Two performances on the esraj by Sri Chinmoy. The second esraj performance is on an esraj named “Chinmoy Beena”; this was specially built to Sri Chinmoy’s specifications by his students (Harkara and Pramodan).

Notes on recording

The esraj is noted for its soft, haunting and ethereal qualities. The Chinmoy Beena helps to maximise the soulfulness of this instrument.

1. Esraj (32:25)

  • Proem
  • Janani Mirar Sneha Bhara Ankhi
  • Sri Aurobindo Kandari Tumi
  • Gurudev Tumi Amar Lagiya
  • Bahubar Tumi Kariyachho Khama
  • Hiyar Duar Khulte Giye
  • Khunjite Chahigo Tomar Nayan
  • Hasite Giye Kende Mari

2. Chinmoy Beena (8:04)

  • Proem
  • Janani Mirar Sneha Bhara Ankhi
  • Sri Aurobindo Kandari Tumi
  • Gurudev Tumi Amar Lagiya
  • Bahubar Tumi Bharater Kabi
  • Bharat Dulal
  • Ami Jabo

Location of performance

  • Esraj Performance February 19th 2003 at PS 86, New York
  • Chinmoy Beena performance recorded March 11th 2003 at Fourth Universalist Church, New York

Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Name: ‘The Blue of the Sky’
Related tags: Esraj
Year of publication: 2003
Duration: 40:29
Publisher: AUM Music
Tracks uploaded and published: Kamalakanta Nieves.
Format: Advanced Audio Coding