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Hovhaness: Wind Music, Vol. 3 / Central Washington University Wind Ensemble


Release Date: 03/09/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559837  
Composer:  Alan Hovhaness
Performer:  Taylor EdwardsMaggie WhitemanAdrienne ShieldsClara Mannino
Conductor:  Larry GookinKeith BrionMark Goodenberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Central Washington University Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This program brings together a wide variety of Alan Hovhaness’ works including numerous world premiere recordings. These range from the earliest of his band compositions, the processional ‘Tapor No. 1,’ to more recent chamber pieces such as the gentle barcarole of ‘Vision on a Starry Night.’ ‘The Ruins of Ani’ returns us to the tragic location also explored in Hovhaness’ ‘Symphony No. 23 Ani’, while the ‘Three Improvisations on Folk Tunes’ evoke dances from the Indian subcontinent. Newly discovered works with percussion include the Japanese-influenced overture to Hovhaness’ opera ‘The Burning House’ alongside ‘October Mountain,’ now a classic in its genre. This program brings together a wide variety of Alan Hovhaness’ works including numerous world premiere recordings. These range from the earliest of his band compositions, the processional ‘Tapor No. 1,’ to more recent chamber pieces such as the gentle barcarole of ‘Vision on a Starry Night.’ ‘The Ruins of Ani’ returns us to the tragic location also explored in Hovhaness’ ‘Symphony No. 23 Ani’, while the ‘Three Improvisations on Folk Tunes’ evoke dances from the Indian subcontinent. Newly discovered works with percussion include the Japanese-influenced overture to Hovhaness’ opera ‘The Burning House’ alongside ‘October Mountain,’ now a classic in its genre. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tapor no 1 by Alan Hovhaness
Conductor:  Larry Gookin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Central Washington University Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Mountain Under the Sea by Alan Hovhaness
Conductor:  Larry Gookin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Central Washington University Wind Ensemble
3.
Improvisations (3) on Folk Tunes by Alan Hovhaness
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Central Washington University Wind Ensemble
4.
Vision on a Starry Night by Alan Hovhaness
Performer:  Taylor Edwards (Xylophone), Maggie Whiteman (Flute), Adrienne Shields (Harp)
5.
October Mountain, Op. 135 by Alan Hovhaness
Conductor:  Mark Goodenberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Central Washington University Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942 
6.
Hymn to Yerevan, Op. 83 by Alan Hovhaness
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Central Washington University Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968 
7.
Meditation on Ardalus by Alan Hovhaness
Performer:  Clara Mannino (Flute)
8.
The Ruins of Ani "Lament for Ani, City of a Thousand Churches" by Alan Hovhaness
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Central Washington University Wind Ensemble
9.
Overture to The Burning House by Alan Hovhaness
Performer:  Maggie Whiteman (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Central Washington University Wind Ensemble
10.
Suite for Band, Op. 15 by Alan Hovhaness
Conductor:  Larry Gookin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Central Washington University Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949 

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