King of the Pioneers

King of the Pioneers (2018)

for concert band
duration: 2’30”
Grade 2 

King of the Pioneers Concert Band perusal score – Full Score

King of the Pioneers: Score and Parts

This is to purchase a full score and set of parts for “King of the Pioneers.”


Originally written as a trombone quartet, I couldn’t resist rescoring this for a full band. Set in G minor with a waltz feel, it is a bit reminiscent of Shostakovich’s “Jazz Suite.” It is written as a tribute to the Pioneer Mountain Range, an area of Idaho I have spent much of my time over the years. There are many light moments in this work, and care should be taken to keep it “light” in nature. Explore the different colors as I have constructed this work to emphasize blend between many combinations of instruments.