Joseph Hasper
Joseph Hasper
Composer

Blog

  • 13 Sep 2012, News
  • New Work for Flute, Trombone, Piano, and Percussion
  • Yesterday I finished a new work, Nyan Mixxim Meow , and today I submitted it to the Oklahoma Composers Alliance "Chopped Composer" competition. The piece will be performed later in September as part of the OCA's fall concert series. Nyan Mixxim Meow is scored for flute, trombone, prepared piano, and percussion (two tom-toms). The trick was to incorporate several "secret ingredients" required for the OCA competition--the "secret ingredients" were published last week and composers were given 2 weeks to ...
  • 09 Sep 2012, News
  • University of Oklahoma Recital
  • Thursday night three of my compositions were performed at the University of Oklahoma, and the concert was a great success. The pieces were: Dream Trajectories (organ solo). Performed by Dr. Joseph Henry. See it on YouTube: 1. Toccata.  http://youtube/watch?v=NVJx16z5w6M 2. Largo. http://youtube/watch?v=fbO5GROIX-w 3. Andante. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckyNM8FQfLg Prelude and Allegro . Performed by Marat Gabdullin (violin) and Andrea Isaacson (piano). On YouTube at ...
  • 20 Aug 2012, News
  • 3 New Compositions by Joseph Hasper
  • On September 6, 2012, three of my recent compositions will be performed! The concert is at 6pm on September 6, 2012, at the Catlett Music Center on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma. Admission is free. Dream Trajectories is an organ solo I composed for my colleague Dr. Joseph Henry, and he played its first performance at the University of Minnesota School of Music in April, 2011. Since then I have revised the piece, and I'm very happy that Dr. Henry will perform it ...
  • 19 Aug 2012, News
  • Symphony No. 1 Update
  • I'm happy to say that my initial sketches are now complete for the symphony! Now, with the melodies and harmonies set, the proportions balanced and tempi decided, I can begin work on the orchestration. My Symphony No. 1 has four movements: Allegro, Andante, Marziale, and Con Brio. My goal is to complete a first draft of the orchestrations by the end of September - about one movement per week, then another week to edit and revise.
  • 04 Jul 2012, News
  • Symphony No. 1 - A Work In Progress
  • Work continues on my Symphony No. 1; I'm a tad behind the schedule I wanted to keep, but I like the shape the music is taking. On Monday I completed sketches for the third movement, Marziale Ben Giusto, and I would really like to complete the fourth movement, Allegro Con Brio, by the end of the week. The plan for the Marziale was to use the American military march form without variation:          Intro |:A:||:B:|Trio Interlude Trio but as ...
  • 04 Jul 2012, News
  • Jazz Arrangement Goes To France
  • I just finished a bit of custom jazz arranging for Benoît Fontaine--a fully realized piano transcription of Black Orpheus, and a transposed part for the trombone. I originally arranged this tune for combo in 2002, and it's gotten a lot of milage since then from a lot of bands. Bon chance, Benoît!
  • 05 Jun 2012, News
  • Stage 1 Theater Plays Orchestral Arrangements
  • I've been contracted for a couple orchestral arrangements to be performed before "Aida," opening on July 13 at Stage 1 Theater in Newark, CA.  I worked with Ken Nadler, music director for the show, and a couple similar projects a few years ago and they came out great. Looking forward to another fantastic show!
  • 07 May 2012, News
  • Concert Band in Vancouver
  • The Suncoast Community Band, under the direction of John Frederickson, is slated to perform my "Stephen Foster Medley" on the Canada Day concert on July 1, 2012. The Suncoast Community Band is based in Vancouver, BC, and performs a number of concerts in and around the region throughout the year.
  • 01 May 2012, News
  • Anton Stadler Composition Competition Results
  • My composition for basset clarinet and piano, "Variations On O Worship The King", was selected as a winner in the 2012 Anton Stadler Competition! Mr. Marc Naylor will perform the piece on May 6, 2012, at 4pm in the Acton Hill Church, London.
  • 01 May 2012, News
  • Recent and Upcoming Performances
  • April, 2012. Times and Tides (an overture for symphonic band), will be played by Tulsa Memorial High School Band (Tulsa, OK) in May, under the direction of Heath Miller.
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