Howard Hanson

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Hanson was one of America's popular symphonic composers in the mid-20th century, writing in a lush, Romantic style that had a broad appeal.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Symphony No. 2 ("Romantic"), Op. 30 1930 Symphony
Merry Mount, suite from the opera, Op. 31 1938 Opera
Serenade for flute, harp & strings, Op. 35 1944 Concerto
Lament for Beowulf for chorus & orchestra, Op. 25 1925 Choral
Symphony No. 6 1967 Symphony
Symphony No. 3, Op 33 1937 Symphony
Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth for piano & orchestra, Op 40 1951 Concerto
Merry Mount, opera in 3 acts, Op. 31 1933 Opera
Symphony No. 4, Op 34 "The Requiem" 1943 Symphony
Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op 22 "Nordic" 1922 Symphony
Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky for orchestra, Op 44 1956 Orchestral
Concerto for piano & orchestra in G, Op 36 1948 Concerto
Pastorale for oboe & piano (or harp & strings), Op. 38 1949 Concerto
Song of Democracy for chorus & orchestra, Op 44 Choral
Mosaics for orchestra 1957 Orchestral
A Prayer of the Middle Ages, for chorus 1976 Choral
Symphony No. 7 "A Sea Symphony" 1974 Symphony
Rhythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns for orchestra 1977 Orchestral
How Excellent Thy Name, for chorus & organ, Op. 41 1953 Choral
String Quartet in 1 movement, Op. 23 1923 Chamber Music
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