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Homage To Bartok


Qwindtet


Set for Clarinet


Sinfonia



Suite For Saxophones
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Homage To Bartok

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Homage To Bartok Wind Quintet
Composed:
  • 1975
Audience Notes:
  • Bartók, Béla, -- 1881-1945. Of the many marvelous aspects of Bartok's composition, two in particular have influenced this piece. In the first movement I have used structural techniques and short, angular themes typical of the string quartets, but seldom, if ever, applied to winds. A folk element in evident in the rhythms and patterns of the last movement. The second movement, an arioso in free time, is not consciously tied to Bartok. It begins with a long oboe solo which overlaps the end of the preceding movement.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:16:30
Movements:
  1. Allegro agutato
  2. Arioso
  3. Vivace
Instrumentation:
  • Woodwind Quintet(flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon).
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:

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Qwindtet

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Qwindtet (1987)
Commissioned:
  • by Peter Alexander and the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Composed:
  • 1985
Dedicated:
  • written for the Hudson Valley Wind Quintet
Audience Notes:
  • The piece follows an unusual plan. Movements I (Prelude), III (Interlude), and V (Finale) are all drawn from the same lively material, in dance-like 7/8 patterns. The second movement, a Lullaby, is gently lyrical. The fourth, a Dirge, is much more serious, even austere at times. The Finale, though based on the original 7/8 motives, retains some of this darker mood, then gradually resumes the bright character of the Prelude.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:16:00
Movements:
  1. Prelude
  2. Lullaby
  3. Interlude
  4. Dirge
  5. Finale
Instrumentation:
  • Woodwind Quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon).
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:

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Qwindtet

Leslie Gerber, Woodstock Times

  • Hoover writes superbly for winds. Her piece, in five movements, is beautifully constructed, and the plan the composer explained of using the same material. and changing its nature in three of the movements works well...it seems to have a deeper emotional resonance.
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Set for Clarinet

Composed:
  • 1978
Duration:
  • 00:05:00
Instrumentation:
  • Clarinet, duo
Publisher:
  • Boelke Bomart Inc
Reference:

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Sinfonia

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Sinfonia (Formerly Quartet)
  • Sinfonia Du 1 Part
  • Sym
  • Symphonie Pour 4 Bassons
Composed:
  • 1976
Written for:
  • the New York Bassoon Quartet.
Audience Notes:
  • The idea of writing a bassoon quartet, when first mentioned, fascinated me; the instrument is an impressively flexible one with a wide range. Besides, I knew the members of the New York Bassoon Quartet, and the temptation to write for such fine players was irresistible.

    The central section of the Sinfonia, the Funeral March, was inspired by the form of a scene from Stiffelio, an obscure opera by Verdi. It features a repeating bass motif, with increasing layers and densities of sound. The introduction is a bit freer and more experimental in nature. The last movement is an up-tempo fugue, with elements of jazz and some rather silly and difficult grace-note figures.

    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:11:00
Movements:
  1. Introduction
  2. Funeral March
  3. Allegro vivace
Instrumentation:
  • Bassoon Quartet
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:

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Sinfonia

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Suite for Saxophones

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Saxophone Quartet
Composed:
  • 1980
Written for:
  • by the New York Saxophone Quartet
Recorded:
  • by the New York Saxophone Quartet
Audience Notes:
  • In the spring of 1980, I heard the New York Saxophone Quartet play and decided to write a piece for them. The sound of saxophones has been with me all my life in jazz, big-bands, rock, and everything in between. This suite draws on the sounds from the simple bounce of 'Count Off' to the 50' atonal jazz element in 'Honk'. 'Going to London' has a double derivation: I was making a trip to London at the same time, and I took the rhythm of the ride for my main theme (three eighth notes followed by two quarters). The third movement to the arrangement of a pop tune by a friend.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:12:00
Movements:
  1. Going to London
  2. Count off
  3. Ira's tune
  4. Honk
Instrumentation:
  • SATB Saxophone Quartet
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference: