Mountain and Mesa
Composed by K. Hoover
For flute and piano
Published by Papagena Press
Hoover's latest work is three-in-one. Exploring the different sounds of flute around the world, her three movements are built around the gypsy music of Eastern Europe (Hungarian Lassù), a Hopi Lullaby of Native America, and Dizi Dance in the style of the Chinese folk music. This delightful new triad was premiered at the 2009 National Flute Association convention by Mimi Stillman and Jeremy Denk. For advanced performers.
“Hungarian Lassu”…The music of the gypsies of Eastern Europe is harmonically sophisticated and melodically adventurous. The “czarda”, its best-known form, generally begins with a “lassu” that sounds, and sometimes is improvised. The piano imitates a cymbalom, or hammered dulcimer in this duet. “Hope Lullaby”…was notated by Natalie Curtis at Third Mesa sometime before 1905. Sounds of nature were an integral part of the music of Native America, and has set this gentle melody with simple harmonies and bird-like sounds. “Dizi Dance”…uses patterns and chords characteristic of Chinese music, combined with shifting rhythms, syncopations, and swift tempo.