King and I, The, Selections

From Wind Repertory Project
Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers (trans. Robert Russell Bennett)

General Info

Year: 1951
Duration: c. 10:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Williamson Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print

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Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo and I, 3 m. before reh. 15, beat 4: remove duration dot
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II, 3 m. before reh. 9, beat 3: quarter rest should read C quarter note
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II, 4 m. after reh. 9, beat 4: C quarter note should read quarter rest
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III, 4 m. after reh. 9: B-C should read A-B [conductor’s opinion]
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone, 3 m. after reh. 7, beat 2: C should read C-sharp
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone, 5 m. after reh. 9, beat 1: C should read C-sharp
  • B-flat Soprano Cornet Solo and I, 10 m. after reh. 11, beat 2: quarter notes E natural and A should be barred together as eighth notes
  • Horn in F III, 5 m. after reh 1, beat 2: E should read E-flat
  • Horn in F III, 6 m. after reh. 1, beat 1: Add courtesy natural to E
  • Horn in F III, 6 m. after reh. 7, beat 2: F should read F-sharp
  • Timpani, reh. 15: Add “3/4” meter signature
  • Percussion: 3 m. after reh. 15: 12 bar rest should read 10 bar rest

Program Notes

The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which is in turn derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The musical premiered on March 29, 1951, at Broadway's St. James Theatre. It ran nearly three years, then the fourth longest-running Broadway musical in history, and has had many tours and revivals.

The musical's plot relates the experiences of Anna, a British schoolteacher hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the piece, as well as by a love that neither can admit.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

This medley from the 1951 Broadway show The King and I includes Whistle A Happy Tune; We Kiss in a Shadow; March of the Siamese Children; I Have Dreamed; Shall We Dance; and Hello Young Lovers.


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Craig McKenzie, conductor) - 4 September 2023
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 12 May 2018
  • Flint (Mich.) Concert Band (Bruce Nieuwenhuis, conductor) – 6 May 2016
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 27 September 2015

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  • The King and I. Wikipedia. Accessed 15 May 2016
  • Rodgers, R.; Bennett, R. (1951). The King and I Selections [score]. Williamson Music: New York.