Katherine Hoover

  • Katherine Hoover (December 2, 1937 – September 21, 2018) was born in West Virginia and resided in New York during her active career as composer, conductor, and flutist. She was the recipient of a National Endowment Composer’s Fellowship and many other awards, including an Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Composition. Four of her pieces won the National Flute Association’s Newly Published Music Competition. Her works are published by Theodore Presser, Carl Fischer, and Papagena Press. Recordings of her music have been issued on Koch, Delos, Parnassus, Gasparo, Summit, Centaur, Cantilena, Bayer, Boston and Leonarda.

    Ms. Hoover’s tone poem Eleni: A Greek Tragedy, has been performed by many orchestras, including the Harrisburg and Fort Worth Symphonies. Stitch-te Naku, for Cello and Orchestra, written for Sharon Robinson, was presented by the Long Beach (CA) and Santa Monica Orchestras, the Women’s Philharmonic, and Orchestra Sonoma. Her Clarinet Concerto, written for jazz virtuoso Eddie Daniels, was premiered with the Santa Fe Symphony.

    The Colorado and Montclaire Quartets, Dorian, Sylvan and Richards Quintets, and the Eroica Trio have featured her work. The New Jersey Chamber Music Society premiered her Quintet (Da Pacem) for piano and strings at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Julius Baker, Eugenia Zukerman, Jeffrey Khaner, Mimi Stillman, Carol Wincenc, and Metropolitan Opera bass John Cheek have also presented her pieces.

    The commissioning, rehearsing, and premiere of her Dances and Variations at Kennedy Center are the subject of an Emmy-winning documentary, called New Music, by Deborah Novak. “Classical Pulse,” Jan. 1997: critic Leslie Gerber picked Hoover’s Quintet (Da Pacem) as one of the five best recordings of 1996. In November of 2002 Ms. Hoover’s Requiem: A Service of Remembrance for chorus, soloists, speakers, brass, percussion, and organ (featuring poetry by Walt Whitman) was premiered at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in New York City.

    Ms. Hoover attended the Eastman School of Music and holds a Masters in Music Theory from the Manhattan School, where she taught for many years. Her main flute study was with Joseph Mariano and William Kincaid; she has given concerto performances at Lincoln Center and performed with ballet and opera companies in New York’s major halls, as well as recording solo and chamber repertoire. Ms. Hoover also attended the Conductors Institute and led performances in Wisconsin, West Virginia, New York, and Pennsylvania.

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    At The Piano PP170 Piano
    Dream Dances
    PP179 Piano
    Etudes PP186 Flute
    In Memoriam
    For Solo Violin
    PP193 Violin Unaccompanied
    Pieces for Piano PP119 Piano
    Preludes for Piano PP173 Piano
    Reflections for Solo Flute PP125 Flute
    Spirit Flight PP190 Flute
    Thin Ice PP184 Piano
    Toccata PP185 Piano
    Chamber Ensemble
    Antics for Two Flutes PP165 2 Flutes
    Aria & Allegro PP132
    Aria for Bassoon and Piano PP138
    Ayres PP188 Soprano Saxophone, Piano
    Canyon Echoes PP145 Flute and Guitar
    Caprice PP159 Flute, Guitar
    Celebration for Flute Ensemble PP164
    Central American Songs PP349
    Clarinet Concerto 114-40474 22:00 Clarinet with Piano
    Clowning Around PP187 Flute Quartet
    Dances & Variations for Flute and Harp PP148
    Dancing PP192 Violin, Piano
    Divertimento PP108 12:00 Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello
    Dragon Court PP178
    El Andalus PP167
    Four Winds PP191 :00:00 Flute, Piano
    Homage To Bartok PP107 Woodwind Quintet
    Images PP122
    Bassoon & Piano
    PP181 Bassoon, Piano
    Kokopeli PP143
    Kyrie for 12 Flutes PP160
    Lyric Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano PP127
    Mariposas for Flute Orchestra PP163
    Masks PP156
    Medieval Suite
    For Flute and Piano
    114-40417 19:00 Flute solo, Piano
    Mountain & Mesa PP180 Flute, Piano
    Peace Is The Way PP171 8 Flutes
    Quintet (Da Pacem) PP139
    Requiem PP466
    Ritual for Clarinet and Piano PP141 Clarinet, Piano
    Selima PP316
    Seven Haiku PP303
    Seven Haiku PP354
    Seven Muses
    A Contemporary Anthology for Flute and Piano
    414-41202 Flute with Piano
    Viola & Piano
    PP182 Viola, Piano
    Sinfonia PP110 4 Bassoons
    Sonata for Oboe and Piano PP144
    Sound Bytes for Flute Duet PP142 2 Flutes
    Stitch-Te Naku PP147
    String Quartet No.1 PP158 String Quartet
    String Quartet No.2 PP172 String Quartet
    Summer Night
    For Flute, Horn, and Strings
    114-40437 7:00 Chamber Ensemble
    Sute for Saxophone Quartet PP120 SATB Saxophones
    Three for Eight for Flute Ensemble PP150 8 Flutes
    Three Sketches PP169 Piccolo, Piano
    To Greet The Sun PP174
    Trio for Flutes PP106 3 Flutes
    Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano PP114
    Two for Two PP175
    Two Pieces
    Le Jardin De Dolly / Le Pas Espanol(arr.)
    PP502 2 Flutes, Piano
    Two Preludes PP189 Flute, Vibraphone, Marimba
    Winter Spirits PP151
    Clarinet Concerto 10847 00:20:00 Solo Bb Cl.; 2 2 1 2 A.Sax. – 2 3 3 0; Perc. Str.
    Eleni: A Greek Tragedy 10848 15:00 3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) – 4 3 3 1; Perc. Timp. Gtr.(Acoustic w/Steel Strings) Str. Alto Voice
    J. M. W. Turner: Impressions 17336 22′ 3(dbl. 3Picc.) 3(dbl.E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) – 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(dbl.Hpsch.) Hp. Str.
    Medieval Suite 10849 00:19:00 Solo Fl.; 1(Picc.) 1 2 1 – 2 0 2(B.Tbn.) 0; 2Perc. Hp. Str.
    Summer Night 10850 00:06:10 Fl. Hn.soli; Str.
    Two Sketches 10851 00:08:00 2(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) – 2 2 1 0; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Cel. Hp. Str.