PAPAGENA PRESS

Flute with Accompaniment


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




Canyon Echoes


Caprice


Dances and Variations


Four Winds



Medieval Suite


Mountain and Mesa


Three Sketches



Two for Two
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Canyon Echoes

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Canyon Echoes
  • Canyon Echoes An Apache Folktale
Commissioned:
  • by Duologue
Composed:
  • 1991
Premiered:
  • by Duologue at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis Minnasota, November 1991.
Audience Notes:
  • This piece was inspired by a book called The Flute Player, a simple and beautifully illustrated retelling of an Apache folktale by Michael Lacapa. It is the story of two young Apaches from different areas of a large canyon, where the streams ripple and the wind sings in the cottonwoods. They meet at a Hoop Dance, and dance only with each other. The next day, as the girl works up on the side of the canyon in her father's fields, the boy sits below by a stream and plays his flute for her (flute-playing was a common manner of courtship). She puts a leaf in the stream which flows down to him, so he knows she hears. This continues for a time, until the boy is woken one morning and told he is of age to join the hunt - a journey of some weeks, leaving momentarily. The girl still listens each day for the flute until, feeling abandoned, she falls ill and dies. When the boy returns, he runs to play for her - but there is no leaf. When he learns of her death, he disappears into the hills, and his flute still echos when the breezes blow through the cottonwoods, and the streams ripple in the canyon.

    - K. Hoover.

  • NFA Newly Published Music Award, 1993
Duration:
  • 00:16:00
Movements:
  1. Dance
  2. Serenade
  3. She Mourns
  4. He Returns
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Guitar
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 330453308

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Canyon Echoes

CD66017-2

by L.Zucker and R. Savino

Cantilena CD66017-2

Canyon Echos, Native American Stories in Classical Flute Music

TROY379

by Bonita Boyd and N. Goluses

Albany CD, TROY379

Chronicles of Discovery

CD LE349

by Katherine Hoover

Leonarda Classical Recordings CD LE349

Flute and Company, Flute Music by Katherine Hoover

GSCD-336

by Duologue

Gasparo CD, GSCD-336

Canyon Echos: New Music for Flute and Guitar

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Canyon Echoes

Leslie Gerber, Classical Pulse, Jan. 1997

  • ...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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Caprice

Alternate Tile(s):
  • RED CEDAR COLLECTION
Commissioned:
  • by Red Cedar Chamber Music
Composed:
  • 1999
Premiered:
  • at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art on February 12, 2000, by Jan Boland, flute and John Dowdall, guitar.
Audience Notes:
  • When I was asked to join this unusual group commission using artwork from the Cedar Rapids Museum to inspire music, I chose Red Event by James Michael Smith to base my writing. I must admit I didn't study it all that carefully. The slide was so very small. I like the curved pattern in the fabric and how the red slash cut across the other aspects of the peace, a clear interruption.

    I began with lines in both instruments that seemed to reflect the curves in the pattern; then, I did interrupt the work with a very different, darker gesture. As the piece proceeds, the gesture returns, but it is co-opted bit by bit and becomes part of the fabric of the piece. And it is true that as we look at a piece of visual art that contains a shock or surprise, over time, that element does become absorbed into our perception of the piece as a whole.

    Long after my Caprice was finished, I had the slide developed into a 3' x 5' photograph. At this size, the piece takes on a more austere, even threatening quality. The patterns in the cloth are balanced by large, open spaces, the muted textures, and colors to the background, and the Red Event seems more violent. Someone could write a very different piece about it!

