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Stillness of Remembering, The

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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Hazo

Subtitle: From Everything Beautiful, Mvt. 1.

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Gong
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I distinctly remember learning of Chuck’s passing in an email from Jacqueline Metr, a dear friend of mine from college who now teaches at Assumption High School in Louisville. The grief was great enough that I immediately went to my piano and began to play. The notes matched my feelings so perfectly that I sketched out exactly what I played, never knowing I’d be asked to compose Chuck’s requiem. There are very few textures that express pain and joy simultaneously; holding that balance between the optimism of open voicing and the introspection of subtle note clusters. My fingers just happened to land in the perfect places. Months later, I was able to find my sketch and, beginning to end, it is the first movement. I am convinced Chuck was with me.

The title of this movement is taken from the poetic song Dreams, penned in 1976 by Stevie Nicks in Sausalito, CA. The verse reads:

Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the the stillness of remembering
What you had and what you lost,
And what you had, and what you lost.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A


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Adaptable Music

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None discovered thus far.