Symphony #2 by Alan Hovhaness

While it has been a few weeks since I last made a music recommendation, I have an excuse as I was on a road trip in California.  To get back on track this week I am recommending something a little different for many listeners.  Symphony #2 "Mysterious Mountain" by Alan Hovhaness is a modern piece of music, but not minimalist by any standard definition.

The CD I selected in not expensive, nor does it contain a favorite piece of mine, "Prayer of St. Gregory."  You might consider downloading an MP3 file of that piece.  Look over the Amazon reviews to see which of the Symphony #2 CDs receive high reviews.

Photograph: Sundial Bridge located in Redding, California