In Heaven's Air

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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

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General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


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Program Notes

With soaring melodies and chorale-like moments, this original work is an affirmation of the human spirit. It's a lovely, expressive piece that offers moments of real strength.

- Program Note from publisher

In Heaven’s Air (2002) is about the letting go of a loved one from your hands into the hands of God, as well as the glorious transformation of the soul to Heaven. Musically, this letting go occurs from measures 49 to 60, with material before measure 49 representing love on Earth and material after measure 60 representing God’s love. At measure 60, the grand chorale symbolizes the soul’s arrival in Heaven.

- Program Note by composer

This title is taken from William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 21: “And then believe me, my love is as fair / As any mother’s child, though not so bright / as those gold candles fixed in heaven’s air."

- Program Note from Wayne State College Symphonic Band concert program, 17 November 2020


State Ratings

  • Georgia: I
  • Kansas: II
  • Louisiana: III
  • Minnesota: III
  • Texas: III. Complete


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  • Hilliard (Ohio) Davidson High School Symphonic Band (Shawn Malone, conductor) - 11 November 2021
  • Wayne (Neb.) State College Symphonic Band (Jacee Wiesen, conductor) - 17 November 2020
  • Central Lakes College (Brainerd, Minn.) Wind Orchestra (Jonathan Laflamme, conductor) - 9 November 2020
  • Indiana Wind Symphony (Carmel) (Charles Conrad, conductor) - 27 September 2020
  • Johnson City (Tenn.) Community Concert Band (Christian Zembower, conductor) - 7 October 2019
  • Tar River Community Band (Greenville, N.C.) (James E. Mauser, Jr., conductor) – 23 March 2019
  • Illinois State University (Normal) University Band (Marykatheryne E. Kuhne, conductor) – 16 November 2018
  • Industrial High School (Vanderbilt, Tex.) (Houston Cummings, conductor) – 7 May 2016
  • Lone Star College Wind Ensemble (The Woodlands, Tex.) – 2015

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  • Hazo, S. (2002). In Heaven's Air [score]. FJH Music: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.