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Here, for a Moment (w/ Tobin)


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Emily Rohm

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This is a beautiful song by Tobin Mueller. We recorded this as a demo for one of his musicals,"Robin Hood." This duet takes place in the part of the show where Robin Hood is in disguise, meeting Marion on the sly. (Copyright 1992 by Tobin James Mueller) Great to be a new member of MacJams!
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Lyrics
Robin Hood:
Who? Why? Can you guess what is here, deep inside?
Who am I? Who defines? Who decides?
Who am I, but a common thief in disguise, when
Here, at this moment,
Here, all my life’s concealed.
Playing the hero. Praying the world would heal.
Seal all its wounds. Feel the force of the words written here on the altar,
On my heart, here, in your eyes.

Marion:
Know who you are.
Know all the joy and hope you hold in your hands.
You are the one who can change their days. Change their nights.
Let them carry on.

Robin Hood:
What has changed? What is better now?
No. Nothing’s changed…and never will.
Who am I but a common man. Common dreamer.
Just a man in love. Wanting more than time allows.

Just a man with a common dream of a life lived free of fear,
Free to love you…

Marion:
Know what you do.
Know all the dreams you bring to people afraid.
Uncommon dreams of what’s right and good, more than food, Growing every day.
Know who you are.
You are the only one that they believe in.
You are the one who can make their lives free of fear,
Free to find a way.

Robin Hood:
Who decides? Who defines? Who am I?
Can I be what they want me to be?
Can I find just a moment’s need?
Can I find you…

Both:
Here, for a moment,
Here, where my life is real.
Here, for a moment,
Here, as I stand revealed.

Marion:
Stand for all men. Oh, Robin. Don’t you see?
Everything I love, you hold in your strong, gentle hands.
Everything I long for, here, in your arms, all around me.
Everything I love is yours. You bring with you all I wish for,
All I feel…deep within me.

Everything I love, I see in your strong, gentle eyes.
Everything I long for, here, in the light all around me.
Everything I love is yours. You bring with you all I wish for,
All I feel…deep within me.

Everything I love comes true when you’re here, holding me.
Everything I long for, here, in the dreams all around me.
Everything I love is yours. You bring with you all I wish for,
All I feel…

Here, for a moment,
Here, as I stand with you.
Here, for a moment,
Here, where my life comes true.
With you.
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Uploaded: Feb 11, 2005 - 03:47:46 AM
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2010 - 11:35:16 PM Last Played: Nov 15, 2016 - 11:23:56 PM
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TobinMueller said 4663 days ago (February 11th, 2005)
a wonderful ingenue Marion
You sing a great Marion, Emily! Even though you had a
terrible cold when we recorded this, you fought through it
and sound great. A wonderful light ingenue effortless
performance yet sung with wise nurturing strength and
love. I love that moment you sing "Oh, Robin..." and the
song transitions into the second section that Marion
drives. That first section, in 11/4 and other shifting
signatures, was great fun to sing. You are a class
performer and wonderful to work with. Thanks for posting
this. I hope you post a ton more now that you're a
member!
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Tom Atwood said 4663 days ago (February 11th, 2005)
Thrilling piece
Beautiful vocal, Emily. Tobin, at first I wasn't sure about
the key change near the end, but it helps bring this piece,
which builds perfectly, to a bravo finish. Emily's vocals
soared after the change. The meter, the refusal to resort
to cliches in the melodic line, the layered lyrics, all kept
this fresh and interesting, even for someone like me who
is not a big fan of showtunes.

