PAPAGENA PRESS

Flute Choir


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




Concertante (Dragon Court)


Kyrie


Mariposas for Flute Orchestra


Peace Is The Way



Three for Eight
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Concertante "Dragon Court"

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Concertante
  • Dragon Court
  • Dragon Court Concertante
  • Concertante Dragon Court
Commissioned:
  • by the Brannen-Cooper Fund. Concertante 'Dragon Court' was begun as a commission from the Nashua Flute Choir with backing from the Brannen Cooper fund and subsequently expanded under Bickford Brannen's aegis.
Composed:
  • 2005-2006
Dedicated:
  • to the memory of Frayda Osten.
Premiered:
  • The first performance took place in Nashua, New Hampshire, on May 12, 2007, under the direction of Eileen Yarrison.
Audience Notes:
  • Frayda Osten was a dynamic and multitalented person. Among many other accomplishments, she founded the Brannen Cooper fund in cooperation with Bickford Brannen and the Brannen Cooper Flute Company. This fund has underwritten numerous pieces for flute and particularly for flute choir.

    This piece's name is taken from the Brannen Cooper Company's address, located on Dragon Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.

    The Concertante is in three movements and features eight different number of soloists in each movement, accompanied by a larger ensemble of regular, alto, bass, and optional contrabass flutes. The first movement is rather syncopated, with numerous voices moving at a lively clip. The second has a little melody that moves against soft, opposing triads and moves toward a climax of courts rising together like a wind. The last movement features a repeating pattern of seven with playful riffs answering back-and-forth above it.

    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:18:00
Instrumentation:
  • 17 + flute, (incl. Alto, Bass, Contrabass)
Performance Notes:
  • Solo flute 2 joins the Tutti 3 section for movement II.
    Solo flute 3 joins The Tutti 1 section for movements II and III.
    The contrabass flute part is optional.
Publisher:
  • (2006) Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 334304499

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Concertante "Dragon Court"

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Kyrie

Commissioned:
  • by the Tucson Flute Club.
Composed:
  • 1998
Premiered:
  • by the Tucson Flute Club for the National Flute Association Convention in Phoenix, AZ August 1998.
Audience Notes:
  • Kyrie is a series of free variations on Kyrie fons bonitatis, as found in the Liber Usualis, an official Catholic book of chant based on historical sources. 'Kyrie eleison' is Greek for 'Lord, have mercy upon us' and serves as the first section of a mass.

    The sound of several flutes playing unison Gregorian chant very softly has haunted me since I first heard it some years ago. When I was commissioned by the Tucson Flute Club this beautiful sound came to mind, and it led me to write this piece. The Kyrie fons bonitatis has an unusual form, with a two-part refrain. This refrain echos throughout my piece, and, after wandering far afield, brings it to a quiet close.

    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:08:00
Instrumentation:
  • 12 Flutes
Arrangements:
  1. 12 Flute, (opt. organ or bells).
  2. Chorus,Mixed, Piano.
Publisher:
  1. (1998) Papagena Press
  2. (2019) Peermusic Classical
Reference:
  1. ASCAP Work ID 410130406
  2. ASCAP Work ID 904363211

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Mariposas for Flute Orchestra

Alternate Tile(s):
  • BUTTERFLIES
Composed:
  • 2001
Premiered:
  • at the 2001 National Flute Convention in Dallas, Texas.
Audience Notes:
  • Mariposas is the Spanish word for butterflies. The piece loosely follows stages of butterflies' short and glorious existence, from cuckoo to larvae to free flight; hovering, swooping, floating. It was written for Pamela Youngblood from Texas Woman's University.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:08:00
Instrumentation:
  • Flute Orchestra, four solo flutes, and 6 ensemble parts for 12 or more flutes.
  • Solo Flute, with Piccolo
  • Solo Flute
  • Solo Flute, with Piccolo
  • Solo Flute
  • Orchestra Flutes, two players with Piccolo
  • Orchestra Flutes
  • Orchestra Flutes
  • Orchestra Flutes
  • Orchestra Flutes
  • Alto Flutes
Publisher:
  • (2001) Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 430721347

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Mariposas for Flute Orchestra

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Peace is the Way

Composed:
  • 2004
Dedicated:
  • In response to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Audience Notes:
  • In response to the USA's 2003 invasion of Iraq, with inspiration from the quote from A. J. Muste, 'There is no way to peace; peace is the way.'

    In this arrangement for multi-flutes of the original treble chorus setting, a four-note phrase, 'Peace is the Way,' is layered repeatedly, one after another, throughout the eight parts, building slowly into sustained chords and a whispered final prayer.
  • - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:07:00
Instrumentation:
  • Flute Ensemble 1-8 (for six or more flutes).
Arrangements:
  1. Flute Ensemble, arranged 2004.
  2. Women's Chorus a Capella was composed in 2003.
Publisher:
  1. (2004) Papagena Press
  2. (2003/2019) Peermusic Classical
Reference:
  1. ASCAP Work ID 896870784
  2. ASCAP Work ID 904363209

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Three for Eight

Commissioned:
  • by the New York and Long Island Flute Clubs
Composed:
  • 1996, Arrangement of Public Domain Work
Dedicated:
  • This piece was written for my friends and fellow flutists in the New York and Long Island Flute Clubs.
Premiered:
  • at the National Flute Association Convention, NYC August 1996
Audience Notes:
  • Much of this piece was written during a blizzard. Which may account for its obsession with summer at the beach.

    The first movement, Dunes, is about the slow shifting of shapes (colors, harmonies) that one sees in sand and clouds. Sandpipers draw their motion from the quirky scurrying of bunches of these little birds as they chase the waves up and down the beach. Kites sail with great freedom by the ocean, gliding gracefully, then darting and diving with sudden gusts.

    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:08:15
Movements:
  1. Dunes
  2. Sandpipers
  3. Kites
Instrumentation:
  • Flute/Piccolo, 6 C Flutes, Alto Flute
Publisher:
  • (1998) Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 500553413