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Crystal Records has the world's largest collection of recordings of Hovhaness, conducted  or supervised by the composer. "Because of his ability to produce beautiful sounds and the unabashedly melodic character of his work, his music possesses instant appeal." (New York Times)  "This is what music should be."  (American Record Guide). There is now an all-Hovhaness web site, with probably the most inclusive biography to be found anywhere.  You can access the site at www.hovhaness.com.   Be sure to return here to order. Thank you.

CD801: MUSIC OF HOVHANESS  Symphony No.11: All Men Are Brothers,  Prayer of St. Gregory,  Armenian Rhapsody No.1,  Tzaikerk.   Royal Philharmonic,  Hovhaness conducting, & Crystal Chamber Orchestra, Ernest Gold conducting.   UPC 009414780126 ORDER NOW

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Symphony No. 11
      Armenian Rhapsody      Prayer of St. Gregory      Tzaikerk

 

CD802: MUSIC OF HOVHANESS vol. 2. St. Vartan Symphony: "Artik"  Concerto for Horn & Orchestra. National Philharmonic  of London, Alan Hovhaness conducting, & members of the Israel Philharmonic. David Amos conducting. Meir Rimon, horn.
UPC 009414780225 ORDER NOW

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St. Vartan Symphony:
  Part One    Part Two    Artik

 

CD803: MUSIC OF HOVHANESS   vol. 3. Majnun Symphony (Symphony No. 24). National Philharmonic of London, Alan Hovhaness conducting; John Alldis Choir; Martyn Hill, tenor; John Wilbraham, solo trumpet; Sidney Sax, solo violin.
UPC 009414780324 ORDER NOW

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Magnum:
  Part One    Part Two

CD804: MUSIC OF HOVHANESS, vol. 4.  Symphony Etchmiadzin, Armenian Rhapsody No. 3, Mountains and Rivers Without End, Fra Angelico.   Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alan Hovhaness. UPC 009414780423 ORDER NOW

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Symphony Etchmiadzin:
  Mvt 1(Andante)  Mvt 2(Pavana)  Mvt 3(Introduzione)      Armenian Rhapsody No. 3      Mountains and Rivers    Fra Angelico

 

CD805: ALAN HOVHANESS, vol 5.  Symphony No. 19 "Vishnu", Requiem and Resurrection. Sevan Philharmonic and the North Jersey Wind Symphony. Alan Hovhaness, conductor. These recordings used on the television show "Cosmos" with Carl Sagan.
UPC 009414780522 ORDER NOW

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Requiem    Vishnu

CD806: ALAN HOVHANESS, vol. 6.  Lady of Light & Avak, The Healer. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hovhaness conductor, with Patricia Clark, soprano; Leslie Fyson, baritone; The Ambrosian Singers and Crystal Chamber Orchestra, Ernest Gold conductor, with Marni Nixon, soprano; Thomas Stevens, trumpet. UPC 009414780621 ORDER NOW

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Lady of Light      Avak the Healer:  Mvt 1(overture)   Mvt 2(Dawn)   Mvt 3(He Strikes the Bells)   Mvt 4(Processional)   Mvt 5(Strangeness)   Mvt 6(He Touches the Broken Heart)

CD807: ALAN HOVHANESS, vol. 7. Odysseus Symphony (Symphony No. 25), Celestial Gate (Symphony No. 6), Prayer of St. Gregory. Polyphonia Orchestra, Alan Hovhaness, conductor. UPC 009414780720 ORDER NOW

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Odysseus:
  Part One   Part Two      Celestial Gate     Prayer of St. Gregory

 

CD808: ALAN HOVHANESS, vol. 8. Magnificat (for four solo voices, chorus, and orchestra): Louisville Orchestra, University of Louisville Chorus, Audrey Nossaman, soprano; Elizabeth Johnson, contralto; Thomas East, tenor; Richard Dales, baritone; and Saturn: Kate Hurney, soprano; Lawrence Sobel, clarinet; Martin Berkovsky, piano. UPC 009414780829 ORDER NOW

