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Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (arr. Robert E Foster)


Subtitle: March and One Step


General Info

Year: 1917 / 2015
Duration: c. 1:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00; (digital) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This melodic, patriotic song was written as a contribution to the war effort during World War I. It was written in 1917 with words by Eleanor Allen Schroll. It became very popular around Cincinnati, where Fillmore lived at that time. He wrote this arrangement for band the same year, and the result was this delightful march. It was performed for fund-raising efforts by the Red Cross, and according to the accounts of the event, it assisted in the raising a considerable amount for that worthy cause.

Later, the patriotic Fillmore started an effort to recruit an all-volunteer band to enlist in the army and go to France and go to France to support the American troops who were fighting there. Henry was very popular and persuasive. He might have succeeded, but the war came to an end before he was able to complete the project.

The one-step was a popular ball-room dance that was popular round the beginning of the twentieth century. This bright tune seems to have been very appropriate for that particular dance.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Repasz Band (Williamsport, Penn.) (Albert Nacinovich, conductor) – 12 April 2016


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