Ballad for Aisha

From Wind Repertory Project
Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer

General Info

Year: 2004 / 2006
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $18.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Celeste
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Tam-tam
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This work was commissioned for Linda and Tom Dvorak to honor their niece Aisha Greene. It is a slow, lyrical work featuring percussion and celeste. As stated on the C. Alan website "In addressing the musical fabric of the piece, we asked the composer to write music with a gentle flow, with singing lyricism. filled with the soft timbres of keyboard mallet instruments, and intermingled with musical climaxes as one might experience in musicals, all mirroring Aisha's gentle and warm personality, and her love for singing and listening to Broadway shows, especially Annie. "

The ballad was premiered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Youth Wind Ensemble I on May 7, 2006.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Wind Symphony (James Batcheller, conductor) - 19 April 2022
  • Muskego (Wisc.) High School Band - 10 March 2011
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Youth Wind Ensemble I - 7 May 2006 *Premiere Performance*

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