Karl L. King

Karl L. King

arranged by
Brian Harris

Written around 1925, K
arl L. King’s ALHAMBRA GROTTO MARCH has a captivating “mystic” sound to it. This lightly-edited arrangement sounds almost indistinguishable from the original, but brings it within the playing realm of moderate, small, or younger bands. Listen to the recording and you will agree.

The final repeat of the TRIO section has been omitted, thus shortening the total playing time – saving chops for the band if you’re using it at contest.

Included is a site-license granting permission for the director to make as many copies as needed for their school. This includes printing multiple judge’s scores for contest use. Never have a missing part or out-of-print score again! Note: this permission is not extended to individuals . . . only to the original purchasing school.


Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1,2,3, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1,2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax

Trumpet 1,2,3, Horn 1,2, (Horn 3,4 optional), Trombone 1,2, Euphonium (TC/BC), Tuba

Snare Drum, Bass, Drum, Cymbals

Included is a Contra-Alto Clarinet part, if you need it (doubles the Tuba part)

Medium: Grade 3

Sample pages (.pdf): 

Sound files: 
$33 U.S. for PDF of full score, parts, and site-license

  • about 2 minutes, 11 seconds in length
  • any Spring or Fall concert
  • use at Contest: as a short march, you save chops for your other selections
  • although still in original key, the ranges have been moderated from King's original version
  • Bass line doubled in Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Bari Sax, and Tuba (optional Contra-Alto Clarinet part included
  • Trumpet 3 can be omitted
  • Horn 3 & 4 can be omitted
  • KEY and RANGES:
    D minor to Bb major 

    All parts lay within "3rd/4th-year" ranges: Flute to 4th line G (above staff);
    1st Clarinet to C above staff;
    2nd & 3rd Clarinet to A above staff;
    1st Trumpet to G at top of staff;
    2nd Trumpet to D on staff (but once to G at top of staff);
    Trumpet to C on staff;
    1st Trombone to F above staff;
    2nd Trombone to F above staff
    B.C. Euphonium to F above staff.

    Parts for 3 percussionists (minimum of 3 players): 
      Percussion 1 = Snare Drum; Bass Drum  

      Percussion 2 = Crash Cymbals

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