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Karl King

Karl King (arr. James Swearingen)

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General Info

Year: 1955 / 2002
Duration: c. 2:00
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/Flute
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
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Clyde High School (Ohio) Combined Bands (Jacob Donofrio, conductor) - 30 January 2022 (Severance Music Center, Cleveland)
  • Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa) Ninth Grade Honor Band (Elizabeth Fritz, conductor) – 4 February 2018
  • Berea College (Berea, Ky.) Wind Ensemble (Matt Talbert, conductor) – 12 April 2016
  • Ohio State University (Columbus) University Band (Matt King, conductor) – 18 February 2016
  • Westview Middle School (Austin, Texas) Bands (Lisa Lopez, conductor) – 2 December 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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

All Wind Works


  • King, K.; Swearingen, J. (2002). Big Four: March [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.