The music of Alan Hovhaness has always been in the forefront of Delos’ extensive contemporary catalog, and this special release salutes and honors our long-standing championship of this monumental composer. Influenced deeply by poetry, nature and spirituality, his music combines the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with the lyric mysticism of the Armenian and early Christian church. Mixing both Western and Oriental styles into accessible, romantic and powerful music, Hovhaness continues to be extremely popular since his death in 2000. The Hovhaness Collection features artists whose names are synonymous with Delos. They grace these recordings, adding a level of performance which consumers of classical music have come to expect from Delos. This important collection will reach the core classical fan, as well as the casual listener interested in the spiritual and the secular beauty of this music. DE 3352
THE HOVHANESS COLLECTION
Symphony No. 29 for Trombone and Band, Op. 289 (Keith Brion, conductor; Christian Lindberg, trombone; The Ohio State University Concert Band)
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Op. 282 (Michael York, narration; Diane Schmidt, accordion; Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Seattle Symphony)
Prayer of St. Gregory (Charles Butler, trumpet solo; Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Seattle Symphony)
Celestial Fantasy (Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Seattle Symphony)
Magnificat, Op. 157 – part XII. Gloria Patri (Donald Pearson, conductor; St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral Choir; St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral Boys and Girls’ Choir; St. John’s Episcopal Festival Orchestra)
Bagatelles Op. 30 Nos. 1-4 (Shanghai String Quartet).