Americans We (arr. Foster)

From Wind Repertory Project
Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (ed. Robert E Foster)

General Info

Year: 1929 / 2011
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00; (digital) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Americans We, first published in 1929, is as happy a piece of music as I know. Fillmore dedicated it "to all of us," and he meant it. It forms one third of that great triad of marches that are the basis of our patriotic inspiration in this positive and traditional source of such an elusive, personal ingredient. The three marches are, of course, Fillmore's Americans We, Bagley's National Emblem March and Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever.

Americans We teams with his other great march, His Honor March, ... to represent Henry Fillmore to all of those people he so sincerely wished to make happy with his music. And highest on his list of those Americans whom he wished to reach with his "old-fashioned patriotism" are the never-ending thousands of young high school band musicians all over the Republic who are its ever-developing present and future.

- Program Note by Frederick Fennell

By 1928, Henry Fillmore was the conductor of his own 24-member professional band in Cincinnati. They performed a very popular series of concerts at the Cincinnati Zoo, a venue conducive to presenting new works. On one such occasion, a new, as yet untitled work premiered to a warm reception and instantaneous success. However, Fillmore had difficulty titling the work. In early performances it went by The Cincinnati Zoo, and at other times Pure Food and Health. Neither of these titles seemed appropriate for a published work, particularly one his Fillmore’s finest. At long last, the work was published in 1929 under the title, Americans We and simply dedicated, “To All of Us.”

- Program Note adapted from The Music of Henry Fillmore and Will Huff


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Adaptable Music

  • Courage (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Clark) (1919/2003/2012)
  • His Honor March (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Clark) (1934/2014)

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