Hosts of Freedom (arr Glover)

From Wind Repertory Project
Karl King

Karl King (arr. Andrew Glover)

General Info

Year: 1920 / 2013
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Karl King's Hosts of Freedom March has been one of the most popular easier marches in the Barnhouse catalog for generations, and it's now available in this wonderful "Command" series edition by Andrew Glover. Unbeatable as a concert opener or closer, or for performance at contests and festivals. Your band will sound like a million dollars on this classic "King-tune!"

-Program Note from publisher

Hosts of Freedom is one of Karl King’s most popular and tuneful marches. It was written in late 1919 or early 1920, when Mr. King was living in Canton, Ohio, shortly after he left his position as bandmaster of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, and shortly before moving to Fort Dodge, Iowa, to assume leadership of that town’s municipal band. While the march contains no dedication, the title is reflective of post-WWI patriotic sentiment in the United States.

-Program Note from Lockport Township High School Wind Symphony concert program, 18 December 2013


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


None discovered thus far.