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HOVHANESS: Symphonies Nos. 4, 20 and 53


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Sousaphonic Celebrations: Keith Brion talks to Jeremy Siepmann

HOVHANESS: Symphonies Nos. 4, 20 and 53

Of Armenian and Scottish origins, the American composer Alan Hovhaness was a trend-setting pioneer who absorbed an eclectic variety of archaic and modern influences from East and West. At the heart of his huge output lies a vision of “music for all people … which is beautiful and healing” fuelled by a deep and reverent love for nature. Hovhaness wrote 67 symphonies, from the tonal wind Symphony No. 4, to his spacetravel- inspired Symphony No. 53 ‘Star Dawn’, both featured on this recording.

Hovhaness, Alan

  Symphony No. 4, Op. 165
1.   I. Andante 00:08:18
2.   II. Allegro 00:04:02
3.   III. Andante espressivo 00:07:22
  Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places, Op. 213
4.   Andante 00:02:36
5.   Adagio 00:06:20
  Symphony No. 20, Op. 223, "Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain"
6.   I. Andante espressivo 00:08:50
7.   II. Allegro moderato 00:04:51
8.   III. Andante maestoso 00:06:51
  Prayer of Saint Gregory, Op. 62b (version for trumpet and wind band)
9.   Prayer of Saint Gregory, Op. 62b (version for trumpet and wind band) 00:03:30
  Symphony No. 53, Op. 377, "Star Dawn"
10.   I. Maestoso sostenuto 00:08:52
11.   II. Moderato sostenuto con molta espressione 00:04:30

Total Playing Time: 01:06:02

Hovhaness, Alan

Brion, Keith

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Wind Orchestra

Wallace, John

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral; Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559207

Barcode: 636943920725

Physical Release: 11/2005

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