Written by Jacques Charpentier for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Gavambodi 2 is a piece lasting 9 minutes, dedicated to Georges Gourdet. Ideal for advanced players, it features the Carnatic mode (n°43) and is a great work to play for a recital.
We can distinguish three parts in this piece: a slow beginning, starting with the Saxophone solo, which quickly develops into a faster chromatic section, which is much more technical. The Finale is reminiscent of the beginning, ending with two very slow measures.
Widely influenced by his travel, especially India, this music is also reminiscent of the techniques used by his teachers, such as Olivier Messiaen.
Jacques Charpentier (b. 1933) is a French musician who lived in India and wrote numerous pieces from Piano and Organ music, to Chamber, stage and orchestra works among others.