As the events of September 11, 2001 occurred, my family and I watched in disbelief and horror. Every anniversary, we make time to watch, listen, and pray in remembrance. As a musician (percussionist), composer, educator, and a paramedic, I felt I could honor those that gave their lives’ with a musical composition that has a movement dedicated to each branch of first responder’s.
The musical work is simply titled “911.” It is in three movements and written for multiple percussion. Movement I “EMS” is written for marimba. Movement II “Fire” is written for Timpani. And Movement III “Police” is written for snare drum.