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Trombone Family Reunion, A

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Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (adapt. and arr. Andrew Glover)

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bird Whistle
  • Bulb Horn
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Police Whistle
  • Rooster Crow
  • Siren Whistle
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Between 1908 and 1929, Henry Fillmore composed a series of fifteen novelty pieces featuring the trombone section with band. These became collectively known as “The Trombone Family,” with names and subtitles connecting them in sort of a musical genealogy. The three most popular family members, Lassus Trombone, Miss Trombone, and Shoutin’ Liza Trombone join together in a whimsical way for A Trombone Family Reunion, along with some “shirttail relatives” depicted by famous trombone excerpts from the symphonic repertoire. Included are quotations from Blue Bells Of Scotland, Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky, Tannhauser Overture, Second Hungarian Rhapsody, Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, Hallelujah Chorus, Ride of the Valkyries, Turkey In The Straw, and a few other surprises. Great fun!

- Program Note from publisher

For the Sullivan (Mo.) High School Symphonic Band; Chuck Moore, director. Premiere Performance at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, January 25, 2019. In loving memory of Mason Kirk, SHS senior 2019, "Caretaker of the Band."

- Program Note from score


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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