- Other allusions:
- The title alludes to J. S. Bach's cantata, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme!" ("Wake up, the voice is calling us!").
Scoring: Solo dog, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, and strings.
- Arietta: "Ach! wo, ach! wo"
- Aria: "Bau! Wau!"
- Lamento: "Au!"
The piece isn't available in recording or print form. It was performed at Carnegie Hall in December 1995.
The score is available from Theodore Presser.