Awakening for Alto Flute, Guitar and String Bass by Howard J. Buss
Awakening is a charming, soulful composition which is strongly influenced by the jewish Klezmer idiom. The music moves from a mystical, contemplative opening to an energetic finale. The rich, velvety color of the alto flute lends itself to the spiritual nature of the music. Color is added to the ensemble with the use of wind chimes, finger cymbals, and finger rolls on the body of the string bass. This work is a memorable addition to any recital, and because of its spiritual nature, makes a wonderful musical offering in a house of worship.