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Hyfrydol Aspects

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

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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