Awakening, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-toms (3)
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes

Players blowing air through instruments


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The manifestation of this work occurred during a moment in my life when I began realizing the depth of the world around me. This piece expresses both the awe of such a breakthrough and the struggle of comprehending the magnificent world, both physical and spiritual, that surrounds us. This work is simply the tip of the iceberg -- once we realize there is more to life than originally thought, we must then begin the process of figuring out exactly what is missing in our own lives. This work provides a musical glimpse of the world I have only begun to discover.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

Alabama: V
Mississippi: V


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  • Balmages, B. (2003). The Awakening [score]. FJH Music: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Brian Balmages website Accessed 15 September 2020