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Harmelodic Configurations (on the tones CBDAAG) 

 VI. Elegy (Howard Hanson) / Grade 3 / ca. 2:30 / Reflectively q= 60

00:00 / 02:22

$70.00 (Scores are print only. Parts are available by print or pdf.)

Hanson Birthplace, Wahoo, NE.     (Photo by Stephen Hill)

Complete Performance Concert Program
Azusa Pacific University, Dr. John Burdett

VI. Elegy: Thank you, Howard Hanson (1896-1981) (Reflectively) 
The composer Howard Hanson, a native of Nebraska and the first Director of the Eastman School of Music, began teaching at age 19 at The College of the Pacific in San Jose, California.

In the early 1970s, I discovered a copy of Song of Democracy in the piano bench of our family piano. Not being a piano player, I struggled through it trying to play the melodies and harmonies. It left a strong impression on me and I am fortunate to have been further exposed to the musical influence of Howard Hanson through my teacher Francis McBeth who was one of Hanson's students.

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