Indian Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Indian Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (playlist)

1. Afghani Rabab: Composition in Raag Desh
Composition in Raag Desh performed by Quraishi and accompanied by Samir Chatterjee on tabla and Benjamin Stewart on tanpura.

2. Afghani Rabab: "Valley" Folksong
Afghani folksong entitled "Valley" written and performed by Quraishi and accompanied by Samir Chatterjee on tabla.

3. Sarangi: Alap in Raag Bhoopali performed by Ramesh Misra.

4. Sarangi: Composition in Raag Durga performed by Ramesh Misra and accompanied by Benjamin Stewart on tanpura.

5. Sarangi: Ektal Composition in Raag Bhoopali performed by Ramesh Misra and accompanied by Samir Chatterjee on tabla and Benjamin Stewart on tanpura.

6. Sarangi: Bhojpuri Folksong from Uttar Pradesh
Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhayibo Bhojpuri Folksong from Uttar Pradesh, North India.

7. Sitar: Alap in Raag Desh performed by K.V. Mahabala.

7. Sitar: Drut Tintal Composition in Raag Hamir. Performed by K.V. Mahabala on sitar and accompanied by Samir Chatterjee on tabla and Benjamin Stewart on tanpura.

8. Sitar: Jor in Raag Desh performed by K.V. Mahabala and accompanied by Benjamin Stewart on tanpura.

9. Khol Improvisation. Performed by Samir Chatterjee.

10. Tabla: Improvisation in Rupak Tal
Performed by Samir Chatterjee and accompanied by Ramesh Misra on sarangi and Benjamin Stewart on tanpura.

11. Tabla: Theka, Qayeda, and Tukra in Tintal (Madhya Lay - Medium Tempo)
Recited and played by Samir Chatterjee.

12. Tabla: Theka, Rela, and Tukra in Tintal (Drut Lay - Fast Tempo)
Performed by Samir Chatterjee and accompanied by Benjamin Stewart on tanpura.

13. Tanpura demonstration by Benjamin Stewart.

14. Alap in Raag Desh performed by Quraishi.

Filmed in the gallery for the art of Mughal South Asia and Later South Asia at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 13, 2013.

A production of the Digital Media Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Produced and Directed by Christopher Noey
Edited by Kate Farrell
Camera by Kelly Richardson and Jessica Glass
Lighting by Ned Hallick
Sound Recording and Post-Production Audio by David Raymond
Production Coordinator: Stephanie Wuertz
Production Assistants: Sarah Cowan, Kate Farrell, Maureen Coyle

Organized by the Department of Musical Instruments
J. Kenneth Moore, Frederick P. Rose curator-in-charge
Jayson Kerr Dobney, Associate Curator and Administrator
Bradley Strauchen-Scherer, Associate Curator
P. Allen Roda, Research Fellow
Susana Caldeira, Assistant Conservator
Joseph Peknik III, Principal Technician
Pamela Summey, Programs Coordinator
Marian Eines, Associate for Administration

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