HOWARD HANSON (1896-1981): Symphony No. 6, Lumen in Christo for Women's Chorus and Orchestra, Symphony No. 7 "A Sea Symphony" for Chorus and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 02N060
Description: Hanson's last two symphonies, from 1968 and 1977, both as conservatively Romantic as the rest and the latter setting texts by Whitman while affirming the composer's life-long love of Sibelius. The 1974 Lumen in Christo, the longest piece here at 21 minutes, sets various texts involving light and ends in ethereal calm. Texts included. Seattle Symphony and Chorale; Gerard Schwarz. Original 1989-92 Delos releases.