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Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 4; Suite from Merry Mount; Lament for Beowulf - Judith Mendenhall (flute); Susan Jolles (harp); Seattle Symphony Chorale (choir, chorus); Gerard Schwarz (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 4, Op 34 "The Requiem"
  2. Serenade for flute, harp & strings, Op. 35
  3. Lament for Beowulf for chorus & orchestra, Op. 25
  4. Pastorale for oboe & piano (or harp & strings), Op. 38
  5. Merry Mount, suite from the opera, Op. 31

Music is not good because it's innovative any more than music is bad if it's conservative. Music is good if it's moving and well-written and bad if it's neither of those things. So what about the music of Howard Hanson? His Requiem Symphony is certainly moving and it's clearly well-written. His Serenade for flute, harp and strings is certainly lyrical and it's clearly evocative. His Lament for Beowulf is certainly expressive and it clearly aims to be awe-inspiring. His Pastorale for oboe, harp and strings is certainly just ...

Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 4; Suite from Merry Mount; Lament for Beowulf 1991, Delos

UPC: 013491310527

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