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Hymn to Yerevan

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Alan Hovhaness

Alan Hovhaness

General Info

Year: 1969
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: CF Peters
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown   |   Study Score - $11.95


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinets I-II-III-IV
Alto Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II
Cornet in Bb I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (3 players) including:

  • Xylophone
  • Vibraphone
  • Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The ancient city of Yerevan, at the foot of majestic, towering Mount Ararat, is the home of Armenians who found refuge there from many masacres. The music, composed in the ancient fifth mode ("kimtza") of the Armenian Church, is in Sharagan or Armenian Hymn style. A solemn contrapunctal motet expresses sorrow, strength and spiritual resurrection. A middle section, in free rhythmless chaos of bells and roaring trombones, celebrates a dauntless defiance of tragedy. The solemn contrapunctal hymn returns, heroic and triumphal.

Program Note by Alan Hovhaness

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.

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Additional Works for Winds by this Composer

Additional Resources

  • Hovhaness, A. (1969). Hymn to Yerevan [full score]. CF Peters, New York.