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Rivers (Hazo)

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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo


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Subtitle: Movement II of Georgian Suite


General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Convertible Bass Line
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(Percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This poignant composition uses the analogy of a river that, when divided, maintains its identity, yet becomes two separate entities. Three themes, each representing a different branch of one river, are presented individually, then come together in splendid fashion at the end.

- Program Note by publisher


Rivers is a lush, lyrical composition that represents the struggle some students experienced when their school was divided when an additional middle school was built in their district.

The work was commissioned in 2002 by the Pickens County Middle School Band in Jasper, Georgia, directed by Mary Land, and premiered at the 2003 joint College Band Directors Association and National Band Association Conference.

The premise of Rivers is completely analogous to the situation at Pickens County Middle School. A river that divides creates two rivers, just as the middle school represented in this work divided to form two schools. In the composition, three individual themes are introduced and then played together in the end.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Maryland: III
  • Michigan: Junior High C


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Hazo, S. (2005). Rivers : (2nd Movement from "Georgian Suite") [score]. Musicworks: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Land, Mary. "Rivers." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 238-. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • Samuel R Hazo website Accessed 13 September 2017