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Tarik O’Regan

HEART OF DARKNESS An opera in one act, after the novella by Joseph Conrad

(2011)

Vocal Score

NOVELLO


First performance 1 November 2011 at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre, London, by Opera East Productions, conducted by Oliver Gooch. The production was directed by Edward Dick, with design by Robert Innes Hopkins. Heart of Darkness was developed by American Opera Projects in Brooklyn, USA and in workshops by OperaGenesis, a Royal Opera House 2 initiative in association with the Genesis Foundation, in London, UK. Further developmental support was given by: Blue Mountain Center (USA), Corporation of Yaddo (USA), Fulbright Commission (UK/USA), Genesis Foundation (UK), Philip Glass (USA), Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University (USA), Adam Hochschild (USA), Institute for Advanced Study (USA), MacDowell Colony (USA), Music Sales Group (UK), National Endowment for the Arts (USA), PRS for Music Foundation (UK), Radcliffe Institute (UK), Trinity College, Cambridge (UK), Wingate Foundation (UK) Duration: c 75 minutes The Characters of the Opera MARLOW (tenor): (MARL.)

an old seafarer who tells of his early employ as the captain of a steamboat on an expedition to Central Africa

THE THAMES CAPTAIN (baritone): (T.CPN)

a captain of a ship moored in the Thames Estuary, and witness to Marlow’s tale

THE COMPANY SECRETARY (tenor): (CO.SEC.)

based at the Company’s headquarters in Europe

THE DOCTOR (baritone): (DOC.)

also based at the Company’s headquarters

THE ACCOUNTANT (tenor): (ACCNT.)

the Company’s chief accountant, based at an outer trading station

THE MANAGER (tenor): (MNGR)

a Company manager, in charge of Marlow’s expedition

THE BOILERMAKER (baritone): (B/MKR)

based at the central trading station

THE HELMSMAN (tenor): (HELMS.)

on Marlow’s steamboat

KURTZ (bass): (KURTZ)

an ivory trader

THE HARLEQUIN (tenor): (HLQUN)

in Kurtz’s entourage

THE RIVER WOMAN (soprano): (R.WMN)

also in Kurtz’s entourage

THE FIANCÉE (soprano): (FIANC.)

Kurtz’s fiancée in Europe

The action takes place concurrently on a ship, moored in the Thames Estuary, and, many years earlier, during Marlow’s expedition to Central Africa. Casting: It is possible to double-cast several of the characters, allowing the opera to be performed with as few as eight singers. A combination of both single- and double-casting is also possible. Character doublings are: The Company Secretary and The Manager (tenor); The Doctor and The Boilermaker (baritone); The Accountant and The Helmsman (tenor); The River Woman and The Fiancée (soprano). When forming the chorus, only one of each pair of characters is printed in the score for clarity. Each chorus part can be doubled, in the pairings listed above, if there is one singer to each character (i.e. no double-casting).


INSTRUMENTATION Flute, doubling Piccolo and Alto Flute Clarinet 1 in Bb, doubling Eb Clarinet and Bass Clarinet in Bb Clarinet 2 in Bb, doubling Bass Clarinet in Bb Horn in F Percussion (1 player):

Vibraphone, Tubular Bells (range C# 4 – D# 5), Glockenspiel, Crotales (2-octave set from C), Tambourine, Triangle, Sizzle Cymbal, Large Suspended Cymbal, Large Tam-Tam, Snare Drum, Goblet Drum, 4 Tom-Toms, Bass Drum

Harp Acoustic Guitar, with clean amplification, doubling Electric Bass Guitar* *5-string, with open E string and F (6th fret) on B string, or 4-string, with open E string and A string tuned down to F Piano, doubling Celesta, Harpsichord and Chamber Organ** **Acoustic instruments should be used wherever possible. If this proves difficult, high quality digital alternatives (e.g. Roland C-30 or C-80) may be used.

