The Awakening Hour

For wind ensemble
Year
2017
Duration
6'
Category
Wind Orchestra
Instrumentation
pic.3.3.ca.3.bcl.2asax.tsax.bsax.2.cbsn-3.4.3.btbn.2euph.2-timp.3perc(I: crot [2 octaves], chimes, timb, bng; II: vib, lg tam-t, 4tom-t; III: glsp, concert b.d)-pno[amplified]-2db[amplified]
Commission
Jeffrey H. Renshaw Fund for New Music
Premiere
Premiere performance, University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble, School of Fine Arts, Department of Music, von der Mehden Recital Hall
Publisher
Atherton Hill Press
Score Format
11 x 17 Portrait
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  • Program Notes

    The title for the work is drawn from Thoreau's Walden: “The morning, which is the most memorable season of the year, is the awakening hour.” As Thoreau remarks, “The morning is when I am awake and there is a dawn in me."

  • Instrumentation

    WOODWINDS

    • Piccolo, Flute 1, Flute 2-3
    • Oboe 1, Oboe 2-3, English Horn
    • Bb Clarinet 1, Bb Clarinet 2-3, Bass Clarinet in Bb
    • Eb Alto Saxophone 1-2, Bb Tenor SaxophoneEb Baritone Saxophone
    • Bassoon 1-2, Contrabassoon
    • (Flutes 1,2 & 3 and Clarinets 1,2 & 3 may employ multiple players)

    BRASS

    • C Trumpet 1, C Trumpet 2-3
    • Horn 1-2, Horn 3-4
    • Trombone 1, Trombone 2-3, Bass Trombone
    • Euphonium 1-2
    • Tuba 1-2

    PERCUSSION

    • Percussion 1: Crotales (two-octave set), Chimes, Timbales, Bongos
    • Percussion 2: Vibraphone, Large Tam-tam, 4 Tom-toms
    • Percussion 3: Glockenspiel, Concert Bass Drum

    Contrabass 1-2 (amplified)
    Piano (amplified)
    Timpani

    Duration circa [4']

  • Full Score (PDF)

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    The Awakening Hour (score)
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