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Magnificat:
  Mvt 1(Celestial Fanfare)   Mvt 2(Magnificat)    Mvt 3(Et Exsultavit)   Mvt 4(Quia Respexit)   Mvt 5(Omnes Generationes)    Quia Fecit Mihi Magna  Et Misericordia  Fecit Potentiam   Esurientes Implevit Bonis  Suscepit Israel  Sicut Locutus Est  Gloria Patri    Saturn:  Prelude   Titan, Moon of Saturn    Orb Mysterious   Saturn, Celestial Globe   O Lost Note   My Hymm   Giant Globe   Vision of Saturn   On Wings of a Soundless Note   What is Universe?   Intermezzo   Harp of Saturn

CD809: HOVHANESS Symphony No. 23, "Ani"; & The Spirit of Ink. The Ani Symphony is one of Hovhaness' best works for winds and is performed by the Highline and Shoreline College Bands. The Spirit of Ink for three flutes is performed by flute virtuoso Samuel Baron, playing all three parts.
 "Because of his ability to produce beautiful sounds from whatever combination of instruments he is working with (right up to full orchestra) and the unabashedly melodic character of his works, his music possesses instant appeal." Paul Turok, New York Times
UPC 009414780928
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Symphony No. 23:
  Mvt 1(Adagio)  Mvt 2(Allegro)  Mvt 3(Adagio)    Spirit of Ink:  Mvt 1(Apparition)  Mvt 2(Sunrise Birds)  Mvt 3(Salutation of Dawn)  Mvt 4(Tree of Birds)  Mvt 5(Apparition)  Mvt 6(Strange Birds)  Mvt 7(Angelic Salutation)  Mvt 8(Birds/Magic Forest)  Mvt 9(Birds/Celestial Towers)


CD810: ALAN HOVHANESS,  And God Created Great Whales (for orchestra with actual whale "songs"), Anahid, Elibris, Alleluia and Fugue,  Concerto No. 8 for Orchestra. Philharmonia Orchestra, David Amos conductor. The best-selling CD in the Crystal catalog!
 UPC 009414781024
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Great Whales
     Concerto No. 8:  Mvt 1(Andante)   Mvt 2(Moderato)   Mvt 3(Andante)   Mvt 4(Allegro Molto)   Mvt 5(Andante)     Elibris    Alleluia and Fugue     Anahid




CD811: HOVHANESS TREASURES.  Alan Hovhaness' favorite works: Symphony No.49 "Christmas Symphony", Symphony No. 31, Celestial Canticle, O Joy at the Dawn of Spring, Starry Night. Hinako Fujihara, soprano; Scott Goff, flute; Gerard Schwarz and Alan Hovhaness, conductors; Northwest Sinfonia. UPC 009414781123 ORDER NOW

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Symphony No. 31:
  Mvt 1(Andante)  Mvt 2(Presto) Mvt 3(Lento)  Mvt 4(Fuga Presto)  Mvt 5(Allegro)  Mvt 6(Andante)  Mvt 7(Fuga)     Starry Night    Celestial Canticle:  Mvt 1(Prelude)  Mvt 2(The Lord Reigneth)  Mvt 3(Under the Shadow)  Mvt 4(Alleluia)     Dawn of Spring     Christmas Symphony:  Mvt 1(Celestial Prophecy)  Mvt 2(The Angel)  Mvt 3(Pastoral)  Mvt 4(The Star)

 

CD813: ALAN HOVHANESS Piano Music.  Wayne Johnson, piano.  Macedonian Mountain Dance, Mountain Dance No. 2, Sonata Ananda, Fantasy, Love Song Vanishing into Sounds of Crickets, Mystic Flute, Dance Ghazal, Blue Job Mountain Sonata.
UPC 009414781321 ORDER NOW

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Macedonian Mountain Dance
     Mountain Dance No. 2    Blue Job Mtn. Sonata: Mvt 1(Andante)  Mvt 2(Fantasy)  Mvt 3(Jhala)    Mystic Flute    Dance Ghazal    Love Song Vanishing into Sounds of Crickets    Sonata: Ananda  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4    Fantasy


