Eena meena deeka (arr.) 2009
Bollywood singer, chorus, orchestra [2.2.2(I=Bb, II=Eb).2-184.108.40.206-.perc(3): 3tom-t/SD/BD/3wdbl/whip/v.slap/tamb/cyms/cowbell/tri /Swanee whistle/ xylo/vib/2mbas-strings] (with optional solo violin/sitar/tabla) (4′)
Text: Rajinder Krishan (1919-88)
Original music: C. Ramchandra (1918-82), 1957
Commissioned by SPNM and the BBC Concert Orchestra as part of Raga Mela, a project devised by SPNM’s Artistic Director, Kuljit Bhamra.
First performance: Royal Festival Hall, London, 06/05/2009
BBC Concert Orchestra | Robert Ziegler conductor
BBC Concert Orchestra | Robert Ziegler conductor (BBC Radio 3 broadcast 17/05/2009)