Hymn to the Dawn

From Wind Repertory Project
Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass Quintet
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


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 I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Hymn to the Dawn was originally the second movement of a work for brass quintet. It was composed in memory of Charlie Carter, staff arranger for the Florida State University Marching Chiefs and one of my first composition teachers. Charlie became seriously ill while I was at graduate school. I was reluctant to face the severity of his illness and hesitated to call him in the hospital; as a result, he passed away before I had a chance to say goodbye.

Although the title suggests moving forward, the music is meant to reflect the unresolved nature of my relationship with Charlie.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Symphony Band (Zach Cheever, conductor) - 9 March 2023
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.) Symphony Band (Julia Baumanis, conductor) - 14 October 2021
  • Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, Penn.) Symphonic Winds (Travis Weller, conductor) – 28 February 2020
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) North Star Band (J. Nick Smith, conductor) – 27 February 2020
  • University of Nebraska Kearney Wind Ensemble (Duane Bierman, conductor) – 5 February 2020
  • Spartan Youth Wind Symphony (East Lansing, Mich.) (Simon Holoweiko) – 3 December 2017
  • Walla Walla Valley (Wash.) Concert Band (Ron McHenry, conductor) – March 2014

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