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Jamshied Sharifi

Jamshied Sharifi

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General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 22:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Maghreb/Bouazizi/The Uprisings – 8:20
2. Reflection: Let Each One Hear Her Own Thoughts – 6:20
3. Ahead: The Real Transformation Has Barely Begun – 6:50


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Program Notes

Composer Jamshied Sharifi wrote Awakening in 2012 for the MIT Wind Ensemble. In 2015, Sharifi was joined at MIT in concert with the MIT Wind Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr., music director, MITWE alumni and guest performers. MIT WE’s premiere of this piece is the subject of the 2014 Emmy-winning documentary Awakening: Evoking the Arab Spring Through Music, that aired on PBS.

The work is an extended composition that recognizes the Arab Spring and uses Arabic maqam, the system of modes or scales in classical Arabic music, as source material.

Commercial Discography

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  • Gustavus Adolphus College (Saint Peter, Minn.) Wind Orchestra (James Patrick Miller, conductor) – 11 November 2018
  • The College of New Jersey (Ewing, N.J.) Wind Ensemble (Eric Laprade, conductor) - October 2018
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.) Wind Ensemble (Frederick Harris, Jr., conductor) – 28 April 2018
  • Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Orchestra (Eric Laprade, conductor) -17 April 2017
  • MIT Wind Ensemble (Fredrick Harris, Jr., conductor) – 17 March 2012 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer