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jamiebk wrote:So nice to hear the "Organ" symphony again. Nice version too. This one is still on the bucket list to hear live.
Giant Communist Robot wrote:Alan H., a twentieth century composer who still believed in melody.
Shapley wrote:Giant Communist Robot wrote:Alan H., a twentieth century composer who still believed in melody.
I've enjoyed some of the other works of his which B.com has played. His 'Remembrance' Symphony is nice (though I think they over play it). I just couldn't get a grip on his 4th. It sounded like P.D.Q. Bach on a bad day...
Shapley wrote:I have a couple of recordings that include his 'Prayer to St. Gregory'. That's the one Trumpetmaster performs on a B.com recording, as well. B.com has played 'Mysterious Mountain' and the 'Remembrance' Symphony. I think they've played a couple of others. 'St. Vartran' may be one of them, the name sticks in my mind.
Wikipedia lists sixty Symphonies by him. Our local symphony orchestra played one of them in last years' concert series, I believe, but I don't know which one.
Shapley wrote:Of course, I remembered.
Speaking of remembering, though, I think I rememberd wrong about the 'Remembrance' symphony. Albert Hurwit composed the 'Remembrance' Symphony (Symphony No. 1). I don't know why I attributed it to Hovhaness. I had a dickens of a time finding it on Google. Searching for "remembrance symphony'" brings up many references to Corigliano's "Of Rage and Remembrance", but I had to wade through a few pages to find Albert Hurwit's name associated with it.
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