Salute to the Sultan (1912)

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Karl L. King

Karl King (as Carl Lawrence)

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General Info

Year: 1912
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J. E. Agnew
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

King composed this march under the pseudonym Carl Lawrence, and dedicated it to the Yankee Robinson Circus Band and its bandmaster, Theodore Stout, while King was a member of the band playing baritone horn. This style of “Persian” or “Oriental” march was frequently used in the circus to accompany wild animal acts, complete with Turkish, Persian or Indian costumes. The march is in cut-time meter ( = 120) and alternates between F minor and A major throughout. This march also avoids many of the technical demands presented in King’s more difficult circus marches such as Barnum and Bailey's Favorite and Robinson's Grand Entree March.

-' 'Program Note from The Instrumentalist, Feb. 2014, pg. 32

Dedicated to my friend Theo Stout, bandmaster

- Program Note from score


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


  • Karl King website – Accessed 25 June 2022
  • King, K. (1939). Salute to the Sultan [score]. Volkwein Bros. Inc.: [Pittsburgh?].