Kings of Old

From Wind Repertory Project
Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


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

  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Kings of Old is the second installment of an unofficial Lord of the Rings triptych. Originally titled To Look Upon the Kings of Old, it is an allusion to a line of dialogue in the first film, where the future king of the western realm passes by boat through a landscape populated by enormous monuments to past monarchs. He says to another character, "Long have I desired to look upon the kings of old." I was struck by the sense that it must be wonderful to live in a world where leaders are known to be wise, benevolent, and trustworthy.

- Program note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Band (T.J. Mack, conductor) - 5 October 2023
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Concert Band (John Korak, conductor) - 24 April 2023

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