Circus Days (arr. Clark)

From Wind Repertory Project
Karl King

Karl King (arr. Andy Clark)

General Info

Year:1944 / 1997
Duration: c. 1:50
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Circus Days is one of Karl King’s best known circus marches that can be performed either at march tempo or a rip snortin’ galop tempo. This edition is clearly articulated for an accurate “circus” style performance.

- Program note by publisher

Circus Days is one of 13 gallops or marches that Karl King wrote, intended to be played at blazing speeds. As in the case of many circus-type marches, the intent is to provide energy and excitement to the performance, and bring a sense of joy and happiness to the listeners.

- Program Note from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony concert program, 14 December 2016

King published more than 300 works: galops, waltzes, overtures, serenades, rags, and 188 marches and screamers. It could be said that King did for the circus march what Sousa did for the patriotic march.

- Program Note from VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band concert program, 22 December 2017


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Hartwick College (Oneonta, N.Y.) Brass Ensemble – 3 December 2020

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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

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