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Piano


Allegro and Andante (3')

Allegro and Andante


At the Piano (6')

At the Piano


Dream Dances (8')

Dream Dances


Passacaglia and Romp

Passacaglia and Romp

Pieces for Piano (10')

Pieces for Piano

Preludes for Piano (16')

Preludes for Piano


Thin Ice (10')

Thin Ice

Toccata

Toccata


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Allegro and Andante

  • Opus 28
  • Composed 1983
  • Duration 3'
  • Piano, solo

Movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante

Notes:

  • Also titled Andante and Allegro. Medium student level, teaching materials.

Reference:

  1. WorldCat OCLC#20145576
  2. newyorkwomencomposers.org
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At the Piano

  • Composed 2003
  • Duration 6'
  • Piano, solo

Movements:

  1. In Circles
  2. Melody
  3. Permission
  4. Mice
  5. Not a Waltz
  6. Good Night

Notes:

  • Instructional, early/intermediate pieces for piano.
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Collage

  • Composed 2006
  • Piano, two

Notes:

  • 4 movements.
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Collage

by David Perry, Suzanne Beia, Wisconsin Philomusica, and Vartan Manoogian.

Parnassus PACD 96019, Night Skies: Orchestral Music of Katherine Hoover.

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Dream Dances

  • Composed 2008
  • Duration 8'
  • Piano, solo

Notes:

  • 4 varied dances woven together. Premiered by Marian Conti.

  • After writing numerous short works for piano I decided to structure a longer piece by weaving together several dance-like sections: slow and sensuous, playful, lyric, and fast and intense, each with a distinct sense of rhythmic movement.
    - K. Hoover.
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Dream Dances

by Mirian Conti.

Parnassus CD, Katherine Hoover Piano Works.

by Mary Kathleen Ernst.

Innova Recordings #868, Katherine Hoover Dream Dances from Keeping Time.

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Dream Dances

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Line Drawings

  • Composed 2007
  • Piano, solo

Notes:

  • unpublished @ 12/2010

  • 3 pieces based on work by Saul Steinberg for David Dubal.

  • Premiere M. Conti
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Line Drawings

by Mirian Conti.

Parnassus CD, Katherine Hoover, Piano Works.

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Line Drawings

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Passacaglia and Romp

  • Composed 2008
  • Piano, two

Movements:

  1. Passacaglia
  2. Romp

Notes:

  • Commissioned by Pianofest and premiered 2009

  • Hoover’s Toccata for piano is distinctly American, with chords and rhythms influenced by jazz and popular sources. This work also features shifting rhythms and short references to musical ancestors in its middle section, according to the composer. For advanced players.
    -T. Presser.
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Pieces for Piano

  • Opus 19
  • Composed 1975-1983
  • Duration 10'
  • Piano, solo

Movements:

  1. "3+3"
  2. Forest Bird
  3. Dream
  4. Chase
  5. Lament
  6. Allegro molto
  7. Poem

Notes:

  • A group of seven pieces, from the abstract "Dream" to the virtuosic "Chase" to the light game-like "3+3". From medium to difficult. This work has also been known as "Piano Book".

  • The pieces in this collection were written over a period of several years, and have been performed in many different groupings.

    Three + Three is a 'game' piece, based on a pattern of three quarter notes followed by three eighth notes. This pattern is subjected to a variety of melodies, modifications, and indignities but it emerges intact. Forest Bird evokes a single voice calling from a shadowy setting. Dream brings together seemingly unrelated sounds, which eventually merge as events do in dreams. Chase was inspired by that most American of obsessions: the movie car chase. Lament is a very spare evocation of desolation and loss. Allegro molto combines speed, syncopation, and whimsy. There are touches of jazz, as in much of my work. Poem was written as a small present for a sad friend.

    - K. Hoover.
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Pieces for Piano

by Mirian Conti.

Parnassus CD, Katherine Hoover, Piano Works.

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Pieces for Piano

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Preludes for Piano

  • Composed 1994-2004
  • Premiered 2005
  • Duration 16'
  • Piano, solo

Movements:

  1. Declamation
  2. Orchid
  3. Scherzo
  4. Stringing beads
  5. Lento
  6. Melody
  7. Skedaddle

Notes:

  • 7 varied short pieces composed from 1997-2004.

  • Premiered in Merkin Hall in New York on November 13, 2005.

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Preludes for Piano

by Mirian Conti.

Parnassus CD, Katherine Hoover, Piano Works.

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Preludes for Piano

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Thin Ice

  • Composed 2009
  • Premiered 2010
  • Duration 10'
  • Piano, solo

Notes:

  • The first performance of 'Thin Ice' was given on April 14, 2010, by Gloria Chuang in the recital at the Hong Kong Institute of Education in Hong Kong. Four days later, on April 18, 2010, the American premiere was given by Mirion Conti at St. Peter's Church in New York City.

  • I began this piece with a certain feeling we all know, fear that we will tumble into the freezing dark, into truly hostile territory. Then I decided to preface this music with material that would lead to such dark thoughts.

    As I continued, I realize that thin ice is also linked with possibility. With taking a chance, stepping into the unknown, considering what may be disdained or even shocking to others, personally or professionally - and going ahead.

    - K. Hoover.
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Thin Ice

by Mirian Conti.

Parnassus CD, Katherine Hoover, Piano Works.

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Thin Ice

  • by Mirian Conti.
  • Saint Peter's Church, Manhattan, U.S. Premiere April 20, 2010, Thin Ice.
  • by Gloria Chuang.
  • Celebrating the centennial of Beth Miller Herrod's birthday. Founder of Rocky Ridge Music Center. Thin Ice.
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Toccata

  • Composed 2011
  • Piano, solo

Notes:

  • The term Toccata comes from the Italian word for touch. Five hundred years ago it had several musical uses: a suite, a fantasia, or a driving rhythm piece. Sometime in the 19th century it settled into the form we know today; a single movement to work with repeated patterns and strong forward motion.

    This toccata is distinctly American, with cords and rhythms influenced by jazz and popular sources. There are also shifting rhythms and short references to musical ancestors in the middle of the section.

    -Katharine Hoover.