"First Burn" Sheet Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda

$5.49 USD 
Scored For: Piano/Vocal/Chords
Composers: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Pages: 10
This product does NOT support transposition or digital playback
SKU: 466462
Publisher: WC Music Corp.
Publisher ID: 9825719-0

Undoubtably one of the biggest hits that was cut from a musical, First Burn was the first incantation of the song Burn from the Hamilton soundtrack. Lin-Manuel Miranda penned the words and music for a song that is too bitter to be a torch song. But its intensity strikes a deep chord.

It’s a song of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton’s outrage at her husband’s disrespect and disloyalty. It happens when Alexander Hamilton’s affair with Maria Reynolds is exposed in a most humiliating manner – that he even brought her to his – and Eliza’s bed.

That passion and ferocity is reflected in First Burn’s melody, which has more ice and fury than its replacement, Burn. It was never performed in any of the incantations of Hamilton, but was released as a Hamildrop, a project where new music related to Hamilton was release once a month from December 2017 through December 2018.