Bunker Hill (arr Swearingen)

From Wind Repertory Project
Karl King

Karl King (arr. James Swearingen)

General Info

Year: 1943 / 2018
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $68.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
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

Known throughout the world, this legendary composer created a treasure trove of wonderful marches that have stood the test of time. This entertaining 6/8 march is no exception; its pronounced, steady beat and jaunty melody are sure to generate enthusiastic toe tapping from beginning to end.

- Program Note from publisher

Although best known for exciting but technically challenging circus marches such as Barnum and Bailey's Favorite and Robinson's Grand Entree March, after 1940 Karl King composed numerous Grade 2-3 marches perfectly suited for school bands. Bunker Hill March, composed in 1943, follows classic 6/8 quickstep march form, minus a break strain, and like all King marches reflects the composer’s gift for spirited melodies. This carefully constructed arrangement by James Swearingen retains the trademark energy and timbres of any King march while keeping ranges and technical demands within the reach of young instrumentalists.

- Program Note from VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band concert program, 21 December 2018


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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

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