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Bonds of Unity

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Karl L. King

Karl King (arr. James Swearingen)

General Info

Year: 1955 / 1994
Duration: 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score - $4.00


Full Score
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone Bass Clef

  • Timpani

String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum


In Parts:

  • m.21: Return repeat sign missing in several of the parts at the end of measure.

Program Notes

Although King wrote 300 works during a half-century of composing, he rarely ran out of notes. He did, however, run out of titles and presumably asked Barnhouse publishers to name this march and fifteen others which he wrote in 1955. The marches were placed in an album called Liberty March Folio (with a picture of the Statue of Liberty on the cover) and each was given a patriotic, world peace title in accordance with world events in Geneva, Korea, and the United States at the time.

- Program Note from March Music Notes


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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.; Swearingen, J. (1994). Bonds of Unity [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Smith, Norman E. (1986). March Music Notes. Lake Charles, La.: Program Note Press, pp. 239.