Shoutin' Liza Trombone

From Wind Repertory Project
Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (arr. Robert E Foster)

Subtitle: One Step

General Info

Year: 1920 / 2002
Duration:c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Revisit one of the freshest and raciest of Henry Fillmore’s trombone features. Full of lively tunes and Fillmore’s trademark trombone “smears,” Shoutin’ Liza Trombone has always been a crowd pleaser.

- Program Note from publisher

In 1920, Henry Fillmore combined his background of church music with his love of bands and the trombone to create a new “smear” based on the Hallelujah Chorus, which he called Hallelujah Trombone. His father got very upset, saying, “This is just too much! This time you have gone too far. This is sacrilege." So young Henry changed the name to Shoutin’ Liza Trombone and published it. It became an instant hit, and today, over eighty years later, it is still as viable, fun, and popular as ever.

- Program Note from Creek Valley Middle School Honor Winds concert program, 16 December 2016


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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

All Wind Works


  • Fillmore, H.; Foster, R. (2002). Shoutin' Liza Trombone: One Step [score]. Carl Fischer: Stuttgart.