Kalyana jig

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Kalyana has been added to 25 tune sets.

Kalyana has been added to 200 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Kalyana
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F2d cAF|AzB AFE|F2d cAd|cAd edc|
F2d cAF|A2A- AFE|F2d dcd|e2d cBA:|
|:dee ede|f2d dcd|eze ede|g2a fed|
eze ede|f2d fga|g2e edB|1 dze dBA:|2 dzd- dAG||
# Added by athas .
2
X: 2
T: Kalyana
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:~F2(d c)AF|~A2B AFE|~F2(d c)A(d|c)Ad edc|
FFd cAF|~A3 AFE|1 Fdd dcd|efd BAG:|2 Fdd def|efd cBA||
dee ede|(ef)d dcd|eze ede|fga fed|
~e3 ede|(ef)d fga|(fg)e edB|dze dBA|
dee ede|~f2d dcd|eze ede|gd fd gd|
~e3 ede|(ef)d fga|(fg)e edB|dBe dBG||
3
X: 3
T: Kalyana
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:~F2(d c)AF|~A2B AFE|~F2(d c)A(d|c)Ad edc|
FFd cAF|~A3 AFE|1 Fdd dcd|efd BAG:|2 Fdd def|efd cBA||
dee ede|(ef)d dcd|eze ede|fga fed|
~e3 ede|(ef)d fga|(fg)e edB|dze dBA|
dee ede|~f2d dcd|eze ede|gd fd gd|
~e3 ede|(ef)d fga|(fg)e edB|dBe dBG||

Twelve comments

Kalyana

From Emer Mayock’s Playground CD. She actually recorded this on an Eb flute.

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Lovely melody

Kalyana means beautiful, lovely, good, excellent, noble, auspicious or fortunate in the Sanskrit language. I couldn’t agree more. This tune has thoroughly infected me. I had no choice but to learn it just to try and get it out of my head.

Sheet vs. ABC

Don’t know if this happens often, but the sheet appears to have a mistake: the third bar to the tune should be |F2d cAd|, as is shown in the ABC, not |F2d cAD|, as is shown in the sheet. Thought I’d mention.

Sheet vs. ABC

probably athas submitted the ABC and revised it later, when the sheet was already made.

How Lunasa plays that:

X: 1
T: Kalyana
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|:~F2(d c)AF|~A2B AFE|~F2(d c)A(d|c)Ad edc|
FFd cAF|~A3 AFE|1Fdd dcd|efd BAG:|2Fdd def|efd cBA||
|dee ede|(ef)d dcd|eze ede|fga fed|
~e3 ede|(ef)d fga|(fg)e edB|dze dBA|
dee ede|~f2d dcd|eze ede|gd fd gd|
~e3 ede|(ef)d fga|(fg)e edB|dBe dBG||

D major or F# minor?

The posters above wrote “D” whereas my instinct was “F#m”. So what do you think it is and why? Honest question - I’ve had no music theory, and am fumbling my way among the keys.

Chords

Love this tune, anyone know what chords go with it?

Re: Kalyana

Does anyone know the origin of this jig?

Re: Kalyana (comp :Emer Mayock)

j ai repris la transcription ci dessus (Lunasa, flute) en corrigeant la 5° mesure avant la fin (gB fA gA).
X: 1

T: Kalyana
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|:~F2(d c)AF|~A2B AFE|~F2(d c)A(d|c)Ad edc|
FFd cAF|~A3 AFE|1Fdd dcd|efd BAG:|2Fdd def|efd cBA||
|dee ede|(ef)d dcd|eze ede|fga fed|
~e3 ede|(ef)d fga|(fg)e edB|dze dBA|
dee ede|~f2d dcd|eze ede|gB fA gA|
~e3 ede|(ef)d fga|(fg)e edB|dBe dBG|

Re: Kalyana

It isn’t score with a 1st and 2nd ending on the B part. Often, the 2nd end on the B part will make it obvious what note it resolves to. It just sounds to me like it shouldn’t resolve to the G and their should be one more note. But, I can’t figure out the key. I don’t think it’s G major. That doesn’t agree with the key signature. Is it D major? E Dorian? B Minor?

Re: Kalyana

learn2turn, it doesn’t resolve to the G. That’s just the last note that takes you back to the beginning. If you were playing this as a stand alone tune you wouldn’t end on the G.
The tune is in D major. Listen to the Lunasa take, posted by bogman, above and the harmonic intention becomes clearer, with the first part starting on the tonic (D major) and the second part starting on the dominant chord (A major).