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Set for Clarinet

  • Opus 15
  • Composed 1978
  • Duration 5'
  • Clarinet, solo

Movements:

  1. Fanfare
  2. Air
  3. Dance

Notes:

  • First published by Boelke-Bomart.

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Set for Clarinet

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Serenade

  • Opus 24
  • Composed 1982
  • Duration 10'

Instrumentation:

  • Cl,2 Vln,Vla,Vc.
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Sinfonia

  • Opus 10
  • Composed 1976
  • Duration 11'
  • Bassoon Quartet

Movements:

  1. Introduction
  2. Funeral March
  3. Allegro vivace

Notes:

  • For the New York Bassoon Quartet.

  • The idea of writing a bassoon quartet, when first mentioned, fascinated me; the instrument is an impressively flexible one with a wide range. Besides, I knew the members of the New York Bassoon Quartet, and the temptation to write for such fine players was irresistible.

    The central section of the Sinfonia, the Funeral March, was inspired by the form of a scene from Stiffelio, an obscure opera by Verdi. It features a repeating bass motif, with increasing layers and densities of sound. The introduction is a bit freer and more experimental in nature. The last movement is an up-tempo fugue, with elements of jazz and some rather silly and difficult grace-note figures.

    - K. Hoover.
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Sinfonia

  • by the New York Bassoon Quartet.
  • Leonarda Cassette LE-302CS, Bassoon in Quartet and Concerto.
  • Leonarda CD LE348, Now and Then.
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Suite for Saxophones

  • Opus 20
  • Composed 1980
  • Duration 12'
  • SATB Saxophone Quartet

Movements:

  1. Going to London
  2. Count off
  3. Ira's tune
  4. Honk

Notes:

  • SATB Saxophones

  • Written for the New York Saxophone Quartet.

  • In the spring of 1980 I heard the New York Saxophone Quartet play and decided to write a piece for them. The sound of saxophones has been with me all my life in jazz, big bands, rock, and everything in between. This suite draws on those sounds - from the simple bounce on "Count Off" to the 50's atonal jazz element in "Honk". "Going to London" has a double derivation; I was making a trip to London at the time, and I took the rhythm of the title for my main theme. The third movement in an arrangement of a "pop" tune written by a friend.
    - K. Hoover.
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Homage To Bartok

  • Opus 7
  • Composed 1975
  • Duration 14'

Instrumentation:

  • Woodwind Quintet, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.

Movements:

  1. Allegro agutato
  2. Arioso
  3. Vivace

Notes:

  • Bartók, Béla, -- 1881-1945. Of the many marvelous aspects of Bartok's composition, two in particular have influenced this piece. In the first movement I have used structural techniques and short, angular themes typical of the string quartets, but seldom, if ever, applied to winds. A folk element in evident in the rhythms and patterns of the last movement. The second movement, an arioso in free time, is not consciously tied to Bartok. It begins with a long oboe solo which overlaps the end of the preceding movement.
    - K. Hoover.

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Homage To Bartok

  • by Cumberland Quintet.
  • Centaur CD CRC2335, Shadows and Dreams.
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Qwindtet

  • Opus 37
  • Composed 1985
  • Duration 16'

Instrumentation:

  • Woodwind Quintet, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.

Movements:

  1. Prelude
  2. Lullaby
  3. Interlude
  4. Dirge
  5. Finale

Notes:

  • Qwindtet was written for the Hudson Valley Wind Quintet, on commission from Peter Alexander and the State University of New York at New Paltz.

  • The piece follows an unusual plan. Movements I (Prelude), III (Interlude), and V (Finale) are all drawn from the same lively material, in dance-like 7/8 patterns. The second movement, a Lullaby, is gently lyrical. The fourth, a Dirge, is much more serious, even austere at times. The Finale, though based on the original 7/8 motives, retains some of this darker mood, then gradually resumes the bright character of the Prelude.
    - K. Hoover.

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Qwindtet

Leslie Gerber, Woodstock Times

  • Hoover writes superbly for winds. Her piece, in five movements, is beautifully constructed, and the plan the composer explained of using the same material. and changing its nature in three of the movements works well...it seems to have a deeper emotional resonance.