Jeremiah Martin, MD
at Galway Cathedral Organ
Galway, Ireland

Afternoon Tea
And Tuba Fireworks
Sunday September 26, 2021

Lang, Craig Sellar (1891-1971)

- Tuba Tune (1929)

 

Papperitz, Robert (1826-1903)

- O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid, from Choralstudien Op 15 (1886)

 

Haynes, Walter Battison (1859-1900)

- Romance (1890)

- Scherzoso, from Sonata in D minor, Op 11 (1883)

 

Wolstenholme, William (1865-1931)

- Prelude in G (1900)

 

Lang, Craig Sellar (1891-1971)

- Sonata in D minor, Op. 47 (1947)

   I: Grave e maestoso

   II: Theme and variations

   III: Introduction and fugue

 

Hollins, Alfred (1865-1942)

- Grand Choeur No. 2 in C major (1907)

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Jeremiah Martin, MD is currently a cardiac and thoracic surgeon at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Alongside his full-time medical post, Jeremiah has long had a passion for the arts: Originally from Galway, Ireland, he began his musical journey steeped in traditional Irish music. He won many awards at the all-Ireland level, but was introduced to the organ when he won a scholarship to study at the Schola Cantorum at St Finian's College, Mullingar. He undertook additional study at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and later with Frances Moore at the Limerick Municipal School of Music. Under her tutelage he won the Sarah Cooper Cup for organ at Dublin's Feis Ceoil, obtained his FTCL at Trinity College London for organ performance, and won the Fitzgerald Trophy for advanced organ performance.

 

During his medical school training at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland he performed regularly in Ireland and Europe. In 2003 during his final year of medical school, Jeremiah transcribed the orchestral score of Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto: the performance as a piano and organ duet with pianist Diamond Tam in Dublin's National Concert Hall was acclaimed.

 

Necessarily, his medical training, and an interest in cardiothoracic surgery, began to take precedence and Jerry moved to the USA where he completed a general surgery residency at the Yale New Haven, Saint Raphael Campus. After completing a cardiothoracic fellowship at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington he spent an additional year at Duke University before returning as an academic thoracic surgeon to UK. Passionate about addressing disparities in lung cancer care, he completed a Masters in Clinical Trial Design at UK before making the decision to relocate to Portsmouth Ohio, and Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC). Scioto County, in Appalachian Ohio, is in a region with some of the highest incidence of, and mortality from, lung cancer in the nation. SOMC's unique leadership culture and committment to excellence has allowed Jerry to steer a team of clinicians and build a center that is recognized not only as a Comission-on-Cancer recognized site, but also designated as both screening and treatment center of excellence by the GO2 Foundation. His team shares a clinical passion to shift the stage-of-diagnosis for patients with lung cancer, and share lessons learned from this high-risk population at the national level.

 

Jerry was thrilled to meet talented organists in Portsmouth. The pandemic has been difficult for all of us, but it brought an incredible silver lining through the use of technology: all through his training and work, he has leveraged the Hauptwerk virtual organ platform to practice: the fusion of this technology with the growing virtual networks has allowed him to connect on an international level with like-minded musicians. Through this time, Jerry has enjoyed exploring less-heard organ repertoire, in particular that of the booming Victorian era: amongst other finds, he has recorded the complete works of Walter Battison Haynes which are freely available on youtube. Which brings us to today's program where Jerry will present a variety of works that he hopes will entertain, inspire, and encourage others to continue to look for potentially lost repertoire!