Performed Dec. 15, 1974 at the New York Historical Society.
Songs of Joy
First published by C. Fischer Inc.
Four English Songs
To Many A Well
Voice and Piano
SATB, Organ *
* Op.21, SATB, Organ
Op.21a, Fl, Ob, Cl, Bn, 2 Hn, Strings
Commissioned by Episcopal Diocese of NY. Premiered at Cathedral of St. John the Divine , NY, 1981
Psalm 23 has a very personal and unusual history. Written in February, 1981, when my mother was permanently disabled by illness, it was given its first performance on Mother's Day,
directed by the Reverend Dennis Michno at All-Saints church in New York. Dennis then obtained a commission from the Episcopal Diocese of New York to orchestrate the work.
In this version the piece was first presented at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine during the Fifth Annual Festival of Worship and Music on October 24, 1981, by a chorus of 400 and orchestra.
My mother passed away quietly the next day.
- K. Hoover.
Songs of Celebration
Chorus, Keyboard *
* SATB with Keyboard.
SATB with Brass Quartet
First published by Music 70.
SATB chorus, SATB soloists, Brass, percussion, organ (or piano) and two speakers.
This piece began as a response to the events of September 2001"--Page 2 of cover, in Memoriam.
Words in English derived from the poetry of Walt Whitman; words in Latin and English translation from the Catholic liturgy. Performed in New York in 2002 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
- K. Hoover.
SSA, Accompanied *
Contemporary Mayan women’s poetry.
Composed for NY Treble Singers. Unpublished as of12/2010.