From Wind Repertory Project
Karl King

Karl King (arr. Gene Milford)

Subtitle: Galop or March

General Info

Year: 1910 / 2015
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: LudwigMasters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $15.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00

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Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Bassoon I-II
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
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Karl King had a knack for galops and screamers. Excelsior is a fine example of the former, yet despite the brisk tempo it is extremely playable. Everything lies well, ranges are not extreme, and there are no technical passages to give players nightmares.

- Program Note from publisher


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)

All Wind Works


  • Karl King website Accessed 9 July 2023
  • King, K.; Milford, G. (2015). Excelsior [score]. Ludwig Masters Publications: Boca Raton, Fla.