Maha Gita means great or royal song with the repertoire which refers to ‘Thachin Gyi’ or also called great songs. Belonging to the royal Myanmar courts, Maha Gita takes shape of the basic of Myanmar classical music and relating Myanmar music performance. In fact, The Maha Gita performance is pervasive in Myanmar music performance in a theater with the participation of live actors.
The Maha Gita owes its existence to the printed collection of the song texts; however, traditional examples do not exist in notation which has no presence in Myanmar tradition. Nevertheless, once watching this on Myanmar trips, you can still take in skeletal structural patterns of the music that exist in Western notation.
Kyo Songs, Bwe Songs, Tachin Hkan
Those are considered the repertoire’s oldest parts with a huge collection of songs
Patt Pyou Songs
This type of song was pervasive in the court and they are variable in number
Loung Chin refers to songs of longing and desire
Lei Dwei Than Kat
This category is considered a group of two special songs
This is a kind of music that enables the horses to dance
Nat Chin Nat Chin
Nat Chin Nat Chin is known as songs for worshiping and propitiation of 37 Nats
Originating from Ayuthia in Thailand, Yodaya Songs are now popular in Myanmar which were later composed according to that style
If Loung Chin is about longing, Bole are songs that involve sorrows and laments
Talaing Than belongs to the Mon minority in Myanmar
Those court songs refer to the complete body of Myanmar classical songs; whereas, there are certain instrumental pieces that serve the function of the opening of the performance named ‘Panama Ti’loun’ which means ‘first pieces’.