Composer(s) / Arranger(s): Shaun Salem,

Performance Time: 3:45  |  Grade: 3  |  Style: Contemporary

“Awakening” is a meditation and fanfare for intermediate band. The work is inspired by the composer’s vision of daylight emerging over the horizon and the excitement of a new day begins to “awaken” within us. The opening fanfare represents the sense of purpose one might aspire for each day. The moderately slow middle section evokes a sense of contemplation in our relationships with others. After a brief transition, the final section of the work is meant to provide one with the sensation associated with a purpose-driven life – of goal-setting and success – with the final moments of the work dedicated to the excitement of achieving one’s goals. “Awakening” offers a positive performance experience for young bands written to inspire positive, collaborative thinking among young musicians and the ultimate goal of achieving success through collaborative effort.

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Standard Features

  • Complete part set
  • Booklet or spiral-bound score printed on archival-grade paper.
  • Full-color glossy score cover and jacket.
  • Composer biography.
  • Notes on the piece.
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