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02) Peter Hazzard

Peter Hazzard
Peter Hazzard was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on January 31, 1949. He wrote his first compositions, The Horses’ Hooves and Evening Song, for violin and piano at the age of eight. He played violin, studying in NewYork with Arlie Furman, and was a member of the New York Young People’s Orchestra. He also played guitar and piano in both orchestras and dance bands throughout his youth. After graduation from Millbrook School and two years of study at Boston University, Mr. Hazzard enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in 1968, receiving his Bachelor of Music in Composition in 1971. He studied composition with John Bavicchi and William Maloof and conducting with Jeronimus Kascinskas .

Upon graduation,Mr. Hazzard was appointed to the Berklee faculty where he taught composition, conducting, theory, and music history and served as the chair of the Traditional Studies Department. He became conductor of the Berklee Concert Wind Ensemble in 1976.  In 1983, Mr. Hazzard was appointed to the faculty of Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA where he served as both Director of Music and Choral Director retiring in 2013. In 2016 he was coaxed out of retirement and currently serves as Director of Music at Granite State Arts Academy, a small charter high school for the arts in Salem , NH.

Over the last fifty-plus years he has built up a catalog of more than eighty works. He is a composer who understands his performers and their scope and his compositions range from those for student musicians to virtuoso professionals. He has written for symphony orchestra, concert band, brass ensemble, piano duet, unaccompanied clarinet, clarinet and marimba, saxophone quartet, chorus, and percussion ensembles to mention just a few. You will find more information on Mr. Hazzard on his website at www.peterhazzard.com
Mr. Hazzard's compositions publisjed by BKJ and several other publishers are sold by J W Pepper, Sheet Music Plus and Subito Music Online. There are direct links to the pieces listed below. In addition to browsing the listings here, the following links will take these other distributors: Peter Hazzard on JW Pepper.      Peter Hazzard on Sheet Music Plus   
Peter Hazzard at Subito Music
The complete listing of Mr. Hazzard's work will be complete on this page by late summer of 2019.

Chamber Music:

Music In Counterpoint for 6 WInds, Op. 3                         $13.95
Fl, Cl, Bs Cl, Hrn, Bsn,
(5 min)

Weird Sisters, Op. 9                                                          $8.95
for 7 Percussionists
(6 min)

Quartet No. 3 for 4 Percussionists, Op. 10                        $13.95
(4.5 min)

Voyage, Op. 13                                                               $16.95
Flute, Bs. CLar., String Bass & Percussion
(6.5 min)

Quartet for 4 Bb Clarinets, Op.15                                   $33.95
(6 min.)

Three Movements for Sax Quartet, Op.38                       $15.00
Find on JW Pepper (Summer 2019)
(8 min.)

Sonata #2, Op.23                                                             $32.95                   for Clarinet and Marimba
(11 min.)
 
Suite for English Horn, Op. 26                                        $30,95
and String Quartet
(10 min)

Suite for English Horn, Op. 26a                                     $30,00
and Clarinet Quartet (3 Bb Cl, & Bs. Cl)
Find on JW Pepper Fall 2019
(10 min)

Sonata #3, Op. 39                                                          $10.00
Unaccompanied Clarinet
Find on JW Pepper Fall 2019                                  
(7 min.)

Sonata #4, Op. 50                                                          
$10.00
2 Bb Clarinets (unaccompanied)
Find on JW Pepper Fall 2019
(8 min.)

Sonatina for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 57                                 $21.95
(9 min.)                                              

Ceremonial Wedding Music, Op. 73                                 $10.00
Flute & Harp                                                      
(7 min.)

Festival Music in an Elizabethan Style Op. 74                
$10.00
Flute & Harp                                                      
(5 min.) 

Three Scenic Moods, Op. 75                                          
$20.00
Bb Clarinet and Piano Quintet                             
(13 min.)
A recording of Three Scenic Moods, Op. 75 is available on the CD Tomorrow
Will Be Today. You will find a description of this CD on the page of John Bavicchi's recordings and also on the "Purchase Music" page.










Piano and Piano Duet:

Fantasia on a Theme of Brahms Op. 31                             $8.00
Piano Solo                                                                  
(6 min.)

Five Pieces from Romeo & Juliet                                       $30.00
Serge Prokofiev, Op. 75
 
        
Arranged for Piano Duet
Find on JW Pepper (Summer 2019)
(12 min.)

The Seven Deadly Sins, Op. 58                                         $20.00
Piano Duet & 2 Percussion
Find on Pepper (Summer 2019)
(12 min.)

Brass & Brass Ensembles:

Mentor, Op. 12                                                                   $30.95
for 4 Tpt, 4 Tbn, Tba, 3 Perc.
(5 min.)

