Commissioned by the award-winning Kalamazoo (MI) Concert Band, Alleluia is a convergence of hauntingly emotive themes that culminate in breath-taking builds. The Kalamazoo Gazette described it as the pinnacle of the concert in which it was premiered, adding that Hazo’s master compositiontakes the listener from …bells and chimes to full Hosannas. The resul t was transfiguring! It first fades like a sunset, then explodes in white light, bringing the audience to their feet. Written for mature ensembles, this work will have a powerful impact on the performers as well as all who hear it.