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Christopher J. Hoh (1959-     )

Christopher J. Hoh, composerChristopher J. Hoh was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he grew up studying piano, organ, theory, harmony and several instruments. Active as a choral singer and accompanist, he cites learning great contemporary works under the batons of Kerry Krebill and Donald Hinkle as major influences. His workshop experiences include Jean Berger, Daniel Moe, Robert Page, Timothy Seelig, Alice Parker and Craig Jessop, among others. Most of his music is choral, in a modern classical vein, although he has written some instrumental pieces and experimented with electronic timbres. Since the first public performances of his work in 1985, his compositions have been well received in the United States and overseas. The Helena (MT) Choral Week selected him as Composer-in-Residence for 2008, which included the premiere of a double choir work, Holy, Holy, Holy Is The Lord God of Hosts as well as a midday concert devoted to his music. King's Chapel, Boston, has commissioned a new setting of Psalm 30 for 2010. ERM Media released in 2009 three CD's with his music, including Snow-FlakesYou Are God, and Sanctus & Benedictus. Hoh's formal education and career have been in international affairs. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1982 and joined the U.S. diplomatic service in 1984. He has served in Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany and Peru, at the United Nations in New York and as a peacekeeper in Egypt's Sinai desert as well as in various positions at the State Department in Washington. Much of his career has been devoted to Southeast European diplomacy, post-conflict response and personnel innovation and training. He is a member of ASCAP, the American Music Center, Chorus America and the American Composers Forum.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Hoh Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
[under construction]
. . . see also Alphabetical Works List



WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Hoh Links     ~ top of page ~
[under construction]
. . . see also Alphabetical Works List
Orchestra
No Noise!, chamber orchestra [2.1.1.1 / 2.2.0.0 / bell / pf / str] (

Chorus w/Orchestra
Agnus Dei, soprano, chorus and strings (or keyboard w/violin) (
Credo, chorus, organ and strings (
Sanctus & Benedictus, chorus and strings (or organ) (
You Are God, We Praise You, chorus and organ (or chamber orchestra) (

