We are glad to post a few Marian songs from our collection during the month of May to honor the Blessed Virgin. Fr. Joseph Manakkil, a great lyricist of Christian songs in Malayalam, uses the litany of the Blessed Virgin to create a garland of Marian epithets in this song. It was indeed an honor to sing Fr. Manakkil's lyrics for this album. Most probably, the opening phrase of the bouncy melody came from the mouth of Fr. Manakiil himself. Kochulakshmi from Mercy College, Palakkad joined us for the recording. It was Sr. Sheila Kannath, CMC who introduced Kochulakshmi to our team. We sang together in several albums that Mercy College published under the supervision of Sr. Sheila. We hope this song will help the Catholic listeners to meditate on the various attributes of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the remaining days of this month.
Christian Musicological Society of India is an international forum for interdisciplinary research, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge, on the music, art and dance of about thirty million Christians in India, who belong to a diverse set of communities and linguistic groups and follow a variety of liturgical traditions some of which date back to the early Christian era. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI, the Society hopes that such researches will draw attention to the lesser known aspects of India in connection with the rest of the world.