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Circus Bee, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (ed. Robert E Foster)


General Info

Year: 1908 / 2003
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Bells


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This march was a celebration of sorts for the fact that Fillmore and his father (who managed their publishing business) finally agreed that the young composer could publish his music “at home” even though it did not meet the elder Fillmore’s standard of being religious music. The title came from an imaginary circus newspaper; if John Klohr could name his famous march after a show business paper called The Billboard, why not name his new march after a circus paper, real or not? Perhaps, if Henry Fillmore were still living, he would compose The Circus Fanfare March after the bulletin published by the Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. This group of circus music buffs alternates recording sessions at their conventions with discussions concerning music performed at circuses, past, present, and future. Most seem to agree that the Circus Bee March reflects Fillmore’s lifelong interest in circuses and his varied experiences while touring with five different big top shows.

-Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Fillmore, H.; Foster, R. (2003). The Circus Bee: March [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 204.