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Hyfrydol Aspects

composer: Everson, Terry
title: Hyfrydol Aspects
publisher: TREverson Music
level: High School - Intermediate
range: concert f’’
description:

Terry Everson composed Hyfrydol Aspects for trumpet and piano in 2008 for his son to perform at the 2009 National Trumpet Competition. Accessible to younger players, Hyfrydol Aspects has a range to "g" on top of the staff and has adequate rest points throughout.

Based on the Hyfrodol hymn tune, the composition is styled as a theme and variations with excellent interplay with the piano. Challenges for the developing trumpeter include work in four distinct key areas and an exploration of various meters, including 5/8.

Stylistically, there are many contrasting sections, which can be an excellent teaching opportunity. The hymn tune is presented in a lyrical, flowing setting, which later develops into technical and angular passages.

Hyfrodol Aspects is a thoughtful composition, serving as an excellent young contest piece, with many great teaching opportunities and musical moments.

Reviewer's note: I have a used Hyfrodol Aspects in my studio. I've also performed it myself as a prelude and offertory for church services. A brief rehearsal with the pianist is recommended!

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