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Elegy for a Firefighter

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Jeremy S. Martin

Jeremy S Martin

General Info

Year: 2008 / 2019
Duration: c. 6:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00; (digital) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.50


Full Score
Flute I-II (I doubling Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle (small)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In the spring of 2008, a number of firefighters lost their lives to several devastating wildfires plaguing the West Coast. Jeremy Martin, a California native, wrote this respectful piece to pay tribute with solemn sounds of rising and falling melodic lines that create expressive statements of loss and gratitude. The emotionally lyrical piece effectively conveys the power that music has in reaching out and touching people's hearts.

- Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to all firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty, this emotional work was inspired by the heroic work of those who battled wildfires near the composer's home on the West Coast. This sensitive and expressive piece includes a somber and quiet opening section, lyrical solos for flute, clarinet, and oboe, emotional melodic lines, lush harmonies, appealing contrasts of dynamic and texture, a powerful climax, and a soft, peaceful ending.

- Program Note adapted from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 75.3 (Dec. 2020/Jan. 2021): 35. Print.
  • Perusal score