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Flute Ensemble


Celebration (6')

Celebration for Flute Ensemble

Clowning Around

Clowning Around

Dragon Court (8')

Concertante (Dragon Court)

Kyrie (8')

Kyrie


Mariposas (8')

Mariposas for Flute Orchestra

Peace is the Way (7')

Peace Is The Way

Three for Eight (8-9')

Three for Eight


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Celebration for Flute Ensemble

  • Composed 2001
  • Duration 6'
  • Flute Ensemble

Notes:

  • 'Celebration' is a short piece in six parts, written to celebrate Joseph Mariano's 90th birthday.

  • 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.
    - K. Hoover.
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Celebration for Flute Ensemble

by Uptown Flutes.

Privately issued by Uptown Flutes, A Flute Renaissance.

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Celebration for Flute Ensemble

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Clowning Around

  • Composed 2011
  • Premiered 2011

Performer's Notes:

  • Flutes 1-4, Alto Flute, Percussion. The alto flute and percussion parts are optional.

Notes:

  • This piece was written for Make Music New York which took place in Central Park during June 21 2011. Its First reading took place in Central Park, New York City, June 21, 2011.

    It was also performed at the National Flute Association's Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, in August 14 of the same year by a large group of attendees, with movement choreographed by Zara Lawler. This piece can be performed by 4 flutists, or by any larger group.

    The alto flute and percussion parts are optional. The alto part was added by request; it simply doubles lower lines. Percussionists have generally used some sort of suspended bell.

    With the steady rhythm and light nature of this piece, I think a tap dancer would be quite as effective as a percussionist.

    - K. Hoover.
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Clowning Around

  • by Zara Lawler.
  • Second instructional video for Clowning Around, a movement of E Pluribus Flutum.Clowning Around finale.
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Concertante "Dragon Court"

  • Composed 2005-2006
  • Premired 2007
  • Dedicated to Frayda Osten
  • Duration 8'

Instrumentation:

  • 17 + flute, (incl. Alto, Bass, Contrabass)

Notes:

  • Commissioned by the Brannen-Cooper Fund.

  • 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.

    - K. Hoover.

Performers Notes:

  • solo flute 2 joins the Tutti 3 section for movement II.
    Solo flute 3 joins The Tutti 1 section for movements II and III.
    The contrabass flute part is optional.
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Concertante "Dragon Court"

  • by yumiko matsushita.
  • ドラゴンコート/キャサリン・フーバー Concertante Dragon Court K.Hoover.
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Kyrie

  • Opus 55
  • Composed 1998
  • Duration 8'

Instrumentation:

  • 12 Flutes

Notes:

  • Commissioned and premiered by the Tucson Flute Club for the National Flute Association Convention in Phoenix, AZ August 1998.

  • 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.

    - K. Hoover.
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Kyrie

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Mariposas for Flute Orchestra

  • Composed 2001
  • Duration 8'

Instrumentation: Flute Orchestra, 4 solo flutes and ensemble of 12 or more flutes.

  • Solo Flute, with Piccolo
  • Solo Flute
  • Solo Flute, with Piccolo
  • Solo Flute
  • Orchestra Flutes, 2 players with Piccolo
  • Orchestra Flutes
  • Orchestra Flutes
  • Orchestra Flutes
  • Orchestra Flutes
  • Alto Flutes

Notes:

  • 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..
    - K. Hoover.
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Mariposas for Flute Orchestra

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Peace is the Way

  • Arranged 2004
  • Duration 7'
  • Flute Ensemble **

Instrumentation:

  1. ** Flute Ensemble 1-8, (for 6 or more flutes) arranged 2004.

Notes:

  • In response to the USA's 2003 invasion of Iraq, with inspiration from the quote from A. J. Muste, 'There is no way to peace; peace is the way.'

  • 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.
    - K. Hoover.

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Peace is the Way

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Three for Eight

  • Opus 50
  • Composed 1996
  • Premiered 1996
  • Duration 8-9'

Instrumentation:

  • Flute/Piccolo, 6 C Flutes, Alto Flute

Movements:

  1. Dunes
  2. Sandpipers
  3. Kites

Notes:

  • Commissioned by the New York and Long Island Flute Clubs; Premiered at the National Flute Association Convention, NYC August 1996.

  • 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.
    - K. Hoover.
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Three for Eight

by Uptown Flutes.

Privately issued by Uptown Flutes, A Flute Renaissance.