Choral
103rd Psalm, chorus [SAB] and organ (
A Few Plain Hints: William Walker's Words for Singers, suite (11 pieces), chorus, w/vocal solos and opt. piano (
    - A Person Or Persons, mezzo-soprano (or any voice), w/opt. piano
    - Care Should Be Taken, chorus, w/opt. piano
    - When Singing In Concert, chorus, w/opt. piano
    - It Is By No Means Necessary, vocal solo and chorus, w/opt. piano
    - There Should Not Be Any Noise, female chorus [SSAA], w/opt. piano
    - Your Singers May Not Join, chorus, w/opt. piano
    - Learners Should Beat Time, chorus, w/opt. piano
    - There Are But Few Long Notes, male chorus, w/opt. piano
    - Too Long Singing Injures The Lungs, vocal solo and chorus, w/opt. piano
    - When Learning To Sing, unison ensemble and chorus, w/opt. piano
    - The Nearest Perfection, vocal solo and chorus, w/opt. piano
A True Hymn, mezzo-soprano and chorus [w/divisi] (
Agnus Dei, soprano, chorus and strings (or keyboard w/violin) (
Aromimcha Adonai Ki Dilitani, tenor and chorus, w/opt. tambourine & finger cymbals (
At Cana's Wedding, chorus, w/divisi (
Awaken Me, O Mighty One, chorus, trumpet and organ (
Behold That Star, baritone, chorus and organ (
Behold, Behold Your King, chorus [SAB] and piano (
Christmas Processional, chorus [SAB], flute (or oboe) and organ (
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, chorus and horn (
Credo, chorus, organ and strings (
Dark The Night Lay, chorus [SAB] and organ (
Ecumenical Meditation, chorus, flute, clarinet, cello and piano (
Evening Music: Five Sarton Poems, chorus, w/divisi (
    - Evening Music, chorus, w/divisi
    - The Clavichord, chorus [SSATTBB]
    - Eine Kleine Snailmusik, chorus [SATB]
    - Girl With 'Cello, chorus [SSATBB]
    - Song (Now Let Us Honor), chorus [SSATBB] 
Father, the Hour Has Come, chorus (
Five Hymn-Tune Calls To Worship, chorus [SAB] and organ (
    - All People That On Earth Do Dwell (Old Hundredth)
    - Awake, Awake to Love and Work (Consolation)
    - I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Vox Dilecti)
    - Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now (Herr Jesu Christ, Dich Zu Uns Wend)
    - Spirt of God, Descend Upon My Heart (Morecambe)
From Heaven There Came A Sound, children's choir, chorus, piano and percussion (2009)
Gloria, chorus and organ (
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing, chorus and brass quartet (or organ) (
Good People All, This Christmastime, child soprano (or soprano), chorus [SAB] and piano (
Holy, Holy, Holy Is The Lord God of Hosts, double chorus [SATB + SATB] (2008?)
How Shall They Hear?, chorus (
In The Beginning Was Imagination, chorus (
Jesus Among The Disciples, chorus [SSATB] (
Light Of The Minds That Know Him, chorus [SAB] and organ, w/opt. congregation singers (
No Temple Now, No Gift Of Praise, chorus, w/opt. soprano solo and organ (
Not Alone For Mighty Empire, chorus [SAB] and organ (
Now May The Lord Take Your Hand, 2-part chorus???, w/opt. congregation and keyboard (
Old American Beauties: Five 19th-Century Parlor Songs, chorus (
    - Aura Lee, chorus
    - The Captain, female chorus [SSA(A)]
    - Katy Bell, male chorus [T(T)BB]
    - Reuben & Rachel, chorus
    - Sweet Genevieve, chorus
Our Father, Who In Heaven Art, chorus [SAB] and organ (
Peace Be With You, chorus (
Psalm 30, [????] (2010?)
Rejoice & Sing: Nine SAB Anthems, chorus [SAB] and organ (or piano), w/other insts & voices
    -  Christmas Processional
    - Rejoice and Be Merry In Songs
    - Good People All
    - This Christmastime
    - Dark The Night Lay
    - Behold, Behold Your King
    - Trees
    - Good Christian Friends, Rejoice And Sing
    - Light Of The Minds That Know Him
    - Our Father Who In Heaven Art
Rejoice And Be Merry In Songs, chorus [SAB], oboe (or flute) and organ (
Remembering All: Five Sandburg Poems, chorus, w/divisi (
    - Joy, chorus, w/divisi
    - Monotone, chorus
    - Harvest Moon, chorus
    - I Sang, chorus
    - Follies, w/divisi
Rise Up Shepherd And Follow, baritone, chorus and organ (
Salvation Shall Be All My Song: Six Holyoke Hymns, chorus, w/divisi (
    - Faith! 'Tis A Precious Grace
    - O Thou That Hear’st When Sinners Cry
    - Lord of the Worlds Above
    - To God I Made My Sorrows Known
    - My Savior God, My Sovereign Prince
    - Great God, Thy Glories Shall Employ
Sanctus & Benedictus, chorus and strings (or organ) (
Shout Unto the Lord All the Earth, chorus [SSATB] (
Sing A New Song To The Lord, chorus, w/divisi (
Sing, O Sing, This Blessed Morn, chorus and horn (
Snow-Flakes, chorus and celesta (
Stars of the Morning, chorus (
Sweet Little Jesus Boy, soprano and chorus (
Sweetest Music: Three Shaker Settings, chorus (
    - To The Spirit Land We're Hastening
    - Sweetest Music, Softly Stealing
    - Blest Zion
There's A Wideness In God's Mercy, chorus and organ (
This Is The Day, chorus, w/divisi and organ (
Three Latin Prayers, chorus [SSATBB], or sextet (
    - Angele Dei
    - Agimus Tibi Gratias
    - Dona Nobis Pacem
Thus You Shall Say, chorus (
Tree-Wise Sayings, chorus (
Trees, chorus [SAB] and organ (
Unto The Hills, mezzo-soprano, chorus and organ (
Where Charity and Love Are, chorus (
You Are God, We Praise You, chorus and organ (or chamber orchestra) (

Chamber
Austrian-American Tales, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (
    -  The Blue Vienna Woods
    - Misty Danube
    - Alexander's Holding Your Hand
    - Interlude
    - Tales from the Ragtime Band
Choral Quartet, string quartet (
Suite for Vibraphone, Synthesizer and Strings (

Organ
Ubi Caritas Et Amor, organ (

Vocal
A Person Or Persons, mezzo-soprano (or any voice), w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]
I Breathed A Song: Fireside Poems, mezzo-soprano, tenor saxophone and piano (
    - The Arrow And The Song
    - The Autumn-Time
    - Contentment
    - The Yellow Violet
Laudamus Te, voice and organ (
Qui Tollis, alto, tenor, bass and organ (


HOH  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~

Composer's website   . . .   contact Christopher J. Hoh:  here

Hoh @ American Composers Forum
Hoh @ ChoralNet
Hoh @ Classical Composers Database
Hoh @ Facebook
Hoh @ LinkedIn
Hoh @ MySpaceMusic
Hoh @ New Music USA [formerly American Music Center]
Hoh @ The Profile Engine
Hoh @ REC Music Foundation /The Lied and Art Song Texts Page
Hoh @ Songbird.me