2 Violins Viola 2 Cellos Double Bass, with optional low C extension

CONTENTS Scene 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 19 20 21

Page The deck of a ship on the Thames in direct dawn light*** 1 A room; on the wall is a map and the self-portrait of a man*** 2 PRELUDE - instrumental 3 The deck of the Thames ship; sunset 5 The Company’s Offices 10 The Thames ship again; almost the end of sunset 16 The Down-River Station; the Chief Accountant’s office 19 The Thames ship again; twilight 26 The Central Station 29 The Boilermaker’s room; a painting and a map 36 The Central Station; daylight 41 The Central Station; sunset 48 The Central Station; daylight 53 The deck of the Thames ship; night 57 On board the river steamboat; now moving 60 On board the river steamboat; in motion, half speed 72 On shore 100 LAMENT 102 On board the river steamboat and the nearby shore; night 134 The river steamboat; day 143 On board the river steamboat; night 147 THRENODY 159 A room; on the wall is a map and the self-portrait of a man (Kurtz)*** 163 The deck of a ship on the Thames in direct dawn light** 170 *** Scenes 1 and 2 are recapitulated in full in Scenes 21 and 20 respectively

Libretto

Appendix


VOCAL SCORE

HEART OF DARKNESS AN OPERA IN ONE ACT AFTER THE NOVEL BY JOSEPH CONRAD TOM PHILLIPS

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SCENE 4:

The Company's offices. A room with the [same] map [larger]; three stations are marked with flags. MARLOW signs papers given to him by the COMPANY SECRETARY. 139

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  55 55 55 55  55 = 4 *

55

*

 55  = ! B  

0

 = !5!5  E5M 5 !5 !5 ! 5

55 ! 55 BBMM 5 5 BM

p

  = 55 ! 5  5 *

5

  G     55

! 55 5

  = = =  ! 5 55 !5 5 5 5 5 5 ! 55 !5 5

5

!5

?

 

   5 ! !5 ! 5  E 5 M ! 5 ! 5 5  5M 5 ! 5  5M M M

 5k  = = 5k  4 !5 5 H H

 G   

!5!5  = 4 = E5M 55 55 = !5! 5 E 5M 

mp f

  55 !! 5M  5 55 M M M

    ? 

 !5k

 5 H

5 B == 

5

?

 ! 55 !5 =M

4



0

The SECRETARY motions to the map

!55 !5

! 55 5  5= =

f 3

3

!5 5   !5M !5M = E5 B' GB E5 % B

mf

p



p

M 147

G

55 M

5 5

M

G

sfz

! 55 5

p

  = 55 ! 5  5 *

COMPANY SECRETARY

senza misura

(using a stick to point out a location)

mf

!5 = !5 5 5  5 E5 5 5 

Here...

Then to the Cen - tral Sta - tion...

151

1    ? 2G   i

!5 = 4 

 G   5 55    

! 55 BBMM 5 BM 5  55

 0

and then the Up-River Station

  =  ! 5 ! 55 !B 55 !5 5 5 5 5 5

5 mp 0

!

55    =

  

!B



G


SCENE 4 con misura 155

CO.SEC.

1  2G    i

 4 

0

11

mp

 E5 !5 =  !5 !5 !5 



5 !5 !5 M 5 5 = 

The in - ner - most,

!555 5    G  

5555

=

mp

 G   

!55

5555 5555

 55 55 55 55  55 = 4  

55

*

CO.SEC.

 

  5 ! !5 E 5 M ! 5 ! 5 5  5M 5 ! 5  5M ! 5 M M

    5k  = = 5k  4  0 !5 5 H H

   

rall.

N

 0

Almost still q = 63

0



5 5 55



fi - nal one.

!5

M M M

f

 !5k

B mp

! 5k

4

? %

B '

5 !5 5M  5M  5 !5 5 5 5 = G !5 5  5M  5M

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

 ' 5 = 

55 55 !5 !! 55M 5 5 5 5 5 5

    ? 

the fi - nal one,

p

mf

the

 G   

?

*

M M M 1        5M 2G    !5 5 5  ? i 159

 = !5!5  E5M 5 !5 !5 ! 5 !5

 

0

p



' ' '

a tempo q = 126

1     5 5M 5 5 5 !5 5 !5  2G    3   @   i 162

CO.SEC.

(giving MARLOW some documents)

5 E5 5 5 5     =

4

4

Be - yond the far - thest point of na - vi - ga - tion.

 G    BMM BB M     BBMM   BM



f

= 5 !5 !5 5

 = 5

Your pas - sage,

a

5 55 k ! 5 =  k !5 !5 5 5 5 5 5  !5!5 5 5 !5!5 55 5

5 = 4 4 3

3

 55 = 5

sfz

f mf

mp

4

 5k

 =  = 4 5 !5 H  5 p

?


