Narong Prangcharoen: Mantras

Narong Prangcharoen (composer)

Catalog #: TROY1322
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Format: Digital

In this recording of Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen's chamber music, he explains that "Throughout my life, I have had two basic sources of inspiration, the power of nature and the power of the mind." While most of his compositions have been for orchestra, he uses the same sources of inspiration for his chamber music, but the textures and colors are varied to suit the chamber medium. Prangcharoen has established an international reputation and is recognized as one of Thailand's leading composers. Among many other awards, he has received the American Composers Orchestra Underwood New Music Commission and the Audience Choice Award. His music has been performed in Asia, America, Australia and Europe. He is the founder of the Thailand International Composition Festival and is on the faculty of the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri in Kansas City.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Whispering Narong Prangcharoen newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
Between Heaven and Earth Narong Prangcharoen Jonathan Borja, flute, Christopher Janwong McKiggan, piano
Antahkarana Narong Prangcharoen Michael Hall, viola
Bencharong Narong Prangcharoen Jonathan Borja, flute, Ben Gitter, cello, Brendan Kinsella, piano
Verdana Narong Prangcharoen Third Angle New Music Ensemble
Mantras Narong Prangcharoen John Sampen, saxophone, Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony, Bruce Moss conductor


  • "Prangcharoen creates an exciting and very effective listening experience."

    – New Music Box

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