From Wind Repertory Project
Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00    |   Score Only - $9.95


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

  • Bass Drum
  • China Cymbal
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (or Tam-tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Snare Drum (piccolo)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


  • Piccolo. m.36: Add 2/4 meter signature

Program Notes

Ride was written as a gesture of appreciation for all of the kind things Jack Stamp has done for me, ranging from his unwavering friendship to his heartfelt advice on composition and subjects beyond. During the years 2001 and 2002, some wonderful things began to happen with my compositions that were unparalleled to any professional good fortune I had previously experienced. The common thread in all of these things was Jack Stamp. I began to receive calls from all over the country, inquiring about my music, and when I traced back the steps of how someone so far away could know of my (then) unpublished works, all paths led to either reading sessions Jack had conducted, or recommendations he had made to band directors about new pieces for wind band. The noblest thing about him was that he never let me reciprocate in any way, not even allowing me to buy him dessert after a concert. All he would ever say is, "Just keep sending us the music," which I could only take as the privilege it was, as well as an opportunity to give something back that was truly unique.

In late April of 2002, Jack had invited me to take part in a composer's forum he had organized for his students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I was to present alongside Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, Mark Camphouse, Bruce Yurko and Aldo Forte. This forum was affectionately referred to in my house as "four famous guys and you." It was such a creatively charged event, that everyone who took part was still talking about it months after it happened. Following the first day of the forum, Jack invited all of the composers to his house, where his wife Lori had prepared an incredible gourmet dinner. Since I didn't know how to get to Jack's house (a/d/a Gavorkna House) from the university, he told me to follow him. So he and his passenger, Mark Camphouse, began the fifteen-minute drive with me behind them. The combination of such an invigorating day as well as my trying to follow Jack at the top speed a country road can be driven, is what wrote this piece in my head in the time it took to get from the IUP campus to the Stamp residence. Ride was written and titled for that exact moment in my life when Jack Stamp's generosity and lead foot were equal in their inspiration as the beautiful Indiana, Pennsylvania, countryside blurring past my car window.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Kansas: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • Minnesota: II
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: V
  • Texas: V. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Chicago Wind Symphony (Chicago, Ill.) (Michael McCain, conductor) - 27 April 2024
  • University of South Carolina (Columbia) Symphonic Winds (Jay Jacobs, conductor) - 8 October 2023
  • Corinth (Miss.) High School Wind Ensemble (Ben Ratliff, Conductor) - 2 May 2023
  • Manhattan Wind Ensemble (New York City) (Sarah Fernandez, conductor) - 11 March 2023
  • Genessee Valley Wind Ensemble (Batavia, N.Y.) (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) - 22 January 2023
  • The Naperville (Ill.) Winds (Sean Kelley, conductor) - 24 February 2022
  • University of Louisiana Monroe Wind Ensemble (Derle R. Long, conductor) - 4 May 2021
  • Ashland (Ohio) University Wind Ensemble (Joseph Lewis Jr., conductor) - 25 April 2021
  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) Wind Ensemble (James Popejoy, conductor) - 9 March 2021
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando) Symphonic Band (Emmanuel Rodriguez, conductor) – 7 October 2020
  • Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro) Symphonic Band (Craig Cornish, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • Quad City (IA/IL) Wind Ensemble (Nicolas Propes, conductor) - 27 October 2019
  • Kent (Ohio) State University Wind Ensemble (Jesse Leyva, conductor) – 27 September 2019
  • Woodinville Community Band (Redmond, Wash.) (John Werth, conductor) – 19 May 2019
  • Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University Symphonic Band (Erik Leung, conductor) - 16 March 2019 (2019 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University University Band (Bruce Moss, conductor) – 11 March 2019
  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Lexington, Mass). (Louis J. Buckley, conductor) – 3 March 2019
  • Hanover Wind Symphony (Montville, N.J.) (Richard Barriers, conductor) – 10 February 2019
  • Klpac Symphonic Band (Kuala Lumpur, Malasia) (Cheryl Mah, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • University of Leeds (England) Symphonic Wind Orchestra (Mark Jump, conductor) – 24 November 2018
  • Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth) Wind Ensemble (Paul Sikes, conductor) – 11 October 2018
  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Symphonic Band (Matthew Garrett, conductor) – 17 April 2018
  • Truman University (Kirksville, Mo.) Wind Symphony II (Curran Prendergast, conductor) – 7 March 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Hazo, S. (2003). Ride [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [s.l.]