King of Diamonds Overture (Concert Band) – Calixa Lavallée, arr. Howard Cable
Written by Canadian composer Calixa Lavallée in 1888, known best for his composition “O Canada,” KING OF DIAMONDS Overture shows Lavallée’s great talent and natural sense of melody and rhythm. Only a small number of Lavallée’s known major works have survived since the 19th century, and this arrangement of King of Diamonds is an excellent tribute to this brilliant composer. It has been arranged for both brass and concert bands by Canadian composer Howard Cable, who achieves as much excellence as the original.
This piece is for Concert Band, but it is also available for Brass Band. Click here for the brass band version.