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Teaching the World to Play

The Awakening

Brian Balmages
Grade: 5

This captivating composition was inspired by that "breakthrough" moment when people start to realize there is much more to life than they originally thought. Opening with a woodwind ostinato, the horns introduce the melody that becomes the focus of the work. The pace continues through a beautiful lyrical section that soon explodes into a triumphant ending of brass under a flourishing woodwind ostinato. An ideal concert opener. (4:00)

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: B1184 70.00
Score Only: B1184S 7.00