Teddy Trombone

From Wind Repertory Project
Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (arr. Robert E Foster)

Subtitle: A Brother to Miss Trombone

General Info

Year: 1911 / 2013
Duration: c. 2:42
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

It is interesting to recall that Henry Fillmore (1881-1956), in addition to being a legendary composer, music educator, conductor, was a fine professional trombonist who got his start playing in circus bands. We hear his affinity for the trombone in his famous trombone smears known primarily through Lassus Trombone March. However, Henry Fillmore wrote many other trombone features (actually fifteen) that also took advantage of the glissandi effect. Teddy Trombone, written in 1911, is an excellent example of this technique. Expertly edited by Robert Foster, former director of bands at the University of Kansas, this historically rich music, highlighting ragtime, remains vibrant and exciting.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


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


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 69/9 (April 2015), p. 39.