Sells-Floto Triumphal

From Wind Repertory Project
Karl L. King

Karl King (arr. Andrew Glover)

Subtitle: To the Sells-Floto Circus

General Info

Year: 1914 / 2012
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: III-IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $68.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Written in 1914 for the Sells-Floto Circus, this King march masterpiece will entertain audiences and performers alike! Moderate technical demands will give your band a chance to show off, and the delightful use of syncopation in this march will have toes tapping. Carefully edited for concert band from the original quickstep, this new edition features extensive program notes, rehearsal suggestions, and historical information. Long live the KING!

- Program notes by publisher

King was among the most revered and respected of the early composers of band music. Trained and experienced in the circus band tradition, he left distinct traces of that genre in most of his compositions. Perhaps the most appropriate comments pertaining to the character of his writing are summed up in his views on what band music should be. He wanted his pieces to be performed with well-defined articulation and a pronounced rhythmic style that would be obvious to all. This publication reflects extensive research into the original performance practices with markings to ensure an authentic rendition. He also sensed the evolution of the band during his lifetime and returned to many of his marches to include a full conductor’s score, additional woodwind parts and, very reluctantly, horn parts in F. The writing itself is a brilliant recreation of the circus band style and promises to inject an extremely colorful episode in any concert program. The release also includes extensive copy pertaining to King’s personal history, his music, and its proper interpretation.

- Program note from The Instrumentalist (C.R.G.) February 2013


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Adaptable Music

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

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