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 theage 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 served for four years as Director of Music at Granite State Arts Academy, a small charter high school for the arts in Salem , NH. He retired in January of 2020 after 50 years as a music educator. Over the last fifty-plus years he has built up a catalog of more than eighty works and he has produced several hundred arrangements. 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 Mr. Hazzard's compositions published by BKJ and several other publishers are sold by J W Pepper, Sheet Music Plus and Subito Music Online. There are direct links to each piece on this page.

In addition these links will have more of his music: Peter Hazzard on JW Pepper. Peter Hazzard on Sheet Music Plus Peter Hazzard at Subito Music

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Chamber Music:

Music In Counterpoint for 6 Winds, Op. 3 $13.95Fl, Cl, Bs Cl, Hrn, Bsn,Find on Sheet Music Plus(5 min)
Weird Sisters, Op. 9 $8.95for 7 PercussionistsFind on Sheet Music Plus(6 min)
Quartet No. 3 for 4 Percussionists, Op. 10 $13.95Find on Sheet Music Plus(4.5 min)
Voyage, Op. 13 $16.95Flute, Bs. CLar., String Bass & PercussionFind on Sheet Music Plus(6.5 min)
Quartet for 4 Bb Clarinets, Op.15 $33.95Find on Subito Music(6 min.)
Three Movements for Sax Quartet, Op.38 $15.00Find on JW Pepper (Fall 2020)(8 min.)
Sonata #2, Op.23 $32.95 for Clarinet and MarimbaFind at Sheet min.) Suite for English Horn, Op. 26 $30,95and String QuartetFind on Sheet Music Plus(10 min)
Suite for English Horn, Op. 26a $28.00and Clarinet Quartet (3 Bb Cl, & Bs. Cl)Find on JW Pepper(10 min)
Sonata #3, Op. 39 $10.00Unaccompanied ClarinetFind on JW Pepper (7 min.)
Sonata #4, Op. 50 $10.002 Bb Clarinets (unaccompanied)Find on JW Pepper(8 min.)
Sonatina for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 57 $21.95Find on Sheet Music Plus(9 min.)
Ceremonial Wedding Music for Flute and Guitar, Op. 64 $12.00Procession, Intermezzo, and Recessional Find on JW Pepper(12 min. total ) Ceremonial Wedding Music, Op. 73 $10.00Flute & Harp Find on J W Pepper(7 min.)
Festival Music in an Elizabethan Style Op. 74 $10.00Flute & Harp Find on J W Pepper(5 min.)
Three Scenic Moods, Op. 75 $20.00Bb Clarinet and Piano Quintet Find on J W Pepper(13 min.)
Three Colorado Preludes. Op. 81 $8.00Intended for the Advancing Trombone StudentMvt. 3 has optional piano accomp.Find on JW Pepper(3.5 min.)
Wedding Music Collection Volume 1 $28.00 Op. 36 and Op.67 2 Trumpets and Organ a 15% savings over the cost of buying them separatelyFind on JW Pepper

Wedding Music Collection Volume 2 $33.503 for Flute & Harp, 1 for Flute and Guitar Op. 73, Op.74, Op. 79, and Op 64 a 20% savings over the cost of buying them separately

Piano and Piano Duet:

Fantasia on a Theme of Brahms Op. 31 $8.00Piano Solo Find on J W Pepper(6 min.)
Five Pieces from Romeo & Juliet $30.00Serge Prokofiev, Op. 75 Arranged for Piano DuetFind on JW Pepper(12 min.)
The Seven Deadly Sins, Op. 58 $20.00Piano Duet & 2 PercussionFind on Pepper(16 min.)

