Perthshire Majesty

From Wind Repertory Project
Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

General Info

Year: 2003 / 2004
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00    |   Score Only - $7.95


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Perthshire Majesty was commissioned in January of 2003 by the Tara Winds of Atlanta, Georgia, David Gregory, conductor, Jay Wucher, Commissioning Committee Chairperson.

If you look up the derivation of the name "David Gregory," you will find that it means "beloved watchman." I cannot imagine a more accurate name for a person who has devoted himself to serve as a guardian and inspirer of people in all stages of life. Although I have only known Dr. David Gregory for roughly one year, he is the type of person whom I feel I have known my whole life. Furthermore, I have witnessed, through David's unique qualities in friendship and musicianship, his unequivocal compassion for those who wish to advance music and the quality of its education.

When David and the Tara Winds' membership commissioned me to compose a piece for their ensemble, I knew that the greatest challenge would be to create music that equaled the genuine warmth exhibited by the musicians I had gotten to know. Consequently, the graciousness of the Tara Winds' members predetermined the lush feel of this composition, but I still had to pinpoint a style in which to write. When I found out that David's ancestry lead back to County Perthshire in Scotland, the style was set. Perthshire Majesty, a Scottish ballad for wind band, was written for my friends in the Tara Winds of Atlanta, Georgia; conducted by my dear friend, Dr. David Gregory, President of the National Band Association.

- Program Note by composer



State Ratings

  • North Carolina: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete


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  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Sooner Campus Band (Brian Wolfe, conductor) – 1 March 2020
  • Riverside High School (Painesville, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (David A. Schwartz, conductor) - 30 January 2020
  • Austin (Tx.) Symphonic Band (Bill Haehnel, conductor) – 31 March 2019
  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Symphonic Band (Craig V. Hamilton, conductor) – 7 March 2019
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Ray Velazquez, conductor) – 30 October 2018
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Symphony Band (Donald Peach, conductor) – 8 October 2018
  • University of North Texas (Denton) University Band (Brett Penshorn, conductor) – 3 October 2018
  • Oakhurst (Calif.) Community Concert Band (Mike Corrigan, conductor) – 13 April 2018
  • Kountze (Tx.) High School Wind Ensemble(Brad Long, conductor;Mary McNeely, soprano saxophone)- 6 March 2018 (UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest)
  • Sumter County (S.C.) Community Band (Joni Brown, conductor; Sean Hackett, soprano saxophone) – 4 March 2018
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) University Band (Nolan Hauta, conductor) – 4 December 2017
  • China Spring (Tx.) High School Wind Ensemble (Pam Hyatt, conductor) - 10 February 2017 (2017 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Gemberling, conductor) – 20 April 2016
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Band (Shannon Shaffer, conductor) - 2 March 2016
  • College of the Sequoias (Visalia, Calif.) Symphonic Band (Michael Tackett, conductor) - 20 March 2015 (2015 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Liverpool High School Symphonic Band (Joseph L. Filio Jr., conductor) - 12 December 2012

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