Humoresque (Archer)

From Wind Repertory Project
Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer

Subtitle: March from Symphony No. 2

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $22.00


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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Whip
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Humoresque was originally labeled as a march and extracted from Symphony No. 2. It is dedicated to Andy Waggoner, my first composition teacher in graduate school. By form it is a march, but by style, a scherzo. It is intended to be playful and humorous (reflective of our personal relationship), but also makes use of several of the concepts and skills he taught me, including how to use octatonic collections.

- Program Note adapted from composer and score


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: VI


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