras.






Solemn High Mass in Syriac (CD and DVD)

Musical celebration of mass in the ancient Chaldean rite of the Syro-Malabar Church in India.
CD and DVD with booklet by Joseph J. Palackal (70 minutes).
Recorded live on August 7, 2006 at St. Thomas Cathedral, Palai, Kerala.
Celebrant: Fr. George Plathottam.

Expected release: June 2013






Kristu Sahasra Naamam [Thousand Names of Christ] (CD)

CD with booklet (45 minutes).
Selections from the Sanskrit poem by the same title by Chevalier I. C. Chacko (1876-1966).
Vocal soloists: Joseph J. Palackal and Indumathi Ephraim.
Text selected, translated, and introduced by Fr. Francis Vineeth, CMI.
Music in semi-classical style by Fr. Anto Amarnad, CMI.

Expected release: June 2013