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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

Subtitle: 2nd Movement from Minnesota Portraits

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-alto 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Baritone(Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Back in the late 1990s, I surprised my wife with a trip to Minnesota's Mall of America. When we arrived at the mall we were completely overwhelmed, not just by the mall's immensity but by my stupidity in scheduling this trip right before Christmas. We were there with fifty thousand of our closest friends.

In complete contrast to our harried visit to the mall was the unique Minnesota holiday atmosphere, especially at night: beautiful lights, the smell of fireplaces, tasteful decorations, etc. Between the "Minnesota-nice" charm of the people and the reflective time of year, it was an experience I can never forget.

Rest is simply a microtitle for God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. I always hoped I could write a piece about this experience, and fortunately I had this opportunity.

- Program Note by composer

Based on the familiar carol God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Samuel Hazo incorporates featured melodies for oboe and horn along with dense textures and harmonic alterations in this moving and reverent setting suitable for special holiday occasions.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Edina High School Band, Edina, MN, William Webb, conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Hazo, Samuel R. (2008). Rest [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.