Publisher
Hoh @ Composer's website
Hoh @ Augsburg Fortress Press

Streaming Audio
Hoh @ Composer's website  -  check under individual work listings
Hoh @ MySpaceMusic
Hoh @ The Profile Engine
Hoh @ SoundCloud

Recordings
[none at the moment]

Video
Hoh @ YouTube
Hoh @ Google Video


Alphabetical Works List
103rd Psalm, chorus [SAB] and organ (
A Few Plain Hints: William Walker's Words for Singers, suite (11 pieces), chorus, w/vocal solos and opt. piano (
A Person Or Persons, mezzo-soprano (or any voice), w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]
A True Hymn, mezzo-soprano and chorus [w/divisi] (
Agimus Tibi Gratias, chorus [SSATBB], or sextet [from "Three Latin Prayers"]
Agnus Dei, soprano, chorus and strings (or keyboard w/violin) (
Alexander's Holding Your Hand, woodwind quintet [from "Austrian-American Tales"]
All People That On Earth Do Dwell, chorus [SAB] and organ [from "Five Hymn-Tune Call To Worship"]
Angele Dei, chorus [SSATBB], or sextet [from "Three Latin Prayers"]
Aromimcha Adonai Ki Dilitani, tenor and chorus, w/opt. tambourine & finger cymbals (
The Arrow And The Song [from "I Breathed A Song: Fireside Poems"]
At Cana's Wedding, chorus, w/divisi (
Aura Lee, chorus [from "Old American Beauties: Five 19th-Century Parlor Songs"]
Austrian-American Tales, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (
The Autumn-Time [from "I Breathed A Song: Fireside Poems"]
Awake, Awake to Love and Work, chorus [SAB] and organ [from "Five Hymn-Tune Call To Worship"]
Awaken Me, O Mighty One, chorus, trumpet and organ (
Behold That Star, baritone, chorus and organ (
Behold, Behold Your King, chorus [SAB] and piano (
Blest Zion, I Love Thee, chorus [from "Sweetest Music: Three Shaker Settings"]
The Blue Vienna Woods, woodwind quintet [from "Austrian-American Tales"]
The Captain, The Captain, female chorus [SSA(A)] [from "Old American Beauties: Five 19th-Century Parlor Songs"]
Care Should Be Taken, chorus, w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]
Choral Quartet, string quartet (
Christmas Processional, chorus [SAB], flute (or oboe) and organ (
The Clavichord, chorus [SSATTBB] [from "Evening Music: Five Sarton Poems"]
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, chorus and horn (
Contentment [from "I Breathed A Song: Fireside Poems"]
Credo, chorus, organ and strings (
Dark The Night Lay, chorus [SAB] and organ (
Dona Nobis Pacem, chorus [SSATBB], or sextet [from "Three Latin Prayers"]
Ecumenical Meditation, chorus, flute, clarinet, cello and piano (
Eine Kleine Snailmusik, chorus [from "Evening Music: Five Sarton Poems"]
Evening Music, chorus, w/divisi [from "Evening Music: Five Sarton Poems"]
Evening Music: Five Sarton Poems, chorus, w/divisi (
Faith! 'Tis A Precious Grace, chorus, w/divisi [from "Salvation Shall Be All My Song: Six Holyoke Hymns"]
Father, the Hour Has Come, chorus (
Five Hymn-Tune Calls To Worship, chorus [SAB] and organ (
Follies, chorus, w/divisi [from "Remembering All: Five Sandburg Poems"]
From Heaven There Came A Sound, children, chorus, piano and percussion (
Girl With 'Cello, chorus [SSATBB] [from "Evening Music: Five Sarton Poems"]
Gloria, chorus and organ (
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing, chorus and brass quartet (or organ) (
Good People All, This Christmastime, child soprano (or soprano), chorus [SAB] and piano (
Great God, Thy Glories Shall Employ, chorus, w/divisi [from "Salvation Shall Be All My Song: Six Holyoke Hymns"]
Harvest Moon, chorus [from "Remembering All: Five Sandburg Poems"]
Holy, Holy, Holy Is The Lord God of Hosts, double chorus [SATB + SATB] (
How Shall They Hear?, chorus (
I Breathed A Song: Fireside Poems, mezzo-soprano, tenor saxophone and piano (
I Heard The Voice of Jesus Say, chorus [SAB] and organ [from "Five Hymn-Tune Call To Worship"]
I Sang, chorus [from "Remembering All: Five Sandburg Poems"]
In The Beginning Was Imagination, chorus (
Interlude, woodwind quintet [from "Austrian-American Tales"]
It Is By No Means Necessary, vocal solo and chorus, w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]
Jesus Among The Disciples, chorus [SSATB] (
Joy, chorus, w/divisi [from "Remembering All: Five Sandburg Poems"]
