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Our Yesterdays Lengthen like Shadows

From Wind Repertory Project
Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Music Works

Cost: Score & Parts - $75.00   


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra Alto Clarinet,br /> Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Bells
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This composition involves a very complex series of textured melodies that surround one ever-present note. This one note (Concert Eb) is sustained throughout the entire piece without any break.

-Note to the performer by the composer


The 2008 South Carolina High School All-State Band commissioned Our Yesterdays Lengthen Like Shadows. Although this composition appears simple at first sight, it is a very complex series of textured melodies that surround one ever-present note. This one note (E-flat) is sustained through the entire piece without any break and is undetectable until the end when the ensemble sings the note in unison. The melodies and harmonies that occur around this one note symbolize the events and experiences in our lives. The one ever-present note symbolizes you, just one part in a complex movement of auditory shapes.

-Program notes by William Johnson


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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  • Cleveland (Ohio) Youth Wind Symphony Symphonic Winds (Melissa Lichter, conductor) – 15 November 2015
  • Cuesta Wind Ensemble (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) (Rich Smucker, conductor) - 5 December 2014
  • Oroville (Calif.) Community Concert Band (Jim Christensen, conductor) - 8 June 2013
  • Arroyo Grande High School (California) Wind Ensemble (Anthony Yi, conductor) - 3 June 2013
  • San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 27 October 2012


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