…THIS TOO SHALL PASS…/ …IR TAI PRAEIS…  for violin, violoncello, vibraphone and string orchestra (2021)

Raminta Šerkšnytė …this too shall pass…/ …ir tai praeis….
Gidon Kremer (violin), Magdalena Ceple (violoncello), Andrei Pushkarev (vibraphone), Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra

Raminta Šerkšnytė …this too shall pass…/ …ir tai praeis…. (from 49:00).
Gidon Kremer (violin), Magdalena Ceple (violoncello), Andrei Pushkarev (vibraphone), Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra


“This too shall pass is a multifaceted and liberating work in these challenging times”

Gidon Kremer, The Strad

Raminta Šerkšnytė’s Musik ruht in nahezu magischer Weise in sich”

Wolfgang Sandner, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

”Šerkšnyte˙’s bittersweet This Too Shall Pass appears to compress a whole lifetime of memories into less than 10 minutes’ music”

Pwyll ap Siôn, Gramophone 



“This too shall pass”, for me, is one of the most thrilling quotations. It is consoling and tragical at the same time. It conveys the transience of everything, what is going on in nature and human life: youth, beauty, hard and joyful moments… On the other hand, thinking about temporality pushes to search for eternal things, to appreciate and to feel by maximum every moment of our life, realizing how quickly it passes away.

In my piece I tried to embody different aspects of time. The vibraphone symbolizes the constant and relentless flow of time,  the „celestial“ cello – the slow and eternal time, the violin solo – the short and passing time of human being, the orchestra – the flow and power of time.

Raminta Šerkšnytė



violin, violoncello, vibraphone, string orchestra (minimum

DURATION: ca. 8′ 30″

COMMISSIONED by the Kronberg Academy (Germany)

PREMIERE: Gidon Kremer (violin), Erica Piccotti (violoncello), Andrei Pushkarev (vibraphone), Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra (artistic director Gidon Kremer)

Stadthalle Kronberg, Germany, 30 September 2021

COPYRIGHT: Raminta Šerkšnytė

SCORE (manuscript): please contact raminta.serksnyte@gmail.com

PERFORMING RIGHTS: please contact Mr. Stefan Fragner:  fragner@rbartists.at



CD Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica, Vida Miknevičiūtė – Songs of Fate – ECM 2745, 2024

This CD is also available on the online platforms: YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal.



Sentimental Work: Gidon Kremer on Raminta Šerkšnytė’s “This too shall pass”

Gidon Kremer| The Strad | Feb 2024


Komponistinnen aus der Stille

Wolfgang Sandner | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung No.229 | 2 Oct 2021


Gidon Kremer: Songs of Fate

Pwyll ap Siôn| Gramophone | May 2024


5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now

 David Weininger| The New York Times | 25 Jan 2024


Verschlungene Pfade – Gidon Kremer spürt seinen jüdischen und baltischen Wurzeln nach

Deutsche Grammophon | 10 Jan 2024


Nacionalinės premijos laureatė sukūrė naują hitą – jo klausėsi keturių šalių prezidentai

Asta Andrikonytė | Lietuvos Rytas | 26 Oct 2021


Praeinantis ir amžinasis laikas

Rita Nomicaitė | 7 meno dienos No. 39 (1404) | 03 Dec 2021