International Peace (arr. Milford)

From Wind Repertory Project
Karl King

Karl King (arr. Gene Milford)

General Info

Year: 1911 / 2023
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Excelcia Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


  • Full Score
  • Flute I-II
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • 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
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion, including:
*Bass Drum
*Crash Cymbals
*Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A rousing classic march by Karl King in a new setting by arranger Gene Milford. All of the integrity of the original march has been kept intact, while presenting this challenging march in a full score setting with meticulous editing.

- Program Note from publisher

Karl King composed International Peace at the conclusion of one of his earliest professional musical engagements as a baritone player in the Thayer Military Band. The band provided musical support for the 5th Regiment Ohio National Guard in King’s “old hometown” of Canton, Ohio. The march likely composed in the summer of 1910 and subsequently published in 1911, prior to King’s employment by the Robinson Famous Shows circus band in the fall. It is dedicated to Major William F. Voges who served as drum major for the Thayer Band. King later referenced the march as, “another old timer written about the time of the start of Peace Palace in the Hague (before the League of Nations and before the United Nations).”

The Peace Palace is an international law administrative building that houses the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial body of the United Nations; the Permanent Court of Arbitration; The Hague Academy of International Law; and the Peace Palace Library. International Peace was written and published prior to the Palace’s official opening in 1913. Despite its physical location in the Hague, the Peace Palace has an important American connection: the steel magnate Andrew Carnegie was the primary funder of its construction.

International Peace features structures and stylistic influences from John Philip Sousa. The motif introducing the trio seems to be a “musical tip of the hat” to one of the most famous 6/8 marches of all time, Sousa’s The Washington Post .

- Program Note from United States Marine Band concert program, 16 August 2023


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Ryan Nowlin, conductor) - 16 August 2023

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