Monday, August 18, 2008

Mystic Mountain by Alan Hovhaness



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.

Solo Deo Gloria!

~ The Billy Goat ~

1 comment:

Hovhaness Fan said...

Interested to read that your friend once studied organ under Dr. Hovhaness. Would love to get in touch with him and learn more, as I am doing biographical research on this wonderful and under-rated composer's early years.

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