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.


  • Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation
    Solo
    PP170 At The Piano
    Piano
    PP179 Dream Dances
    Piano
    Piano
    PP186 Etudes
    Flute
    PP193 In Memoriam
    For Solo Violin
    Violin Unaccompanied
    PP119 Pieces for Piano
    Piano
    PP173 Preludes for Piano
    Piano
    PP125 Reflections for Solo Flute
    Flute
    PP190 Spirit Flight
    Flute
    PP184 Thin Ice
    Piano
    PP185 Toccata
    Piano
    Chamber Ensemble
    PP165 Antics for Two Flutes
    2 Flutes
    PP132 Aria & Allegro
    PP138 Aria for Bassoon and Piano
    PP188 Ayres
    Soprano Saxophone, Piano
    PP145 Canyon Echoes
    Flute and Guitar
    PP159 Caprice
    Flute, Guitar
    PP164 Celebration for Flute Ensemble
    PP349 Central American Songs
    114-40474 Clarinet Concerto
    22:00 Clarinet with Piano
    PP187 Clowning Around
    Flute Quartet
    PP148 Dances & Variations for Flute and Harp
    PP192 Dancing
    Violin, Piano
    PP108 Divertimento
    Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello
    PP178 Dragon Court
    PP167 El Andalus
    PP191 Four Winds
    Flute, Piano
    PP107 Homage To Bartok
    Woodwind Quintet
    PP122 Images
    PP181 Journey
    Bassoon & Piano
    Bassoon, Piano
    PP143 Kokopeli
    PP160 Kyrie for 12 Flutes
    PP127 Lyric Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano
    PP163 Mariposas for Flute Orchestra
    PP156 Masks
    114-40417 Medieval Suite
    For Flute and Piano
    19:00 Flute solo, Piano
    PP180 Mountain & Mesa
    Flute, Piano
    PP171 Peace Is The Way
    8 Flutes
    PP139 Quintet (Da Pacem)
    PP466 Requiem
    PP141 Ritual for Clarinet and Piano
    Clarinet, Piano
    PP316 Selima
    PP303 Seven Haiku
    PP354 The Heart Speaks
    414-41202 Seven Muses
    A Contemporary Anthology for Flute and Piano
    Flute with Piano
    PP182 Shadows
    Viola & Piano
    Viola, Piano
    PP110 Sinfonia
    4 Bassoons
    PP144 Sonata for Oboe and Piano
    PP142 Sound Bytes for Flute Duet
    2 Flutes
    PP147 Stitch-Te Naku
    PP158 String Quartet No.1
    String Quartet
    PP172 String Quartet No.2
    String Quartet
    PP120 Suite for Saxophone Quartet
    SATB Saxophones
    114-40437 Summer Night
    For Flute, Horn, and Strings
    7:00 Chamber Ensemble
    PP150 Three for Eight for Flute Ensemble
    8 Flutes
    PP169 Three Sketches
    Piccolo, Piano
    PP174 To Greet The Sun
    PP106 Trio for Flutes
    3 Flutes
    PP114 Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano
    PP175 Two for Two
    PP502 Two Pieces
    Le Jardin De Dolly / Le Pas Espanol(arr.)
    2 Flutes, Piano
    PP189 Two Preludes
    Flute, Vibraphone, Marimba
    PP151 Winter Spirits
    Orchestra
    10847 Clarinet Concerto
    20:00 Solo Bb Cl.; 2 2 1 2 A.Sax. – 2 3 3 0; Perc. Str.
    10848 Eleni: A Greek Tragedy
    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
    17336 J. M. W. Turner: Impressions
    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.
    10849 Medieval Suite
    19:00 Solo Fl.; 1(Picc.) 1 2 1 – 2 0 2(B.Tbn.) 0; 2Perc. Hp. Str.
    10850 Summer Night
    6:10 Fl. Hn.soli; Str.
    10851 Two Sketches
    8:00 2(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) – 2 2 1 0; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Cel. Hp. Str.

  • Eleni: A Greek Tragedy
    for Orchestra

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