Bold music honoring every community's hometown heroes!


Reno F.D. patch presented to the composer by Capt. Robert Masters, City of Reno, Fire Station 2

"Thank you for your wonderful saluting first responders everywhere!"
-Capt. Bob Masters, Reno F.D.

With Courage and Compassion

(a Salute to First Responders)


Instrumentation:  3,2,3,2/4,3,2,1/timp+2perc./Hp./Stgs
Duration: 15 min.
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With Courage and Compassion (A Salute to First Responders) was written in 2003 on a 20th Anniversary commission from the Carson City Symphony. The work represents a personal response to the tragedy of September 11th. Part of that response is a renewed sense of gratitude for the work of first responders in every community. With Courage and Compassion is life-affirming. It honors the lives of those heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice on that day.

It also celebrates first responders in all communities--local heroes who place their lives on the line each and every day. It is to first responders everywhere that this work is dedicated.