Three for Eight was written for my friends and fellow flutists in the New York and Long Island Flute Clubs. 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 draws its 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.
A Flute Renaissance.
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.
Kyrie by Katherine Hoover.
It incorporates short quotes from famous flute pieces. Composing Celebration, I have quoted some of the pieces that I studied under Joseph's tutelage, as well as others that have become part of our heritage as flutists.
A Flute Renaissance.
Katherine Hoover Celebration for Flute Choir.
Instrumentation: Flute Orchestra, 4 solo flutes and ensemble of 12 or more flutes.
Mariposas is the Spanish word for butterflies. The piece loosely follows stages of a butterflies short and glorious existence… from cuckoo to larvae to free flight; hovering, swooping, floating. It was written for Pamela Youngblood, the Texas Woman's University, and requires for the 2001 National Flute Convention in Dallas, Texas..
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. Concertante "Dragon Court" is dedicated to her memory.
This piece's name is taken from the Brannen Cooper Company's address, which is located on Dragon Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.
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. The first performance took place in Nashua, New Hampshire, on May 12, 2007, under the direction of Eileen Yarrison.
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.
ドラゴンコート／キャサリン・フーバー Concertante Dragon Court K.Hoover.
In this arrangement for multiflutes 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.
|* Women's Chorus a Capella (2003)|
|** Flute Ensemble (2004) PP171|
Peace Is the Way.
Katherine Hoover - "Peace is the Way" for 8 Flutes - Self-Collaboration.
This piece was written for Make Music New York. Its First reading took place in Central Park, New York City, June 21, 2011.
It was performed at the National Flute Association's Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, in August of the same year by a large group of attendees, with movement choreographed by Zara Lawler.
Clowning Around finale.
Katherine Hoover's Clowning Around.