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Headway March

From Wind Repertory Project
Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (arr. Contorno)


General Info

Year: 1920 / 2014
Duration: c. 2:23
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications

Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $4.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This very playable march was written in 1920 under the pseudonym Harold Bennett, and later published in No. 3 of the famous Bennett Band Books. These little books were the delight of millions of fledgling musicians and their teachers, and were Fillmore's gift to American music education! This arrangement is a tribute to Fillmore, and to Dr. Nicholas Contorno, who passed away in 2014.

-Program Note by publisher


Henry Fillmore was known throughout Florida as “Uncle Henry” and was instrumental in the development of band programs in the state. He was a prolific composer and arranger of music for wind band. Paul Bierley (noted Sousa and Fillmore scholar) documents 256 original compositions in the Fillmore catalog. Uncle Henry’s free spirit and love of “fun music” is evident in the majority of these works, particularly in his marches. Henry Fillmore wrote Headway March in 1920, under the pseudonym Harold Bennett, and it was later published in No. 3 of the famous Bennett Band Books. This march features standard march form and characteristic 6/8 rhythms, multiple endings, dynamic contrasts, and chromatics in the sound and style of college fight songs so prevalent at the time it was written.

- Program Note by the Buchholz High School Wind Symphony


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

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