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Melody Shop, The (arr Glover)

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Karl L. King

Karl King (arr. Andrew Glover)


General Info

Year: 1910 / 1999
Duration: c. 3:24
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $68.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet/Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

To E.E. Powell and Al Shortidge of Powell Music Co., "The Melody Shop," Canton Ohio.

- Program Note from score


The Melody Shop is one of Karl King's most popular marches and one of the most popular marches of all time. The march is written in Eb and then switches to Ab at the trio. Excerpts of the march are commonly used in auditions for euphoniums and baritone horns auditioning for a spot in a military band, a university band, brass bands, and city and state ensembles.

King released this march in 1910 during his first year as a circus musician.

- Program note from Wikipedia


This march was dedicated to E.E. Powell and Al Shortridge, owners of the Powell Music Co. Melody Shop in Canton, Ohio, King's hometown at the time. The nineteen-year-old composer was playing euphonium with Robinson's Famous Shows and was on tour much of the time, but he always enjoyed returning to Canton to see his family and friends. March researcher Robert Hoe wrote that "of all the marches ever written, this one is considered the ne plus ultra (summit of achievement) for baritone-euphonium players." Most clarinet players also appreciate the challenge in their part.

- Program note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

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


All Wind Works


References

  • King, K.; Glover, A. (1999) The Melody Shop: March [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • The Melody Ship, Wikipedia.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 345.