ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-2000): Music for Wind Band - Tapor No. 1, Mountain Under the Sea*, 3 Improvisations on Folk Tunes*, Vision on a Starry Night, October Mountain, Hymn to Yerevan, Meditation on Ardalus*, The Ruins of Ani “Lament for Ani, City of a Thousand Churches, Overture to the Opera The Burning House*, Suite for Band. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 03T060
Description: These short band pieces (none longer than nine minutes) range from the earliest band cpiece, the processional Tapor No. 1 of 1948 to more recent chamber pieces such as the gentle barcarole of Vision on a Starry Night (1985). The Ruins of Ani returns us to the tragic location also explored in Hovhaness’ Symphony No. 23 “Ani”, while the Improvisations evoke dances from the Indian subcontinent. Newly discovered works with percussion include the Japanese-influenced overture to the opera The Burning House (1962) alongside October Mountain (1942/1951) now a classic in its genre. Central Washington University Wind Ensemble; Larry Gookin, Keith Brion, Mark Goodenberger.