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Eclipse Galop (arr Glover)

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Karl King

Karl King (arr. Andrew Glover)

General Info

Year: 1917 / 2018
Duration: c. 1:40
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $59.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Karl King was the undisputed master of writing music for the circus, and this galop is a great example of his mastery of the style. This carefully written arrangement places this circus classic well in the grasp of middle school and less experienced high school bands, and while playable at a variety of tempos, your band will enjoy seeing just how fast they can go. Accelerated fun for everyone!

- Program Note from publisher

Eclipse Galop was composed around 1916, when Karl King was the bandmaster of the Sells-Floto Circus. It was probably first performed for one of the circus acts during 1916, most likely as a "chaser" – a piece of music played at the conclusion of an act to "chase" the performers out fo the center ring. It was dedicated to the composer's friend Don Montgomery, who was a tuba player with the Sells-Floto Circus Band.

This arrangement is dedicated to the Discovery Middle School Band, Liberty, Mo., Marti Whelan, Director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Sul Ross State University (Uvalde, Tx.) Communiversity Band (Jeffrey J. Meyer, director) - 4 July 2019

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Adaptable Music

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

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