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Flute, Duo or Trio






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Trio for Flutes

  • Opus 6
  • Composed 1974
  • Duration 8'
  • Flute trio

Movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Vivo
  4. Largo
  5. Allegro molto

Notes:

  • Having played flute for many years, I did much of my earliest composing for the instrument. These five short movements explore various effects and sonorities, and different ways of combining the voices. This last is particularly evident in Movement III, Vivo, where the main line sweeps from voice to voice, and the open fifths constantly switch voice and register. I also had fun with the fourth movement, Largo, which is a musical palindrome, like the word "radar"; in other words it is the same backward as forward.
    - K. Hoover.
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Suite for Two Flutes

  • Opus 17
  • Composed 1977-1981
  • Duration 9'
  • Flute I, Flute II

Notes:

  • This is a set of five short movements highlighting various aspects of the flute; melodic, virtuosic, mysterious, and playful.
    - K. Hoover.

  • The well-crafted Suite for Two Flutes, by Hoover, was impressive. The whirling motive of the Presto movement demanded attention.
    - T. P. Carrabre, Winnipeg Free Press.

  • Originally published by Boelke-Bomart.
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Six Simple Duets

  • Opus 23
  • Composed 1982
  • Duration 6'
  • Flute duet

Notes:

  • Originally published by Boelke-Bomart.
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Sound Bytes

  • Composed 1990
  • Premiered August 1991
  • Duration 11'
  • Flute duet

Movements:

  1. Get Up
  2. Thirds
  3. Short Circuit
  4. Invention
  5. Johnny Two-Note
  6. In Flight

Notes:

  • Premiered by the composer and Bonita Boyd at the National Flute Association Convention, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 1991.

  • Sound Bytes is a group of six light pieces for two flutes. Some of the movements explore sounds and colors particularly effective on the instrument, while others poke fun at contemporary cliches.

    I - 'Get Up', is a be-bop tune with four short choruses.
    II - 'Thirds' contains a certain kind of disjunct, fast writing that flutists have seen ad nauseum the past twenty years.
    III - 'Short Circuit' or 'Minimalis Interruptus' is a rather personal look at minimalism.
    IV - 'Invention', whose form is that of a Bach Invention, exploits the swift double-tongue possible on the flute, from its low register bee-buzzing sound to the brilliant top notes.
    V - 'Johnny Two-Note' is written entirely on D and A flat, using varied colors, dynamics, ranges, and other effects.
    VI - 'In Flight' explores the sweeping and darting of flight, using virtuosic runs, trills, tremolos, and harmonics.

    - K. Hoover.

Recordings:

  • Lisamarie McGrath's recording The Colors Fall. Lisamarie McGrath (634479624988).

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Antics for Two Flutes

  • Composed 2002
  • Premiered August 16, 2002
  • Flute I, Flute II

Notes:

  • Katherine Hoover and Don Bailey gave the Premire performance of 'Antics for Two Flutes' at the National Flute Convention in Washington, D.C.