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Narong Prangcharoen

Narong Prangcharoen


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General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 13:15
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts – Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $65.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute IV
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

(Percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The piece was inspired by the idea of seven chakras. It is not intended to portray the sound of each chakra and not for meditation; rather, it is an experiment in the force and energy in music. The piece starts with chaotic sound that introduces the main musical idea that transforms into the energy source for the whole piece. Chakra focuses on linear musical lines that merge into one big movement from the beginning to the end of the piece. All changes in the piece are slow in order to imitate the change of energy in Chakra. Timbre change is one of the most important characteristics. It slowly transforms from one instrument to another to emulate the movement of chakra through the body. The composer writes: "Let the energy of the piece moves you without resisting."

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band


Commissioned by Illinois State University Wind Symphony. First performed on April 22, 2007, by Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen K. Steele, conductor; the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall, Normal, Ill., USA.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Kanchanahud, Nipat. "Chakra." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 931-938. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.
  • Narong Prangcharoen website Accessed 11 February 2017
  • Prangcharoen, N. (2007). Chakra [score]. Theodore Prresser Co.: King of Prussia, Penn.