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|1. Celestial Gate|
|2. Prelude And Quadruple Fugue, Op. 128 For Orchestra|
|3. Tzaikerk, 'Evening Song'|
|4. Prayer Of Saint Gregory|
|5. Alleluia And Fugue, Op. 40b|
|6. I. Allegretto|
|7. II. Jhala: Allegro|
|8. III. Double Fugue: Allegretto|
Refreshing music of the utmost integrity.
This disc was a gift from an audiophile friend of mine, and I gave it my first spin in the middle of the great December blizzard of 2009.
This is the best CD of Alan Hovhaness's music out there, and I would recommend it to anyone as a place to start listening to him.
Celestial Gate is a nice album for those who like the music of Alan Hovhaness. Don't let the name "Celestial Gate" lead you astray, this is not "New Age" music. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stan
A superb collection of some of Hovhaness's better orchestral pieces . Superb performances, beautifully recorded, of some of Hovhaness's most haunting music. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Paul Hartl
This disc was a gift from an audiophile friend of mine, and I gave it my first spin in the middle of the great December blizzard of 2009. WOW! Read morePublished on December 23, 2009 by W. Mapp
Marvelously and modernly majestic, these accessibly transcendent harmonic meditations will fill anyone's metaphysical cup yearning for temporary stringed salvation.Published on December 22, 2009 by IRate
Alan Hovhaness was a prolific composer who enjoyed a surge of interest in the audiophile community because of a spectacularly recorded performance of his Mount St. Read morePublished on July 24, 2009 by Karl W. Nehring
Hovhaness composed many pieces, including 67 symphonies. The sixth, aka "Celestial Gate" provides a good introduction to both the dancing Hovhaness and the ecstatic brass Hovhaness... Read morePublished on June 28, 2009 by Stephen O. Murray
Every so often I am introduced to some new composer by my classical music radio station, something outside the usual top 40. Hovhaness? Who's that? Read morePublished on April 13, 2009 by G. R. Welsh