King March Book No. 1: 1st & 2nd Trombones
Format: Sheet music
Publisher: C. L. Barnhouse (1909)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.5 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
Contents: Carrollton March -- Sons of Veterans -- Canton Aero Club -- March - Ponderoso -- The Melody Shop -- Humoreske - The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea -- The Gateway City -- Aviation Tournament -- Neddermeyer Triumphal -- The Viking -- Robinson's Grand Entree -- Woody Van's March -- Wanderlust -- Garland Entree -- The Mystic Call -- Ragged Rozey. After appearing as a euphonium player in several town and circus bands, Karl Lawrence King (1891-1971) became bandmaster for Sells Floto-Buffalo Bill (1914-16) and Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth (1917-18), with which he made experimental recordings. In 1920 he became leader of the Fort Dodge Military Band, a position he held for 38 years. The band operated in the manner of the earlier Sousa, Gilmore, and Pryor bands, touring, playing at fairs, and training many capable musicians. King was one of the founders of the American Band Masters Association (1930), of which he was named honorary life president in 1967. King's most famous composition is the march Barnum & Bailey's Favorite; among others written for circuses are Robinson's Grand Entry, Sells Floto Triumphal, The Big Cage, and Circus Days. He also wrote marches and fight songs for many American universities, and tuneful, engaging music for the burgeoning school band movement, including Marching to Victory Band Book (1942) and The Uncle Sam A-Stout Book (1943). In contrast to the simpler works, these collections contain the massive 'triumphals' and 'grand entries' that continue to challenge the capabilities of even top university and circus bands.