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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet I-II
Eb Contra Alto Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpets (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion (3)
Mallet Percussion (4), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Alleluia was commissioned by Thomas Evans, conductor of the award-winning Kalamazoo Concert Band. The composition is a convergence of hauntingly emotive themes, culminating in breathtaking crescendos and resolutions. Samuel Hazo always aspired to compose a piece that would express his gratitude for the musical gifts and camaraderie God has bestowed upon him. Hazo has remarked on the abundant warmth of the band's personnel: their congruent personalities were a perfect match for the work's world premiere, and Samuel remains most appreciative of having been given the chance to speak his heart, through music.

On a technical note, measures 50—58 are a quote from Samuel Hazo’s oboe/cello concerto, Blessings, written for the three children with which he and his wife have been blessed.

-Program note by Virginia Wind Symphony concert program, 12 December 2012

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