Spencer R. Venugopal

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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#26

Post by prashant » 09 Aug 2007, 10:32

Laxmi - I will do so later today.

shri kAmAkshi part 1: http://file.uploadr.com/fb7c

shri kAmAkshi part 2: http://file.uploadr.com/fb7d
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#27

Post by Lakshman » 09 Aug 2007, 19:17

Keeravani wrote:
vaa muruga vaa -vadivazaga shanmuga va in bEgada seems to be missing in the list - i thought it was composed by Spencer Sir.
The list at carnaticcorner is incomplete. His compositions number over 200.
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Post by kutty » 09 Aug 2007, 23:36

The following may be useful:

Nada Anuboothi
Music Categories > Carnatic - Vocal > Composers R... > R Venugopal
has the following tracks,

Mururga Tirumal - Harikambhoji by MLV

Neevanti - Varali by DKJ

Vaa Muruga Vaa - Begada by DKJ

Courtesy: Thanjavur
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#29

Post by Lakshman » 10 Aug 2007, 01:40

murugA tirumAl marugA is not by Spencer Venugopal. It is the composition of Tanjavur Shankara Iyer.
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#30

Post by laxmiv » 11 Aug 2007, 20:18

Prashant, thanks for the upload. He has sung with so much bhavam. It is very nice.
Lakshmanji, thanks for the lyrics.

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#31

Post by mohan » 21 Jun 2009, 18:10

Are there any biographical notes about this composer?
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#32

Post by narayan » 22 Jun 2009, 07:53

As far as I know, Muruga muruga in Nayaki is by Spencer, which I have heard by Aruna Sairam/Geeta Raja, and there is Ramanee dasu... in Malavi which Voleti has sung.
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#33

Post by arasi » 22 Jun 2009, 08:30

Mohan,
As his name suggests, he used to work for Spencers. Comes from a musical/rasikAs family. Sister, a good violinist. Have lost touch with them but knew the family well when I was a child.
I have also heard that DKJ tuned a few (?) songs. That he was a VOleti fan too.
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Post by rshankar » 23 Jun 2009, 00:29

His brother is a good singer, and a very nice person - lives in Canada. DKJ has sung several of his compositions - although I am not sure about the tuning part - I thought Sri Venugopal was a vAgEyakkAra.
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#35

Post by mohan » 23 Jun 2009, 05:40

Arasi and ravi thanks for the notes. Is Sri Venugopal still alive?
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#36

Post by arasi » 23 Jun 2009, 07:48

Mohan,
As far as I know, he is alive and well. As I said, I had lost touch and last saw him and his wife at a family wedding in the seventies, after so many years.

Ravi,
He could be a vaggEyakara too. However, DKJ did tune vA murugA. I remember the canadian brother too. Yes, the family is musical. By the way, Jaya Srinivasan, known for her multi lingual kathaA kAlakshepams is their brother's wife.
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#37

Post by tmtfan1 » 23 Jun 2009, 10:16

Spencer Venugopal,s sanskrit sahithyams book is available in Karnatatic book house in Chennai. Tamil sahithyams are getting ready, I belueve.
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#38

Post by gowri narayanan » 27 Jun 2009, 14:22

vaa muruga vaa in begada is indeed composed by Spencer Venugopal sir.
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#39

Post by mohan » 13 Jul 2009, 11:22

arasi wrote:Mohan,
However, DKJ did tune vA murugA.
the sangatis in Va Muruga are really quite superb - especially how they can take in so many elegant elements of begada in a single line eg the line 'theyn madura ..'
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Post by prashant » 13 Jul 2009, 11:37

mohan wrote:
arasi wrote:Mohan,
However, DKJ did tune vA murugA.
the sangatis in Va Muruga are really quite superb - especially how they can take in so many elegant elements of begada in a single line eg the line 'theyn madura ..'
Totally. The last one, especially, with the pGG piDi at madura, is awesome! One of the most unique bEgaDAs...
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Post by smala » 15 Aug 2009, 13:33

MLV sings Vaa Muruga Vaa.................http://www.hummaa.com/search/search.php ... Muruga+Vaa
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#42 Re: Spencer R. Venugopal

Post by Sivaramakrishnan » 11 Sep 2010, 09:48

Few know that Spencer Venugopal is also an excellent writer and orator.

Can anyone give the contact No. / address of Shri Venugopal? Kindly help.
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#43 Spencer Venugopal's Compositions

Post by nagthilaka » 20 Apr 2019, 08:20

Lakshmanji,
Can someone give me the list of compositions of Sri. Spencer Venugopal?? Thanks
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#44 Re: Spencer Venugopal's Compositions

Post by ram1999 » 20 Apr 2019, 18:12

sari evvare - bhairavi
rama nee dasu - malavi
sri kamakshi - bhairavi
sada nee pada - thodi
palumaruvekini - sowrashtram
vaa murga - begada

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#45 Re: Spencer Venugopal's Compositions

Post by Lakshman » 21 Apr 2019, 02:18

Here is a more complete list.

