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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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  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. Aathma Soughyam
  8. Abhishek - Christian Bhajans and Hymns (Hindi) By Fr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI and Fr. Anto Amarnad CMI
  9. Benediction Booklet
  10. Christ the Good Shepherd L P Record
  11. Christian Bhajans by Joseph J. Palackal CMI
  12. Christian Devotional Song from Malayalam movie ROMANS
  13. Christian Devotional Song From the Malayalam Movie Makane Ninakku Vendi
  14. Christian Devotional Song From the Malayalam Movie - Kattuvithachavan
  15. Christian Devotional Song From the Malayalam Movie Bharya
  16. CHRISTIAN DEVOTIONAL SONG ST. MARY'S BASILICA ERNAKULAM
  17. Christian Devotional Songs (Children Interest) L P Record
  18. Christian Devotional Songs By K. J. Jesudos - L P Record
  19. CHRISTIAN SONGS (Malayalam) By Jolly Abraham
  20. CHRISTIAN SONGS (Malayalam) By K.S. George
  21. Christian Songs Malayalam By P Jayachandran Vincent S Janaki
  22. Christian Songs Malayalam By P. Susheela / P. Jayachandran / K.P. UdayaBhanu
  23. Daivathin Aalayam: vol-1 ദൈവത്തിൻ ആലയം – vol-1
  24. Daivathin Aalayam: vol-2 ദൈവത്തിൻ ആലയം – vol-2
  25. Daivathin Aalayam: vol-3 ദൈവത്തിൻ ആലയം: vol-3
  26. Daivathin Aalayam: vol-4 ദൈവത്തിൻ ആലയം: vol-4
  27. Dharmagiti Hymnal Book
  28. Engane Njan Nanni Chollum
  29. ESWARANE THEDI
  30. Ganadhyapakan Music Teacher Book
  31. HYMNS AND SONGS OF THE TRADITION GREGORIAN CHANTS IN MALAYALAM AT UDHANASHRAM
  32. Jayageetham
  33. JEEVANDE NATHANE (Malayalam) By K.J. Yesudas / R.K. Shekar
  34. Karunamritham Bhajans by Sheila Kannath and Joseph Palackal
  35. Kristeeya Gaanangal Christian Songs 45 Rpm ep record
  36. Kristu Sahasra Namam Audio CD
  37. Kurishinte Vazhi കുരിശിന്റെ വഴി
  38. Life of Christ - L P Record
  39. Lokanaathan Uyritharathri ലോകനാഥൻ ഉയരിതരാത്രി
  40. MA O' MARIA - HYMN TO ANNAI VAILANKANNY By Fr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI
  41. Malayalam Christian Classics by Sri George Panjara
  42. Malayalam Christian songs - A. P. Komala
  43. Mar Yousepp Keerthanam - Thāpasāvaranāya Mār Yousepp
  44. Marian Bhajans
  45. Mathrusthawam - CMI Congregation Book
  46. Mattoru Smarakam Aavashyam illaatha - Nidheerikkal Mani Katthanaar
  47. Music For Life
  48. Nadarchana
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  50. NADOPASANA CHRISTMAS '86
  51. Nidantha Sneham Christian Classical Music by George Panjara
  52. Old Christian Malayalam Songs - പുരാതന ക്രിസ്‌തീയ മലയാള പാട്ടുകൾ
  53. Old is Gold - Old Christian Songs
  54. Oshana Christian Devotional Songs
  55. Padheyam - Maranavasara Gaanangal (Malayalam) By Nadopasana
  56. Qambel Maran Syriac Chants from South India
  57. Sandesh - Hindi Christian songs by Dr. Joseph J Palackal C.M.I.
  58. Sankeerthanangal - Vol. 1
  59. Sankeerthanangal - Vol. 2
  60. Sankeerthanangal - Vol.3
  61. Sankeerthanangal - Vol.4
  62. SARVESHA PUTHRAN - Old Christian Song by Fr. Abel and Antony master
  63. Sathyanayaka Christian Songs (Malayalam) By K. J. Yesudas
  64. SATHYARADHANA SAKHYAM
  65. Shradhanjali Liturgical Hymns-Christmas Song
  66. SNEHAMALYAM CHRISTIAN SONGS from Tarangani Cassettes - K.J. Yesudas
  67. Solemn Qurbana in Syriac By Fr. George Nellikkatt
  68. Sreeyesukeerthanam- Christian Classical Music By George Panjara
  69. Theshbohtha - Solemn Syriac Qurbana by Fr. Varghese Mattathil
  70. Yesu Vilikkunnu Vol-1
  71. Yesu Vilikkunnu Vol-2
  72. Yesu Vilikkunnu Vol-3
  73. Yesu Vilikkunnu Vol-4
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CMSI Ref. No.

Artist(s)
1 4 Awūn d'waśmayyā [Our Father in heaven] 2:26 Liturgy of the Hours

101-0001

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-0017

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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-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

EC-0029

Joseph J. Palackal & The Syriac choir of St. John's Church, Konthuruthy, Ernakulam

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