March of the Siamese Children

From Wind Repertory Project
Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

General Info

Year: 1951
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Chappell Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

"March of the Siamese Children" is a portrait of stateliness and elegance. This setting by Rodgers' favorite orchestrator, Robert Russell Bennett, masterfully recalls one of the most charming moments from "The King and I," the Broadway "blockbuster" from which it came.

- Program Note from liner notes of Air Mobility Command Band of the Golden West CD "The Melody Shop."

This orchestral work from the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I was the introductory music as the King of Siam introduces his numerous children to their new tutor, Anna.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • The King and I, Wikipedia Accessed 14 March 2017
  • Rodgers, R.; Bennett, R. (1951). March of the Siamese Children [score]. Williamson Music: [s.l.]