The Music of Mike Hoffman
 

 

 


Compostiions

Original compositions for Jazz Orchestra

Double Helix - 2 clar, 2 ten, baritone sax / 4 tpts, 4 tbns. / 
piano, bass, drums (Tenor sax solo)
Smoke & Mirrors - 2 fl, 2, clar, bass clar. / 4 tpts, 4 tbns. / 
piano, guitar, bass, drums (Clarinet and Trombone solo)
Take the Time - 2 alto (2 clar.), 2 ten (1 clar), baritone sax / 4 
tpts, 4 tbns. / piano, guitar, bass, drums (Trumpet, Tenor sax 
solo,w/coll.improv.)
Blue O'Clock - 2 sop. (2 fl), 2 ten.,baritone sax / 3 tpts, 1 
flugelhorn, 4 tbns. / piano, guitar, bass, drums (Flugelhorn and 
Piano solo)
Nor'easter - 2 alto, 2 ten, baritone sax / 4 tpts, 4 tbns./ piano, 
guitar, bass, drums (Piano, Guitar, Tenor sax solo)
Bird Brain - 2 alto, 2 ten, baritone sax / 4 tpts, 4 tbns./ piano, 
guitar, bass, drums (Alto sax, Guitar solo, w/ coll. improv.)
A Crazy Time - 2 alto (2 fl), 2 ten (2 fl), baritone sax / 4 tpts, 4 
tbns. / piano, bass, drums (Trombone solo)
Seconds Out - 1 sop (clar), 1 alto (clar.), 2 ten (1 clar.), 
baritone sax (bass clar.) / 4 tpts, 4 tbns. / piano, bass, drums 
(Tenor sax solo)
Congo Square - 2 alto, 2 ten, baritone sax / 4 tpts, 4 tbns./ piano, guitar, bass, drums (Guitar, Trombone, Alto sax solo)
Miles to Go - 
2 alto, 2 ten, baritone sax / 4 tpts, 4 tbns./ piano, guitar, bass, drums (Piano, Guitar, Trumpet solo)

Contemporary Concert Music
The Anarchy of Atoms - Duet for Violin and Cello 2008 dur: ca. 10 min.
A Bone Alone - for Solo Trombone 2007 dur: ca. 6 min.
An Ancient Echo - Percussion Duo for Timpani (3) and Marimba 2006 dur: ca. 6 min. (available from C. F. Peters Corp)
Five Symphonic Variations - 2006 dur: ca. 50 min.
Portrait of Ellen - Theme and Variations for String Quartet 2006 dur: ca. 10 min.
Tangled Streams - for Woodwind Quintet 2005 dur: ca. 8 min.
The Horizon in Motion - for Symphonic Band 2004 dur: ca. 9 min.
Refractions - for Mixed Quartet (Fl, Clar, Tpt, and Piano) 2004 dur: ca. 7 min.
Tempus Fugit - for Bass Flute and Piano 2003 dur: ca. 7 min.
A Walk in the Park - for Brass Quintet 2003 dur: ca. 7 min.
...As the Crow Flies - for Saxophone Quartet 2001 dur: ca. 8 min.
Six Jazz Portraits - for Solo Trumpet 1999 dur: ca. 10 min. (available from Ensemble Publications)
The Missing Link - for Percussion Ensemble (7 players) 1999 dur: ca. 10 min.
The Lake of Dreams - for Chamber Orchestra (1111/1111/single strings, harp) 2000 dur: ca. 13 min.
Isle of Devils - for String Orchestra (minimum 4-4-3-2-2) 1996 dur: ca. 9 min.
Episodic Ruminations - for solo Piano 1997 dur: ca. 7 min.
...As if Real - for solo cello 2001 dur: ca. 9 min.
Waterfall in a Cloud - for horn quartet 1994 dur: ca. 9 min. (available from Ensemble Publications)
Long Shadows into Light - for string quartet 1992 dur: ca. 17 min.
3 Winds - for woodwind trio (Fl, Clar, Bs. Clar.) 1981 dur.: ca. 8 min.

Published Articles

Stravinsky/AGON - an overview analysis - 20th Century Music 5/97
Boulez/ Le Marteau sans maitre - an overview analysis - 20th Century Music 9/97
Just Play the Changes: An Aesthetic Inquiry into the Notation and Interpretation of Chord Symbols - 20th Century Music 2/98
Carter/ String Quartet No. 2 - an overview analysis - 20th Century Music 1/99
Schoenberg/ Erwartung - an overview analysis - 20th Century Music 9/99
Fibonacci Proportions in Composition: An analysis of an original work 
for jazz orchestra - Doctoral Dissertation, available from UMI (800 521 0600 or http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb)