Maha Mantras (Concerto For Alto/Soprano Saxophone And Orchestra). Composed by Narong Prangcharoen. For alto saxophone/soprano saxophone, piano. Contemporary. Solo part with piano reduction. Standard notation. 36 pages. Duration 17 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-41598. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114415980).
ISBN 1598064967. With Standard notation. Contemporary.
Cast in one movement with many "subplots," Maha Mantras is a concerto for saxophonist switching between Soprano and Alto, featuring a dazzling tour-de-force cadenza in which the soloist plays both instruments simultaneously. A profound synthesis of Prangcharoen's native Thai soundworld and Western symphonic tradition, Maha Mantras is based on pentatonic themes tinged with highly ornate and chromatic shadings. The work's title indicates a magnification and development of the composer's earlier work Mantras, both compositions inspired by the creation of music as a healing force. For advanced performers. Dur.: 17'.