Classic Incantations

Track List

1. Cry of the Rose (iTunes only)
2. Slumdog Millionaire Suite: Mausam and Escape
3. Slumdog Millionaire Suite: Latika's Theme
4. Passage Suite: The Waltz (Lux Aeterna)
5. Passage Suite: Moi (Aria)
6. Lord of the Rings Suite: Lothlorien
7. Swades Suite
8. The Rising: Legacy

Album Credits

Release date: 2012

Label:T-Series (India)


Classic Incantations:

The German Film Orchestra Babelsberg performs A. R. Rahman


Released: July 2012


Label: T-Series (India)



Classic Incantations:

The German Film Orchestra Babelsberg performs A. R. Rahman is a studio recording of the five-city concert tour, exclusively presented by Lapp, a leading cable and connectivity solutions company. This musical extravaganza for the first time, showcased over a hundred orchestral musicians as they performed live in India as part of 0the collaborative celebration titled "Germany and India 2011-2011: Infinite Opportunities"


The tour coincided with the celebration of the centenary year of Studio Babelsberg, the world's oldest film studio located in Germany, and Indian cinema - both of which came into being in 1912. The concert debuted in Mumbai on 20th January 2012 and subsequently traveled to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore, creating a new highpoint for music lovers across the nation.


From Roja to Robot, the 100-member strong musical alliance between the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg and students of the KM Music Conservatory, Chennai, peformed orchestral sweeps composed by A. R. Rahman for Bombay, Swades, The Rising, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and many more. Studio Recordings of a selection of these pieces are compiled in this album.


Composed, arranged and produced by A. R. Rahman



Lothlorien composed by A. R. Rahman, Christopher Nightingale and Varttina




Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg


Orchestrator and Conductor:

Matt Dunkley


Orchestra Manager:

Klaus-Peter Beyer


Additional Arrangements by:

Kazimir Boyle, Prasanna, Hentry Kuruvilla and Christopher Nightingale



Sound Engineers:

At Panchathan Record-Inn and AM Studios Chennai:

S. Sivakumar, Suresh Permal, P. A. Deepak, T. R. Krishna Chetan, Jerry Silvester Vincent, Kannan Ganpat, Pradeep, Karthikeyan, Srinidhi Venkatesh and R. Nitish Kumar


At Panchathan Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles:

Tony Joy and Satoshi Naguchi



At YRF Studios, Mumbai:


Sound Engineer:

Shantanu Hudlikar


First Assistant Sound Engineer:

Abhishek Khandelwal


Assistant Sound Engineer:

Sarit Chatterjee


Interning Assistant Sound Engineer:

Manasi Tare


Scoring Stage:

Studio Babelsberg, Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany



Mix Engineer:

Alan Meyerson


Assistant Mix Engineer:

Satoshi Naguchi


Recording Engineer:

Michael Schubert


ProTools Engineer:

Falko Duczmal


Mastered by:

Chris Bellman and Patricia Sullivan, Hollywood



KM Music Conservatory Choir members:



Mugdha Hasnabis, Georgina Mathew, Gayathri S. G., Deepiga Swaminathan, Ramya Mukund, Arpita Gandhi, Rohini Basu



Tshering L. Bhutia, Nikhita Gandhi, Neeharika Gollapalli, Aanchal Sethi, Ramya Thiyagarajan, Vedika Chandran, Aishwarya Anil Kumar



Saikumar Prabhakaran, Arun Haridas Kamath, Sachin Shankor Mannath, Akshay Yesodharan, Aditya Akkapedi, Pranav Robin Joseph, Sandeep Gurrapadi



Abinav S, Rituraj Sen, Anurag Sharma, Ajay Sen, Naveen V. K., Varun Kumar U., Khamosh Shah


Choir trained at KM Music Conservatory by Kavita Baliga


KM Music Conservatory soloists:

Arun Haridas Kamath - Male soloist in Lothlorien

Kavita Baliga - Female soloist in Lothlorien; soloist in Nager Dans L'Espoir and Lux Aeterna Luceat Eis



Executive Producers:

Ganeshanker Balachandran, Karan Grover and Simon Long


Project Co-ordination:

Rapport Global Events, Vijay Mohan Iyer


Composer's note:


I am really excited and grateful for this gesture of the Babelsberg Orchestra for doing this tour in India along with our students and kids from the KM Music Conservatory. I am sure this will be a new experience to Indian score lovers. It will give them a great opportunity to experience and see how many people are involved in creating huge scores and create a thirst among the younger generation to become orchestral musicians.


I am grateful to all the people involved in making this project a reality. Particularly, the Goethe Institute, Dr. Marla Stukenberg, the Babelsberg Orchestra and Matt Dunkley. This record is to acknowledge the wishes of the many score lovers who have been wanting this from me for a long time. I hope all of you enjoy listening to this. I feel this is the beginning of many good things to come from this part of the world.


Ellapugazhum iraivanukke.