Brass & Brass Ensembles:

Mentor, Op. 12 $30.95for 4 Tpt, 4 Tbn, Tba, 3 Perc.Find at Subito Music Online Store(5 min.)
Majestic, Op. 22 $18.95form two Bb Trumpets & OrganFind at Subito Music Online Store(4 min.)
Ceremonial Music, Op.36 $15.00For two C or Bb Trumpets & OrganFind on JW PepperScore and audio file are also on JW Pepper
Suite for Brass Sextet, Op.51 $18.00(Music in Honor of Millbrook School)Find on JW Pepper(8.5 min.)Score and audio file are also on JW Pepper
Ceremonial Music, Op.67 $18.00For two Bb Trumpets & OrganI. Procession II. Intermezzo (Communion) III. RecessionalTotal duration: 11.5 Min.Find on JW Pepper

Brass Ensembles Continued:

The Time Has Come, Op. 56 $25.004 Tpts, 2 Hrn. 2 Tbn. Bar. Tba TimpFind on JW Pepper(5 min.)
The Beginning Not The End, Op. 63 $25.004 Tpts, 2 Hrn. 2 Tbn. Bar. Tba TimpFind on JW Pepper(5 min.)
Toward A New Horizon, Op. 69 $25.004 Tpts, 2 Hrn. 2 Tbn. Bar. Tba TimpFind on JW Pepper(5 min.)
A Walk To The Future, Op. 70 $25.004 Tpts, 2 Hrn. 2 Tbn. Bar. Tba TimpFind on JW Pepper(7 min.)
Looking Toward Tomorrow, Op. 71 $25.004 Tpts, 2 Hrn. 2 Tbn. Bar. Tba TimpFind on JW Pepper(5 min.)

Vocal and Choral Music:

A Praise Book, Op. 6TTBB Chorus, Trumpet, Tuba, Piano & Percussion $46.00Text: Nancy WillardFind at Sheet Music Plus (6 min.) The Poet Plants a Forest, Op. 19 5 copy minimum $4.00 eaSATB Chorus (a cappella)Text: Nancy WillardFind on JW Pepper (3 min)
Travelieder, Op. 33 $6.00Soprano and PianoText: Ogden NashFind on JW Pepper (6 min.) Impressions of Winter, Op. 28 5 copy minimum $3.95 eaSATB 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) 5 copy minimum $2.50 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) $30.00Band (2014) Score & Set of PartsFind on JW Pepper (Fall 2020)(2.5 min.)
Spirit of the Spirit; A Festival Prelude Op. 78 $60.00 Band (2013) Score & Set of PartsFind on JW Pepper(5.5 min.)view/listen to the premiere performance here.
Landmark Suite Op. 49 **Rental $50.00Five Miniatures of BostonBand (1981) score & parts on rental 1. Old Ironsides 2. Swan Boats 3. Copley Square 4. Old North Church 5. Harvard YardOrchestra transcription also available as Op 49A(12 min.) Loth To Depart, Variations for Virginals $50.00Giles Farnaby (@1563 - 1600)Arranged for Concert Band (1977)Score & Set of PartsFind on JW Pepper (Fall 2020)(4.5 min.)
Children’s Circus **Rental $50.00A Guide to the Instruments of the Orchestra for childrenOrchestra and Narrator (15 Min)
Elegy For An Heroic Violinist, Op. 60 $40.00Orchestra Score & Set of Parts (7 min.)
A Festival Overture, Op. 40 $60.00Band Score & Set of Parts(6 min.)
Portrait for Flute and Strings, Op. 45 $25.00Score and set of parts incl. solo flute(3 min. 40 sec.)Find on JW Pepper
Portrait for Flute and Strings, Op. 45a $12.00Piano reduction of String Orchestra Find on JW Pepper(3 min. 40 sec.)
Toland's March, Op. 55 $30.00Band Score & Set of Parts(2.5 min.)Find on JW Pepper Fanfare, Pastorale and Allegro, Op. 77 $50.00Band Score & Set of PartsFind on JW Pepper(9 min.)
Serenade for Band, Op.72 $55.00Small Concert Band (Grade IV)Score & Set of PartsScore alone $5.00Find on JW Pepper(@6 min.)
Harwichport Interlude, Op.18 Study Score $16.95Chamber OrchestraFind at Subito Music Online Store(7 min.)Full Score and parts available **Rental $30.00

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