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Kentucky Sunrise

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Karl L. King

Karl King (arr. Foster)

General Info

Year: 1919 / 1995
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I (Alto Clarinet)
E-flat Alto Saxophone 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
String Bass (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Mallet Percussion (optional)
  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A great new edition of Karl L. King’s classic circus piece with a happy ragtime beat. Originally written to accompany a “trick horse” act with the Barnum & Bailey’s Circus, the tune soon became so popular that it was used for a wide variety of acts including clown “walk-a-bouts”. Bob Foster’s arrangement retains all of the color and excitement of the original.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


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.; Foster, R. (1995). Kentucky Sunrise: March: Full Conductor Score [score]. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Perusal score