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Burma Patrol

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Karl King

Karl King (arr. James Swearingen)

General Info

Year: 1942 / 2009
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I
E-flat Alto Saxophone II/E-flat Alto Clarinet
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

Burma Patrol has been a long-time favorite of march aficionados around the world who recognize quality music when they hear it. It goes without saying that Karl King was a master at creating popular, tuneful marches and no concert would be complete without one of his rousing renditions! This has been a long-time favorite of march aficionados around the world and it is a real treat to have this edition available. A real toe-tapping experience, this is another wonderful march from the long list of gems by this master composer.

- Program Note from publisher

Part of King's World War II Marching to Victory collection, Burma Patrol is a rare march as it is set in a minor key and brings back the first strain before proceeding to the trio.

- Program Note from Stiles Middle School Honors Band concert program, 17 December 2015


State Ratings

  • Kansas: I


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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

All Wind Works


None discovered thus far.