Prestissimo (March or Galop). Composed by King. Arranged by James Swearingen. Concert band. Heritage of the March Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR367). Grade 2.5. Score and parts. Composed 2010. Duration 2 minutes, 9 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3930-00).
Audiences around the world love to hear the marches of Karl L. King, and no concert would be complete without a rousing rendition of one of his well-crafted gems. "Prestissimo" contains all the musical excitement that we've come to expect from this march giant and, as a result, all the good memories and fun times we associate with the circus radiates through this classic march. Equally effective at a standard march tempo, or as an up-speed circus gallop! A real toe tapper!
About Heritage of the March
Full-sized concert band editions of the greatest marches of all time. Each has been faithfully re-scored to accommodate modern instrumentation and incorporate performance practices of classic march style