PAPAGENA PRESS

Flute, Solo


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




Etudes for flute


Kokopeli


Reflections


Spirit Flight



To Greet The Sun


Winter Spirits
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Etudes For Flute

Composed:
  • 2011
Audience 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.
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, solo
Performance Notes:
  • 3rd mvt.
  • ..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.
  • 4th mvt.
  • ..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.
  • 6th mvt.
  • ..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.
  • 7th mvt.
  • ..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.
  • 9th mvt.
  • ..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"!
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 884431798

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Kokopeli

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Kokopelli
Composed:
  • 1990
Premiered:
Audience 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.

    NFA Newly Published Music Award, 1991.

    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:04:30
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, solo
Arrangements:
  1. flute solo
  2. solo flute with accompaniment
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:

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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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Reflections

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Reflections (For Solo Flute)
  • Variations On A Medieval Norwegian Chant
Commissioned:
  • Performing Residency, Artpark, Lewiston, New York (near Niagara Falls)
Composed:
  • 1982
Audience 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.
Duration:
  • 00:06:00
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, solo
Publisher:
  • (1983) Boelke Bomart Inc
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 480194216

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Spirit Flight

Commissioned:
  • by flutist Wendela van Swol of Cordoba, Spain.
Composed:
  • 2012
Premiered:
  • by Wendela van Swol, at Maranatakerk, The Hague, Netherlands, on December 8th, 2013.
Audience Notes:
  • During the writing of this piece I searched for a name. Nothing seemed to fit, though the connection to native American sounds and wooden flutes were clear. Finally when it was done I was still puzzled about it, I played for 2 friends. One who is Lakota described vivid images of varied landscapes as if flying, and the other said the 2 words above, which had flashed through my mind as well.
    - K. Hoover
Duration:
  • 00:06:00
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, solo
Performance Notes:
  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.
Additional Performance Notes:
  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.
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 888935890

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To Greet The Sun

Alternate Tile(s):
  • To Greet The Sun
  • Greet The Sun
Composed:
  • 2004
Premiered:
  • by Alexa Still at the 2005 National Flute Association's convention.
Audience 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.
Duration:
  • 00:06:00
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, solo
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 501001249

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Winter Spirits

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Winter Dreams
Composed:
  • 1997
Premiered:
  • August 1997, by Jeffrey Khaner at the National Flute Association's Convention in Chicago, IL.
Audience Notes:
  • 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.
Duration:
  • 00:05:00
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, solo
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 530449346