Mongolian Buddhist Prayer for Tenor, Oboe, Violin, and 'Cello
Praise of Mahakala is a chamber work based on the Mongolian language text of a traditional Buddhist prayer, which is scored for tenor (who will sing in Mongolian), oboe, violin, and violoncello. The work was inspired by the work of Italian scholar and sinologist Dr. F. Fiaschetti. Tempi (not indicated) may be at a pace reminiscent of the actual Mahakala chant on which the work is based.
Musical Score; Chamber Music; Mongolian; Buddhism; Prayer and Chant; Tenor (singer); Oboe; Violin; Cello
Composition | Ethnomusicology
Elia, Anthony, "Praise of Mahakala" (2019). Bridwell Library Research. 13.