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Concerto in Horror - solo flute

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By Jeffrey Hoover

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Flute - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Jeffrey Hoover. 21st Century, 20th Century, Contemporary Classical, Post-Modern. 9 pages. Published by Musicart Publications (S0.473853).

Item Number: S0.473853

For solo (unaccompanied) flute.  In three movements, total duration 7:45. Concerto in Horror is inspired by HP Lovecraft's writing in the science fiction-horror genre “1. Angles in Dreams” ( The Dreams in the Witch-House), “2. Dark City” (about Arkham), and “3. Unspeakable!” (The Call of Cthulhu). The playing techniques include both traditional and extended techniques for expressive purposes: harmonics, flutter tongue, residual tones, multiphonics, and altered fingers. HP Lovecraft (1890-1937) wrote numerous works set in rural Western Massachusetts, in settings he imaginatively created and used throughout his writing career. His writings were highly influential in the early 20th century and have enjoyed a resurgence of popularity.

Jeffrey Hoover's compositions- music ranging from soloist to symphony orchestra -have received recognition through the prestigious Trieste prize, the international Luigi Russolo competition, awards from Mu Phi Epsilon, the Lancaster Fine Arts Festival, grants, publications fellowships and more than 20 commissions. He is a member of the ACME roster of Mu Phi Epsilon, recognized for distinguished achievement as a composer. One unique aspect of Hoover’s work is when he combines composition with his paintings, creating synergetic art that intrigues and captivate audiences and performers alike. His paintings are seen in exhibitions and in concerts where his paintings are projected while musicians perform his music. Hoover’s background as a performer includes both classical and jazz music, as saxophonist and conductor. His book The Arts and Society: Making New Worlds is published by Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Hoover was born on September 11, 1959, in Anderson, Indiana. He holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts (Composition and Interdisciplinary Fine Arts) from Texas Tech University, as well as a M.M. and Bch.Sc. from Ball State University. His career in higher education has included both faculty and arts administration appointments.

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