Directory of Malayalam Christian Songs
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വന്ദേ വന്ദേ
Wandē Wandē

CMSI Ref. Number MA-MAL-02-DCS-020
Title Wandē Wandē
വന്ദേ വന്ദേ
Language Malayalam
Author of text Fr. Cherian Kunianthodath, C.M.I.
Composer of melody Thomas Kandathil, C.M.I.
Performer(s) Joseph Palackal, Molly Madathiparambil and Chorus

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Christian Bhajans

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Typesetting by Sherin Joseph
Recordings DCS-020 Vande Vande - Christian Bhajans by Dr. Joseph J. Palackal

Dr. Cherian Kunianthodath, CMI, wrote this bhajan for the LP record. The lyricist relied heavily on Sanskrit epithets of the divine Lord. Such a prayer vocabulary was already familiar to the practitioners of Indian liturgy at Dharamam College and NBCLC in Bengaluru. Fr. Thomas Kandathil, CMI (1942-2012), composed a simple melody in a call-response style. Despite its relative simplicity, the bhajan did not gain much popularity. Yet, the bhajan is a record of the mindset of the Catholic institutions that were in tune with the idea of inculturation in the 1970s. ... Read More

Joseph J. Palackal, CMI
New York
24 May 2021

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