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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 3:53
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat 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-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Concert Toms (2)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Timbales
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the 2005 South Carolina CBDNA Collegiate Honor Band, Dr Leslie Hicken, SC-CBDNA Commissioning Committee Chairperson, Colonel Lowell E. Graham, D.M.A. (USAF Ret.), World Premiere Conductor

- Program Note from score

This jazz-flavored "barnburner" for wind symphony pays homage to the innovative concepts of George Gershwin and modern-day jazz composer Gordon Goodwin. The title refers to the common jazz seventh chord, the number of notes in many of the phrases of the piece, the 7/16 time signature that is found throughout the work and even the letter G, which is the seventh letter of the alphabet and Gershwin and Goodwin's shared initial.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: V
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: V


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  • Hazo, S. (2005). Sevens [score]. Musicworks: Milwaukee, Wisc.