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Call Number : MA-SYR-01

Resource Code : RR-082 (008-082)

Qambel Māran
Syriac Chants from South India


പുരാതന സുറിയാനി ഗീതങ്ങൾ
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"Capturing the sounds of these melodies at this juncture is an imperative because, more than music, they are an integral part of the history of a people, linguistic soundscape of a region, and musical map of a country. Moreover, the performers are crucial witnesses to a transnational tradition that is in rapid transition."-- Joseph J. Palackal

CMSI Ref. No. MA-SYR-01
Title Qambel Māran
Syriac Chants from South India
പുരാതന സുറിയാനി ഗീതങ്ങൾ
Pack Details (Category) Music Sound Recording
1 Sound Disc (Compact Disc) ; digital ; 4 3/4 in.
16-page booklet in English with map, 7 photographs, and bibliography.
Research, recording and liner notes Joseph J. Palackal
Publication

PAN Records (Netherlands). (PAN 2085)
First Edition: 2002 Album Photos (Front Cover, Back Cover and CD)
Reprint: 2009

Indian Edition: LRC-No. 22 (July 2013)
Published by Liturgical Research Centre (LRC) of the Syro-Malabar Church
Fr. Peter Kannampuzha, Director
Mount St. Thomas, P.B. No. 3110
Kakkanad P.O., Kochi 682 030 ookl
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New CD Booklet (New Edition)
Album Photos (Front Cover, Back Cover, CD, Booklet front and back)
Release Function | Press Clipping 1 | Press Clipping 2

Item Description Chants in Syriac (Aramaic) from the Chaldean liturgy of the Syro-Malabar Church of the St. Thomas Christians. Includes chants from the liturgy of the Hours, Raza, funeral services, Syriac translation of Latin chants by St.Thomas Aquinas, and chants for special occasions such as wedding and celebration of the feast of the Blessed Virgin and saints.

Performers include Fr.Abel Periyappuram, C.M.I. (1920-2001), Fr. Probus Perumalil, C.M.I., et al.
Recorded in Kerala, South India, in 1999 and 2000.
Recorded and annotated by Joseph J. Palackal.
Total time 66:00

Tracks 1, 4, 5, 9, 10-14, 18, 20-22, 24, 25, 29 recorded at the chapel of St.Joseph's Monastery, Mannanam, Kerala, India, on August 27, 1999 with a Philips cassette recording deck connected to an Ahuja Studio Master Mixer and six Ahuja (SM 580) microphones. The other chants were recorded at a moderately equipped recording studio of the Christian Arts and Communication (CAC), Ernakulam, India, on August 23, 2000.
Additional Details
  • Liner notes and photography - Joseph J. Palackal
  • Digital editing - Martin Joseph at Martin's Digital in Queens, New York
  • Digital mastering - Joop Wesselius
  • Editing and design - Rein Spoorman
  • Executive producer - Bernard Kleikamp
Chant Text English transliteration and translation of the Syriac text
Library Catalogs
Reviews

"This CD and its accompanying booklet constitute a signal contribution to the scanty literature on Kerala Christian music"
- Rolf Groesbeck (University of Arkansas-Little Rock) : Ethnomusicology, vol. 48, no.1 (Winter 2004), pp.145-147. PDF

"This recording makes an important contribution to the documentation of South Asian religious music and of Christian chant traditions."
- D. Richard Widdess (SOAS, University of London): Yearbook for Traditional Music, vol. 37 (2005), pp. 184-185.

"Palackal has accomplished a magnificent work of preserving a great tradition that is being lost."
- Kurian Perumpillikkunnel (Dharmaram Vidyakshethram, Bangalore): Carmela Sandesham, no. 188 (June 2004), pp. 73-78.

Johnson Palakkappillil: Journal of Dharma, vol. 30, no. 1 (Jan-Mar 2005), pp. 140-142.

