Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bunker Hill March

Karl L. King penned more than 300 works, which include 188 famous marches. Known for his love of melodies, King made sure that many of his “best” melodies were written in the low brass section (King was a euphonium player). While Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite (a wildly fast circus march) is his best known composition, Bunker Hill March, written in 1943, consists of two distinct stanzas, a contrasting trio, and closing section. Written in 6/8 meter, the light and short march is harmonically tuneful and thoroughly delightful. (Source: JRO)

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