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For the Fleeting Moment (Download)

for solo vibraphone
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 4:10
Release Date: 2018
Product ID : TSPCS18-008DL
Price: $14.00
Item #: TSPCS18-008DL

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Description

Aaron Trewitt’s For the Fleeting Moment was written in commemoration of his and his wife’s ten year anniversary. Trewitt describes his composition as “a meditation on the expeditious nature of life’s own fleeting moments.” Trewitt attempts to evoke a sense of playful nostalgia from the lightheartedness of the main theme, to the country-inspired groove in the reprise. From a performance standpoint, there are many opportunities for the soloist to develop their skills in mallet dampening, a tricky but effective way to control the articulation of the vibraphone. 

Instrumentation

  • Solo vibraphone

Reviews

For the Fleeting Moment by Aaron Trewitt is a lovely vibraphone solo that nicely balances virtuosity with catchy thematic writing. The separate parts are repetitive, but tastefully so, as they do not go on any longer than they need to for the listener to be satisfied. The themes and accompaniment are syncopated, jazzy, and well suited to the vibraphone. 

The notes and rhythms themselves are not overly difficult, but they include both mallet dampening and pedal dampening that require some finesse and technical skill specific to the vibraphone. Much of the charm of the piece comes from a distinction between the accompaniment in the lower register and the melody in the upper register, so the musical challenge is for the player to keep them distinct while not disrupting the flow of the rhythm. 

The piece ends rather abruptly, which may be in keeping with the intention of the title, but leaves the listener somewhat wanting and could benefit from being drawn out slightly at the player’s discretion. At just four minutes long, For the Fleeting Moment would be a wonderful addition to a recital, and a great study in vibraphone technique. 

—Marilyn K. Clark Silva
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 2, May 2019

Description

Aaron Trewitt’s For the Fleeting Moment was written in commemoration of his and his wife’s ten year anniversary. Trewitt describes his composition as “a meditation on the expeditious nature of life’s own fleeting moments.” Trewitt attempts to evoke a sense of playful nostalgia from the lightheartedness of the main theme, to the country-inspired groove in the reprise. From a performance standpoint, there are many opportunities for the soloist to develop their skills in mallet dampening, a tricky but effective way to control the articulation of the vibraphone. 

Instrumentation

  • Solo vibraphone

Reviews

For the Fleeting Moment by Aaron Trewitt is a lovely vibraphone solo that nicely balances virtuosity with catchy thematic writing. The separate parts are repetitive, but tastefully so, as they do not go on any longer than they need to for the listener to be satisfied. The themes and accompaniment are syncopated, jazzy, and well suited to the vibraphone. 

The notes and rhythms themselves are not overly difficult, but they include both mallet dampening and pedal dampening that require some finesse and technical skill specific to the vibraphone. Much of the charm of the piece comes from a distinction between the accompaniment in the lower register and the melody in the upper register, so the musical challenge is for the player to keep them distinct while not disrupting the flow of the rhythm. 

The piece ends rather abruptly, which may be in keeping with the intention of the title, but leaves the listener somewhat wanting and could benefit from being drawn out slightly at the player’s discretion. At just four minutes long, For the Fleeting Moment would be a wonderful addition to a recital, and a great study in vibraphone technique. 

—Marilyn K. Clark Silva
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 2, May 2019


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