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 Drag Here to Add To List Solo 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 Journey
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 Shadows
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 Orchestra 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.