Miss Trombone

From Wind Repertory Project
Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (arr. Contorno)

General Info

Year: 1908 / 2012
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: III-IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Stanton’s Sheet Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $72.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


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
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

"Father of the Trombone Smear," Henry Fillmore, wrote a series of fifteen novelty ragtime solos known as The Trombone Family. Miss Trombone - the first of these - was written in 1908. Dr. Contorno's setting maintains all the fun and mischief of the original.

-Program note by publisher

This delightful setting of the Fillmore ragtime march captures all the spirit and energy of the original. Fillmore, known as the “Father of the Trombone Smear,” wrote a series of fifteen novelty ragtime pieces featuring trombone smears that he referred to as The Trombone Family. This march was the first of the series. The arrangement gives the trombones, euphoniums, and tenor saxophones the bulk of the melodic material, with the trombones of course also featured with numerous smears. Precise rhythmic execution, careful attention to articulation and dynamic indications, and proper performance of the trombone smears are crucial for an exceptional performance.

- Notes from The Instrumentalist (M.H.) February 2013

Commercial Discography


Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown

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


None discovered thus far.