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!
DATABASE OUTAGE! Info on compositions is temporarily unavailabe due to a web hosting issue.
You can still find over 80 pieces from HohMade Music via
this link to JW Pepper MyScore.
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Pieces of the Month:
To the Heroes (organ & chamber orchestra)
Concertino Corona bursts open quoting Beethoven's Fifth. This is its first movement from the just released "Heavy Pedal" album. Info and purchasing options
from Navona Records here,
where you can see discover the rest of the work along with organ pieces by other composers. And here's a link to the program note.
Now On Land and Sea Descending (choral)
For an evening service, here's Longfellow's meditation for SATB a cappella. Various sections share the beloved "Vesper Hymn" melody along with the refrain "Jubilate." Find it here at J.W. Pepper.
the latest album in the series Voices of Earth & Air. It includes my big
Music at the Heart of Creation
for choir and brass decet.
The terrific Benda Quartet recorded my first string quartet, Let Tyrants Shake. Its inspiration comes from the William Billings air, but the music then flies far afield. Stay tuned for release details. Meanwhile, please help with a tax-deductible donation to keep bringing new music to life, to "Pierce the Darkness with a Note." This video tells you all about it.
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