SCENE 4

12 165

CO.SEC.

1  2G    i

5

!5

French

5 '  !''  G 

 5  

= 4

mp

 = E5 

4

stea - mer...

!B !B

 

CO.SEC.

B

5 !5

up - wards of

!555  5   G

0

mp

5555

!55

168    !5 ! 5M 5 5  1    ! 5 !5 5     =   G  2 i

=

5555 5555

 55 E555 555 555  555 =  

55

days,

?

0

at ev’ - ry port.

       5   5 G  E5  !5 !5 ! 5  !! 5B 5 !5! 55MM 5 ! 5  5M 5 5 5 5 !! 5M M M M M M



= 5k  4 5 H

p

4

mf M M M  !5 5 5 5M ? 

0

thir - ty

 = !5 !5   !5  E5M 5 !5 ! 5 ! 5

calls in at ev’ - ry port,

   k  = 4   5 !5 H

5 5 !5 !5 !5 !5   

 ?

0

 !5k

mp

M !55!5 5 = 4 5

BB 55MM 5 5 5  B f

=

B p

! 5 ! 5 M 5 = = !5!5 = 5  M M 5

mf

(calling outside the room)

mf

   4 = 5 5 5 4

172

CO.SEC.

1    2G   i

0



 0

mf

= !5 5 5 4

4

The doc - tor.

5 5 5 4 5 5  5 5 = ?  3

 G   ?

f

5 5    B' ! 5 B  5 5 = ?  ? 4 4 5 5 5  3

3

A sim - ple,

 ! 55 !5  !5 ! 55 55  = =G =M  5!5 ! 55 5 M M f p sfz  5  4 G  5 5  = 5 5 ! 5  55

55 ! 55 BBMM 5 5 BM 5  55


SCENE 4

O mp

1    = !5 5 5 !5 5 55   !5 5  !5   4 4    2G       i

 

4 5 5 = 4 5

176

CO.SEC.

Bon voy

sim - ple for - ma - li - ty.

 

 55    = !B !B

 

 

0

bon voy - age,

mf

! 5k

 5M k 5M   = !5  = !5k 5M = 

p

mp

 !5k

 5M = ?

!B

p

181

CO.SEC.

0

4 5

?

5 BM

bon

'

pp

3rd Ped.

1  G   i

0

M 5k 5

 = 4 4 5 !5 5 = 4 5M = 5!55M 5 !55M 5! 5  5 5M

M

mp

mp

?

age,

-

! B   !B G    5 !5 5 5 !5 555  ! 5 = 55

5

4

The DOCTOR 13 enters and beckons MARLOW to be seated.

5

voy

-

BM

B

4

age,

-

5

bon

voy -

DOCTOR

(absentmindedly checking MARLOW's pulse etc.)

 2  

0

M 5 = 4

mf

?

0

M M $ 5 = = M M = M 5$ = = 3 5 5 5 5 5M

?

Good,

 G   5 5 !5 5     ! '

? !'

186

CO.SEC.

1    G   BM i

5 5 !5

-

' !5 B

for there.

5 !' ' 5 B

5 !5

5

pp

4 5

5 -

5

good...

B

age,

' B

5 M

4

= 4 !' ?

5 bon

5

A - void

  5k

ir - ri -

5 !5 5 BM

5 = =M 5 5' M = = 5 5 = 5M 5  M M M M

BM voy

5 -

-

BM -

age,

(as an afterthought)

DOC.

M M M M    !5 5M = = 5M 5M 5M !5 !5 = 4 M M M M = M 5 = = M M = M 5$ 5M = 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 2       - ta - tion...

 G    5 '

5

    ! ' 5 = M 4

and ac - quaint - an - ces...

!5

5

5BM

5 5 5 !5 ! ' M M M M ?

in the tro - pics,

5 5 ! 5  5k 5

one must,

!'5 B '

be - fore

5

ev' - ry thing,

keep

' !' 5

5

B

5 = 4 5 ' 5 5 5 5 5 5 ' 5 5 5 5 M =  M = = = M M M M M M M M M


SCENE 4

14 190

mp

MARLOW

1  G   ? i

4 5

5 B

Keep

4

5

4

calm?

