Fanfare Dissensus

From Wind Repertory Project
Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe 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-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-tam
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fanfare Dissensus emerges from a time of particular discord in the world. Just like the word “consensus” refers to widespread agreement or like-mindedness, the word “dissensus” refers to disagreement and conflict.

The work is tonal and mostly in the key of B-flat. Still, dissonant conflict grinds from the chromatic and octatonic scale, as well as in the minor and major seconds of the opening gesture. Additionally, there is a short fugue following the initial fanfare. The goal of a fugue is to set a main motive against contrasting musical ideas. This is referred to as a contrapuntal technique, with the prefix “contra” meaning contrasting or contrary.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the O'Fallon Township High School Wind Ensemble, Melissa Gustafson-Hinds, conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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