PAPAGENA PRESS

Mixed Ensemble


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




Aria


Canyon Shadow


Divertimento


Images



Lyric Trio


Two Dances


Two Pieces (Fauré)


Two Preludes
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Aria

Alternate Tile(s):
  1. Aria
  2. Aria for Bassoon and Piano
  3. Aria for Cello and Piano
  4. Aria and Allegro Giocoso
Other Alternate Tile(s):
  • Allegro Giocoso
Composed:
  • 1982
Audience Notes:
  • A short melodic piece, 'Aria' was written in 1982 as the middle movement of a Serenade for clarinet and string quartet. Its simplicity and lyricism have proved perfect for the cello.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:04:00
Instrumentation:
  • Bassoon, Organ, Piano, Violoncello
Arrangements:
  1. Bassoon, Piano
  2. Cello, Piano
  3. Voice, Piano
  4. Clarinet, String quartet
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:

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Canyon Shadows

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Celebration
  • Dusk
  • Echo
  • Moving In
  • Less
  • Searching
Composed:
  • 1997
Premiered:
  • 1999
Audience Notes:
  • Inspired in large part by the Grand Canyon of the American Southwest, Hoover envisioned an ancient time when natives first came across this geological wonder. For this vision, she sought to combine a Native flute with the modern silver flute, native music with “western” music, and bringing forth natural sounds through music notation. From Hoover's notes: “In my mind's eye I saw a band of native ancestors searching for a home, finding a canyon and moving in. In the third movement their calls echo across the canyon. There is a celebration, and the piece ends with dusk settling in, with chirps and murmurs, bats, and memories.
    - Papagena Press.

  • Papagena Press thanks Joanne Lazzaro for editing Katherine's lastwork, posthumously. JoRazzal Music is publisher of the Canyon Shadows' World-Premiere recording by Joanne Lazzaro and Dreamcatcher.
  • Canyon Shadows is co-winner of the 2020 NFA Newly Published Music Award.
Duration:
  • 00:17:00
Movements:
  1. Searching - 03:08
  2. Moving In - 02:54
  3. Echo - 02:21
  4. Celebration - 03:54
  5. Dusk - 02:46
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Native Flute and Percussion
Publisher:
  • (2019) Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 330714384

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Canyon Shadows

cd label

by Joanne Lazzaro and Dreamcatcher

Published by Jorazzal Music

Katherine Hoover: Canyon Shadows

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Divertimento

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Divertimento
  • Divertimento For Fl Vl Vla Vlc
  • Divertimento For Flute And String Trio
  • Divertimento Op 8 (1975)
Composed:
  • 1975
Audience Notes:
  • Divertimento is, as its name implies, a light work, and one that was written with the enjoyment of the players much in mind. The musical sources are international - French, a touch of Russian, a bit of jazz. The fast section of the second movement has short "character" motifs for each instrument, which are sometimes played alone, sometimes mixed, rather like individual steps in an exuberant country dance.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:12:15
Movements:
  1. Allegro giocoso
  2. Adagio-Vivace
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Violin, Viola, Violoncello
Arrangements:
  1. Fl Vl Vla Vlc
  2. Flute And String Trio
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:

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Divertimento

CD label

by K. Hoover, W. Dobbs, M. K. Tryer, members of the Montclair String Quartet

Leonarda Classical Recordings CD LE349

Flute and Company, Flute Music by Katherine Hoover

CD label

by D. Gold, J. Zagst, R. Page, L. Feldman, A. Foot, The Alard String Quartet

Leonarda Productions LPI 105

Divertimento, Music for Flute and Strings

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Divertimento

Thomas Warner, American Music

  • Deserves a welcome place not only in the flute repertoire, but also in the history of American music.

William Glackin, The Sacramento Bee

  • The Divertimento for flute and string trio, by Katherine Hoover, gives the firm, engaging impression of an interesting mind at work in a light-hearted way - a bit like Ravel in that vein, only a few steps beyond him in time, harmonically speaking. All of it was clear, easy to follow and worth following.

Nathaniel H. Sperber, Musical America

  • Hoover's Divertimento for flute quartet, a well-structured composition, is both tonal and atonal. The work is both light, flowing, and pleasant; it has fine forward movement and is accented by tone clusters and by the percussive knocks of the bow-frog on the belly of the violin.

Daniel Webster, The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Katherine Hoover's Divertimento...is a work with tougher fiber, making the flute the leader of the quartet. Its tangy harmonic base gives the work an agreeable vigor.

