Maha Mantras (Concerto For Alto/Soprano Saxophone And Orchestra). By Narong Prangcharoen. For alto saxophone/soprano saxophone, piano. Contemporary. Solo part with piano reduction. Standard notation. 36 pages. Duration 17 minutes. 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'.