King's Feast, The

From Wind Repertory Project
King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII (arr. Kenneth Singleton)

Subtitle: An Evening at the Court of Henry VIII

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


1. The King's Entrance - 1:05
2. The King's Supper - 1:09
3. The King's Entertainment - 1:34


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Low Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

It's rare that younger bands get to perform an entire suite, and here's a chance to teach a little history at the same time. The three pieces that this suite is based on were written by or for Henry VIII to be performed in his court for feasts and celebrations in the early 16th century. This arrangement captures the mood and majesty of an evening in the King's court!

- Program Note from publisher

Henry VIII did more than just revamp the English legal system and do away with many of this wives. He was also a great lover of music. This new suite for young band recreates an evening of music at Henry's court, including a piece by the king himself. Movements are The Kings's Entrance, The King's Supper, and "The King's Entertainment.

- Program Note by Grand Mesa Music

Subtitled “An Evening at the Court of Henry VIII,” The King’s Feast uses pieces written by or for King Henry VIII (1491-1547). All three pieces, Kyng Harry the Vilith Pavyn (first movement) — composer unknown, TrollyLolly (second movement) by William Cornysh (1465 - 1523), and Pastyme with Good Companye (third movement) — attributed to Henry VIII, are written in three parts. The arranger has presented each piece authentically, adding tempo markings, dynamics, articulation, and percussion parts representative of the practice at the time they were written.

- Program Note by McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band concert program, 18 December 2013


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Florida: II
  • North Carolina: II


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Perusal score
  • Singleton, K.; Cornysh, W. (2003). The King's Feast: An Evening at the Court of Henry VIII [score]. Grand Mesa: Grand Junction, Colo.