    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:04:00
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Guitar
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 330788224

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Caprice

FDS 57960

by Jan Boland and John Dowdall

Fleur de Son Classics, FDS 57960

CD Red Cedar Collection

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Dances and Variations

Alternate Tile(s):
  • My Life Has Been So Wondrous Free
  • Variations On My Life Has Been So Wondrous Free
Commissioned:
  • by Dr. & Mrs. James P. Carey of Huntington, West Virginia, and Marshall University
Composed:
  • 1996
Dedicated:
  • to Wendell and Linda Dobbs, may all their days be as joyous as this poem.
Gratitude:
  • My grateful thanks to Larry Odom and Mary Tryer for Harp editing, and to Susan Jolies for guidelines and details.
Premiered:
  • by flutist Wendell Dobbs and harpist Larry Odom In the Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, on October 11, 1996
Audience Notes:
  • The flute and harp are both ancient and beautiful instruments, and their sounds complement each other in unique ways. In this piece I have explored some of these combinations. The first movement, "Entrata", is a light piece with shifting rhythms in both instruments; it quotes some children's tunes now and again. The second movement, "Adagio", is rather stark, with a measured ostinato in the harp and contrasting, rhythmically free gestures in the flute. These eventually come together in a slow melodic section. These two movements comprise the "Dances" of the title, for they are both involved with various kinds of motion, and I would love to see them choreographed at some time.

    The third movement is a series of variations on a lovely tune written in 1759 by Francis Hopkinson, a Philadelphia lawyer and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The song is called "My Days have been so wondrous free", with a poem by Thomas Parnell. The variations are rather "wondrous free" themselves, having been influenced as much by the words as by the melody, and moving far from the original, though returning for a straightforward rendition of the tune at the end.

    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:20:00
Movements:
  1. Entrata
  2. Adagio
  3. Variations: My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Harp
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 330788224
PBS Documentary
  • Deborah Novak's New Music
Poem by Thomas Parnell
  • My days have been so wondrous free,
  • the little birds that fly
  • with careless ease from tree to tree
  • were but as blessed as I.
  • Ask the gliding waters if a tear of mine
  • increased their stream,
  • and ask the breathing gales if e'er
  • I lent a sight to them.

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Dances and Variations

66016-2

by Laurel Zucker and S. Jolles

Cantilena 66016-2

Images for Flute and Harp

CDLE349

by Katherine Hoover

Leonarda Classical Recordings CDLE349

Flute and Company, Flute Music by Katherine Hoover

SC130

by Micheke Frisch, Kathy Kienzle

Ten Thousand Lakes, Bella Danza, SC130

Adagio from Dances and Variations

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Dances and Variations

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Dances and Variations

David Williams, The Charleston Gazette

  • Hoover's new Dances and Variations for flute and harp proved to be both tightly reasoned and beautiful...The finale brimmed with warmth. Hoover built a nearly seamless flow that fought against the variation form's tendency to lurch along in fits of starting and stopping. Here each new variation seemed to blossom out of the last idea in the old.
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Four Winds

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Concerto For Flute and Orchestra
  • Four Winds Concerto
  • Four Winds
Composed:
  • 2015
Premiered:
  • by Mark Sparks at the 2015 National Flute Association convention in Washington, D.C.
Audience Notes:
  • Four Winds considers breath as integral to flute performance through the depiction of winds at different times of the year.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:10:00
Movements:
  1. East
  2. South
  3. West
  4. North
Instrumentation:
  • Flute and Piano
Performance Notes:
Arrangements:
  1. Flute, Piano
  2. Flute and Orchestra
  3. Flute and Orchestra with Piano reduction
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 892067111
Links:

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Masks

Commissioned:
  • by the National Flute Association
Composed:
  • 1998
Premiered:
  • by Jeani Foster and Stefanie Jacob at the National Convention, Phoenix, AZ, August 1998.
Audience Notes:
  • When asked to write a piece for the National Flute Convention in Phoenix, I envisioned a piece comprising several short movements. The idea of MASKS appealed to me, for a mask generally makes an impression quickly; its affect clear at a glance.

    I have collected several masks over the years, and looked at many more in museums and art books of various kinds. Three of these movements reflect particular masks that I have seen, one is a generic type, and two are waiting to be constructed.

    The three specific masks are: I A Haida (Northwest Native American) mask, of commanding presence; II a Huichol (Mexican Native) Jaguar mask, completely beaded with intricate flower patterns; and III, an African American death mask of great calmness. IV is a clown mask, and the last two are left entirely to your imagination.