!5 5

Keep

B

5

4 B

?

calm?

Chan

-

ges?

(darkly)

CO.SEC.

DOC.

 G    i

4 5 !5 5

0

a

 2   !5 BM

5 4 4 5 Yes,

5 5  G    5 k !5 5 ! 5  5 BM      !' ! 5 B

5

MARL.

CO.SEC.

?

 G   4 i

5 !5 5

a

in the tro - pics

chan - ges take

5 5BM

' B

!B

M M M M? 5 5 5 5 '

?

4

5 5 5 5= ?   

5

!5

-

5 5 !5 BM  

5M 5M 5M 5M 4    

5 5 5 !5 55 '

195

1  B G   i

5 = 4 4 5 !5 BM 

dieu,

-

calm...

'

  5k

5

men -

5 !' ' 5 B

!' '

a

-

4

4

BM

4

0

dieu,

Chan

5 !5 a

5

4 5 !5

B

dieu,

-

5

' '

Men - tal chan - ges?

BM

4 5

4

place

' B ! 5 B '

5 5

dieu,

a

-

BM dieu,

-

mp DOC.

 2   !5 5 5 - tal

4

5 !5 5 Bon voy -

chan - ges...

5  G   5 k !55k ! 5  5 BM      ! BM !'

4

BM

5 !5

age,

Bon

5 5

5 !5 5 5 !55k 5 '

5

5

' '

' '

5BM 5 ! 5

  5k

BM

voy -

5 !5 5 B ' '

 5k

4 4 5

5

age,

B B

du

B

5 !5 B ' '

!B  5k

B B 5


SCENE 4

15

P 200

MARL.

1  5 G   i -

?

5 !5 5 a

! 5

4

BM

BM

4

4

5 Bon

5 !5 5k BM

    ' ! '

-

5 5 '

5

!5 5

-

BM

!5 !55k 5

' '

5

4 5 A -

'

!!!!!!

dieu.

5

voy - age,

!!!!!! B

ges?

5 !5 a

4

5 5

5 -

dieu,

-

calme,

 5k

5 Chan

 2   !5 B

 G   

4

ges?

 G    4 i

CO.SEC.

DOC.

BM

a

!5

!!!!!! -

BM dieu.

-

P

5

5 5BM 5 ! 5  5k 5

!!!!!! '! 5 B '

' '

!!!!!! ' ! '

5

pp

[Darkness] 204

MARL.

1 !5 BM G i - dieu.

G i

CO.SEC.

DOC.

2

 '

BM 

BM

BM

BM

BM 

BM



' pp

0

 0



0

0

 0



0

0

 0



[Darkness]

! BB 5 4 !BB G !5 B 5

BB MM BB MM  EB M BM

 BM BM

' '

0

BB MM B5B MM !B 5 EB

BB MM !BBB MMM E BM

BBMM BBMM !B 4 B

(m.s.)

BM BM

BM BM

BM BM

 55 5B5 = 4 M BM %  BM BM

 4

 G




SCENE 5

16

Q

SCENE 5: The Thames boat again; almost the end of sunset.

Steady q = 82

5

210

5

G  pp

5

5

55

5

5

5

5

5

5 5

3

5

55

5

5 5

5

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5    5

5 5 5 5 5 5

5

  5 5

3

5

5 5 5 5 3

3

3

3

*

5

p

5 5  G  5 5 5 5 sempre

5

5

 5 5 55 5 5 

MARLOW

mf

213

1  2G  i

0

5 5 35 5 5  =    

0

We pound - ed a - long...

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 !5 !5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  5   G 5

G  5

3

5

5 5 5 55 5 5 5 5 5

216

MARL.

5 G G EB

E5

5 

stopped

at

5 

3

pla - ces

5  with

3

E 5  5 5

 5M 

3

3

5 5

5 5 5 5 5

E5 5 5   

far - ci - cal names,

E5 5 5

 5

tra - ding

5

5

5

!5

5

 B

5 5 B  

5 5 5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  5

5 5 5 5 5

p

pp

!5 

5

 5

!5M

3

1 = 2G i

3

5

5 5

5 3

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

5

5

5

posts

5

E5

5


SCENE 5 3

$ $     3   3   5 5 5 !5 5 !5 5 5 5 5 5 5

218

MARL.

