Composer Showcase

Syama Sastri

A programme featuring a few of the unforgettable masterpieces of the composer.

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RJ: Mangala

Syama Sastri

A programme featuring a few of the unforgettable masterpieces of the composer.

Syama Sastri was one of the Trinity of composers in Carnatic music, and was the eldest of the three. Most of his compositions are on goddess Kamakshi, who was his inspiration. Very few of his compositions - about 60-odd, by one count - are available now. These few, however, give ample evidence of his musical prowess. He was especially adept at the laya aspect, and his mishra chapu and tisra gati compositions are some of the most beautiful composed in those beats.

Songs in this Program