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Karl King

Karl King (arr. James Swearingen)

General Info

Year: 1942 / 2011
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the always popular collection of Karl King marches has come another great work of masterful writing. All the colorful ingredients of a traditional march can be found in this fun to perform piece by the preeminent composer of circus music. His timeless pieces are performed around the world.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

Media Links

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Grace College (Winona Lake, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Eric Criss, conductor) - 20 November 2020
  • Orange High School (Pepper Pike, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Brandon DuVall, conductor) – 28 February 2020
  • Pikes Peak New Horizons Gold Concert Band (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – 26 April 2014
  • Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (Jacksonville, Fla.) Wind Symphony (Shawn L. Barat, conductor) – 14 December 2011 (2011 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Coast Guards (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Clark) (1942/2009)

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