From Wind Repertory Project
Karl King

Karl King (arr. James Swearingen)

General Info

Year: 1931 / 2010
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: II 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto 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
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Prestissimo contains all the musical excitement that we've come to expect from this march giant and, as a result, all the good memories and fun times we associate with the circus radiates through this classic march. Equally effective at a standard march tempo, or as an up-speed circus galop.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Kansas: III


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  • Pope High School (Marietta, Ga.) Symphonic Band (Josh Rudolph, conductor) – 5 March 2020
  • Arizona State University (Tempe) Gold Band (Dylan Suehiro, conductor) – 27 February 2020
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Campus Band (Rebekah Daniel, conductor) – 19 November 2019
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) University Band (Alexander Gonzalez, conductor) – 28 February 2019
  • Oakhurst (Calif.) Community Concert Band (Pat Mierkey, conductor) - 24 June 2018
  • Field Middle School (Northbrook, Ill.) (Mike Miller, conductor) – 28 April 2016
  • Bullard High School (Fresno, Calif.) Concert Band (Bradly J. Feyma, conductor) - 11 March 2016 (2016 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Jupiter (Fla.) High School Band Wind Symphony 5 March 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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

All Wind Works


  • King, K.; Swearingen, J. (2010). Prestissimo: March or Galop [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.