17

1 E5 2G  i

where the mer - ry dance of death and trade goes on.

5

5

G

5 !5 5 5 5

5

5

5

5

5

5 5 5 5 ! 5 5

5

5

220

MARL.

and

5

5 5

G 

221

MARL.

5 G G 5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

55 5 5 5

5

5

   

B

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

3

3

 5

=

3 = E5 E5 5 5 !5 E5     

5 3

as though we had not moved.

5 E5 E5 !5 5 5 5 5 5 E 5 ! 5 5 E5 5 5 5  E5  3

5

5

5

3

the coast looked the same,

5

5

5

 5

5

5

5

55 5 5  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

5 5

  3  = 5 5 5 5 5

Ev’ - ry day

5

5

cus - tom - house clerks.

5

5

$ $ 5 5 5

5

 5

3

5

5

 G 5

1 = 2G i

5 

5

5 !5 5 5 E5M 5

E5 

=

5 5

3

3 5

3

1  2G  5 i

5 5 5 5 5 5

5

 

We land - ed sol - diers

5

3

5

G 5

5

5 5

 5

E5 35 5 5   

4

5

5

 5M 55 555

5

3

5

5

E5 5 !5 5 E5

5

5 5 5M 5


SCENE 5

18 223

MARL.

1 E5 2G i

=

E5

!5 5

G

$ $  !5 5 5 it was up

E5 3

5 5

E5

E5 

ward

of

5

5 !5

5

E5

5

3

E5 5 E5

5

1 E5M 2G  i 225

 E5 5

E 5 E5 ! 5 G 

5M

5

5

= E5 E5 EB EB

E5 

 5

days

be - fore

E5 !5 E5 E5

5

5

!5 5

5 

I

E5

5

saw,

5

5 5

5

E5 5 ! 5 5 E 5 5M E5

3

 

5

3

M 5 5 5

mp

!5 !5 5

E5

5

5 5  

5

5

E5 

5 

5

the

mouth

of

the

big

 

 5 5 

!5 !5 E5 5 5 5 !5 E5 E5 5 !5 ! 5 E5 E 5 5 

5

G  5M

5

last,

E5 5 5 5

3

thir - ty

5 

5

at

5 

3 5

!5

3

!5  5

5

5

G 5M

MARL.

-

5

 M G  !5 5M

3

5

3

3

5

E5 !5 E5 E5

5

5

E5

! 5 

53 

5M

5 5

f

227

MARL.

1 !5 2G i ri

G

E5 -

5

ver,

5

5 35 5   

E5 5 5   

then,

thir - ty miles

high - er up,

5 5 5 E5 E 5 ! 5 E 5 E 5 5 ! 5 5 5 5 5

G E!55MM

5

5

E5 !5 E5

E 5 5 E 5 5M

3 5

=

the

5   E5 5

!5M 5 5

5

3

5

E5 5 E5

E

Com - pa - ny's Sta - tion.

5 5 E5 5 5 E5 5 E 5 5 ! 5 5 5 ! 5 E 5 E5

5

3

5 

5 !55 5 5

E

3

5

55 5

E


SCENE 5 - 6

R

SCENE 6: (q = 82) f

[Darkness]

The Down-River Station; the CHIEF ACCOUNTANT's office. MARLOW hands in some documents; they are checked by the CHIEF ACCOUNTANT.

  5 = 4 ?

q = 82

 E' '' E' '

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

0

EB B E5 5M 4 = 5 E5  3

f

E  G '

0

mp

 ' ' ' '

' ' ' '

0

EB ? 5 E5k 5M 5 5 5 5 

EB B 5 5 B E BB =  !5 5 5 4 mp

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

1 E  2G ' i

5  E 5 = 4 ? G 229

MARL.

19

3

' ' ' '

' ' ' '

p

ACCOUNTANT

(filing various documents after stamping them) 234

1 E 2G i EB G 5M E

In the in

 5k

? 5 5 5 5 5

5

?' ' ' '

E ' ' ' '

238

1 E ' G i Kurtz.

4

-

 5 E5 5 = 5 

5 

te - rior

will

you

EB '

EB B 5M 5 E 5 5 = 4  p

ACCNT.

mf

= E5 5 5   

?

0

= E 5

Mi - ster

EB 5

E 5 B ' ='

5   = 4 4 ?M

no doubt meet

B

?