CD814: ALAN HOVHANESS. KHALDIS Concerto for piano, 4 trumpets, & percussion; MT. KATAHDIN Piano Sonata; FANTASY for Piano (Hovhaness playing). Martin Berkofsky, piano (Khaldis and Mt. Katahdin); Lawrence Sobol conductor (in Khaldis) UPC 009414781420 ORDER NOW

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Kaldis: Mvt 1(Overture)
  Mvt 2(Transmutation)   Mvt 3(Three Tones)   Mvt 4(Bhajana)   Mvt 5(Jhala)    Mvt 6(Processional)   Mvt 7(Finale)    Sonata: Mt. Katahdin   Mvt 1(Solenne)   Mvt 2(Lullaby)   Mvt 3(Jhala of Larch Trees-Allegro)   Mvt 4(Maestoso tragico)    Fantasy

CD815: ALAN HOVHANESS Songs.  Love Songs of Hafiz, Dawn at Laona, How I Adore Thee, Black Pool of Cat, Lullaby of the Lake, Three Odes of Solomon, Out of the Depths. Ara Berberian, basso; Alan Hovhaness, piano

            Ara Berberian was featured bass for 20 seasons at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He has performed with most of the major opera companies and symphonies in the U.S. and many in Europe and Asia. He is presently located in Detroit, Michigan. Alan Hovhaness is a superb pianist and this is one of his very rare recorded performances. This recording was originally released on Poseidon Records ca. 1970. UPC 009414781529 ORDER NOW

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Love Songs of Hafiz: Mvt 1 (Lord Krishna, darting)
  Mvt 2 (A Merry Old Thief)  Mvt 3 (Flowing of My Tears)  Mvt 4 (Weeping)  Mvt 5  (Vision)  Mvt 6 (O Love, Hear My Cry)  Mvt 7 (Where is My Beloved?)  Mvt 8(Love for the Soul)     How I Adore Thee    Songs, Op. 84  Black Pool of Cat   Op. 74  Lullaby of the Lake    Cantata: Dawn at Laona  Mvt 1(Prelude)  Mvt 2(Vision of Dark Places)  Mvt 3(The Hosts Flew White)  Mvt 4(Motionless Breath)     Odes of Solomon  No Way is Hard   As the Wings of Doves   As the Work of the Husbandman     Anabasis(Out of the Depths, Psalm 130)

 

CD816: Alan Hovhaness Songs, Vol. 2.Ara Berberian, Basso; Alan Hovhaness, Piano. The Flute Player of the Armenian Mountains; Distant Lake of Sighs; Under a Byzantine Dome; In Early Dawn Time; From High Armenia Mountain; Two Shakespeare Sonnets; Live in the Sun; Paga Saint; Gurge Dikran; Gantznin Orern; Dulhey, Dulhey; Ararat. UPC 009414781628 ORDER NOW

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The Flute Player:
  Mvt 1(Kurd Isakin)  Mvt 2(Lalezar)  Mvt 3(Nashkhoonag)  Mvt 4(Sirds)  Mvt 5(Akh)    Gurge Dikran    Gantznin Orern    Dulhey,Dulhey     Ararat     Distant Lake of Sighs    Under a Byzantine Dome    In Early Dawn Time    From High Armenia Mountain     Two Shakespeare Sonnetts: No. 29(When in Disgrace)   No. 30(When to the Sessions)   Live in the Sun    Pagan Saint

 

CF889: HOVHANESS, The Historic Moscow Recordings. Martin Berkofsky, Piano; Globalis Symphony Orchestra, Konstantin Krimets, Conductor.
Alan Hovhaness, Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (World Premiere) – Martin Berkofsky and Atakan Sari, pianists; Lousadzak, Concerto for Piano and Strings – Martin Berkofsky, piano; Prayer of St. Gregory – Andrei Ikov, trumpet; Mihr for two pianos – Martin Berkofsky and Atakan Sari, pianos; Ko-ola-u for two pianos – Marton Berkofsky and Sergei Podobedov, pianos; Vijag for two pianos – Martin Berkofsky and Sergei Podobedov, pianos.
      The orchestra works were recorded in Moscow. The CD is a tribute to thrilling and unique composer Alan Hovhaness. It is on the Cristofori label, an independent label, exclusively distributed by Crystal Records. UPC 009414788924.
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Sound samples (mp3 files) Click on the link to hear up to 35 seconds of the movement shown. (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button) Spoken Introduction    The Prayer of St. Gregory    Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra   Andante   Largo   Moderato    Mihr    Ko-ola-u    Vijag    Lousadzak Concerto for Piano and Strings