bhajana sEyavE. rAgA: bahudAri. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
bhava mOcani shivE (tv). rAgA: AndOLikA. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
dayajUDaga rAdA. rAgA: bhAvini. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
E mAya jEsitivO (tv). rAgA: mALavi. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
gajavadana gaNapatE. rAgA: nATa. k/cApu tALA. R.Venugopal
gaNa nAyakam. rAgA: navarasakannaDa. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
ika nannu brOva. rAgA: riSabhapriyA. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
kadalaka nA manasunu. rAgA: hamIrkalyANi. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
kaladu lEdana. rAgA: vAgadIshvari. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
kAmAkSi akhila. rAgA: tODi. m/jhampa tALA. R.Venugopal
kAmAkSi kAmakOTi. rAgA: kAmbhOji. cApu tALA. R.Venugopal
karuNAnidhE kamalApatE. rAgA: kOkilapriyA. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
karuNatOnu karapADu. rAgA: sarasAngi. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
mahima teliya. rAgA: dharmavati. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
manavini vinumA. rAgA: nalinakAnti. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
manOhari mAtangi. rAgamAlikA. rUpaka tALA. R,Venugopal
marava tagunA mati. rAgA: husEni. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
mAravairi manOhari. rAgA: kIravANi. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
maravakurA rAma. rAgA: latAngi. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
murugA murugA ennum. rAgA: nAyaki. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
nannu brOvavE nAtalli (tv). rAgA: kannaDa. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
nE moraliDitE. rAgA: shankarAbharaNa. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
nI padAmbujamE. rAgA: sAvEri. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
nI sari daivamA. rAgA: kEdAragauLa. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
nirAkArincuTa. rAgA: kharaharapriyA. tisragati Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
nA manasu telisinanu. rAgA: vijayashrI. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
nA tApamu jUciyu. rAgA: cintAmaNI. cApu tALA. R.Venugopal
nI dayalEdani rAma. rAgA: dhanyAsi. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
nIrajAyatAkSi nikhila. rAgA: kalyANi cApu tALA. R.Venugopal
nIvaNTi daivamu gAnanu. rAgA: varALi. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
pada pankaja. rAgA: Anandabhairavi. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
palukuTa taramE. rAgA: KaPI. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
palumAru. rAgA: yadukulakAmbhOji. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
paradEvatE pAhi (tv). rAgA: pUrNacandrikA. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
parAku nIkE. rAgA: dhanyAsi. tisranaDai Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
parama sukhadamE. rAgA: amrtavAhini. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
rAmam ravikulAbdhipam. rAgA: rAmapriyA. cApu tALA. R.Venugopal
sadA nI pAdayuga. rAgA: tODi. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
sarasija lOcani (tv). rAgA: phalamanjari. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
sari samAna daivamu. rAgA: viTapi. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
sarva vighna haraNa. rAgA: AbhOgi. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
sATi evvarE nI sATi evvarE. rAgA: bhairavi. cApu tALA. R.Venugopal
shrI kAmAkSi ambA. rAgA: bhairavi. cApu tALA. R.Venugopal
shrI kAmAkSi nA (svarajati). rAgA: shrI. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
shrI kAmAkSi tanayE. rAgA: dEvagAndhAri. cApu tALA. R.Venugopal
shrI kAmAkSi. rAgA: tODi. m/jhampa tALA. R.Venugopal
shrI lalitE. rAgA: laita. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
shrI ramAramaNa. rAgA: suraTi. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
shrI tripurasundari. rAgA: vAcaspati. cApu tALA. R.Venugopal
shrI vANi sarasvati. rAgA: harikAmbhOji. m/jhampa tALA. R.Venugopal
sOmashEkharuDaina. rAgA: dhanyAsi. t/tripuTa tALA. R.Venugopal
tAmadamA kAttaruLa. rAgA: tODi. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
tAmasambu. rAgA: gaurimanOhari. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
tarAtaramu teliyadA (j). rAgA: bilahari. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
telupa taramA. rAgA: garuDadhvani. Adi tALA. R.Venugopal
vA murugA vA. rAgA: bEgaDa. rUpaka tALA. R.Venugopal
varavINA vAdana. rAgA: cArukEsi. t/tripuTa tALA. R.Venugopal
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#46 Re: Spencer Venugopal's Compositions

Post by nagthilaka » 21 Apr 2019, 07:43

Thanks a million
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#47 Re: Spencer Venugopal's Compositions

Post by Sivaramakrishnan » 22 Apr 2019, 13:06

Thanks Lakshman for the list of Spencer kritis.
It's really an eye opener!

Woder why our musicians do not include the compositions in concerts!
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#48 Re: Spencer Venugopal's Compositions

Post by Sivaramakrishnan » 22 Apr 2019, 13:15

I have listened to Sri Venugopal's speeches at a few occasions and it's been a pleasure to enjoy his narrative and command of English.

I recently listened to him at a function to felicitate Smt Jaya Balakrishnan of Nada inbam ( Ragasudha) and he gave a stellar speech in 'pure' Tamil to my great excitement. Because I thought he would talk only in English though proficient as a composer in Tamil.
Spencer Venugopal வாழ்க!
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#49 Re: Spencer Venugopal's Compositions

Post by Sivaramakrishnan » 24 Apr 2019, 10:27

Wonder why Venugopal's kritis are not much heard in concert circuits. DKJ used to sing. Youngsters may take advantage of the fairly good collection of the compositions
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