 E5k

5 5  

5 5 5 5 

5M 5 E 5 5

5M 5 B' '

0



0

MARLOW

2G i G

E EEB

mf

0

?

B M 5 5 E5 E ' '

5 B  = 

5 5 E5

Who

is

 '  ' '

mp

5 5 5 5 B this Mi - ster

0 3

B

B

= 4 = 5 B

Kurtz?

0 mp 5 = 4 55MM 5 B

5M

Who

=  E5 5 5 5



'M

' ' '

 


SCENE 6

20

S 242

1 E G 

0

pp

L B

CHORUS (OPTIONAL) (RIVER WOMAN)

0

0

A worksong (CHORUS) begins.

5 5

I

-

5

voire...

(ossia)ah

E G  i

pp

CHORUS (MANAGER)

0

0

B

0

I (ossia)ah

E G  i

0

0

0

pp

CHORUS (THAMES CAPTAIN)

0

5

0

I (ossia)ah

0

-

5

voire...

5 5 5  

5

voire...

5 5 5 5 5  

0

0

 5 5

pp

CHORUS (DOCTOR)

E 

5

voire...

5M I (ossia)ah

0

-

pp

CHORUS (HARLEQUIN)

E 

2

5

5

I - voire... (ossia)ah

ACCNT.

MARL.

1 E G  i

E 5 G 2  i

0

0

5 EB is

5 this

5 Mi -

?

5

5

ster

Kurtz?

mf

5

5

He's

a

5

'

5

5

first

class

 5 = 4

?

 5 = 4

4

5 5 a

-

=

 5

S

E G  ' E ' ' E  = 5 5

 55 = 4 5 5M

?

! 5M  5 5 5 5 5 5  sempre

*

' B

mf

5  5M

' 5M

  5 5 55MM


SCENE 6

21

246

R.WMN

1 E G

5

5

?

BM

4

=

3 $ 5 ...re

$ $ 5 5 5 5 5

5M -

mar

-

-

ka - ble

5 man...

ah

E G 5 i

CHORUS

MNGR

5

?

EBM

?

mar

2

E

-

?

?

'

-

= 35 

4

= 35 

4

ka - ble

 $ $ 5 55

= 3 $ 5 5

4

-

5M 

...re - mar ah

DOC.

5 5$ 5 

5M

...re - mar ah

E '

T.CPN

= 3 5

4

...re ah

E G 5 i

HLQUN

BM

ka - ble

55  -

5

5

5

ACCNT.

-

MARL.

2G i

E

E G = ' E5 E ' ' '

4

gent

3   M  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

a

0

re - mar - ka - ble per

?

-

4

5

BB B

55MM 5M

BB B

 55 5M 5

5

5

5 man...

?

B

son.

 = 5 But

 55 BB

5

man...

...re - mar - ka - ble ah

1 E 5 E5 5 G i

man...

man...

ka - ble

5 5 5 5   

5

5 

5 

5M who

E5

is

this

 5 E 5 5k5 E 5 = 5 4

5M

5'

E5

5

BB


SCENE 6

22 249

R.WMN

1 E G

5

5

?

BM

5 5

B ...i

-

-

5

5

5

5

5

5

voire...

ah

G i

CHORUS

MNGR

E 5

BM

?

EBM

?

5

?

2

E

?

'

-

-

5

5

5

5

5

B

!5

voire...

5

5 -

5

voire...

 5

5M

...i ah

DOC.

-

...i ah

E '

T.CPN

B ...i ah

E G 5 i

HLQUN

5

5

5

5

5

voire..

5 5  

5

5 5 째 B

...i - voire... ah

ACCNT.

1 E ? G i

4

5

5M

A

MARL.

2G i

E E5M Mi

E

G E 5B E ' ' '

-

5 

B

ster

Kurtz?

5

 5k

5 BBB !5 5 5 5

5 5M  

5 5 

5   E5 5

re - mar - ka - ble

?

man.

mf

4

0

3 M = E5 5 5 5 5 5

In charge of

5

B5 = 4 5

5? 5 5 5 E5 !5 E5 5

 55 5M 5

 5 5

 55

= 5 ' '

a tra - ding

 5 E 5M 5 B


SCENE 6

23

252

R.WMN

1 E G

4

B

=

3 $ 5 ...re -

$ $ 5 5 5 5 5

5M mar

-

-

5

5

ka - ble

5

BM

man...

ah

G i

MNGR

G i

HLQUN

E B

4

E B

4

2

-

= 35 

E ° B

4

= 35 

-

55 

5

5

5

ACCNT.

