Prime Music
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 2 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by tanasbooks
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ex-library, all proceeds benefit our public library in Hillsboro, Oregon. CD checked on library RTI DisChek Machine - 0 damaged sections, CD has antitheft overlay and libraary numbers, artwork has no library markings, recased in very good jewel case, satisfaction guaranteed.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Awakening
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Awakening


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, July 1, 2002
"Please retry"
$17.22
$13.00 $14.72


Frequently Bought Together

Awakening + The Music of Life/Joseph Curiale
Price for both: $33.35

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Performer: Dod Severinsen (trpt.), Ralph Morrison (violin), Mike Miller (guitar)
  • Orchestra: The Royal Philhramonic Orchestra/Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields
  • Conductor: Joseph Curiale
  • Composer: Joseph Curiale
  • Audio CD (July 1, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Orchard Road
  • ASIN: B00006AGQG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,443 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. "Gates of Gold": Arrival: A View From Sea
2. "Gates of Gold": River of Tears
3. "Gates of Gold": Call of the Mountain
4. "Awakening": Compassion
5. "Awakening": Forgiveness
6. "Awakening": Joy
7. "Adelina de Maya": Movement 1
8. "Adelina de Maya": Movement 2
9. "The Multiples of One"
10. "Blue Windows"

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

This is the third and newest release of the "Awakening" CD which includes a preview bonus track, "Blue Windows" featuring Doc Severinsen and Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields. This new addition joins all the compositions of the original releases of the "Awakening" CD featuring The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. "Gates of Gold" which has become the most performed and most requested composition from the CD is a tribute to the Chinese immigrants of the Gold Rush days who helped to build the West. The title track, "Awakening", pays tribute to three beautiful qualities, or "fruits" of the spirit. "Adelina de Maya" is a piece for guitar and orchestra in honor of my sister, and "The Multiples of One" expresses the "oneness" of all creation.

Review

Each airing of "Gates of Gold" has been followed by a flurry of phone callers... --Alan Chapman, KUSC Magazine 1997

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
12
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 14 customer reviews
It makes my heart beat and my eyes water.
Chris
The music becomes tangible; it brings tears to your eyes and joy in to your heart.
Ernesto Rodriguez
I recommend anyone interested in music--serious, popular-just music!
Mozart Lover

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Angela Stephens-Owens on August 28, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Let me first preface this review by asking Amazon to please post the new cover to this CD..which now includes a new piece called Blue Windows. Gates of Gold was the first piece from Joseph Curiale I ever heard and it touched me in ways a piece of music has never touched my soul. There are various tones throughout the tracks, ranging from the momentum of the first movement of Gates of Gold (Arrival: A View from Sea) onto the extreme sensitivity and reverence portrayed in Awakening (my personal favorite) to the fun Latin overtones in Adelina de Maya (even my 2-year old daughter has danced to this one!). Blue Windows stands apart from the others...it is different, but yet, stands well against the other pieces on the CD. Overall, I HIGHLY suggest this CD to anyone, even those who have never appreciated classical music. I have had friends and co-workers stop and ask me WHAT was that I was listening to when this CD when playing it in my home or office. This has attracted more curiosity in people than any other of the hundereds of CD's I own and play all of the time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C.D Owens on March 8, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Every so often, I discover a work from a modern composer that reminds me of why I listen to music in the first place. "Awakenings" is such an album.
Composer Joseph Curiale has proven to me that he is, and will continue to be, a world class artist for the new Millennium. Each composition, with the aid of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has been sweetly and thunderously performed with great precision and care under Curiale's baton. I will be listening to this CD for years to come. And I very much look forward to his next release.
I strongly recommend "Awakenings"
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris on August 21, 2001
Format: Audio CD
There are few composers who truly write music. Sure, they go through the motions, but music is not merely "going through the motions." Music is a living, moving thing. It makes you laugh; it makes you cry. It wraps its beautiful body around your soul, and it never lets go. Music, once heard, once felt, once experianced, never leaves your spirit or your mind. When you most need it, true music gives you strength and an insatiable appetite for life.
Joseph Curiale truly writes music. "awakening" is an ablum that never will be forgotten by those who welcome it into their lives. It is beautiful. It is colorful. It makes my heart beat and my eyes water. It is music. I know that the Earth is a wonderful place because music like this exists, and people listen to it. I anxiously await the release of Curiale's next album, and I will continue to treasure the music he writes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mozart Lover on March 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I always wanted to be alive during the early part of the 20th Century when serious music was also popular music. Imagine being in the audience for the premier of Bolero or Appalacian Spring or any new Debussy piece or Stravinsky. I believe Joe Curiale is in that league. I would give anythign to hear this gorgeous CD full of intense beautiful music played live. Oh well, I guess I'll have to listen to the Cd and listen and listen and listen. I recommend anyone interested in music--serious, popular-just music! to buy this.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ernesto Rodriguez on December 19, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Joseph Curiale has crossed all the boundaries in his moving piece, "Gates of Gold". Not only does it fill the listener with the warm feeling of what music is supposed to feel like, but it also leaves the listener humming the unforgettable tunes of "Gates", like the spectacular horn solo at the beginning of "Call of the Mountain". The music itself is made of gold, and is a work that will stay in the hearts of many for a long time. It is an extremely versitile piece that will go far amongst the everyday person, and has huge possiblities for the entertainment industry. This is truly what music is supposed to be like; it takes you and envelopes you in the warmth of the entire orchestra. The music becomes tangible; it brings tears to your eyes and joy in to your heart. To not recommend this work of art would be a transgression against the art of music. Therefore, i recommend it to all that love music and want to be reminded of what it is supposed to do to you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 15, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was completely in love with this CD right from the opening bars of it. My personal favorite piece is "Gates of Gold". The music is simply so beautiful to listen to and it grips my attention and does not quite let go until the end. Many times I get tears in my eyes listening to it.
With Mr. Curiale conducting his own compositions, I must say, that's an additional mark of quality and craftsmanship. The recording is wonderfully orchestrated. It's very powerful, moving, uplifting, and patriotic. It felt like I was there in the concert hall with the orchestra playing.
Thank you, Mr. Curiale! A well done work!!!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 15, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a beautiful piece of music by a gifted composer.It is not only exciting, emotional, uplifting and energizing, but also calming, soothing and sad. It is also addictive and I have played it over and over. I like it so much that I plan to give copies of it to my friends at Christmas. I hope Mr. Curiale will continue to compose more such music with his great talent.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category