|CMSI Ref. Number
|Author of text
|Fr. Cherian Kunianthodath, C.M.I.
|Composer of melody
|Thomas Kandathil, C.M.I.
|Joseph Palackal, Molly Madathiparambil and Chorus
|Date of composition of text/melody
|DCS-020 Vande Vande - Christian Bhajans by Dr. Joseph J. Palackal
Dr. Cherian Kunianthodath, CMI, wrote this bhajan for the LP record. The lyricist relied heavily on Sanskrit epithets of the divine Lord. Such a prayer vocabulary was already familiar to the practitioners of Indian liturgy at Dharamam College and NBCLC in Bengaluru. Fr. Thomas Kandathil, CMI (1942-2012), composed a simple melody in a call-response style. Despite its relative simplicity, the bhajan did not gain much popularity. Yet, the bhajan is a record of the mindset of the Catholic institutions that were in tune with the idea of inculturation in the 1970s. ... Read MoreJoseph J. Palackal, CMI
24 May 2021