MARL.

2G i

E B

mf

5 = 5  5 5 5 A

ve - ry im - port

BM

BM

man...

5

'

5 man...

5

± '

5 5

5

...re - mar - ka - ble ah

1 E 4 G i

5

5

ka - ble

5 5 5   

5 5

man...

ka - ble

5M  -

5

ka - ble

 $ $5 55

...re - mar ah

4

-

= 3 $ 5 5

...re - mar ah

DOC.

5 5$ 5 

5M

...re - mar ah

E B

T.CPN

= 3 5

man...

5 

 E5 E5

-

ant

=

one,

 53 3 5 5 ! 5 5 5 5 B 5 5       3

in the true

i

-

vo - ry coun - try;

p

?

?

0

4

post?

= 5

Who

E G E ' B

5 = 4

E BB B

55 5 5

 5  5

5'

=

4

?

5

5B

4 !' 5

' ' '

BM


SCENE 6

24 255

R.WMN

1 E G

?

5 5

B ...i

-

voire

5

5

coun

E5 -

?

B

try...

ah

E G ? i

CHORUS

MNGR

HLQUN

T.CPN

DOC.

2

B

5

...i ah

-

voire

 5

E G ? i

5M

E ?

5

5

...i ah

voire...

...i ah

E ?

-

5

voire

5 coun

5

-

5

coun

5

5

5 5 5 5  

E5

5

?

B

?

try...

5 -

B

try...

5

B

B

?

5

B

B

?

5 E5 5  

4

5

...i - voire... ah

ACCNT.

MARL.

1 E G 5 i he

2G i

EB

 5 5 5 5 

5 sends

in

5

E G 5M 5M

= ?

E 55MM 5M

 5 5B =

as much

5

5

i

-

vo - ry,

  5 5 as

much

3 5M 5 5 5 5 5      5 5 5 

i - vo - ry

EB

5

5

is

this

Mi

-

ster

?

=

 E5 5 5

' '

' ' '

BM

5

' ' '

as

EBM Kurtz?

the o - thers


SCENE 6

25

258

R.WMN

1 E G

?

5 5

B i

-

voire

5 coun

5 -

E5

0

'

try...

ah

G i

MNGR

G i

HLQUN

?

2

B

5

i ah

E ?

E ?

-

voire

 5

5M ...i ah

E ?

T.CPN

DOC.

E

-

5

voire

5

5

5

...i ah

voire...

5 5 5 5  

5 coun

5 coun

5

5

5 E5 -

5 -

'

0

'

0

try...

5 try...

5

B

'

0

5

B

'

0

...i - voire... ah

ACCNT.

MARL.

1 E  $ E5 5 B G 5M 5   i put to - ge - ther.

BM

EE' G 2 i

BM

0

4

G

4

mp

  5 5 When you

4

0

mp

E

?

' '

' '

E ' ' '

' ' '

 E5k

!B ' ' ' ' '

E5 E 5

0

E5k!5

5 E5 5 B ' ' ' ' '


SCENE 6 - 7

 4 !5 5 5M E5$ 5

262

ACCNT.

3 1 E 5 E5 B 2G 5 i see Mi - ster Kurtz,

tell him ev’ - ry - thing

E' G ' '

k 5

5

E ' 5' = 4

ACCNT.

?

5

!B ' '

k 5

 5 = ?

266

1 E 2G 5 i - ry.

  E5 !5 5 = ? here

3

4 5 5 B

EB

Oh, he will

go

B

B EB ' '

5 5

E ' ' '

B

' ' '

' ' 5 ' 4

  ' 5 5

BM

far,

' 55 = 4 ?  5 = 4 ? 55

 B

=

Mi - ster

3

 E 5 = G ! ' B

'

 = ?

55MM 5M ' p

?

ve - ry sa - tis - fac - to -

is...

E 5 ! 5 5M 5M 5M

' ' ' '

     $ 5 5 5 5 5M 5

4

BM

5

0

pp

5

5

GGGGG

26

5  = 4 ?