    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:15:00
Movements:
  1. Haida Indian mask
  2. Huichol Jaguar mask
  3. Afro-American Death mask
  4. Clown mask
  5. (andante)
Instrumentation:
  • Flute with Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 430558006

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Masks

634479624988

by Lisamarie McGrath

Lisamarie McGrath (634479624988)

Masks from The Colors Fall.

PACD 96031

by Katherine Hoover

Parnassus PACD 96031

Masks from KOKOPELI, Katherine Hoover Plays

LD 011

by Trio Spektrum

North Pacific Music LD 011

Masks from Dreams of a Dancer

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Masks

Selection of 6 from 11 current videos

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Medieval Suite

Alternate Tile(s):
  1. Medieval Suite (Flute Piano)
  2. Medieval Suite (Orchestra,Chamber)
  3. Medieval Suite (Orchestra,Full, lg. score)
  4. Medieval Suite (Orchestra,Full, sm. score)
Other Ref. Tile(s):
  • Medival Suite Fl U Kl Komp
  • Demon's Dance
  • Demon's Dance (Medieval Suite)
Composed:
  • 1981
Premiered:
  • by C. Smith with Reno Philharmonic, November 1989.
Audience Notes:
  • The Medieval Suite was inspired by characters and events described in Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, a history of fourteenth-century France. It was a violent, bitter century of extensive wars, and Ms. Tuchman sees it as something of a reflection of our own. The first movement, 'Virelai', uses parts of a work in that form by Guillaume de Machaut, a French composer of that era. The "Black Knight" was a violent British prince barred from his beloved field of battle by a wasting disease. The fourteenth century was a low point for the Catholic Church with warring Popes in Rome and Avignon, and 'the Drunken Friar' was apparently a common sight. In this movement I have freely adapted and embroidered a Gregorian chant and quoted a well-known round of the time, 'Sumer is acumin in'. 'Princess Isabelle' describes a daughter of the King of France who was engaged at the age of six, sent to England to live permanently, and wed at twelve - a common fate for royal children. The 'Demon's Dance' was a desperate marathon dance done by some in hopes of avoiding the Black Plague.
    - K. Hoover.

  • NFA Newly Published Music Award, 1987
Duration:
  • 00:19:00
Movements:
  1. Depouillement: Virelai
  2. The Black Knight
  3. The Drunken Friar
  4. On the Betrothal of Princess Isabelle of France, Aged Six Years
  5. Demon's Dance
Instrumentation:
  • Flute with Piano
Arrangements:
  1. Flute with Piano
  2. Orchestra,Chamber
  3. Orchestra,Full, lg. score
  4. Orchestra,Full, sm. score
Publisher:
  • Theodore Presser Company
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 430321529
Other Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 340218517
Links:


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Medieval Suite

CD #100246

by Alexa Still with the New Zealand Symphony

CD Pied Piper Fantasy from Koch Classics (KIC-CD-7566)

Medieval Suite for Flute and Orchestra for oboe and piano.

CD #100246

by C. Thorspecken and C. Hacke

Bayer Records CD #100246

Der Ferne Spiegal (A Distant Mirror).

record cover

by Pola Baytelman and Jan Vinci

Albany Records 2013, Celebration of the New American Composers

Medieval Suite

LPI 121

by Katherine Hoover and Mary Ann Brown

Leonarda: LP LPI 121, Cassette LPI 221

New Music for Flute

record label

by Arcata String Quartet

Summit Records

Voyage

record label

by Jan Vinci and Reiko Uchida

Albany Records, October 27, 2016

Medieval Suite from American FluteScape

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Medieval Suite

Mark Crawford, Reno Gazette-Journal

  • A fine new work...The Medieval Suite realizes (its) inspiration in the language of Katherine Hoover, a language not to be confused with that of Aaron Copland, Walter Piston, or George Crumb, but equally as American as these. This is a short, uncompromising, sympathetic contemporary work.

Alfred de Jaeger, The Intelligencer (Wheeling, WV)

  • The highlight of the afternoon...Katherine Hoover's Medieval Suite is brilliant. Each of the five movements is exquisitely crafted, leaving the listener confident that a musical journey has taken place. Every note is placed with the same care exercised by an expert diamond-cutter, giving the work a discernable architecture which is very satisfying.

