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Symphony I (Archer)

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Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer

Subtitle: for those taken too soon...

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: 20:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $160.00    |    Score Only - $70.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III (also off-stage trumpet)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Double Bass
Piano (doubles on suspended cymbal and tam-tam)
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells (Chimes)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

for those taken too soon ... (Symphony No.1) is composed in memory of Dennis Kusy. He was an inspiring conductor, a passionate band director and educator, and one of the most gifted musicians I have ever known. He was also my best friend. He was twenty-four years old when he was killed in a car accident on November 10, 2000.

The piece is composed of five seamless section representative of the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The key structure is descending thirds, which starts in Eb minor, arrives in Bb major at the climax, then shifts up to D major ("D" for Dennis) at the coda. The melodic basis of the piece is the hymn It is Well with My Soul, although it is never stated outright until the climax. It is a tune which Dennis first encountered in David Holsinger's On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss, and used to have me play on the piano for him whenever we were together.

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