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:
My Mistress' Eyes
Fun with Shakespeare! This sonnet is funny but in the end touching, set here for SATB chorus. Commissioned five years ago and just now available here at JW Pepper MyScore.
Recorded by Grammy-winning The Crossing
for a forthcoming CD. Stay tuned about that!
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
Sheet music with beautifully-produced instrumental parts available
here at Art of Sound Music.
More details about this piece at
this info page.
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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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
A new concert season and school year is underway; that's exciting. Summer was great too for a change of pace. One highlight was recording two of my pieces with choral Grammy winners The Crossing and director Donald Nally. For a 2019 CD, he chose "My Mistress' Eyes," a 2012 commission that now will be heard again. Also, my older homage "To Elliott" for the late, great composer Elliott Carter. Brand new are a Christmas/Epiphany carol "Come, Love We God" that Pacific Edge Voices will premiere in December. Meanwhile, I've been busy with projects from a 12-part Latin motet to a brass and choir piece with modern text and some other things to be revealed in the fullness of time. Thanks for checking out my work and stay in touch!
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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!