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Military Escort: The Music of Henry Fillmore / US Air Force Reserve Band

Audio Samples

>Smith, John Stafford : The Star-spangled Banner
>Fillmore, Henry : Rolling Thunder, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Men of Florida, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Miami, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Men of Ohio, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : The Crosley March, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Americans We, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Mt. Healthy, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : The Footlifter, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Military Escort, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Noble Men, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : The President's March, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : The Klaxon, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : His Honor, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Man of the Hour, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Orange Bowl, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : The Circus Bee

Album Summary

>Smith, John Stafford : The Star-spangled Banner
>Fillmore, Henry : Rolling Thunder, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Men of Florida, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Miami, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Men of Ohio, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : The Crosley March, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Americans We, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Mt. Healthy, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : The Footlifter, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Military Escort, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Noble Men, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : The President's March, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : The Klaxon, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : His Honor, for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Man of the Hour, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : Orange Bowl, march for band
>Fillmore, Henry : The Circus Bee
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

America has been blessed with an extraordinarily rich heritage of march music. John Philip Sousa, Karl King, and Henry Fillmore rank among the best march composers who ever lived. The Band of the United States Air Force Reserve recorded Military Escort in order to preserve the authentic performance practices of these great American treasures composed by Henry Fillmore. This album exhibits all that is great about traditional American marches.

America has been blessed with an extraordinarily rich heritage of march music. Among some of greatest names in marches is Henry Fillmore, who alone wrote over two hundred pieces in his lifetime. On Military Escort... Above and Beyond, the talented musicians of The United States Air Force Reserve Band celebrate Fillmore's wealth of unique marches. Tracks like Rolling Thunder, His Honor, and The Circus Bee reflect the quick precision of Fillmore's style and demonstrate the full span of what a march can be. Now, Military Escort... Above and Beyond is being re-released at a special new price! Don't miss this opportunity to own a recording of some of the best wind band recordings available!

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
Here are albums by three US military bands. The Band of the US Air Force Reserve (Robins AFB in Georgia) offers 17 marches by Henry Fillmore (1881-1956), who ranks just below Sousa in the pantheon of march composers. The first selection is Fillmore's potent setting of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'. It's new to me, and I like it a lot. 'Rolling Thunder' is all double- tonguing trombones. In 'Men of Florida' it is fascinating to hear the succession of melodies, countermelodies, and instrumental sections that are very deliberately given the spotlight. This is true in each reading here, and it is done so well that this terrific album could be considered a primer on how marches should be played. The collection includes the famous Fillmore marches 'Americans We', 'Footlifter', 'Klaxon', and 'His Honor'. It also includes biographical notes by Paul Bierley and detailed performance instructions by William Clayton Miller. I greatly enjoyed this album.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Macon City Auditorium, Macon, GA (02/09/1998-02/13/1998).



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Works Details

>Smith, John Stafford : The Star-spangled Banner
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1799

>Fillmore, Henry : Rolling Thunder, march for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Fillmore, Henry : Men of Florida, march for band
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March

>Fillmore, Henry : Miami, march for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March

>Fillmore, Henry : Men of Ohio, march for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Fillmore, Henry : The Crosley March, for band
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March

>Fillmore, Henry : Americans We, for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March

>Fillmore, Henry : Mt. Healthy, for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March

>Fillmore, Henry : The Footlifter, march for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Fillmore, Henry : Military Escort, march for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March

>Fillmore, Henry : Noble Men, for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Fillmore, Henry : The President's March, for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1956

>Fillmore, Henry : The Klaxon, for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Fillmore, Henry : His Honor, for band
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Fillmore, Henry : Man of the Hour, march for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1924

>Fillmore, Henry : Orange Bowl, march for band
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939

>Fillmore, Henry : The Circus Bee
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic