Their Blossoms Down

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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

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General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 5:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $4.95


Full Score
C Piccolo
English Horn
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone

(percussion detail desired)

Narrator (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This gentle piece has a lush Irish feel, and is inspired by a poem from an old Irish blessing that is inclued for optional narrator. "When the storms break for him, may the trees shake for him their blossoms down. And in the night that he is troubled, may a friend wake for him so that his time be doubled. And at the end of all loving and love, may the lord above give him a crown". Lower-voiced instruments play the rich "piper's drone" while the melody floats among the sections, encouraging beautiful tone production and sensitive playing. Rich ensemble scoring and selective meter changes bring the work to a serene yet powerful conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Louisiana: III


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  • Hazo, S. (2002). Their Blossoms Down [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [U.S.A.]