Joseph Hasper
Joseph Hasper


  • 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.
  • 27 Apr 2012, Article
  • North Dakota Plays Jazz!
  • Fargo North HS Jazz Ensemble (Fargo, ND), under the direction of John Syverson, has signed on to perform 2 of my new jazz ensemble compositions this fall. Stay tuned for performance dates and details. John's band has previously performed several of my orchestrations for jazz ensemble, including some heavy hitters like "Some Skunk Funk" and "La Fiesta". This is a mean ensemble!
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