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Remember the Little Things

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Jeremy S. Martin

Jeremy S Martin


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II (II doubling piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Double Bass
Harp (opt. synth)
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Small Triangle
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Remember the Little Things is designed to capture a nostalgic look at childhood, youth, and the bittersweet passage of time. The goal of this work is to remind us all to enjoy the small details of our lives, as those are the things we miss the most as time passes. The waltz-like section that begins the work is a musical “winding back" of the clock, suggesting that the listener think back. The following, primary, melody captures the simplicity and innocence of a child, recalling fond memories of crayons, tree houses, and bedtime stories. The darker middle section is a bleak reminder of the fears and anxieties most children will experience from time to time: death of a family member or beloved pet, moving to a new home, or even a childhood illness. After overcoming these fears with a brief fanfare we gradually recall the astounding resilience of youth as we return to the happier emotions of our simple opening melody.

This work is dedicated to Anna Elizabeth Gordon. Anna was born in 1987 and graduated from the University of Alabama in 2009 with a double major in psychology and Spanish. In her senior year, Anna was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia; she battled through chemotherapy and eventually into remission. After beginning graduate school at the University of Georgia in 2009, she relapsed with her disease. She received a bone marrow transplant in August 2010 and went into remission a second time. In December 2010 she relapsed yet again and ended her journey in peace on May 9, 2011. Anna personified the resilience, strength, and innocence of youth, and this work is dedicated to her.

-Program note by the composer


Commercial Discography

Audio CD: Blue Horizons and Beyond, U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America (Michael J. Willen, conductor) - 2019


Media


State Ratings

Performances

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  • Eastern Arizona College Band (Thatcher, Ariz.) (Geoff DeSpain, conductor) - 30 April 2018
  • United States Air Force Band of Mid-America (Michael J. Willen, conductor) - 18 April 2018 (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • United States Air Force Band of Mid-America (Michael J. Willen, conductor) - 3 April 2019 (Effingham, Ill.)


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

None discovered thus far.