Passing of the Red Man

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Karl King

Karl King

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Subtitle: Indian Characteristic

General Info

Year: 1916
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
E-flat Soprano Cornet
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

To my esteemed friend, Col. Wm. F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill."

- Program Note from score

King composed and dedicated to Cody an intermezzo, Passing of the Red Man. Merle Evans, bandmaster of the 1916 show, recalls that Cody liked Passing of the Red Man, and "used to come to the band stand during the concert with the Wild West show and ask me to play it for him."

- Program Note from The Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Andrew Glover Circus Band (St. Louis, Mo.) (Andrew Glover, conductor) – 16 June 2017 (2017 Circus Fans of America Convention)

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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

All Wind Works


  • King, K. (1916). Passing of the Red Man Indian Characteristic [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Russell, D. (1960). The Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill. University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, Okla., p. 459.
  • Studwell, W., et al. (1999). "Circus Songs: An Annotated Anthology." New York: The Haworth Press, pp. 23.