Majestic, Op. 22                                                                $18.95
form two Bb Trumpets & Organ
(4 min.)

Ceremonial Music, Op.36                                                  $16.95
For two C Trumpets & Organ
Audio file coming Summer 2019
(6.5 min)

Suite for Brass Quintet,  Op.51                                           $20.00
(Music in Honor of Millbrook School)
Find on JW Pepper (Summer 2019)
(12 min.)




The Time Has Come, Op. 56                                             $25.95
2 Tpts, 2 Hrn. 2 Tbn. Bar. Tba  Timp
(5 min.) 

The Beginning Not The End, Op. 63                                  $25.00
2 Tpts, 2 Hrn. 2 Tbn. Bar. Tba  Timp
Find on JW Pepper (Summer 2019)
(5 min.) 


Toward A New Horizon, Op. 69                                         $25.00
2 Tpts, 2 Hrn. 2 Tbn. Bar. Tba  Timp
Find on JW Pepper (Summer 2019)
(5 min.)


A Walk To The Future, Op. 70                                          $25.00
2 Tpts, 2 Hrn. 2 Tbn. Bar. Tba  Timp
Find on JW Pepper (Summer 2019)
(7 min.)


Looking Toward Tomorrow, Op. 71                                    $25.00
2 Tpts, 2 Hrn. 2 Tbn. Bar. Tba  Timp
Find on JW Pepper (Summer 2019
(5 min.)

Vocal and Choral Music:

A Praise Book,  Op. 6
TTBB Chorus, Trumpet, Tuba, Piano & Percussion             $46.00
Text: Nancy Willard
Find at Sheet Music Plus        
(6 min.)   

The Poet Plants a Forest, Op. 19             5 copy minimum $4.00 ea
SATB Chorus (a cappella)
Text: Nancy Willard
Find on JW Pepper (Fall 2019)                                                 
(3 min)

Travelieder, Op. 33                                                         $8.00
Soprano and Piano
Text: Ogden Nash
Find on JW Pepper (Summer 2019)         
(6 min.)                                                     

Impressions of Winter, Op. 28               5 copy minimum $3.95 ea
SATB and Piano Duet (4-Hands)    
Text: Composer                 
Find on JW Pepper
(8 min.)

We Celebrate New Hampshire, Op. 76        
Find on J W Pepper
(SATB or SAB, Piano)                             $2.50 (5 copy minimum)
Text: NH Governor John Lynch
(4.5 min)       

Elegy-A Symphonic Portrait, Op. 47                        **Rental $50.00
(Sop.,Nar., TTBB Speaking Chorus & Band)
Text: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard-Thomas Gray
(30 min.)                                     

Concert Band and Orchestra:

Three Cheers Thirty, Op. 80     (March)                               $30.00
Band
(2014)            Score & Set of Parts
Find on JW Pepper (Summer 2019)
(2.5 min.) 

Spirit of the Spirit; A Festival Prelude Op. 78
                   $60.00           
Score & Set of Parts
Find on JW Pepper (Summer 2019)
(5.5 min.)
view/listen to the premiere performance here.

Landmark Suite  Op. 49                                           **Rental  $50.00
Five Miniatures of Boston
Band [score & parts on rental]  
1. Old Ironsides  2. Swan Boats  3. Copley Square  4. Old North Church  5. Harvard Yard
Orchestra transcription also available as Op 49A
(12 min.)      

Loth To Depart,  Variations for Virginals                              $50.00
Giles Farnaby (@1563 - 1600)
Arranged for Concert Band (1977)
Score & Set of Parts
Find on JW Pepper (Fall 2019)
(4.5 min.) 

Children’s Circus                                                    
**Rental  $50.00
A Guide to the Instruments of the Orchestra
for children
Orchestra and Narrator                                              
(15 Min)

Elegy For An Heroic Violinist, Op. 60                      $40.00
Orchestra  Score & Set of Parts       
(7 min.)

A Festival Overture, Op. 40                                     $60.00
Band         Score & Set of Parts
(6 min.)

Toland's March, Op. 55                                            $30.00
Band
         Score & Set of Parts
(2.5 min.)  
   

Fanfare, Pastorale and Allegro, Op. 77                   $60.00
Band           Score & Set of Parts
(9 min.)

Serenade for Band, Op.72                                        $60.00
Small Concert Band (Grade IV)

Score & Set of Parts
(@6 min.)

Harwichport Interlude, Op.18       Study Score           $16.95
Chamber Orchestra
(7 min.)
Full Score and parts available                          **Rental  $30.00

**Please call or email regarding rentals.


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Peter Hazzard,
Oct 3, 2013, 7:26 AM