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Reflections

  • Opus 25
  • Composed 1982
  • Duration 6'
  • Flute alone

Notes:

  • Variations on an ancient Norwegian chant. Written outdoors at Artpark, NY.

  • Reflections is a series of free variations on a short sequence from the ancient Norwegian Olavs-fest in Nidaros. Most of it was written during a performing residency at Artpark, near Niagara Falls, New York, in 1982. I played for an hour out-of-doors twice a day, usually alone, but sometimes with mimes or storytellers. Each day I wrote a variation and performed it still in pencil sketch. Later, in New York City, I reordered the set and added a contrasting variation and a final section.
    - K. Hoover.

  • Recorded by Leonarda Records, Hoover, LPI 121.
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Kokopeli

  • Opus 43
  • Composed 1990
  • Duration 4-5'
  • NFA Newly Published Music Award, 1991.
  • Flute alone

Notes:

  • Kokopeli, the flute player, was a great mahu, or legendary hero of the Hopi, and of other Native Americans living in the Southwestern area of the United States. He is said to have led the migrations through the mountains and deserts, the sound of his flute echoing through the great canyons and cliffs. In this piece I have tried to capture some of this sense of spaciousness, and of the Hopi's deep kinship with this land. This piece has also been influenced by Native American flute songs and sounds.
    - K. Hoover.

Recorded:

  • Parnassus Records CD, Kokopeli: Katherine Hoover Plays
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Winter Spirits

  • Opus 51
  • Composed 1997
  • Premiered, August 1997
  • Duration 5'
  • Flute alone

Notes:

  • Premiered, August 1997, by Jeffrey Khaner at the National Flute Association's Convention in Chicago, IL.

  • There is a picture by the marvelous artist Maria Buchfink of a Native American flute player; from his flute rises a cloud of kachinas and totem spirits. This piece has also risen from his notes, and it is indeed influenced by Native American music. The idea of the flute invoking beneficial spirits, be they kachinas or any others, is a very natural one. Such spirits are an accepted and valued part of life in most of the world, and the flute has been used to honor and invite their presence for countless ages.
    - K. Hoover.

Recorded:

  • by K. Hoover, Leonarda Classical Recordings, CD #LE349.
  • by Laurel Zucker, Cantilena Records, 'Native American stories in Classical Flute Music', released 1998.
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To Greet The Sun

  • Composed 2004
  • Premiered 2005
  • Duration 6'
  • Flute alone

Notes:

  • Written in Southampton, New York 2004. This work incorporates the unique sound of a flutter-tongued timbral trill.

  • To greet the sun is to give thanks for the great richness of the Earth and the gift of life. Various cultures have done this in differing ways, from dawn prayers to dances and ceremonies to researching the sun’s awe-inspiring power.
    - K. Hoover.

  • Premiered by Alexa Still at the 2005 National Flute Association's convention.

Recorded:

  • by Kristen Stoner, music CD "Colors", released 2013.
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Etudes For Flute

  • Composed 2011
  • Flute alone

Notes:

  • This collection of etudes for flute ascribe to the belief that they should be challenging yet enjoyable and musically apt. These eleven etudes address breath control, trills, and overall musicality.
    - K. Hoover

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Spirit Flight

  • Composed 2012
  • Flute alone

Notes:

  • The December 2013 premiere in The Hague, was performance by Wendela van Swol. Captured in excellent quality, it can viewed on YouTube.

  • For advanced flutists. (KH)