The Awakening
for choir with four male voices and piano

The song was commissioned by the Texas Choral Directors Association for its 20th anniversary. Joseph M. Martin says that he conceived The Awakening as a tribute to Doris Clark, his high school music teacher. He grew up in a city where violence was a daily occurrence. His only solace was music and the lessons of this teacher who was sadly murdered in the choir practice room of the college.

Composed in 1995
Sung in English
Website describing the score

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