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Maha Mantras

Concerto For Alto/Soprano Saxophone And Orchestra

By Narong Prangcharoen

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Alto saxophone/soprano saxophone, piano
Concerto For Alto/Soprano Saxophone And Orchestra. Composed by Narong Prangcharoen. Contemporary. Solo part with piano reduction. With Standard notation. Duration 17 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-41598. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114415980).

Item Number: PR.114415980

ISBN 1598064967.

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'.

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