Katy Bell, male chorus [T(T)BB] [from "Old American Beauties: Five 19th-Century Parlor Songs"]
Laudamus Te, voice and organ (
Learners Should Beat Time, chorus, w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]
Light Of The Minds That Know Him, chorus [SAB] and organ, w/opt. congregation singers (
Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now, chorus [SAB] and organ [from "Five Hymn-Tune Call To Worship"]
Lord of the Worlds Above, chorus, w/divisi [from "Salvation Shall Be All My Song: Six Holyoke Hymns"]
Misty Danube, woodwind quintet [from "Austrian-American Tales"]
Monotone, chorus [from "Remembering All: Five Sandburg Poems"]
My Savior God, My Sovereign Prince, chorus, w/divisi [from "Salvation Shall Be All My Song: Six Holyoke Hymns"]
The Nearest Perfection, vocal solo and chorus, w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]
No Noise!, chamber orchestra [2.1.1.1 / 2.2.0.0 / bell / pf / str] (
No Temple Now, No Gift Of Praise, chorus, w/opt. soprano solo and organ (
Not Alone For Mighty Empire, chorus [SAB] and organ (
Now May The Lord Take Your Hand, 2-part chorus???, w/opt. congregation and keyboard (
O Thou That Hear'st When Sinners Cry, chorus, w/divisi [from "Salvation Shall Be All My Song: Six Holyoke Hymns"]
Old American Beauties: Five 19th-Century Parlor Songs, chorus (
103rd Psalm, chorus [SAB] and organ (
Our Father, Who In Heaven Art, chorus [SAB] and organ (
Peace Be With You, chorus (
Prayer Suite (3 pieces), saxophone sextet (????) [arr. of choral work "Three Latin Prayers"]
Qui Tollis, alto, tenor, bass and organ (
Rejoice & Sing: Nine SAB Anthems, chorus [SAB] and organ (or piano), w/other insts & voices
Rejoice And Be Merry In Songs, chorus [SAB], oboe (or flute) and organ (
Remembering All: Five Sandburg Poems, chorus, w/divisi (
Reuben & Rachel, chorus [from "Old American Beauties: Five 19th-Century Parlor Songs"]
Rise Up Shepherd And Follow, baritone, chorus and organ (
Salvation Shall Be All My Song: Six Holyoke Hymns, chorus, w/divisi (
Sanctus & Benedictus, chorus and strings (or organ) (
Shout Unto the Lord All the Earth, chorus [SSATB] (
Sing A New Song To The Lord, chorus, w/divisi (
Sing, O Sing, This Blessed Morn, chorus and horn (
Snow-Flakes, chorus and celesta (
Song (Now Let Us Honor), chorus [SSATBB] [from "Evening Music: Five Sarton Poems"]
Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart, chorus [SAB] and organ [from "Five Hymn-Tune Call To Worship"]
Stars of the Morning, chorus (
Suite for Vibraphone, Synthesizer and Strings (
Sweet Genevieve, chorus [from "Old American Beauties: Five 19th-Century Parlor Songs"]
Sweet Little Jesus Boy, soprano and chorus (
Sweetest Music, Softly Stealing, chorus [from "Sweetest Music: Three Shaker Settings"]
Sweetest Music: Three Shaker Settings, chorus (
Tales from the Ragtime Band, woodwind quintet [from "Austrian-American Tales"]
There Are But Few Long Notes, male chorus, w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]
There Should Not Be Any Noise, female chorus [SSAA], w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]
There's A Wideness In God's Mercy, chorus and organ (
This Is The Day, chorus, w/divisi and organ (
Three Latin Prayers, chorus [SSATBB], or sextet (
Thus You Shall Say, chorus (
To God I Made My Sorrows Known, chorus, w/divisi [from "Salvation Shall Be All My Song: Six Holyoke Hymns"]
To The Spirit Land We're Hastening, chorus [from "Sweetest Music: Three Shaker Settings"]
Too Long Singing Injures The Lungs, vocal solo and chorus, w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]
Tree-Wise Sayings, chorus (
Trees, chorus [SAB] and organ (
Ubi Caritas Et Amor, organ (
Unto The Hills, mezzo-soprano, chorus and organ (
When Learning To Sing, unison ensemble and chorus, w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]
When Singing In Concert, chorus, w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]
Where Charity and Love Are, chorus (
The Yellow Violet [from "I Breathed A Song: Fireside Poems"]
You Are God, We Praise You, chorus and organ (or chamber orchestra) (
Your Singers May Not Join, chorus, w/opt. piano [from "A Few Plain Hints . . ."]

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