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Hovhaness: From the Ends of the Earth ()

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One of the certainties a listener may have when approaching an album of unfamiliar music by Alan Hovhaness is how unpredictable it is likely to be. Hovhaness may be the most erratic major composer of the 20th century, capable of writing masterpieces like the astonishing, transcendent Second Symphony ("Mysterious Mountain"), as well as the most amateurish drivel. His sincerity is never in doubt; he was clearly a composer with integrity who only wrote what he deeply felt, but he seems to have lacked sound editorial judgment ...

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  1. Cantate Domino (Psalm 98), for chorus & organ, Op. 385
  2. Immortality, for soprano, chorus & organ (or piano), Op. 134
  3. Motets (4) for chorus, Op. 87: 2. Unto Thee, O God
  4. Ave Maria, for SSAA chorus, 2 oboes, 2 horns & harp (or piano) (from "Tryptich"), Op. 100/1
  5. A Simple Mass, for soprano, alto, tenor, bass. chorus & organ, Op. 282
  6. From the End of the Earth, for chorus & organ (or piano), Op. 187
  7. Motets (3) for chorus, Op. 259
  8. Hear my prayer, O Lord, for chorus with optional organ (or piano), Op. 149
  9. I will rejoice in the Lord, for chorus & organ (or piano), Op. 42
  10. Motets (4) for chorus, Op. 87: 1. Why Hast Thou Cast Us Off
  11. The God of Glory Thundereth, for tenor (or soprano), chorus & organ (or piano), Op. 140
  12. O Lord God of hosts, for chorus, organ (or piano), 2 trumpets & 2 trombones ad lib, Op. 27
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Hovhaness: From the Ends of the Earth
2012, Gloriae Dei Cantores

UPC: 709887005220


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