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Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


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
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Awakenings was commissioned by the Proposed International Center of New Music at Central Michigan University. Directed by David Gillingham and Nico Schuler, the ICNM is dedicated to the creation, performance, and research of new music in public schools, private schools and universities.

In keeping with ICNM's mission, Awakenings exploits a 20th century tonal system not commonly found in the repertoire for younger bands: the octatonic collection. Also known as a "diminished" scale, it is a series of alternating whole and half steps. totaling eight pitches. Common in the music of Bartok, Stravinsky,and Messiaen, as well as in jazz improvisation and film scores (including Danny Elfman), the appeal of an octatonic collection lies in its unusual combination of available sonorities.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • South Carolina: III


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  • Georgia State University (Atlanta) Concert Band (Bryant L. Wahl-Perrin, conductor) – 25 February 2020
  • Kent State (Ohio) Symphony Band (John Franklin, conductor) – 1 March 2019
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Ryan Smith, conductor) – 25 February 2019
  • Kings County (N.Y.) Community Band (Jasmine Britt, conductor) – 15 December 2018
  • San Jose (Calif.) State University Wind Ensemble (David Vickerman, conductor) - 10 May 2018
  • University of Nebraska Kearney Symphonic Band (Brian Alber, conductor) – 12 April 2018

Works for Winds by this Composer