Carnatic Scores Repository

I’ve created a repository for Carnatic Music Scores. One can download Carnatic Music Notations/Scores for Varnams, Kritis along with the ‘source’ file/document which generated the score. At present the repository has two completed scores (and a few more almost ready scores! new!)

Kalaharanamelara – Suddha Saveri – Adi – Tyagaraja

Brochevarevare – Sriranjani – Adi – Tyagaraja

Score: pdf – 2 pages
Source: Inkscape SVG files for both the pages.
Score: Kalaharanamelara - Tyagaraja @ Carnatic Scores Repository

Download from Carnatic Scores Repository:

If you need the score, you can download the pdf, copy/print/share it. If you like to make some changes/corrections in the score, download the svg files, and edit them in Inkscape.


Creating Carnatic Music scores is a challenging task. Tools/Software for this purpose are rare and none of them is quite mature.  People use word processors, spreadsheets and some times plain text editors to score. I did my bit of exploration. I’ve tried, apart from the mentioned methods, Latex, Lilypond (western graphical notation), and of late, Inkscape (vector graphics). Carnatic Scores repository will host the scores along with the ‘source’. So one can peek in to the source and see how I produced the score, try out the method and help me improve the score.

Most of Carnatic compositions are out of copyright. Still ‘scores’ are quite difficult to find, except in actual printed books, which may be still under copyright. For every song I learn, I’ll try to create a beautiful score and upload it in the repository.

2 thoughts on “Carnatic Scores Repository”

    1. Thanks for the link Sowmya. I've been kind of looking for that page. Previously it was hosted on some university site, and later removed from there.

      Thanks again.

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