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Torch of Liberty

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Karl King

Karl King (arr. James Swearingen)

General Info

Year: 1942 / 1999
Duration: c. 2:14
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00 | Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets/Trumpets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum

Program Notes

Karl L. King was a master of writing tuneful marches that are playable, yet "meaty" enough for advanced bands. James Swearingen's effective adaptation of this superb march assures your band will know the thrill of playing a King march, yet keeps the technical aspects within reach of developing bands.

- Program note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Coventry High School (Akron, Ohio) Symphony Band (Aaron Welker, conductor) – 27 April 2018
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Jeananne Nichols, conductor) - 27 July 2017
  • Glenn Westlake Middle School (Lombard, Ill.) (Nicholas Martin, conductor) – 28 April 2016

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

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

All Wind Works


  • King, K.; Swearingen, J. (1999). Torch of Liberty [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.