PAPAGENA PRESS

Flute with Piano


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




Four Winds


Masks


Medieval Suite


Mountain and Mesa



Three Sketches


Two for Two


Two Pieces (Fauré)
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Four Winds

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Concerto For Flute and Orchestra
  • Four Winds Concerto
  • Four Winds
Composed:
  • 2015
Premiered:
  • by Mark Sparks at the 2015 National Flute Association convention in Washington, D.C.
Audience Notes:
  • Four Winds considers breath as integral to flute performance through the depiction of winds at different times of the year.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:10:00
Movements:
  1. East
  2. South
  3. West
  4. North
Instrumentation:
  • Flute and Piano
Performance Notes:
Arrangements:
  1. Flute, Piano
  2. Flute and Orchestra
  3. Flute and Orchestra with Piano reduction
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 892067111
Links:

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Masks

Commissioned:
  • by the National Flute Association
Composed:
  • 1998
Premiered:
  • by Jeani Foster and Stefanie Jacob at the National Convention, Phoenix, AZ, August 1998.
Audience Notes:
  • When asked to write a piece for the National Flute Convention in Phoenix, I envisioned a piece comprising several short movements. The idea of MASKS appealed to me, for a mask generally makes an impression quickly; its affect clear at a glance.

    I have collected several masks over the years, and looked at many more in museums and art books of various kinds. Three of these movements reflect particular masks that I have seen, one is a generic type, and two are waiting to be constructed.

    The three specific masks are: I A Haida (Northwest Native American) mask, of commanding presence; II a Huichol (Mexican Native) Jaguar mask, completely beaded with intricate flower patterns; and III, an African American death mask of great calmness. IV is a clown mask, and the last two are left entirely to your imagination.

    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:15:00
Movements:
  1. Haida Indian mask
  2. Huichol Jaguar mask
  3. Afro-American Death mask
  4. Clown mask
  5. (andante)
Instrumentation:
  • Flute with Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 430558006

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Masks

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Medieval Suite

Alternate Tile(s):
  1. Medieval Suite (Flute Piano)
  2. Medieval Suite (Orchestra,Chamber)
  3. Medieval Suite (Orchestra,Full, lg. score)
  4. Medieval Suite (Orchestra,Full, sm. score)
Other Ref. Tile(s):
  • Medival Suite Fl U Kl Komp
  • Demon's Dance
  • Demon's Dance (Medieval Suite)
Composed:
  • 1981
Premiered:
  • by C. Smith with Reno Philharmonic, November 1989.
Audience Notes:
  • The Medieval Suite was inspired by characters and events described in Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, a history of fourteenth-century France. It was a violent, bitter century of extensive wars, and Ms. Tuchman sees it as something of a reflection of our own. The first movement, 'Virelai', uses parts of a work in that form by Guillaume de Machaut, a French composer of that era. The "Black Knight" was a violent British prince barred from his beloved field of battle by a wasting disease. The fourteenth century was a low point for the Catholic Church with warring Popes in Rome and Avignon, and 'the Drunken Friar' was apparently a common sight. In this movement I have freely adapted and embroidered a Gregorian chant and quoted a well-known round of the time, 'Sumer is acumin in'. 'Princess Isabelle' describes a daughter of the King of France who was engaged at the age of six, sent to England to live permanently, and wed at twelve - a common fate for royal children. The 'Demon's Dance' was a desperate marathon dance done by some in hopes of avoiding the Black Plague.
    - K. Hoover.

  • NFA Newly Published Music Award, 1987
Duration:
  • 00:19:00
Movements:
  1. Depouillement: Virelai
  2. The Black Knight
  3. The Drunken Friar
  4. On the Betrothal of Princess Isabelle of France, Aged Six Years
  5. Demon's Dance
Instrumentation:
  • Flute with Piano
Arrangements:
  1. Flute with Piano
  2. Orchestra,Chamber
  3. Orchestra,Full, lg. score
  4. Orchestra,Full, sm. score
Publisher:
  • Theodore Presser Company
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 430321529
Other Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 340218517
Links:


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Medieval Suite

Mark Crawford, Reno Gazette-Journal

  • A fine new work...The Medieval Suite realizes (its) inspiration in the language of Katherine Hoover, a language not to be confused with that of Aaron Copland, Walter Piston, or George Crumb, but equally as American as these. This is a short, uncompromising, sympathetic contemporary work.

