Americans We (1929)

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Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore

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General Info

Year: 1929
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Fillmore Brothers
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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  • Solo B-flat Cornet Score
  • D-flat Piccolo
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo or I-II-III
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
  • B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
  • E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
  • Horn in F I-II-III-IV
  • Trombone I-II-III
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion
(Percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Americans We, first published in 1929, is as happy a piece of music as I know. Fillmore dedicated it "to all of us," and he meant it. It forms one third of that great triad of marches that are the basis of our patriotic inspiration in this positive and traditional source of such an elusive, personal ingredient. The three marches are, of course, Fillmore's Americans We, Bagley's National Emblem March and Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever.

Americans We teams with his other great march, His Honor March, ... to represent Henry Fillmore to all of those people he so sincerely wished to make happy with his music. And highest on his list of those Americans whom he wished to reach with his "old-fashioned patriotism" are the never-ending thousands of young high school band musicians all over the Republic who are its ever-developing present and future.

When you play this new edition of this truly great American march classic, please remember that Henry Fillmore always had more fun with his music -- than anybody.

- Program Note by Frederick Fennell

By 1928, Henry Fillmore was the conductor of his own 24-member professional band in Cincinnati. They performed a very popular series of concerts at the Cincinnati Zoo, a venue conducive to presenting new works. On one such occasion, a new, as yet untitled work premiered to a warm reception and instantaneous success. However, Fillmore had difficulty titling the work. In early performances it went by The Cincinnati Zoo, and at other times Pure Food and Health. Neither of these titles seemed appropriate for a published work, particularly one his Fillmore’s finest. At long last, the work was published in 1929 under the title, Americans We and simply dedicated, “To All of Us.”

- Program Note adapted from Paul Bierley


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Medina Community Band (Brunswick, Ohio) (Marcus Neiman, conductor) - 11 September 2023

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)

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