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Pieces for Piano

  • Opus 19
  • Composed 1975-1983
  • Duration 10'
  • Piano, solo

Movements:

  1. "3+3"
  2. Forest Bird
  3. Dream
  4. Chase
  5. Lament
  6. Allegro molto
  7. Poem

Notes:

  • A group of seven pieces, from the abstract "Dream" to the virtuosic "Chase" to the light game-like "3+3". From medium to difficult. This work has also been known as "Piano Book".

  • The pieces in this collection were written over a period of several years, and have been performed in many different groupings.

    Three + Three is a 'game' piece, based on a pattern of three quarter notes followed by three eighth notes. This pattern is subjected to a variety of melodies, modifications, and indignities but it emerges intact. Forest Bird evokes a single voice calling from a shadowy setting. Dream brings together seemingly unrelated sounds, which eventually merge as events do in dreams. Chase was inspired by that most American of obsessions: the movie car chase. Lament is a very spare evocation of desolation and loss. Allegro molto combines speed, syncopation, and whimsy. There are touches of jazz, as in much of my work. Poem was written as a small present for a sad friend.

    - K. Hoover.
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Pieces for Piano

  • by Mirian Conti.
  • Parnassus CD, Katherine Hoover Piano Works, Pieces for Piano.
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Pieces for Piano

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Allegro and Andante

  • Opus 28
  • Composed 1983
  • Duration 3'
  • Piano, solo

Movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante

Notes:

  • Also titled Andante and Allegro. Medium student level, teaching materials.

Reference:

  1. WorldCat OCLC#20145576
  2. newyorkwomencomposers.org
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At the Piano

  • Composed 2003
  • Duration 6'
  • Piano, solo

Movements:

  1. In Circles
  2. Melody
  3. Permission
  4. Mice
  5. Not a Waltz
  6. Good Night

Notes:

  • Instructional, early/intermediate pieces for piano.
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Preludes for Piano

  • Composed 1994-2004
  • Premiered 2005
  • Duration 16'
  • Piano, solo

Movements:

  1. Declamation
  2. Orchid
  3. Scherzo
  4. Stringing beads
  5. Lento
  6. Melody
  7. Skedaddle

Notes:

  • 7 varied short pieces composed from 1997-2004.

  • Premiered in Merkin Hall in New York on November 13, 2005.

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Preludes for Piano

  • by Mirian Conti.
  • Parnassus CD, Katherine Hoover Piano Works, Preludes for Piano.
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Preludes for Piano

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Line Drawings

  • Composed 2007
  • Piano, solo

Notes:

  • unpublished @ 12/2010

  • 3 pieces based on work by Saul Steinberg for David Dubal.

  • Premiere M. Conti
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Line Drawings

  • by Mirian Conti.
  • Parnassus CD, Katherine Hoover Piano Works, Line Drawings.
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Line Drawings

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Dream Dances

  • Composed 2008
  • Duration 8'
  • Piano, solo

Notes:

  • 4 varied dances woven together. Premiered by Marian Conti.

  • After writing numerous short works for piano I decided to structure a longer piece by weaving together several dance-like sections: slow and sensuous, playful, lyric, and fast and intense, each with a distinct sense of rhythmic movement.
    - K. Hoover.
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Dream Dances

  • by Mirian Conti.
  • Parnassus CD, Katherine Hoover Piano Works, Dream Dances.
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Dream Dances

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Thin Ice

  • Composed 2009
  • Duration 10'
  • Piano, solo

Notes:

  • The american premiere on April 16, 2010 at St. Peter’s Church in New York City and was performed by Mirian Conti.

  • ...fear that we will tumble into the freezing dark, into truly hostile territory.
  • ...thin ice is also linked with possibility; with taking a chance, stepping into the unknown, considering what may be disdained or even shocking to others, personally or professionally… and going ahead.
    - K. Hoover.
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Thin Ice

  • by Mirian Conti.
  • Parnassus CD, Katherine Hoover Piano Works, Thin Ice.
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Thin Ice

  • by Mirian Conti.
  • Saint Peter's Church, Manhattan, U.S. Premiere April 20, 2010, Thin Ice.
  • by Gloria Chuang.
  • Celebrating the centennial of Beth Miller Herrod's birthday. Founder of Rocky Ridge Music Center. Thin Ice.
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Toccata

  • Composed 2011
  • Piano, solo

Notes:

  • Hoover’s Toccata for piano is distinctly American, with chords and rhythms influenced by jazz and popular sources. This work also features shifting rhythms and short references to musical ancestors in its middle section, according to the composer. For advanced players.
    -T. Presser.
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Passacaglia and Romp

  • Composed 2008
  • Piano, two

Movements:

  1. Passacaglia
  2. Romp

Notes:

  • Commissioned by Pianofest and premiered 2009

  • Hoover’s Toccata for piano is distinctly American, with chords and rhythms influenced by jazz and popular sources. This work also features shifting rhythms and short references to musical ancestors in its middle section, according to the composer. For advanced players.
    -T. Presser.
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Collage

  • Composed 2006
  • Piano, two

Notes:

  • 4 movements.