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Etudes for flute

Etudes for flute

To Greet the Sun (6')

To Greet The Sun


Spirit Flight

Spirit Flight

Winter Spirits (5')

Winter Spirits


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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.

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Reflections

by Eugenia Zukerman.

Delos Records, Incantations.

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.

by Katherine Hoover and Mary Ann Brown.

Leonarda Records, LPI 121. Flute Reflections

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Reflections

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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. He is said to have led the migrations through the Southwest, 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 been influenced by Native American flute songs and sounds.

    Although the rhythms have been carefully notated, performers are encouraged to play with some freedom. Length of notes and pauses will vary in different acoustics and circumstances.

    - K. Hoover.

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Kokopeli

by L.Zucker and R. Savino.

Cantilena CD 66017-2, Canyon Echos, Native American Stories in Classical Flute Music.

by Katherine Hoover.

Parnassus PACD 96031, KOKOPELI, Katherine Hoover Plays.

by Mark Sparks.

Summit Records DCD226, Mark Sparks,Flute.

by Laurel Zucker.

Cantilena Records 660042, Song of the Wind.

by Claudia Anderson and Karen Yonovitz.

Centaur CD CRC2203, American Flute.

by Eugenia Zukerman.

Delos Records, Incantations.

by Leone Buyse and Ann Pilot.

Boston Records 101 1CD, Contrasts.

by Angela Koregelos and Zoe Smith.

Keynote Designs CD 102, Red, White, and Blue.

by Theresa Beaman.

Laurel Records LR-857, Flute Moments.

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Kokopeli

  • by Laurel Zucker.
  • Cantilena CD 66017-2, Canyon Echos, Native American Stories in Classical Flute Music.
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Kokopeli

Leslie Gerber, Classical Pulse

  • ...a heart-stoppingly beautiful piece: Kokopeli by Katherine Hoover, four and a half minutes of magic capturing Indian legend and the vast spaces of the Southwest.
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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.
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Winter Spirits

by Mark Sparks.

AAM Recordings, Fantasie.

by L. Zucker.

Cantilena CD 66017-2, Canyon Echos, Native American Stories in Classical Flute Music.

by Lisamarie McGrath.

Lisamarie McGrath (634479624988), The Colors Fall.

by Wendell Dobbs.

Leonarda Classical Recordings CD LE349, Flute and Company, Flute Music by Katherine Hoover.

by Katherine Hoover.

Parnassus PACD 96031, KOKOPELI, Katherine Hoover Plays.

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Winter Spirits

  • by Laurel Zucker.
  • Cantilena CD 66017-2, Canyon Echos, Native American Stories in Classical Flute Music.
  • by Mimi Stillman.
  • Winter Spirits for Solo Flute, DSE's Rediscoveries: Festival of American Chamber Music.
  • by Laurel Zucker.
  • class="in"Winter Spirits - Katherine Hoover, 1998 Cantilena Records, Provided to YouTube by CDBaby.
  • by Mark Sparks.
  • The Orchard Enterprises, 2010 AAM Recordings, fantasia, Winter Spirits for Solo Flute.
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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.

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To Greet The Sun

by Kristen Stoner.

Memnon Arts, Colors.

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To Greet The Sun

5 of the 12 currently viewable on YouTube

  • by Kristen Stoner.
  • Kristen Stoner's CD Colors, Memnon Arts (888174254548), Katherine Hoover To Greet the Sun.
  • by Julia Carey.
  • Spring 2020 Flute Performance Jury at West Chester University. Katherine Hoover: To Greet the Sun.
  • by Rachel Reyes.
  • BM Senior Recital November 20, 2019. Katherine Hoover's To Greet the Sun.
  • by Abby Easterling.
  • October 26, 2019, Master's Recital, Rice University. Katherine Hoover: To Greet the Sun (2004).
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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, but also enjoyable and musically apt. These eleven etudes address breath control, trills, and overall musicality. I hope you will enjoy working on them, and perhaps performing them as well.
    - K. Hoover

Performer's Notes:

  • III. This one has no signatures, though the measures do change time. All information needed to play the piece in time is given by the beams.

    IV. This one is a bit freer, and it also has no time signatures. However, the relationship of the notes remains as usual, so counting should not be a problem.

    When playing trills, keep in mind that there is a main note and an auxiliary note. Be sure to keep the tone focused on the main note; this way, you can control tone and dynamic. Don't get stuck between the notes. Also, in this piece, start the trills slowly and speed up as you intensify the tone.

    VI. The breach marks indicate a lift, but not a long pause. (If I wanted a real pause, there would be a rest.) The challenge here is one we often face as flutists - how to carry long phrases convincingly with little space for breath.

    VII. This is more of a cadenza, in four phrases. Each phrase, beginning on a long low D, should rise and fall with a sense of form. And each one should take the listener farther than the one before. Try playing each one away from the music to see if it is really convincing. Better yet, plan all from memory.

    IX. This is a solo version of the final duet in my early "Suite for Two Flutes". The rhythm must be felt strongly in bars 27-31 is if the dancers are still dancing. Think "salsa"!

    - K. Hoover

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Spirit Flight

  • Commissioned by flutist Wendela van Swol
  • Composed 2012
  • Premiered 2013
  • Flute alone

Notes for Perfofmance:

  1. Fingerings are marked for flute: LH T, 1, 2, 3, 4; RH 1, 2, 4; 1 signifying the index finger of each hand.
  2. Accidental's (including grace notes) go through the line or the bar, but not overly active.
  3. All trills and mordants are to the half-step above.
  4. Repeated notes under a slur are legato tonguing, i.e., articulated without space between the notes.
  5. For tremolo A-C, use LH T (line 1 etc.); For B-D use first Tr. Key (8 etc.).
  6. Slide with lips only at the end of the long notes where marked.

The other effects are quite easy to do:

  1. Trill RH 1 2 3.
  2. Keep E, lift LH 2. (This gives an airy Bb.).
  3. RH 2 (E key) on open hole flute, trill back of key, leaving a hole open.
  4. LH 2 (A key) on open hole flute, trill back of key, leaving hole open.
  5. Press RH 1 2 3.
  6. Trill RH 2.
  7. Keep fingering for #2 (Finger E, lift LH 2), then left RH 2.

Notes:

  • Commissioned by the distinguished flutist Wendela van Swol, of Córdoba, Spain. The premier performance was given at Maranatakerk, The Hague, Netherlands, on December 8th, 2013.

    Captured in excellent quality, it can viewed on YouTube.

    - K. Hoover
  • For advanced flutists. (KH)
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Spirit Flight

  • by Sophie Johnson.
  • Flute recital at Bath Spa University 19th May 2015.Katherine Hoover: Spirit Flight.