Hovhaness (Chakmakjian), Alan

(8 March 1911, Somerville, Mass. – 21 June, 2000, Seattle)
   Prolific composer of over 400 works. Most of his vocal music is sacred and includes Missa Brevis (1935), a Magnificat (1958) that is among the first vocal works to use aleatoric techniques, and practical works for liturgy including {}The Way of Jesus (a folk mass, 1974), and A Simple Mass (1975) as well as numerous anthems and motets. He applied his studies in Eastern folk music (including Armenian, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and others) to his secular works. For example, the flute concerto, {}Elibirs (1944), uses Hindu rāgas. (at)

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  • Alan — /al euhn/, n. a male given name: from a Celtic word meaning harmony. * * * (as used in expressions) Arthur Chester Alan Ayckbourn Sir Alan Bennett Alan Dershowitz Alan Morton Greenspan Alan Hazeltine Louis Alan Heeger Alan J. Hovhaness Alan Alan… …   Universalium

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  • Alan Hovhaness — (* 8. März 1911 in Somerville, Massachusetts; † 21. Juni 2000 in Seattle) war ein US amerikanischer Komponist armenisch schottischer Abstammung. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werk …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hovhaness — Alan Hovhaness Alan Hovhaness (Somerville dans le Massachusetts, le 8 mars 1911 – Seattle le 21 juin 2000), est un compositeur américain Biographie Né d un père arménien et d une mère écossaise, son nom réel était Alan Vaness Chakmakjian, qu il… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alan Hovhaness — (né Alan Vaness Chakmakjian à Somerville dans le Massachusetts, le 8 mars 1911 – mort à Seattle le 21 juin 2000), en arménien Ալան Յովհաննէս, est un compositeur américain. Biographie Alan Hovhaness est né d un père arménien et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alan Hovhaness — Chakmakjian (8 de marzo de 1911 – 21 de junio de 2000) fue un compositor estadounidense de ascendencia armenia y escocesa. Hovhaness comenzó a componer desde niño. Estudió en el New England Conservatory, lo que le inclinó a cultivar el interés… …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Hovhaness, Alan — or Alan Hovaness orig. Alan Hovhaness Chakmakjian born March 8, 1911, Somerville, Mass., U.S. U.S. composer. He started to compose as a child. Studies at the New England Conservatory led him to pursue an interest in non Western music, which only… …   Universalium

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