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Karl Jenkins

Karl Jenkins (arr. Longfield)

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General Info

Year: 1996 / 2006
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II

(Percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Although this composition sounds like it came straight out of the Baroque period, it is actually the first movement of a suite by Karl Jenkins written in 1996. Instantly recognized as the "diamond commercial" theme, its relentless pulse and dramatic nature make it a natural for bands. This skilled arrangement puts it within reach of most groups.

- Program note by publisher

The first movement of the Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra by Karl Jenkins is perhaps one of the most famous pieces of classical music to emerge from the 1990s, commonly known as Palladio after architect Andrea Palladio, who gave Jenkins the inspiration for this piece. Performed here as a wind band arrangement, the music is full of energy, yet composed predominantly in a minor key with a contrasting middle section introduced with a new theme on the trumpet. The piece gains intensity throughout, leading to a big finish.

- Program Note from Leeds University Union (England) Concert Band concert program, 6 November 2016


State Ratings

  • West Virginia: III


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Jenkins, K.; Longfield, R. (2006). Palladio [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: London.