Alfred de Jaeger, The Intelligencer (Wheeling, WV)

  • The highlight of the afternoon...Katherine Hoover's Medieval Suite is brilliant. Each of the five movements is exquisitely crafted, leaving the listener confident that a musical journey has taken place. Every note is placed with the same care exercised by an expert diamond-cutter, giving the work a discernable architecture which is very satisfying.

Norman Pickering, The Southampton Press

  • The writing is extremely imaginative and full of exciting instrumental passages displaying the composer's knowledge and skill...this is a major addition to the flute and piano literature, and every movement has a character and emotional impact that is rarely achieved in contemporary music.

Tim Page, The Washington Post

  • The program began with Katherine Hoover's "Medieval Suite," a five movement work dating from 1983 that was originally written for flute and piano. Hoover is herself a distinguished flutist, and so the idiomatic scoring for her chosen instrument came as no surprise. The suite itself has a stylistic diversity that is never merely clever; this is limpid, honest, attractive and appealing music, full of graceful melodies and the subtle "touches" of a natural composer.
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Mountain and Mesa

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Mountain And Mesa, Three Movements, For Flute And Piano
Composed:
  • 2008
Premiered:
  • by Mimi Stillman and Jeremy Gill, at the National Flute Association Convention in New York, August 15, 2009.
Audience Notes:
  • Though flutes are found all over the world, the music they play is quite varied. This piece brings together three different styles of music. exploring the different sounds of flute around the world. This work starts its journey with gypsy music from Eastern Europe (Hungarian Lassu), then travels through a Hopi Lullaby of Native America, and ends with Dizi Dance in the style of Chinese folk music.

    Hungarian Lassu
    The music of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe is harmonically sophisticated and melodically adventurous. The czaradas, it's best known form, generally begins with a lassu that sounds, and sometimes is, improvised. The piano imitates a cymbalom, or hammered dulcimer in this duet.

    Hopi Lullaby
    The Hopi lullaby was notated by Natalie Curtis at Third Mesa sometime before 1905. Sounds of nature were an integral part of the music of Native America, and I have set this gentle melody with simple harmonics and birdlike sounds.

    Dizi Dance
    The dizi is one of the most commonly played flutes in China. The dizi dance uses patterns and records characteristic of much Chinese music, combined with shifting rhythms, syncopation's, and a swift tempo.


    -K Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:12:00
Movements:
  1. Hungarian Lassu
  2. On the Mesa
  3. Dizi Dance
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Piano
Performance Notes:
  • The keyboard commonly used in a Lassu is the cymbalom, or hammered dulcimer. Judicious piano pedaling and help to give this affect. Pedaling choices in II and III are also left to the player; however III should be played lightly, as the instruments imitated are generally plucked.

Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 880877968

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Three Sketches

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Three Sketches For Piccolo And Piano
  • Dusk
  • Hide and Seek
  • Danza
  • Hide & Seek
Commissioned:
  • by National Flute Association Flute Association.
Composed:
  • 2003
Duration:
  • 00:08:00
Movements:
  1. Dusk
  2. Hide and Seek
  3. Danza
Instrumentation:
  • Piccolo, Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 500941342

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Two for Two

Commissioned:
  • by Christine Potter
Composed:
  • 2006
Premiered:
  • by Christine Potter took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the fall of 2006.
Audience Notes:
  • When Chris Potter asked me to write a piece including both alto flute and bass flute, I tried to hone in on some of the special but perhaps less commonly heard qualities of each. The alto flute has its lovely singing quality; it also has the capacity to move quickly and easily. So I decided to feature that as well. The base, I felt, could show off that wonderful husky quality in a slightly off-centered tango.

    In two sections one flutist plays both alto and bass flutes which is a departure from the ordinary.

    Chris Potter also performed this work, 2006 winner of the NFA Newly Published Music Award, in Albuquerque, New Mexico during National Flute Association Convention.

    - K. Hoover.

  • National Flute Association's Newly Published Music award winner.
Duration:
  • 00:09:00
Movements:
  1. What Goes Around
  2. Tango
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Bass flute, w/Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 501001267

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Two Pieces (Faure)

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Two Pieces
  • Faure - Two Pieces
  • Faure
Composed:
  • by Gabriel Faure
Arranged:
  • by K. Hoover 2002
Premiered:
  • Le Pas Espano premiered by K. Hoover and Don Bailey on August 16, 2007 at the NFA Convention in Washington, DC.
Audience Notes:
  • Gabriel Faure was born May 12, 1845, Pamiers, Ariege, France and died Nov. 4, 1924 in Paris.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:15:00
Movements:
  1. Le Jardin de Dolly
  2. Le Pas Espanol
Instrumentation:
  • 2 Flute and Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 893217725