Hanson Serenade - Performed by Micah Layne "Hawaiianflutist"
11 Jul 2012
Hanson's Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings was written in 1945 as a gift for his bride, Margaret. It is a modest, lovely work which displays not only the Romanticism for which Hanson has become known, but also a compelling lightness, an aspect of his music that is sometimes overlooked. The use of the Harp and pizzicato writing for the strings creates textures that are wonderfully airy and crystalline. The skill with which Hanson sets the accompaniment allows the flute to always be easily heard. Hanson imbued the Serenade with all of the primary qualities of his compositional aesthetic: strong lyricism, harmonic pungency within traditional restraints and direct musical expression. For more information please visit:
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