"This important collection reflects the history of multicultural Christianity in Kerala and should be of significant appeal to those interested in early Christian music, Middle Eastern and Orthodox sects (particularly pre-maqam practices), as well as those wanting to diversify their collections of music from India."
- Zoe C. Sherinian (University of Oklahoma): Asian Music, vol. 37, no. 2 (Summer/Fall 2006), pp. 158-161. See the opening page of the review here; full review available through JSTOR

Paulachan Kochappilly:

Christian Orient, vol. 27, no. 2 (2006), pp. 82-83.

Katherine Morehouse: The Harp, vol. 23 (2008), pp. 414-416.

M. Thomas Antony: Qambel Maran- Syriac chants from South India- a review and liturgical music tradition of Syriac Christians revisited (2008)

Comments "The chants in this CD contain a theology of the Syro Malabar Church." Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt: Video

Dr. Joseph J. Palackal speaks on the occasion of the release of the Indian edition (Liturgical Research Centre, St. Thomas Mount, Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala): Video

"Palackal has demystified the craft and content of liturgical practices of Syrian Christian music." V. Kaladharan. The Hindu Daily. November 3, 2006. PDF

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Letter from Bishop Mar Bawai Soro
Letter from Bishop Gratian Mundadan C.M.I.
Letter from Dr.Alison Arnold
Kudumba Deepam Publication
List of Releases
  1. Baalapaadam Children's Songs
  2. CHRISTIAN DEVOTIONAL SONG FROM MOVIE THOMMANTE MAKKAL
  3. Christian Devotional Song JEEVADAYAKAN by Fr. Joseph Palackal C.M.I. and Naidine
  4. Christian Devotional Songs L P Record
  5. Solemn High Mass in English
  6. Sree Ranjini Maria keerthanangal by Vidwan Sri George Panjara
  7. Abhishek - Christian Bhajans and Hymns (Hindi) By Fr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI and Fr. Anto Amarnad CMI
  8. Benediction Booklet
  9. Christ the Good Shepherd L P Record
  10. Christian Bhajans by Joseph J. Palackal CMI
  11. Christian Devotional Song from Malayalam movie ROMANS
  12. Christian Devotional Song From the Malayalam Movie Makane Ninakku Vendi
  13. Christian Devotional Song From the Malayalam Movie - Kattuvithachavan
  14. Christian Devotional Song From the Malayalam Movie Bharya
  15. CHRISTIAN DEVOTIONAL SONG ST. MARY'S BASILICA ERNAKULAM
  16. Christian Devotional Songs (Children Interest) L P Record
  17. Christian Devotional Songs By K. J. Jesudos - L P Record
  18. CHRISTIAN SONGS (Malayalam) By Jolly Abraham
  19. CHRISTIAN SONGS (Malayalam) By K.S. George
  20. Christian Songs Malayalam By P Jayachandran Vincent S Janaki
  21. Christian Songs Malayalam By P. Susheela / P. Jayachandran / K.P. UdayaBhanu
  22. Dharmagiti Hymnal Book
  23. Ganadhyapakan Music Teacher Book
  24. JEEVANDE NATHANE (Malayalam) By K.J. Yesudas / R.K. Shekar
  25. Karunamritham Bhajans by Sheila Kannath and Joseph Palackal
  26. Kristeeya Gaanangal Christian Songs 45 Rpm ep record
  27. Kristu Sahasra Namam Audio CD
  28. Life of Christ - L P Record
  29. Lokanaathan Uyritharathri ലോകനാഥൻ ഉയരിതരാത്രി
  30. MA O' MARIA - HYMN TO ANNAI VAILANKANNY By Fr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI
  31. Malayalam Christian Classics by Sri George Panjara
  32. Malayalam Christian songs - A. P. Komala
  33. Mathrusthawam - CMI Congregation Book
  34. Mattoru Smarakam Aavashyam illaatha - Nidheerikkal Mani Katthanaar
  35. Music For Life
  36. Nadopasana Christian Classical Music Concert by George Panjara
  37. NADOPASANA CHRISTMAS '86
  38. Nidantha Sneham Christian Classical Music by George Panjara
  39. Old Christian Malayalam Songs - പുരാതന ക്രിസ്‌തീയ മലയാള പാട്ടുകൾ
  40. Old is Gold - Old Christian Songs
  41. Oshana Christian Devotional Songs
  42. Qambel Maran Syriac Chants from South India
  43. Sandesh - Hindi Christian songs by Dr. Joseph J Palackal C.M.I.
  44. SARVESHA PUTHRAN - Old Christian Song by Fr. Abel and Antony master
  45. Sathyanayaka Christian Songs (Malayalam) By K. J. Yesudas
  46. SATHYARADHANA SAKHYAM
  47. SNEHAMALYAM CHRISTIAN SONGS from Tarangani Cassettes - K.J. Yesudas
  48. Solemn Qurbana in Syriac By Fr. George Nellikkatt
  49. Sreeyesukeerthanam- Christian Classical Music By George Panjara
  50. Theshbohtha - Solemn Syriac Qurbana by Fr. Varghese Mattathil
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Encyclopedia of Syriac chants

