Alamo (arr Swearingen)

From Wind Repertory Project
Karl King

Karl King (arr. James Swearingen)

General Info

Year: 1943 / 1990
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mallets
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

When it came to writing marches that sounded great with bands at all grade levels, Karl King had no peer. Dedicated to the heroes of The Alamo, this very playable march has that certain quality which made it one of King's favorites. With a full concert band instrumentation, along with subtle changes in the instrumental scoring and percussion lines, James Swearingen's arrangement enhances its charm even further.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • West Virginia: III


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Concert Band (Jeremy Strickland, conductor) - 19 April 2022
  • Keystone High School (LaGrange, Ohio) Band (Brett Benzin, conductor) – 28 February 2020
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) University Band (Betsy McCann, conductor) – 30 October 2017
  • Valley Stream (N.Y.) Community Band (Todd Holly, conductor) – 27 June 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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

All Wind Works


  • King, K.; Swearingen, J. (1990). Alamo: March [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.