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Ride

From Wind Repertory Project
Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo


General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00    |   Score Only - $9.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III (Bass)
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal (china, crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Snare Drum (piccolo)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


Errata

  • Piccolo. meas. 36. Add 2/4 meter signature


Program Notes

Ride was written as a gesture of appreciation for all of the kind things Jack Stamp has done for me, ranging from his unwavering friendship to his heartfelt advice on composition and subjects beyond. During the years 2001 and 2002, some wonderful things began to happen with my compositions that were unparalleled to any professional good fortune I had previously experienced. The common thread in all of these things was Jack Stamp. I began to receive calls from all over the country, inquiring about my music, and when I traced back the steps of how someone so far away could know of my (then) unpublished works, all paths led to either reading sessions Jack had conducted, or recommendations he had made to band directors about new pieces for wind band. The noblest thing about him was that he never let me reciprocate in any way, not even allowing me to buy him dessert after a concert. All he would ever say is, "Just keep sending us the music," which I could only take as the privilege it was, as well as an opportunity to give something back that was truly unique.

In late April of 2002, Jack had invited me to take part in a composer's forum he had organized for his students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I was to present alongside Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, Mark Camphouse, Bruce Yurko and Aldo Forte. This forum was affectionately referred to in my house as "four famous guys and you." It was such a creatively charged event, that everyone who took part was still talking about it months after it happened. Following the first day of the forum, Jack invited all of the composers to his house, where his wife Lori had prepared an incredible gourmet dinner. Since I didn't know how to get to Jack's house (a/d/a Gavorkna House) from the university, he told me to follow him. So he and his passenger, Mark Camphouse, began the fifteen-minute drive with me behind them. The combination of such an invigorating day as well as my trying to follow Jack at the top speed a country road can be driven, is what wrote this piece in my head in the time it took to get from the IUP campus to the Stamp residence. Ride was written and titled for that exact moment in my life when Jack Stamp's generosity and lead foot were equal in their inspiration as the beautiful Indiana, Pennsylvania, countryside blurring past my car window.

- Program Note by Samuel R. Hazo


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Kansas: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • Minnesota: II
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: V
  • Texas: V. Complete


Performances

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  • Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro) Symphonic Band (Craig Cornish, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • Quad City (IA/IL) Wind Ensemble (Nicolas Propes, Guest Conductor) - 27 October 2019
  • Kent (Ohio) State University Wind Ensemble (Jesse Leyva, conductor) – 27 September 2019
  • Woodinville Community Band (Redmond, Wash.) (John Werth, conductor) – 19 May 2019
  • Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University Symphonic Band (Erik Leung, conductor) - 16 March 2019 (2019 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University University Band (Bruce Moss, conductor) – 11 March 2019
  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Lexington, Mass). (Louis J. Buckley, conductor) – 3 March 2019
  • Hanover Wind Symphony (Montville, N.J.) (Richard Barriers, conductor) – 10 February 2019
  • Klpac Symphonic Band (Kuala Lumpur, Malasia) (Cheryl Mah, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • University of Leeds (England) Symphonic Wind Orchestra (Mark Jump, conductor) – 24 November 2018
  • Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth) Wind Ensemble (Paul Sikes, conductor) – 11 October 2018
  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Symphonic Band (Matthew Garrett, conductor) – 17 April 2018
  • Truman University (Kirksville, Mo.) Wind Symphony II (Curran Prendergast, conductor) – 7 March 2018
  • Mira Mesa High School (San Diego, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Jeanne Christensen, conductor) – 23 February 2018
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Symphony Band (Amanda Fornshell, conductor) – 22 February 2018
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Concert Band (Steve Dailey, conductor) – 18 February 2018
  • Iowa State University (Ames) Symphonic Band (Michael Golemo, conductor) – 16 February 2018
  • Concordia University (Seward, Neb.) Symphonic Band (Andrew Schultz, conductor) – 17 October 2017
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 27 October 2016
  • Bel Air (MD) High School Symphonic Band (Cornelius A. Young, conductor) - 23 May 2016
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Wind Symphony II (Jocelyn Pendergast, conductor) – 21 April 2016
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (William L. Lake, Jr., conductor) – 23 February 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Hazo, S. (2003). Ride [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [s.l.]