CD200: BRASS BONANZA!  New York, Berlin, Annapolis, Dallas, I-5, St. Louis, & Metropolitan Brass Quintets. Gabrieli: Canzone per Sonare;   Speer: Sonatas 4 & 6; Malcolm Arnold:  Quintet; Hovhaness: Six Dances; Dutton: Carnival of Venice; Leclerc: Par Monts et Par Vaux; Liadov-Glazunov:  Fanfares for the Jubilee of Rimsky-Korsakov; Horovitz: Music Hall Suite; Brade: Allemande; Kessel: Sonata 2. “Very good to outstanding.”  Fanfare UPC 009414720023 ORDER NOW

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Liadov-Glazuonov:  Fanfares
    Gabrieli: Canzone    Anonymous:  Die Bankelsangerlieder    Speer:  Sonata No. 4    Sonata No. 6    Arnold: Quintet  Mvt 1  Mvt 2  Mvt 3    Hovhaness: Six Dances  Solene   Allegro Moderato   Allegretto   Allegro Con Spirito   Moderato   Allegro Brillant    Dutton: Carnival of Venice    Leclerc: Par Monts et Par Vaux   La Colline Aux Epilobes   Sous-Bois   Jeux De La Lienne   La Chapelle Dans Les Pins   Danse De La Follerie    Horovitz: Music Hall Suite  Soubrette Song   Trick Cyclists   Soft-Shoe Shuffle   Les Girls    Brade: Allemande    Kessel: Sonata 2

 

CD329: CAROLYN HOVE, ENGLISH HORN. Hovhaness Suite, op. 21 for English horn & bassoon. Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Eclogues (flute, Eng. hn., guitar); William Kraft: Encounters XI - The Demise of Suriyodhaya (Engl. hn. & percussion); Gerhard Samuel: Lyric Suite (Eng. hn, 2 violins, cello); Paul Turok: Improvisations (Eng. hn, violin, piano). UPC 009414732927 ORDER NOW

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Tedesco Eclogues:
  Mvt 1(Andantino quieto)   Mvt 2(Allegro con spirito)   Mvt 3(Lento)   Mvt 4(Allegretto vivace)    Kraft Encounters: Tactics   Suriyodhaya’s Dream    Peace of God   Strategy   Improvisations   Lyric Scene    Hovhaness: Suite  Adagio espressivo   Allegro grazioso   Andante espressivo

 

CD508: ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. Paul Creston: Chant of 1942 & Suite for Strings; Hovhaness: Celestial Fantasy & Armenian Rhapsody No. 2; Dello Joio: Air for Strings; Persichetti: Introit for Strings; Chajes: Israeli Melodies. David Amos, conducting.
UPC 009414750822 ORDER NOW

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Creston: 1942
    Suite for Strings  Mvt 1(Prelude)  Mvt 2(Badinage)  Mvt 3(Cantilena)  Mvt 4(Cumulus)    Hovhaness: Celestial Fantasy    Dello Joio: Air for Strings    Chajes: Israeli Melodies  Song of the Well   Song of the Pioneers   Song of the Night   Song of the Desert   Song of the Canaan   Song of Galilee     Persichetti: Introit     Hovhaness: Armenian Rhapsody No.2

 

CD636: PAUL CORTESE, VIOLA. Hovhaness, Chahagir for solo viola; Carter, Elegy; Bergsma, Variations; Rochberg, Viola Sonata; Persichetti, Parable and Infanta Marina. Cortese is principal with Barcellona Symphony. UPC 009414763624 ORDER NOW

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Carter: Elegy
   Bergsma: Variations   Hovhaness: Chahagir   Rochberg Sonata:  Mvt 1(Allegro moderato)  Mvt 2(Adagio lamentoso)   Mvt 3     Persichetti: Parable XVI     Persichetti: Infanta Marina


