Awake My Heart
Commissioned by AGEHR Area IX for their 2008 Festival Conference, AWAKE MY HEART, opens with moderately soft chord progressions before stating the lyrical melody. The accompaniment provides a swaying effect while the optional flute enhances the overall charm of the piece. The tone of the middle section changes to an energetic, syncopated rhythmic pattern, alternating between 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures. There is a brief return to the melodic opening section before the piece concludes. Written in Ab Major, measures total 201.