I am interested, too, in the software, the instrumentation,
which sounded very 'real.' Excellent. How did you do it?
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TobinMueller said 4663 days ago (February 11th, 2005)
Thrilling piece
Nearly all the instrumentation is using Digital Performer driving Proteus
II, Emu's orchestral sound module. I layered in synth strings using a ton of
reverb and a slow-opening gate to give them an ethereal feel, because the
first draft original version, which didn't use strings and tried for a more
intimate small ensemble sound, seemed too severe. I played it in on a Roland
a90ex 88 key controller.
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Pie said 4663 days ago (February 11th, 2005)
too early
I think you peaked too early in the song... which ultimately
means I lost the sense of building emotion and drama in
the piece and ended up leaving me slightly cold... which
was a great shame. But as usual you do yourself and the
others involved a great credit with this piece. admirable
:-) But what do i know anyways?
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TobinMueller said 4663 days ago (February 11th, 2005)
too early
I think you mean the climax reached midway through, when the first section
gives way to the second section at "Oh Robin..." This is meant as a "reset", a
dramatic change of perspective. The first section is about Robin's worries and
confusions and doubts, the second is about Marion's certainty, steadfastness,
hopefulness. Robin drives the first section, Marion the second. So the pacing
is like two songs in one, with a dramatic shift in between, and then a build to
the final ending. If you view it this way, it may make more sense?
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Pie said 4654 days ago (February 20th, 2005)
too early
lyrically yes... but musically i still felt the same. i'm only being picky tho. perhaps if they intertwined and overlapped a little more? dunno.

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MiMi said 4662 days ago (February 11th, 2005)
Range
Fantastic range between you two.Excellent music
accompaniment to the text. Kudos!
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aclarke said 4662 days ago (February 11th, 2005)
Very nice performance
Next time I would like a seat closer to the stage! :)
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Suzanne said 4662 days ago (February 12th, 2005)
epic yet intimate
sweeping and epic. emily, you capture the young woman so well, and the music uses such unusual harmonies yet you guys pull it off. tehre is a sense of huge story yet the intimate relationship ebtween the two characters remains central. great prchestrations, Tobin!
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said 4662 days ago (February 12th, 2005)
Duet again!
Welcome to MacJams, Emily. I enjoyed this and hope to
hear more of your duets and singlets. You have a very
sweet and expressive voice. The song has a sweep
and majesty typical of a musical. The cannon blasts (bass
drum hits?) sound like someone hitting a ventilation duct.
I realize it was just a demo. What devices and means were
used to record this back in 1992?

So, how did Robin Hood do?
Emily Rohm said 4662 days ago (February 12th, 2005)
Duet again!
Thanks very much! I hope to post more soon, too. As for the production value, Tobin is a master at making ANY recording equipment sound so professional. Only he knows his secrets...
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TobinMueller said 4661 days ago (February 12th, 2005)
Duet again!
It was written and copyrighted in 1992 but not recorded then.
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TobinMueller said 4661 days ago (February 12th, 2005)
Duet again!
I was thinking about 1992. I realized that was when I wrote the first draft of
this play. I added several songs in 1995 when I redid the script and this was
one of them. So the actual copyright date for this piece is 1995. I have since
rewritten the show 2 more times but this song is still featured, closing Act I.

In think Emily was about 11 years old in 1992, which was about the time I
met her. (I hope I'm not embarrassing you, Emily.) She was a great singer
then and recorder several children's albums with me. The submission "Save
the Planet" features her lead vocals, as a child.

I was also thinking about the reference to the garbage can cannon and that it
is quite apropos, since most stage sounds are made with things like sheets of
discarded metal siding. Its kind of a cross between a cannon and a
suspended bass drum hidden behind reverb.
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alanfraser said 4661 days ago (February 12th, 2005)
Hate to Keep Referring Back to Les Mis
Great play but it's like saying you like ice cream and the
color blue. In any case, the vocal counterpoint in this
piece is similar to the dramatically beautiful vocal
interplays between Javert and Valjean. I thought the first
verse was a little weak but the song took off after Emily
came in. The lyrics are sweet without being insipid.
Definitely Broadway.

I notice this tune has been bombed but I didn't do it. I'm
a curmudgeon, not a vandal.
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Mystified said 4661 days ago (February 12th, 2005)
Lovely, lovely voice

Welcome to MacJams, Emily :)
Your voice is like a fluttering, pure breeze. So light and
delicate, and so perfectly suited for this song.
It's thrilling to hear these collaborations, and the talent
offered so freely is inspiring.
Thank you Tobin and Emily for presenting this beautiful
and beautifully-performed song.

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ChrisSly said 4661 days ago (February 12th, 2005)
Always leave them wanting more
This is now the third musical treatment of the Robin Hood
story I've heard about. I did a reading of one a few years
ago, as King John.

