Peacemaker (1955)

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Karl King

Karl King

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General Info

Year: 1955
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $4.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet 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-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in E-flat I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The pride of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Karl King wrote more than 300 works, of which 188 were marches. His most famous is the circus screamer Barnum and Bailey's Favorite; nevertheless, his masterful craft and gift for melody are on full display in his Peacemaker march.

- Program Note from St. Olaf College Band concert program, 9 February 2020

Peacemaker is representative of a Karl King march at the public school level. Featuring materials similar to both his Trombone King and Henderson Field, this march has enjoyed immense popularity. It has been especially received among public schools in the state of Texas. It features a consistent key signature with tonality shifts throughout the various sections of the march.

- Program Note from liner notes of Marc CD Legacy of the March, Vol. IV


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


  • King, K. (1955). Peacemaker [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Perusal score