I first heard Mystic Mountain on the radio many, many years ago, but I missed the composers name, and at that time did not have the Internet to help me find it. Earlier this year I came across this particular YouTube video, as well as a number of other works by Hovhaness also on video. The visual part of this video takes you on a ride into the Alps. As nice as that is, for myself it is enough once again to hear that beautiful music that captured my attention so many, many years ago. As a side note, I also found out a younger friend of mine had the privilege in his younger years of studying organ under Dr. Hovhanass.
Saint Paul Cathedral Choir: The Lord Bless You and Keep You
A friend had this posted on his blog. I checked my YouTube account and found I had already picked this as a favorite. Up to now I had not thought to post YouTube vidios here, so this is a trial run of sorts. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, and I will be posting more YouTube goodies in the future.