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:
Gabriel's Message (organ)
The organ dances in this setting of the lovely Basque carol for Advent & Christmas. It's found in Chorale Preludes Vol. II, forthcoming.
More info at this page.
Meanwhile, enjoy the video and all the best for Christmas and the holiday season.
Do Justice, Show Kindness, Walk Humbly
For SATB choir, this new anthem fits the lessons for January 29 in the standard lectionary. But its message from The Book of Micah suits any time.
Available now from JW Pepper MyScore via this link.
A festive assortment of new holiday works awaits for you to check out via this link.
These include one of my most fun choral pieces,
For the Children or the Grown-Ups?
Score and more info
here at JW Pepper.
Details here about
the latest album in the series Voices of Earth & Air. It includes
Music at the Heart of Creation
for choir and brass. More info
at this page.
Terrific job with 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. Please help with a tax-deductible donation to bring this new music to life, to "Pierce the Darkness with a Note." This video tells you all about it.
HohMadeMusic on YouTube includes concert performances and slide shows. Follow this link to the Christopher J. Hoh video channel.
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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.