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Lokuttara

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Narong Prangcharoen

Narong Prangcharoen


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General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 14:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Rental ($350.00   |   Score Only (print) - $65.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Lokuttara means "ultramundane." It is the power that enables the mind to transcend the world, or beyond the limits of our system. This piece is mainly focusing on the texture and timbre inspired by chanting or praying. For example, the texture of this piece is imitating the rhythm of speech or the singing of words or sounds, called "reciting tones," as in a chant or a prayer. The timbre enlightens the listener to the sound and atmosphere beyond the material world, echoing the transcendence of Tibetan monk chants. The direction of the lines are mainly focused on the departure from a low register to a high register as if the mind transcends from the physical world to the world beyond our system. The thematic and harmonic material are controlled by the set of pitches that function as the main material for the entire piece.

Lokuttara consists of three main sections, divided fast -- slow -- fast. Although the material is from the same pitch collection, the music in each section transforms into many different forms.

Lokuttara was graciously commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University for the United States Marine Band, Brigham Young University’s Wind Symphony and Florida State University’s Wind Orchestra as the Endowment’s performing consortium..


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Performances

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  • Arizona State University (Tempe) Wind Orchestra (Gary W. Hill, conductor) – 19 September 2017
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) – 22 March 2015 *Premiere Performance*


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