Irene Brisson, Sonances

  • La Divertimento est rebondissant et possede la verve francais d'Ibert et des rythmes alla Bartok. Par son brio et son ecriture solide, il apporte a ce disque un brin de fantaisie et de virtuosite.

Hector Coda, La Nacion, Buenos Aires

  • El Divertimento para flautas y cuerdas de Katherine Hoover, es la obra de una compositora y una flautista talentosa, con una escritura instrumental fluida, de gran coherencia sonora y combinaciones armonicas y timbricas atrayentes, cuyo sesgo impresionista fue asumido con propiedad por los interpretes.
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Images

Composed:
  • 1981
Written for:
  • for the Verdehr Trio
Recorded:
  • by the Verdehr Trio, Leonarda Productions on CD (LE326).
Audience Notes:
  • This piece has to do with the way various images - or themes - are changed in the process of thinking. The first movement is concerned with two very distinct ideas that eventually interact and affect each other. The second movement is a set of six variations on a somewhat somber American colonial hymn, "God of my Justice". Each of the variations relates back to the original theme rather than to each other, as is traditional. The third movement begins with similar themes which diverge and eventually agree to a separation. It also contains hints of a Gershwin tune that reveals itself at the very end.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:12:00
Movements:
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante (Variations on a Colonial hymn)
  3. Allegro vivace
Instrumentation:
  • Clarinet, Violin, Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:

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Images

CD label

by The Verdehr Trio

Leonarda CD LE-326

The Verdehr Trio

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Lyric Trio

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Allegro Adagio
  • Allegro Molto Quasi Presto
  • Lyric Trio For Flute Cello & Piano
  • Lyric Trio For Flute Cello And Piano
Commissioned:
  • in 1983 by the Huntingdon Trio.
Composed:
  • 1983
Audience Notes:
  • I chose to write a substantial piece with more emphasis on melody than much of the music being written at that time, hence the name. The long first movement has two main ideas; one energetic and rhythmic, the other lyric. Most of the movement concerns the interweaving of these ideas, with two dream-like interpolations. The second movement is a melodious serenade. Each instrument has its own solo to sing, and then these are brought together toward the end of the movement. The third is a perpetual motion with overtones of jazz, odd sounds, and references to the first movement.
    - K. Hoover.

  • The NFA Newly Published Music Award winner, 1994
Duration:
  • 00:18:00
Movements:
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Cello, Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:

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Lyric Trio

CD label

by the Huntingdon Trio

Leonarda CD LE-325 or Cassette LE-325CS

Collage

CD label

by the Meininger Trio

NCA label, co-produced by DeutschlandRadio LC 05057 CD Meininger Trio

Komponistinnen I

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Lyric Trio

Michael Redmond, The Star Ledger (Newark)

  • Katherine Hoover is a leading contemporary composer by anyone's definition, and her Lyric Trio is a particularly attractive example of her work. This well-crafted trio, apparently inspired by the neo-classical tradition, is as remarkable for its accessibility as for its gracious solo writing.
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Two Dances

Composed:
  • 1976
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Oboe, Guitar
Publisher:
  • K. Hoover
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID: no entry

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Two Pieces (Faure)

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Two Pieces
  • Faure - Two Pieces
  • Faure
Composed:
  • by Gabriel Faure
Arranged:
  • by K. Hoover 2002
Premiered:
  • Le Pas Espano premiered by K. Hoover and Don Bailey on August 16, 2007 at the NFA Convention in Washington, DC.
Audience Notes:
  • Gabriel Faure was born May 12, 1845, Pamiers, Ariege, France and died Nov. 4, 1924 in Paris.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:15:00
Movements:
  1. Le Jardin de Dolly
  2. Le Pas Espanol
Instrumentation:
  • 2 Flute and Piano
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 893217725

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Two Preludes

Alternate Tile(s):
  • Two Preludes(for flute and percussion)
  • uptown
  • out of town
Commissioned:
  • by Lawler and Fadoul
Composed:
  • 2012
Premiered:
  • March 17, 2013, at a Tribute concert for Ms. Hoover, sponsored by the New York Flute Club at the Lighthouse in New York City.
Audience Notes:
  • My two short preludes are self-explanatory: Uptown(Flute and Marimba) is energetic and up-tempo, and Out of Town(Flute and Vibraphone) is pastoral, were commissioned by Lawler and Fadoul.
    - K. Hoover.
Duration:
  • 00:10:00
Movements:
  1. uptown
  2. out of town
Instrumentation:
  • Flute, Vibraphone, Marimba
Publisher:
  • Papagena Press
Reference:
  • ASCAP Work ID 893217725

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Two Preludes

CD label

by Lawler and Fadoul

CD

Prelude Cocktail