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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 6:00
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
Eb Contra-alto Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Baritone (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Darabuka or Doumbek
  • Med/Large Bass Drum - muffled halfway, laid on its side with two Charmois mallets
  • Congas
  • Mounted Plastic Tambourine
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Bass Drums


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Indiana Bandmasters Association for the 2008 All-State High School Honor Band, this stunning work from the pen of Samuel Hazo is a tour de force of Middle Eastern sounds for the contemporary wind band. From delicate and sensual soloistic writing to full-blown ensemble passages with rapid fire tutti rhythms and frenzied percussion, here is a rewarding piece with drama and depth that will be the high point of any concert or festival program.

- Program note by Hal Leonard

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

North Carolina 11-12 All-State Honor Band (Samuel R. Hazo, conductor)

State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Maryland: VI
  • Michigan: A
  • Minnesota: I
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Tennessee: V
  • Wisconsin: New Titles for WI Festival List 2010


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Petaluma (Calif.) Community Band (Dublin, Calif.) (Arlene Burney, conductor) – 9 June 2019 (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)
  • Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction) Wind Symphony (Calvin Hofer, conductor) – 10 May 2019
  • Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (David Diggs, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Newtown (Conn.) High School Wind Ensemble (Kurt Eckardt, conductor) – 24 May 2019 (Carnegie Hall, New York)
  • University of South Dakota (Vermillion) Symphonic Band (John LaCognata, conductor) – 16 April 2019 (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • Santa Cruz (Calif.) High School Symphonic Band (Christina Latham, conductor) – 12 April 2019 (2019 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Wind Ensemble (Alyssa Comeau, conductor) – 1 March 2019
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte Wind Ensemble (Shawn Smith, conductor) – 27 February 2019
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Symphony Band (Kevin Gray Richardson, conductor) – 24 February 2019
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) North Star Band (J. Nick Smith, conductor) – 5 December 2018
  • Arkansas Winds (Fayetteville) (Chal Ragsdale, conductor) - 9 July 2018
  • Genesee Valley (N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) – 29 April 2018
  • Arkansas Winds (Farmington, Ark.) (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 28 April 2018
  • Boston University (Mass.) Concert Band (Jennifer Bill, conductor) – 25 April 2018
  • Southside High School (Fort Smith, Ark.) Wind Symphony (Sean Carrier, conductor) – 24 April 2018
  • Ohlone Wind Ensemble (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 25 March 2018
  • W.F. West High School Wind Ensemble (Chehalis, WA)(Adam Campagna, conductor) - 20 March 2018
  • Bethel College (Mishawaka, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Michael Kendall, conductor) – 16 November 2017
  • Sierra Nevada Winds (Yuba City, Calif.) (Robert Hesketh, conductor) - 29 April 2017
  • Warren High School (Downey, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Dave Niemeyer, conductor) – 2 May 2017

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Hazo, S. [2009]. Arabesque [score]. Musicworks: Milwaukee, Wisc.