Salute to the Sultan

From Wind Repertory Project
Karl L. King

Karl King (as Carl Lawrence) (arr. Gene Milford)

General Info

Year: 1912/2013
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: LudwigMasters
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

King composed this march under the pseudonym Carl Lawrence, and dedicated it to the Yankee Robinson Circus Band and its bandmaster, Theodore Stout, while King was a member of the band playing baritone horn. This style of “Persian” or “Oriental” march was frequently used in the circus to accompany wild animal acts, complete with Turkish, Persian or Indian costumes. The march is in cut-time meter ( = 120) and alternates between F minor and A major throughout. This march also avoids many of the technical demands presented in King’s more difficult circus marches such as Barnum & Bailey’s Favorite and Robinson’s Grand Entree.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, Feb. 2014, pg. 32

Dedicated to my friend Theo Stout, bandmaster

-From the score


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)

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