CD653: DUO ONE, POINT FIVE Bill Perconti, Alto Saxophone. Alan Hovhaness: Suite for saxophone and guitar. Also works by Thomys, Noda, Massias, Grant, Bozza, and Gershwin. UPC 009414765321 ORDER NOW

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Thomys, Miniatury:
  Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Andante)   Mvt 3(Allegretto)   Mvt 4(Andante)   Mvt 5(Vivo Scherzando)   Mvt 6   Mvt 7   Mvt 8   Mvt 9   Mvt 10     Noda:  Improvisation No. 3     Hovhaness: Suite  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3     Massias: Suite Monodique  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4   Mvt 5     Grant: Duo 1 Point 5     Bozza:  Improvisation et Caprice     Gershwin:  Three-Quarter Blues     Promenade

 

CD666: PISTONS AND PIPES.  Richard Giangiulio, trumpet; Paul Riedo, organ. G.F. Handel: Suite in D Major; Girolamo Fantini: Three Sonatas; Vincent Persichetti: The Hollow Men; Pietro Baldassare: Sonata in F, No. 1; Alan Hovhaness: Sonata for Trumpet and Organ; Andrea Grossi: Sonata Decima, op. 3; Henri Tomasi: Variations Gregoriennes; Vincenzo Bellini: Concerto in Eb. Giangiulio is solo trumpet with Dallas Symphony. UPC 009414766625ORDER NOW

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G.F. Handel Suite in D Major:
  Mvt 1 (Overture)   Mvt 2 (Gigue)   Mvt 3 (Aire)   Mvt 4 (March)    Fantini: Sonata No. 3 (detta del Niccolini)  Sonata No. 5(Detta Del' Adimari)  Sonata No. 8(Detta Del Nero)   Persichetti: The Hollow Men   Baldassare: Sonata in F  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Hovhaness: Sonata  Mvt 1  Mvt 2  Mvt 3   Grossi: Sonata Desima  Mvt 1  Mvt 2  Mvt 3  Mvt 4   Tomasi: Variations Gregoriennes   Bellini: Concerto in Eb

 

CD741: VERDEHR TRIO.  Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, piano. Alan Hovhaness: Lake Samish, op.415; Mozart: Trio in D Major; Frescobaldi: Canzoni a due Canti; Pasatieri: Theatrepieces; Bartok: Contrasts.
UPC 009414774125 ORDER NOW

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Mozart Trio:
  Mvt 1 (Allegro)   Mvt 2 (Andante)   Mvt 3(Allegro molto)   Hovhaness Lake Samish:  Mvt 1(Andante-Fugue)   Mvt 2(Allegro)   Mvt 3   Mvt 4   Mvt 5    Frescobaldi:  Canzoni  No. 2   No. 5    Pasatieri: Theatrepieces  No. 1  No. 2   No. 3    Bartok: Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3


CASSETTES:

C800: ALAN HOVHANESS. Avak, The Healer; Prayer of St. Gregory; Armenian Rhapsody; Tzaikerk. Marni Nixon, soprano; Thomas Stevens, trumpet; Ernest Gold conducting the Crystal Chamber Orchestra. UPC 00941478004-1  Cassette SOLD OUT

C805: ALAN HOVHANESS. Symphony No. 19 "Vishnu",  Requiem and Resurrection.  Sevan Philharmonic and the North Jersey Wind Symphony.  Alan Hovhaness, conductor.  UPC 00941478054-6  Cassette SOLD OUT (see CD805)

C806: ALAN HOVHANESS. Lady of Light & Avak, The Healer.  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hovhaness cond., with Patricia Clark, soprano; Leslie Fyson, baritone; The Ambrosian Singers.  and Crystal Chamber Orchestra, Ernest Gold cond., with Marni Nixon, soprano; Thomas Stevens, trumpet.  UPC 00941478064-5 Cassette SOLD OUT (see CD806)

C810:  ALAN HOVHANESS,  And God Created Great Whales (for orchestra with actual whale "songs"),  Anahid,  Elibris,  Alleluia and Fugue,  Concerto No. 8 for Orchestra.   Philharmonia Orchestra, David Amos conductor. UPC 00941478104-8  Cassette SOLD OUT (see CD810)
 

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