Egil Hovland, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Egil Hovland

Norwegian composer

Date of Birth: 18-Oct-1924

Place of Birth: Mysen, Eastern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 05-Feb-2013

Profession: composer, conductor, musician, choir director

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Egil Hovland

  • Egil Hovland (October 18, 1924 – February 5, 2013) was a Norwegian composer.Hovland was born in Råde.
  • He studied at the Oslo conservatory with Arild Sandvold and Bjarne Brustad, in Copenhagen with Vagn Holmboe, at Tanglewood with Aaron Copland, and in Florence with Luigi Dallapiccola.
  • He was the organist and choir leader in Fredrikstad from 1949 until his death.
  • His many works include two symphonies, a concerto for trumpet and strings, Music for Ten Instruments, a set of variations for two pianos, and a lament for orchestra.
  • His sacred works include a Norwegian Te Deum, a Gloria, a Magnificat, and numerous works for organ, and he was one of the most noted church composers of Norway. He wrote in diverse styles, including Norwegian-Romantic, Gregorian, neo-classical, twelve-tone, aleatoric, and serial.
  • In honor of his work as a composer and organist, in 1983 he was knighted into the Royal Norwegian Order of St.
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  • In 1992, he received the Fritt Ord Honorary Award.
  • He was one of the most productive contemporary Norwegian composers.

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