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Psalm 42

From Wind Repertory Project
Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo


General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper

Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone/Baritone
Tuba
Contrabass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel

Violin
Viola
Violincello


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Psalm 42 is dedicated to the McCurrie family of Upper St. Claire, Pennsylvania, whose youngest son lost his battle with Deletion I 3-Q Syndrome at five years of age. Hazo, who had taught trumpet to his three older brothers, came to know and respect the family well: “Every time I saw Mrs. McCurrie at the school, she always had Gregory in her arms. Even as he aged, his growing body never seemed heavy to her... .Watching the McCurrie family raise Greg with an unfathomable amount of challenges, and finally sharing in their grief at this funeral, provided me with the opportunity to see people whose sense of love and faith were most deserving of admiration.”

This performance features a newly-composed opening from the pen of the composer, showcasing two solo trumpets, which are accompanied by two bassoons in the fifth bar.

-Program Note by the Aledo Middle School Honor Winds


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: II
  • North Carolina: II
  • West Virginia: I


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References

  • Hazo, S. (2004). Psalm 42 [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York.