Devil's Workshop, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Slapstick
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The title The Devil's Workshop is based on the two most prominent harmonic components of the work. Tritones were, in ancient times, referred to as the 'devil’s interval.' Chromatic scales were likewise seen as evil sounds. This, combined with the goofy character of the music and the mischievous percussion sounds, may make you think of a playful little devil puttering around in his workshop on a Saturday afternoon.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Whiteside Middle School Band, Belleville, Illinois (Jennifer Korak, conductor)

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • McMurry University (Abilene, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (John Franklin, conductor) - 11 October 2022
  • SUNY Schenectady County (N.Y.) Community College Wind Ensemble (Allyson Kayser, conductor) - 10 December 2021
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville University Band (Jefferson Gentry, conductor) - 6 October 2021
  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Symphonic Band (Anthony Falcone, conductor) – 10 March 2020
  • Shattuck Middle School (Neenah, Wisc.) 8th Grade Band (Katie Bauer, conductor) – 16 January 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 246-247.
  • Kimberly Archer website Accessed 10 March 2020