CMSI Ref. No.

Artist(s)
1 4 Awūn d'waśmayyā [Our Father in heaven] 2:26 Liturgy of the Hours 101-0001 Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I. (celebrant) & Lonappan Arackal.
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
Harmonium: Joseph M. Olikkal. Triangle: Lonappan Arackal
2 4a Hallel hallel [Praise, praise] 2:27 Liturgy of the Hours 101-0002 Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I. & Fr. Sylvester Puthussery C.M.I.
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
3 4b Iśo māran m'śihā [Lord Jesus Christ] 2:51 Liturgy of the Hours 101-0003 Incipit: Fr. Alexander Koolipurackal C.M.I.
4 4c Mārya kolhōn hāwbai [Lord, all my faults] 1:41 Liturgy of the Hours 101-0080 Incipit: Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I. & Fr. Alexander Koolipurackal C.M.I.
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
5 4d B'endān saprā [In the morning] 2:04 Liturgy of the Hours 101-0005 Incipit: Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I. & Fr. Alexander Koolipurackal C.M.I.
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
6 4e Esthappānōs [St. Stephen] 1:14 Liturgy of the Hours 101-0006 Incipit: Fr. James Aerthayil C.M.I. & Fr. Sylvester Puthussery C.M.I.
7 4f Brīk hannānā¯ [Blessed is the merciful one] 1:10 Liturgy of the Hours 101-0007 Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I. & Fr. Alexander Koolipurackal C.M.I.
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
8 4g Etpan al slōţā [Turn to the prayer] 1:18 Liturgy of the Hours 101-0008 Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I. & Fr. Alexander Koolipurackal C.M.I.
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
9 4h Tāw n'yaqar [Come, let us honor] 1:33 Liturgy of the Hours 101-0009 Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I.
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
10 4i Slīwā dahwā lan [The Cross that became for us] 1:32 Raza 101-0010 Fr. John Kachiramattom C.M.I., Lonappan Arackal & The Syriac choir of St. John's Church, Konthuruthy, Ernakulam.
Harmonium: Joseph M. Olikkal. Triangle: Lonappan Arackal. Drum: Laiju Chacko Kalathiveettil
11 4j O dezdamman īnja [O you who are invited] 1:32 Raza 101-0011 Fr. Abel Periyappuram C.M.I. & Lonappan Arackal.
Triangle: Lonappan Arackal
12 4k K'ţāwā rambā [The great book] 1:28 Raza 101-0012 Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I. & Fr. Sylvester Puthussery C.M.I.
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
13 4l Ślām lēk maryam [Hail Mary] 2:51 Raza 101-0013 Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I.
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
14 4m Qambel māran [Accept, O Lord] 4:52 Services for the Dead 101-0014 Fr. Abel Periyappuram C.M.I. (celebrant)
15 4n Lā tekre lāk [Do not be sorry] 2:00 Services for the Dead 101-0015 Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I. & Fr. Alexander Koolipurackal C.M.I.
