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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Alleluia was commissioned by Thomas Evans, conductor of the award-winning Kalamazoo Concert Band. The composition is a convergence of hauntingly emotive themes, culminating in breathtaking crescendos and resolutions. Samuel Hazo always aspired to compose a piece that would express his gratitude for the musical gifts and camaraderie God has bestowed upon him. Hazo has remarked on the abundant warmth of the band's personnel: their congruent personalities were a perfect match for the work's world premiere, and Samuel remains most appreciative of having been given the chance to speak his heart, through music.

On a technical note, measures 50-58 are a quote from Samuel Hazo’s oboe/cello concerto, Blessings, written for the three children with which he and his wife have been blessed.

- Program Note by Virginia Wind Symphony concert program, 12 December 2012


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Band Class A


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  • Hazo, S (2012). Alleluia [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Perusal score