Solas Ane

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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

Subtitle: Gaelic: Yesterday's Joy

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom (medium-large)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Sòlas and Ané are two Gaelic words meaning Joy (Solas) and Yesterday/Yesteryear (Ané). It was named for the absolute pleasure Margene Pappas, director of bands at Oswego High School in Oswego, Illinois, had spending every day living the music with her students.This is what Margene enjoyed the most. Sure, the byproducts of her teaching included Oswego High School’s performances at the Midwest Clinic, Tournament of Roses Parade, and IMEA All-State Convention. And yes, her accolades included the Sudler Legion of Honor, Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame, Mr. Holland’s Opus Award, and far too many more to list. But Margene is the epitome of the phrase, "Winners aren't in it for the race. They just love to run." Turning on the band room lights every morning for 37 years was Margene Pappas’ passion.

Sòlas Ané was premiered on May 28th, 2006. That day was declared “Margene Pappas Day” in Oswego and the concert featured her present band as well as an Oswego High School alumni band comprised of some of the top professional musicians and music professors in the world. Sadly, the title, Sòlas Ané, gained a deeper and most unfortunate meaning as, one half hour after her final concert, on a day named after her, Margene’s father passed away of pneumonia in Champaign, IL.

- Program Note by composer

With a unique blend of flowing lines and lush textures coupled with dynamic Celtic drumming, Hazo has created a very stylized and effective setting for wind band. Interspersed are quiet moments with soloistic woodwind lines that contrast nicely with the emotional full band passages.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned for the 2005-2006 Oswego High School Wind Symphony of Osego, Ill., Margene Pappas, director, upon the celebration of her career in music education.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: V


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  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Symphonic Band (Michael Robinson, conductor) - 27 February 2023
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Eric W. Bush, conductor) - 5 December 2022
  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University (Ga.) Wind Symphony (Daniel Lee, conductor) - 30 November 2022
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's) Wind Ensemble (Bill Brennan, conductor) - 20 October 2022
  • Bethel University (Arden Hills, Minn.) Wind Symphony (Steven Thompson, conductor) - 26 March 2022
  • Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, W.V.) Wind Ensemble (Scott Hippensteel, conductor - 5 March 2021
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Concert Band (Kendall Johnson, conductor) - 18 November 2020
  • University of Dubuque (Iowa) High School Honor Band (Nolan Hauta, conductor) - 16 January 2020
  • Torrey Pines High School (San Diego, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Amy Gelb, conductor) – 6 June 2019
  • Hoke County High School (Raeford, N.C.) Wind Ensemble (DeVon Pickett, conductor) – 29 April 2019
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Campus Band (Benjamin Rochford, conductor) – 11 October 2018
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Symphony Band (John Stanley Ross, conductor) – 22 February 2018
  • Phoenix (N.Y.) Community Band (David Frateschi, conductor) – 6 November 2017
  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Gemberling, conductor) – 21 April 2017
  • Grand View University (Des Moines, IA) Wind Ensemble (Jayson Gerth, guest conductor) - 26 February 2017
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Barry Houser, conductor) – 3 December 2016
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 1 December 2016
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Night Owls Campus Community Band (Michael Davis, conductor) – 5 December 2015
  • Colorado Wind Ensemble (Denver) (Alan Mills, conductor) - 14 February 2015
  • Ohlone Wind Orchestra (Fremont Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) - 2 November 2014
  • Oswego (Ill.) High School Band (Margene Pappas, conductor) - 28 May 2006 *Premiere Performance*

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  • Hazo, S. (2006). Sòlas Ané: Yesterday's Joy [score]. Musicworks: Milwaukee, Wisc.