Norman Pickering, The Southampton Press

  • The writing is extremely imaginative and full of exciting instrumental passages displaying the composer's knowledge and skill...this is a major addition to the flute and piano literature, and every movement has a character and emotional impact that is rarely achieved in contemporary music.

Tim Page, The Washington Post

  • The program began with Katherine Hoover's "Medieval Suite," a five movement work dating from 1983 that was originally written for flute and piano. Hoover is herself a distinguished flutist, and so the idiomatic scoring for her chosen instrument came as no surprise. The suite itself has a stylistic diversity that is never merely clever; this is limpid, honest, attractive and appealing music, full of graceful melodies and the subtle "touches" of a natural composer.
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Mountain and Mesa

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Mountain And Mesa, Three Movements, For Flute And Piano
Composed:
  • 2008
Premiered:
  • by Mimi Stillman and Jeremy Gill, at the National Flute Association Convention in New York, August 15, 2009.
Audience Notes:
  • Though flutes are found all over the world, the music they play is quite varied. This piece brings together three different styles of music. exploring the different sounds of flute around the world. This work starts its journey with gypsy music from Eastern Europe (Hungarian Lassu), then travels through a Hopi Lullaby of Native America, and ends with Dizi Dance in the style of Chinese folk music.

    Hungarian Lassu
    The music of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe is harmonically sophisticated and melodically adventurous. The czaradas, it's best known form, generally begins with a lassu that sounds, and sometimes is, improvised. The piano imitates a cymbalom, or hammered dulcimer in this duet.

    Hopi Lullaby
    The Hopi lullaby was notated by Natalie Curtis at Third Mesa sometime before 1905. Sounds of nature were an integral part of the music of Native America, and I have set this gentle melody with simple harmonics and birdlike sounds.

    Dizi Dance
    The dizi is one of the most commonly played flutes in China. The dizi dance uses patterns and records characteristic of much Chinese music, combined with shifting rhythms, syncopation's, and a swift tempo.


    -K Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:12:00
Movements:
  1. Hungarian Lassu
  2. On the Mesa
  3. Dizi Dance
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Piano
Performance Notes:
  • The keyboard commonly used in a Lassu is the cymbalom, or hammered dulcimer. Judicious piano pedaling and help to give this affect. Pedaling choices in II and III are also left to the player; however III should be played lightly, as the instruments imitated are generally plucked.

Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 880877968

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Mountain and Mesa

CD #814

by Mimi Stillman and Charles Abramovic

Innova Records CD #814, American Premieres for Flute and Piano

Mountain and Mesa from Odyssey 11

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Three Sketches

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Three Sketches For Piccolo And Piano
  • Dusk
  • Hide and Seek
  • Danza
  • Hide & Seek
Commissioned:
  • by National Flute Association Flute Association.
Composed:
  • 2003
Duration:
  • 00:08:00
Movements:
  1. Dusk
  2. Hide and Seek
  3. Danza
Instrumentation:
  • Piccolo, Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 500941342

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Three Sketches

cd label

by Christina Ledford

Premiere recording. Co-op Press-Emeritus, CD 20082

Mosaics

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Two for Two

Commissioned:
  • by Christine Potter
Composed:
  • 2006
Premiered:
  • by Christine Potter took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the fall of 2006.
Audience Notes:
  • When Chris Potter asked me to write a piece including both alto flute and bass flute, I tried to hone in on some of the special but perhaps less commonly heard qualities of each. The alto flute has its lovely singing quality; it also has the capacity to move quickly and easily. So I decided to feature that as well. The base, I felt, could show off that wonderful husky quality in a slightly off-centered tango.

    In two sections one flutist plays both alto and bass flutes which is a departure from the ordinary.

    Chris Potter also performed this work, 2006 winner of the NFA Newly Published Music Award, in Albuquerque, New Mexico during National Flute Association Convention.

    - K. Hoover.

  • National Flute Association's Newly Published Music award winner.
Duration:
  • 00:09:00
Movements:
  1. What Goes Around
  2. Tango
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Bass flute, w/Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 501001267