This is a very interesting piece. I'm finding it hard to
comment on it, as it's so obviously meant for the stage.
There's so much intertwining of melodic lines and shifting
of dramatic point of view that I'm dying to see it on it's
feet! Also, I'm wishing I had more context of where it falls
in the story, and what some of the other music sounds
like. All good desires.

You've quite a lovely voice, Emily. If you had a cold, it sure
doesn't show.
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TobinMueller said 4661 days ago (February 13th, 2005)
Always leave them wanting more
This song comes at the end of Act I. Robin is in disguise because, even
though the Sheriff has announced an "amnesty" to all his band, everyone
knows it is a trap. But Robin is tired of running, of hiding, and is questioning
whether he has done any good as an outlaw for freedom. So he takes this
risk, knowing he will probably be caught, to have just one moment with
Marion "out in the open." Indeed, after singing the duet, the Sheriff's men
surround them and he is arrested, ending Act I.
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TobinMueller said 4659 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Always leave them wanting more
I just thought of one more thing to help explain: This scene takes place in a
small chapel. Hence the reference to an "altar."
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packosmokes said 4660 days ago (February 13th, 2005)
Really well done
Okay, this isn't really my kind of track. But I was
compelled to comment as I find it extremely well done.
This would be right at home on stage and the music
carries both the flavor of opera and of "pop" musical...
might not be the right term, but I'm trying to find the
classification in the realm of "Phantom".

I give up, heh! It's just very well done and pro! :P
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thetiler said 4660 days ago (February 13th, 2005)
What a great tune
Sounds like a whole orchestra in a piano and synth!

I am really bowled over by Sara Brightman's singing, ops I
mean Emily Rhom. Plus, what great high note capabilities.


Great orchestration, just brilliant Tobin.
Love that percussion. Great for that Robin Hood feel.

Gotta go for another pass at the player:)


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BlackLily said 4660 days ago (February 14th, 2005)
amazing voices
i am not a husge fan of musicals but this sounds nice as a
stand alone. beautiful from beginning to end.
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EdensEve said 4660 days ago (February 14th, 2005)
Swept away
Sounds like a real orhecstra to me, almost operatic. How unexpected amidst all this pop rock. Sweeping and thrilling. A moment outside time. Emily, do more!
Cameron said 4659 days ago (February 14th, 2005)
rich and orchestral
This is a beautifully conceived and mixed piece of music.
You have a lovely voice, Emily! Perfect for this.

I especially like the ending section, with the counterpoint
and more filled-out percussion.

The sound spectrum achieved on this is on the whole very
interesting -- however I would have enjoyed hearing more
of the lower-end of the spectrum. There are lots of
"highs", not enough bass lines.

All in all though, this is VERY well done, and enjoyable
listening. I certainly would love to see the show!
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eleveneyes said 4659 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
beautiful!
Emily you have a stunning voice. Perfect for the stage.
Anything Tobin does I hold to a very high standard cuz I
know how good he is and this falls right in line with all of
his other great works. Nice job you two!
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nyakki said 4658 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Nice Job
The music was a bit too loud in this mix. I wish I could
have heard the voices brought out a tad bit more.

But overall, very well done. I liked it a lot.
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giovanni said 4657 days ago (February 16th, 2005)
wow!
Emily, you have a wonderful voice! Thank you for posting
this piece.
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giovanni said 4657 days ago (February 16th, 2005)
wow!
Emily, you have a wonderful voice! Thank you for posting
this piece.
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dexty96 said 4461 days ago (September 1st, 2005)
Thank you
Great voice, very well done.
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ceilidh said 3756 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
stunning!!!
i don't remember when the last time I had goose bumps this way! This is so wonderful Emily. You have so outstanding voice... you sound SO beautiful in the contrast with Robin. You sound like little bells. Stunning. And my favorite part is all the end of the song from the moment where you sing "Stand for all men. Oh Robin..." till the end. And "ALL" I wish for.. is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL sound Emily a human being could ever create. Outstanding!!!
Tobin, simply wonderful piece. Wonderful.
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ceilidh said 3756 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
sorry!
Robin sounds great as well! I meant that you sound fantastic in duet with him. The contrast of your two voices.

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Emily Rohm said 3460 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Just noticed your comment
Your comment is so wonderful, thank you!!
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