PAPAGENA PRESS

Flute, Mixed Chamber Ensemble


Theodore Presser, Carl Fischer, Boelke-Bomart/Schott/Mobart, Songs of Peer, and Warner-Chappell are publishers of Katherine's music.




Canyon Shadow


Celebration


Clowning Around


Lyric Trio



Quito Suite


Summer Night


Two Dances


Two Preludes
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Canyon Shadows

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Celebration
  • Dusk
  • Echo
  • Moving In
  • Searching
Composed:
  • 1997
Premiered:
  • 1999
Audience Notes:
  • Inspired in large part by the Grand Canyon of the American Southwest, Hoover envisioned an ancient time when natives first came across this geological wonder. For this vision, she sought to combine a Native flute with the modern silver flute, native music with “western” music, and bringing forth natural sounds through music notation. From Hoover's notes: “In my mind's eye I saw a band of native ancestors searching for a home, finding a canyon and moving in. In the third movement their calls echo across the canyon. There is a celebration, and the piece ends with dusk settling in, with chirps and murmurs, bats, and memories.
    - Papagena Press.

  • Papagena Press thanks Joanne Lazzaro for editing Katherine's lastwork, posthumously. JoRazzal Music is publisher of the Canyon Shadows' World-Premiere recording by Joanne Lazzaro and Dreamcatcher.
  • Canyon Shadows is co-winner of the 2020 NFA Newly Published Music Award.
Duration:
  • 00:17:00
Movements:
  1. Searching - 03:08
  2. Moving In - 02:54
  3. Echo - 02:21
  4. Celebration - 03:54
  5. Dusk - 02:46
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Native Flute and Percussion
Publisher:
  • (2019) Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 330714384

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Celebration for Flute Ensemble

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Celebration
  • Dusk
  • Echo
  • Moving In
  • Searching
Composed:
  • 2001
Dedicated:
  • 'Celebration' is a short piece in six parts, written to celebrate Joseph Mariano's 90th birthday.
Audience Notes:
  • Composing Celebration, I have incorporated short quotes from famous flute pieces, some of which I studied under Joseph's tutelage and others that have become part of our heritage as flutists.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:06:00
Instrumentation:
  • Flute Ensemble
Arrangements:
  • (2001) Flute Ensemble
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 331043222

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Celebration for Flute Ensemble

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Clowning Around

Composed:
  • 2011
Dedicated:
  • Written for Make Music New York.
Premiered:
  • Its First reading took place in Central Park, New York City, on June 21, 2011.
Audience Notes:
  • Performed at the National Flute Association's Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 14 of the same year by a large group of attendees, with movement choreographed by Zara Lawler.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:05:00
Instrumentation:
  • Flute Choir: Flutes 1-4, Alto Flute, Percussion. The alto flute and percussion parts are optional.
Performance Notes:
  • This piece can be performed by four flutists or by any larger group.

    The alto flute and percussion parts are optional. The alto part was added by request; it simply doubles lower lines. Percussionists have generally used some sort of suspended bell.

    With this piece's steady rhythm and light nature, I think a tap dancer would be quite as effective as a percussionist.
Publisher:
  • (2011) Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 884431800

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Lyric Trio

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Allegro Adagio
  • Allegro Molto Quasi Presto
  • Lyric Trio For Flute Cello & Piano
  • Lyric Trio For Flute Cello And Piano
Commissioned:
  • in 1983 by the Huntingdon Trio.
Composed:
  • 1983
Audience Notes:
  • I chose to write a substantial piece with more emphasis on melody than much of the music being written at that time, hence the name. The long first movement has two main ideas; one energetic and rhythmic, the other lyric. Most of the movement concerns the interweaving of these ideas, with two dream-like interpolations. The second movement is a melodious serenade. Each instrument has its own solo to sing, and then these are brought together toward the end of the movement. The third is a perpetual motion with overtones of jazz, odd sounds, and references to the first movement.
    - K. Hoover.

  • The NFA Newly Published Music Award winner, 1994
Duration:
  • 00:18:00
Movements:
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Cello, Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:

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Lyric Trio

Michael Redmond, The Star Ledger (Newark)

  • Katherine Hoover is a leading contemporary composer by anyone's definition, and her Lyric Trio is a particularly attractive example of her work. This well-crafted trio, apparently inspired by the neo-classical tradition, is as remarkable for its accessibility as for its gracious solo writing.
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Quito Suite

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Dizi Dance originally arranged for Flute, Bassoon, Piano
Composed:
  • 2000
Duration:
  • 00:18:00
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Bassoon, Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 470116220

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Summer Night

Composed:
  • July, 1985
  • Piano reduction, 1986
Premiered:
  • by the New York Concerto Orchestra outdoors in Lincoln Center, September 1985.
Recorded:
  • Premiere, 1985 Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Leonarda CD.
Audience Notes:
  • A single movement, combining a slow and fast dance.

  • The flute and horn are a rather mismatched pair in many ways. To let their individual qualities sound, I began with a short soliloquy for each. This is followed by a slow dance which grows out of the soliloquies, and then a lively one, as the instruments (or characters, or thoughts) meet and interact.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:08:00
Arrangements:
  1. Flute,Horn in F,Violin 1,Violin 2,Viola,Violoncello,Contrabass,Percussion.
  2. Flute, Horn, Piano.
Publisher:
  1. (1986) Theodore Presser, with a piano reduction.
  2. Theodore Presser
Reference:

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Summer Night

Audio

  • SUMMER NIGHT is an apt description of what Katherine Hoover evokes in her lyrical, bucolic work that spotlights the horn and flute. It is engaging and thoroughly accessible.

Thomas Putnam, American Record Guide

  • This is a really good American piece, and its sound is open and pleasing.
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Two Dances

Composed:
  • 1976
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Oboe, Guitar
Publisher:
  • K. Hoover
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID: no entry

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Two Preludes

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Two Preludes (for flute and percussion)
  • uptown
  • out of town
Commissioned:
  • by Lawler and Fadoul
Composed:
  • 2012
Premiered:
  • March 17, 2013, at a Tribute concert for Ms. Hoover, sponsored by the New York Flute Club at the Lighthouse in New York City.
Audience Notes:
  • My two short preludes are self-explanatory: Uptown(Flute and Marimba) is energetic and up-tempo, and Out of Town(Flute and Vibraphone) is pastoral, were commissioned by Lawler and Fadoul.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:10:00
Movements:
  1. uptown
  2. out of town
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Vibraphone, Marimba
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 893217725