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My name is Chris Hoh and I have written the music here.   Thanks for checking it out!   Mostly choral, these compositions include religious texts, American poetry, Shaker hymns and environmental sayings.   The writing goes from few to many parts -- with a few vocal solos and instrumental ensembles.   Style/influences?   Poulenc, Rheinberger and Britten from abroad along with Americans Billings, Ives, Copland, A. Parker, Paulus and Rorem.   You'll find evocative texts, vivid harmonies and intriguing counterpoint.   I hope you like this music and you send me your comments!


Pieces of the Month:  Blest Zion, I Love Thee   This is a great Shaker song that deserves wider hearing.   Programmed for July at St. John's Episcopal, across from the White House.   "Angels my guide and the Lord's will my seal" is a prayer for all of Washington DC and our country.   One of Three Shaker Settings at J.W. Pepper MyScore.  

Ecumencial Meditation     The world needs respect and understanding across faiths more than ever these days.   This piece celebrated religious tolerance decreed 1300 years ago with a mix of languages and sacred texts.   Now it is available on the Undiscovered Choral Gems CD by Composer's Choir and conductor Daniel Shaw.   Download it from Amis Musical Circle or elsewhere.   Sheet music with beautifully-produced instrumental parts available here at Art of Sound Music.   More details about this piece at this info page.

"No Noise!"     One minute is all a chamber orchestra needs to modulate through many keys.   This trifle adapts a choral piece (guess which?) and provides the title of the CD Baby virtual album, No Noise! C.J. Hoh Chamber Music.   Check it out and tell me what you think!   It has trios, quintets and my oldie-but-good Suite for Vibraphone, Synthesizer & Strings.   For scores, check out this list at Art of Sound Music.

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J.W. Pepper MyScore
Monday, April 30th, 2018

So much catching up to do... To start, I'll note J.W. Pepper MyScore now has many of my works available. This includes "Sweetest Music: Three Shaker Settings," which Project:Encore endorsed last year. Also "The Kingdom of God," which premieres next month in Washington when the Common Lectionary features the Mustard Seed lesson. It arranges a great song by Austen Lovelace as a choir anthem. Secular pieces include the extended "A Few Plain Hints: William Walker's Words for Singers," which a New York high school recently performed and my edition of Billings' "Modern Musick," featured at the 2017 Southern Invitational Choral Conference in Mississippi. I should also mention a reprise of my Laudamus Te solo by mezzo Solmaaz Adeli in California this spring. All of which proves my music gets around even if I have stuck close to home lately!
Launch of HMM Editions and Other News (not HMS Pinafore)
Thursday, September 1st, 2016

As a new concert season and school year begin, I’m teeming with a lot of news, to borrow from Gilbert & Sullivan. J.W. Pepper’s MyScore now offers several pieces from early America and Renaissance Europe that I have edited. They include Caurroy and Billings and there are more of these practical HMM Editions in the works, including Read, Salazar, Monte & Sweelinck. “What Wondrous Love Is This” for SATB just premiered and an SSAA arrangement of “Brethren, We Have Met To Worship” is another imminent addition to my settings of shape-note hymns. “Come Now & Celebrate” is a new, original holiday song for SATB and piano that will premiere in concert in Washington, D.C. in December and is also scheduled for performances in Reading & Hamburg, PA. It is on the Navona Records CD, “Dashing,” along with “Behold That Star,” for solo baritone, SATB choir & organ. Navona also plans to release the CD “Cadence,” again with The Stanberry Singers, featuring American poetry and my “Remembering All: Five Sandburg Poems” for SATB a cappella. Recently revised for this recording they are fitting for 2017, the 50th anniversary of Sandburg’s death. Three Latin Prayers continue to receive performances and are reformatted in a more convenient octavo edition. I’m looking forward to singing the Dona Nobis Pacem from this set with the ensemble Musikanten on tour in Poland and Germany, including service on the September 11 anniversary. And thanks to the good folks at J.W. Pepper, all of these pieces and more are available as printed music or if you prefer as an electronic file. There's more new work coming, but that's enough for now. Stay tuned, and not just for cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse!
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