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A Word from the Composer: Alan Hovhaness

A Word from the Composer: Alan Hovhaness

Alan Hovhaness— March 8, 1911 – June 21, 2000 I propose to create a heroic, monumental style of composition simple enough to inspire all people, completely free from fads, artificial mannerisms and false sophistications, direct, forceful, sincere, always original but...

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A Word from the Composer: Samuel Adler

A Word from the Composer: Samuel Adler

Samuel Adler,  Mannheim, Germany, March 4, 1928 “Worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness” has been my motto when composing for sacred texts, since I believe music is the effective and powerful vehicle with which one can create an...

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