This is the website of composer Christopher J. Hoh.  Here you can see and hear musical compositions available through HohMade Music.  Explore and enjoy!

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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, 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:  Allegretto in A Major (organ)   This tuneful organ piece dances along in AABCAA form.   Assorted Airs Vol. 1 contains twelve short pieces suitable for recital or worship that also form three suites of four movements each.   Available via this link from JW Pepper MyScore.

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.

Recordings Update  All systems are go for Concertino Corona for Organ and Chamber Orchestra with Karel Martinek as soloist and The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Stanislav Vavřínek.   This November recording is due for release in 2023.   Meanwhile, we've gotten some smaller pieces "in the can" with a fun announcement coming soon.   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.

Video Channel:   HohMadeMusic on YouTube includes concert performances and slide shows.   Follow this link to the Christopher J. Hoh video channel.     I hope you'll subscribe and tell your friends.

Fall Forward
Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Actually, for time changes, it's spring forward and fall back. But these days I am moving ahead. With all my organ composition during the pandemic, itís been nice to go to recitals and services and hear my pieces played live. Meanwhile, Iíve just gotten the first pressing of Dashing Vol. 3, the new holiday album from Navona Records. Release is next month, but you can get a preview by checking out the fun For the Children or the Grown-Ups? on this site. (Hint: look under Other Secular.) New uploads at JW Pepper include But Ask the Beasts, a tuneful creation anthem for SATB & piano. It will premiere soon if it hasnít already. MyScore also has the simple but effective Epiphany Anthem Dark the Night Lay for SAB & organ. Plus I have a new vespers/compline choral piece coming too.
Spring Rebirth
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.
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