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Canyon Shadows

  • Composed 1997
  • First Performed 1999
  • Published 2019
  • Duration 17'
  • NFA Newly Published Music Award Co-winner, 2020
  • Flute, Native Flute and Percussion

Movements:

  1. Searching - 3:08'
  2. Moving In - 2:54'
  3. Echo - 2:21'
  4. Celebration - 3:54'
  5. Dusk - 2:46'

Notes:

  • Hoover envisioned an ancient time when natives first came across the Grand Canyon.

    Inspired in large part by the Grand Canyon of the American Southwest, Hoover envisioned an ancient time when natives first came across this geological wonder. For this vision, she sought to combine a Native flute with the modern silver flute, native music with “western” music, and bringing forth natural sounds through music notation. From Hoover's notes: “In my mind's eye I saw a band of native ancestors searching for a home, finding a canyon and moving in. In the third movement their calls echo across the canyon. There is a celebration, and the piece ends with dusk settling in, with chirps and murmurs, bats, and memories.

    - K. Hoover.

  • Papagena Press thanks Joanne Lazzaro for editing, posthumously.

  • JoRazzal Music is publisher of the World-Premiere recording by Joanne Lazzaro and Dreamcatcher.
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Canyon Shadows

  • by Joanne Lazzaro and Dreamcatcher.
  • Published by Jorazzal Music, Katherine Hoover: Canyon Shadows.
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Canyon Shadows

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Divertimento

  • Opus 8
  • Composed 1975
  • Duration 12'
  • Flute, Violin, Viola, Violoncello

Movements:

  1. Allegro giocoso
  2. Adagio-Vivace

Notes:

  • Deserves a welcome place not only in the flute repertoire, but also in the history of American music.
    - Thomas Warner.

  • Divertimento is, as its name implies, a light work, and one that was written with the enjoyment of the players much in mind. The musical sources are international - French, a touch of Russian, a bit of jazz. The fast section of the second movement has short "character" motifs for each instrument, which are sometimes played alone, sometimes mixed, rather like individual steps in an exuberant country dance.
    - K. Hoover.
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Divertimento

  • by Katherine Hoover, Wendell Dobbs, Mary Kathleen Tryer, members of the Montclair String Quartet.
  • Leonarda Classical Recordings CD LE349, Flute and Company, Flute Music by Katherine Hoover.
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Divertimento

Thomas Warner, American Music

  • Deserves a welcome place not only in the flute repertoire, but also in the history of American music.

William Glackin, The Sacramento Bee

  • The Divertimento for flute and string trio, by Katherine Hoover, gives the firm, engaging impression of an interesting mind at work in a light-hearted way - a bit like Ravel in that vein, only a few steps beyond him in time, harmonically speaking. All of it was clear, easy to follow and worth following.

Nathaniel H. Sperber, Musical America

  • Hoover's Divertimento for flute quartet, a well-structured composition, is both tonal and atonal. The work is both light, flowing, and pleasant; it has fine forward movement and is accented by tone clusters and by the percussive knocks of the bow-frog on the belly of the violin.

Daniel Webster, The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Katherine Hoover's Divertimento...is a work with tougher fiber, making the flute the leader of the quartet. Its tangy harmonic base gives the work an agreeable vigor.

Irene Brisson, Sonances

  • La Divertimento est rebondissant et possede la verve francais d'Ibert et des rythmes alla Bartok. Par son brio et son ecriture solide, il apporte a ce disque un brin de fantaisie et de virtuosite.

Hector Coda, La Nacion, Buenos Aires

  • El Divertimento para flautas y cuerdas de Katherine Hoover, es la obra de una compositora y una flautista talentosa, con una escritura instrumental fluida, de gran coherencia sonora y combinaciones armonicas y timbricas atrayentes, cuyo sesgo impresionista fue asumido con propiedad por los interpretes.
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Images

  • Opus 22
  • Composed 1982
  • Duration 12'
  • Clarinet, Violin, Piano

Movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante (Variations on a Colonial hymn)
  3. Allegro vivace

Notes:

  • Images was written in 1982 for the Verdehr Trio, which has recorded the piece for Leonarda Productions on CD (LE326).

  • This piece has to do with the way various images - or themes - are changed in the process of thinking. The first movement is concerned with two very distinct ideas that eventually interact and affect each other. The second movement is a set of six variations on a somewhat somber American colonial hymn, "God of my Justice". Each of the variations relates back to the original theme rather than to each other, as is traditional. The third movement begins with similar themes which diverge and eventually agree to a separation. It also contains hints of a Gershwin tune that reveals itself at the very end.
    - K. Hoover.
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Images

  • by The Verdehr Trio.
  • Leonarda CD LE-326, The Verdehr Trio.
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Images

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Lyric Trio

  • Opus 27
  • Composed 1983
  • Duration 18'
  • NFA Newly Published Music Award, 1994
  • Flute, Cello, Piano

Notes:

  • Commissioned by the Huntingdon Trio.

  • In 1983 I was commissioned to write a piece for the Huntingdon Trio. I chose to write a substantial piece with more emphasis on melody than much of the music being written at that time, hence the name. The long first movement has two main ideas; one energetic and rhythmic, the other lyric. Most of the movement concerns the interweaving of these ideas, with two dream-like interpolations. The second movement is a melodious serenade. Each instrument has its own solo to sing, and then these are brought together toward the end of the movement. The third is a perpetual motion with overtones of jazz, odd sounds, and references to the first movement.
    - K. Hoover.

  • Katherine Hoover is a leading contemporary composer by anyone's definition, and her Lyric Trio is a particularly attractive example of her work. This well-crafted trio, apparently inspired by the neo-classical tradition, is as remarkable for its accessibility as for its gracious solo writing.
    - Michael Redmond
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Lyric Trio

  • by the Huntingdon Trio.
  • Leonarda CD LE-325 or Cassette LE-325CS, Collage.
  • by the Meininger Trio.
  • NCA label, Germany, co-produced by DeutschlandRadio LC 05057 CD Meininger Trio, Komponistinnen I.
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Lyric Trio

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Lyric Trio

Michael Redmond, The Star Ledger (Newark)

  • Katherine Hoover is a leading contemporary composer by anyone's definition, and her Lyric Trio is a particularly attractive example of her work. This well-crafted trio, apparently inspired by the neo-classical tradition, is as remarkable for its accessibility as for its gracious solo writing.
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Two Pieces (Fauré)

  • Arranged 2002
  • Duration 15'
  • 2 Flute and Piano

Pieces:

  1. Le Jardin de Dolly
  2. Le Pas Espanol, Premiered August 2007

Notes:

  • Composed by Gabriel Fauré and arranged by K. Hoover.

    Le Pas Espano premiered by K. Hoover and Don Bailey on August 16, 2007 at the NFA Convention in Washington, DC.

  • Gabriel Faure was born May 12, 1845, Pamiers, Ariege, France and died Nov. 4, 1924 in Paris.
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Two Pieces (Fauré)

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Two Preludes

  • Composed 2012
  • Premiered March 2013
  • Flute, Vibraphone, Marimba

Movements:

  1. uptown
  2. out of town

Notes:

  • Writen for Zara Lawler and paul Fadoul and premiered March 2013 at New York Flute Club's tribute concert for Katherine.

  • Hoover says, simply, "My two short preludes are self-explanatory: Uptown is energetic and up tempo, and Out of Town is pastoral." - Lawler & Fadoul
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Two Preludes

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Two Dances

  • Composed 1976
  • Flute, Oboe, Guitar