Alan Hovhaness

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Alan Hovhaness (March 8, 1911June 21, 2000) was an American composer of Armenian and Scottish ancestry.


  • My purpose is to create music not for snobs, but for all people, music which is beautiful and healing. To attempt what old Chinese painters called 'spirit resonance' in melody and sound.

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