Sunday, March 7, 2010

Overture or prelude, eh?


An instrumental composition purposely as an induction to an extended work, such as an opera or oratorio. Rarely, in cine compositions we have such an introduction musical piece. However, the introduction music before any cine song is referred as 1st BGM or prelude. Below reference of 9 Genres from 10 preludes of Raaja sir's compositions that define his mathematical innate ability, making a huge impact as if an overture for the prelude of a mere ratio of time.

Putham puthu kaalai - Alaigal Oyvathillai:

It’s prelude originates with trill of Oboe; accent of bass guitar with maraca & later joins synth make Reggae structure. Novelty of dawn was pronounced by Janaki amma, which makes so iciness ambiance…especially for this season. {wink}

Oru murai kettale - Inime Naangathan:

Basically, it is an Alternative Rock number. Prelude of Oru murai kettale has live whamming on electric guitar through vibrato arm & heavy metal drumming. Simply Rocking prelude, which would raise the temperature at your end. {wink}

Vaanile thenila from Kaakhi Chattai:

This song has tinge of big band Jazz fusion. It is a lovely piece, which has something alike arpeggios on keys. It's dark lovely melody through reed & heavy string orchestra could make huge seduction on their musical texture.

Oru Kaaviyum from Aruvadai naal:

Its prelude has Ghazal accent rhythm through tabla with running Synth. Tabla plays Kavali, an 8 beat rhythmic structure. Song is based on 4/4 time. The emotional appeal in the Choir imitates the melody of Saranams' last line.

Madai Thirandhu from Nizhalgal:

Basically, this song is a Rhythm & blues number with heavy string orchestra arrangement! It has an avant-garde prelude with intermingle of different guitars sounding. Polyphonic guitar texture with distortion resonance through electric lead guitar overlapped on running bass guitar with snares accompaniment.

Vaanam thottu ponna from Thevar Magan:

The song Vaanam thottu ponna is Requiem version of Pottri paadadi ponne. It is kind of fugue format; successive progression of five or six choir parts sing the same melody with different tones.

Dhoori dhoori - Thendral Sudum:

It originates with lively string orchestra, lead electric guitar & swing rhythm on snares with ¾ time signature make candidly Waltz structures onto which a brass plays a floating melody.

Dingu dongurappo - Valli:

This song is based on Flamenco genre. The prelude wherein, technique of golpe is played on guitar.

Vaa vaa kanmani from Innisai Mazhai:

It is a heavy Rock prelude. Infact, it is a melancholic version of a sweet romantic duet. It's prelude originates with foot-tapping rhythm arrangement through live drum-kit & after 1st minute rolling on octobans is more like punch to stop its solo performance. Later, joins distortion effect through electric lead guitar with heavy drumming & programmed clapping of hands make a live Rock concert ambiance. It has been set in 4/4 beat.

Manitha Manitha from Kan sivanthal man sivakkum:

It is March genre song! It's prelude originates with something alike staccato through violin & its lead melody was imitated by heavy string orchestra; this shows the clear evidence of Raaja sir's mathematical innate ability as it is more like a mini violin concerto. Later, heavy brass arrangement with snares make french revolution music resonance! The timing of 0.39 - 0.41 reveals that Raaja sir is so apparently, heavy string arrangement had nuances of beethoven's 5th symphony - 1st movement, however, he did not give room for nitpickers as it is just negligible inspiration for those seconds may be, it should be overture for marching movement composition.

So, there are n number of preludes set in different permutations and combination of orchestra & may follow a particular genre to some extent, which gives the hint for color of the song.


~~Raaja rules!


Saraks said...

"had nuances of beethoven's 5th symphony " - Finiding inspirations that doesn't extend more than few bars is too much dude :)

New kenny on the block ;) said...

Hi Saraks!

Ah, you may right with your saying. I shall listen to it again & will correct the statement soon. {wink} Thanks!