Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Courage (arr Clark)

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (as Harold Bennett) (arr. Larry Clark)

General Info

Year: 1919 / 2003 / 2012
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score

Part 1

  • Flute
  • B-flat Clarinet/B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Clarinet/B-flat Trumpet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Oboe/Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Clarinet/B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone/B-flat Euphonium TC
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon/Cello

Part 5

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet/ B-flat Euphonium TC
  • Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon/Cello
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Tuba/Bass

Mallet Percussion

  • Bells

Percussion 1

  • Snare Drum/Bass Drum

Percussion 2

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Henry Fillmore wrote this gem in 1919, under the pseudonym of Harold Bennett. It's just one of many great pieces he has contributed to the band world, and this arrangement allows bands at all levels to perform and enjoy it. It's one of Fillmore's gifts to American music education.

- Program Note by publisher

Courage March by Henry Fillmore, arranged by Nicholas J. Contorno, was composed in 1919 by Fillmore under the pseudonym Harold Bennett. The work begins in Eb major and modulates to Ab major at the trio following traditional march form. Originally included in Book No. 3 from the then well-known Bennett Band Book Series, this new edition does not contain the technical demands of some of Fillmore’s better known marches such as His Honor March, Men of Ohio, and Americans We, but does demonstrate his gift for creating interesting melodies and countermelodies.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Fillmore, H.; Clark, L. (2003). Courage: March [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist,(Nov. 2013), p. 32.
  • Perusal score