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
16   Laikā ēzal min ruhāk [Where flee from your Spirit?] 2:15 Services for the Dead 101-0016 Incipit: Fr. James Aerthayil C.M.I. & Fr. Alexander Koolipurackal C.M.I.
17 4o B'had min yawmīn [On one of the days] 1:22 Services for the Dead 101-0017 Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I. (celebrant)
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
18 4p Ēttā pū, lēk [Farewell, O church] 2:19 Services for the Dead 101-0018 Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I.
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
19 4q Quryēlaisōn [Lord, have mercy] 4:40 Syriac Translation of Latin Chants 101-0019 Paily Vathappallil (lead singer), Joseph Pathiamoola & The Syriac choir of St.Mary's Forane Church, Pallippuram, Cherthala.
Violin: Ouseph Vathappallil. Harmonium: Paily Vathappallil. Triangle: Joy Paul Vathappallil. Drum: Jose Paul Vathappallil.
20 4r Hā qes slīwā [Behold the wood of the Cross] 2:02 Syriac Translation of Latin Chants 101-0030 Fr. Augustus Thekkanath C.M.I. (celebrant) & Lonappan Arackal (deacon).
Triangle: Lonappan Arackal
21 4s Śanbah leśān [Praise, my tongue] 1:51 Syriac Translation of Latin Chants 101-0021 The Syriac Choir of St.John's Church, Konthuruthy, Ernakulam
22 4t Kollan daśnē [Let us all offer; Syriac of `Pange lingua' by St. Thomas Aquinas] 3:17 Syriac Translation of Latin Chants 101-0022 Fr. Probus Perumalil C.M.I. (celebrant) & The Syriac choir of St. John's Church, Konthuruthy, Ernakulam
Fr. Aiden Kulathinal C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mutttah C.M.I., Fr. Joseph Mathew Nedumparambil C.M.I., Fr. Liberius Ozhukathanam C.M.I. & Fr. Henry Suso Padiyara C.M.I.
23 4u Tā lāk ruhā [Come O Spirit] 2:46 Syriac Translation of Latin Chants 101-0023 Fr. James Aerthayil C.M.I. & Fr. Alexander Koolipurackal C.M.I.
24 4v Ślām lēk [Hail to you Mary] 1:53 Syriac Translation of Latin Chants 101-0013 Fr. Alexander Koolipurackal C.M.I., Fr. Augustus Thekkanath C.M.I. & The Syriac choir of St. John's Church, Konthuruthy, Ernakulam
25 4w Bar maryam [Son of Mary] 2:58 Chants for Special Occasions 101-0025 Dr.Jacob Velliyan, Sr.Dennis Velliyan, Dennis Vattamthotty & The Syriac choir of St. John's Church, Konthuruthy, Ernakulam
26 4x Lāk mār yāwsep [You, St. Joseph] 2:02 Chants for Special Occasions 101-0026 The Syriac choir of St.Mary's Forane Church, Pallippuram, Cherthala
27 4y Śanbah l'māryā [Praise the Lord] 1:52 Chants for Special Occasions 101-0027 The Syriac choir of St.Mary's Forane Church, Pallippuram, Cherthala
28 4z Hadmin īrē [One from the angels] 1:07 Chants for Special Occasions 101-0028 The Syriac choir of St.Mary's Forane Church, Pallippuram, Cherthala
29 4AA B'éda d'yāwmān [On this festival day] 2:18 Chants for Special Occasions 101-0029 Joseph J. Palackal & The Syriac choir of St. John's Church, Konthuruthy, Ernakulam

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