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  Founder: Len Mullenger

HANSON, Howard
b Wahoo, Nebraska, 28 October 1896
d Rochester, NY, 26 February 1981, New York

His initial musical education was with his mother, he then went to Luther College, the Institute of Musical Art of New York, and graduated from the Northwestern University. At age twenty he joined the faculty of the College of the Pacific, becoming dean of their Conservatory of Fine Arts three years later. In 1921 he won the Prix de Rome, then accepted the position of director of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. He has received no less than thirty-five honorary degrees and countless commissions and honours, including, in 1944, the Pulitzer Prize.

1915 (19)

Prelude and Double Fugue for two pianos

1916 (20)

Symphonic Prelude

Piano Quintet

1917 (21)

Symphonic Legend

Concerto de Camera for piano and string quartet

1919 (23)

Symphonic Rhapsody

1920 (24)

Before the Dawn, symphonic poem

Exaltation, symphonic poem with piano obbligato

1921 (25)

Concerto for organ, strings and harp

1922 (26)

Symphony No 1 in E minor, Nordic

1923 (27)

North and West, symphonic poem

Lux Aeterna, symphonic poem with viola obbligato

String Quartet

1925 (29)

The Lament of Beowulf, for chorus

1926 (30)

Organ Concerto

Pan and the Priest, symphonic poem

1927 (31)

Heroic Elegy, for chorus and orchestra

1930 (34)

Symphony No 2, Romantic

1933 (37)

The Merry Mount, opera

1935 (39)

Drum Taps, for baritone, chorus and orchestra

1938 (42)

Symphony No 3

1943 (47)

Symphony No 4, Requiem (in memory of his father)

1945 (49)

Serenade for flute, strings, harp and orchestra

1948 (52)

Piano Concerto

1951 (55)

Fantasia on a Theme of Youth, for piano and strings

1955 (59)

Symphony No 5, Sinfonia Sacra

1956 (60)

Elegy in memory of Serge Koussevitsky, for orchestra

1958 (62)

Mosaics, for orchestra

1959 (63)

Summer Seascapes, for orchestra

1961 (65)

Bold Island Suite, for orchestra

1963 (67)

For the First Time, for orchestra

1967 (71)

Dies Natalis, for orchestra

1968 (72)

Symphony No 6

Psalm CXXI, for chorus and orchestra

1969 (73)

Streams in the Desert, for chorus and orchestra

1970 (74)

The Mystic Trumpeter, for narrator, chorus and orchestra

1976 (80)

New Land, New Covenant, oratorio

1977 (81)

Symphony No 7, Sea, with chorus

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