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, easy to hard. There are also some vocal solos and instrumental pieces. Style/influences? Poulenc, Rheinberger and Britten from abroad along with Americans Billings, Ives, Copland, A. Parker, Paulus and Rorem. You'll find vivid harmonies, evocative texts and intriguing counterpoint. I hope you like this music and you send me your comments!
Pieces of the Month:
Springtime Dance (flute & guitar)
This third movement from my flute and guitar suite is a gentle waltz to celebrate spring. Looking forward to seeing it published and performed soon, but meanwhile, enjoy and dance!
God, You Have Searched Me
To celebrate their pastor's anniversary of ordination, Westminster Presbyterian Church (Alexandria, VA) commissioned a setting of his favorite psalm. For treble ensemble, choir & organ, it premiered virtually during Covid and they reprised it live in October.
It's now available to others from JW Pepper MyScore via this link.
We've managed a few fine, smaller recordings since summer '21. But postponed others pending further fundraising. Please help with a tax-deductible donation to bring this new music to life, to "Pierce the Darkness with a Note." Check out this video for details.
Album Release! Details here
about the latest CD in the Voices of Earth & Air series from Navona Recordings. It includes
Music at the Heart of Creation
for choir and brass. More info
at this page.
HohMadeMusic on YouTube includes concert performances and slide shows. Follow this link to the Christopher J. Hoh video channel.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2022
Here in Arlington spring breezes are blowing and colorful flowers are blooming. And people are gathering again. I was glad for a recent session of the American Guild of Organists (Potomac Chapter, Southern Maryland) where I got to present some new organ music. With churches back in person, several congregations heard my chorale preludes on hymn tunes associated with Lent, Easter, and other occasions. That includes the Voluntary on Truro published by Lorenz. While working on plans for recordings and other projects, I found some great texts for choral pieces and have begun setting them in optimism that choruses will be back in full swing before long.
|Happy New Year |
Thursday, January 13th, 2022
We’re not back to normal yet, but I remain optimistic for 2022. Project:Encore’s recognition of O Sacrum Convivium — O Sacred Communion Meal started my New Year happy. It’s also been exciting to hear tracks recorded in the fall and being released later this year. Stay tuned. (And contribute to the project if you can.) One is The Gift to Sing, an anthem of resilience that fits these trying times. Finally, Lorenz published my organ piece on Lift Every Voice and Sing in time for Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month. I hope it will help inspire all of us to heed our better angels.