Kurtz! [Darkness]

'

'

' '

' ' '

0

' ' '

0

SCENE 7: The Thames Boat again; twilight. A distant lighthouse palely shoots a beam at intervals.

272

E

T

5

 '

G ' ' ' % E  ' ' '

5 5 5 5

(q = 82)

5

5 5 5 5

5 5 5 5

5

5

5

5 5 5 5   5

5

p

G

5

!5

5

5

5

3

3

*

5

5 5 5 5 5 5 5555 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 G  5

5

5

5

5 5 3

3

5

5

5

5

!

5

5

5 sempre

275

G  5

!

5

3

5

5

5



3

*

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  5

5 5 5 5  5 5

5

5

3

5

5

5 5 5 5 5 5

5 3

5


SCENE 7

27

MARLOW

mf

277

1 2G i

 = 5 5 53 5 5 

0

I

5M

!5 

in - land,

a

E5 

=

left the next day,

 

!5 !5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E5 5 5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5   G   3

5

3  5 E5  5 5

G 5M

 B

280

1  E5 !35 5 5 2G     i 5

4

Day

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 !5

5

5

G  5

5

5

5

5

5

5

1 5 2G i -

 5

282

4

fle

5 G G 5

5 5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

3

5 5 5 5 5 !5

3 3 E5 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5    

 5

of six - ty pairs

me.

of

bare feet

 5 camp,

5

3

555

E5M

5

be - hind

5

5

 = 5 =

 5

March,

march,

5

 5

3

 5

 = 5 =

  5 5

cook,

sleep,

strike camp,

=

5

=

5

3 5

55 5 5 5

3

5

5

5 3

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

3

 5

=

march.

55 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

5

5

5

5

5

5

MARL.

day with the stamp and shuf-

5 5 55 5 5 5 55 5 5  5 5 5  5 5 5 555 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 

G 3 5 !5

284

5

af - ter

3

5

1 = 2G i

 

!5

5

5

5

E5

3

G

EB

5

 3   3   3   5 !5 5 !5 5 5 5 5 5

tramp.

5 E5 5 5

 G

5

5 5 5 55

B

two - hund - red mile

MARL.

3

5

5

5

p

pp

MARL.

5

5

= E5

= !5 = E5

March,

cook,

sleep,

5

E5 E5 !5 5 E 5 ! 5 5 E5 5 5 5  E5

 5M 55 555

5

3

5

5

5

5 E5 5 ! 5 5 5 5M 5 E5


SCENE 7

28

5 E 5  

286

MARL.

1 2G = i

G

strike

camp,

! 5 

=

march,

=

3

march.

And

288

 G

5

5M

5

5M

5 ÂŻ 

at

last,

at

5

E5

E5

3

5

E5 

5 

on

the

fif - teenth

5 E5

 

day,

E5 E5 !5 5 E 5 ! 5 E5 5 E5 5 5 5 5

5

M 5 5 5

 

5

3

! 5 5 E 5 5M

E5 5 E5

 B° 

 5 5 

5

4

last,

In

!5 5 !5 5 !5 E5 E5 ! 5 E5 ! 5 E 5 E5 5 5 5 

5

5

5 

5 

5 5

E5 

!5

5

3

5

1 E5 2G   i

E5

5

3

E5 5 !5 E5

!5 

=

5 5 5 E 5 E5 ! 5 5 E5 5 5 5 !5 E5 5

G 5M

MARL.

E 5 

=

5

mp

3

5

3

3

5

 G  5M

= E5 E5 EB EB

3

290

MARL.

1 !5 2G i

sight

G

5 of

!5 !5 5

5 E5 the

555 3

big

ri- ver a -

5 E5 !5 5 5 5 5 E5E 5 ! 5 E 5 5 5 5

G E!55MM

5

gain

5

E 5 ! 5 E 5 E 5 5E 5 5M

5

M 5 5 !5

5

5

5

E 5 5 E 5 5 !55 5

5

5 

E5 3

5

5

5M

5 5

 '

 

Sta - tion.

5 !5 E5 E5 5

3

E5

f

 E 5 5 

and the Cen - tral

5 5 !5 5 E5 E 5 5 3

5

E5 !5 E5 E5

5 E5 5 5    

5

5

3

5

 M G  !5 5M

! 5 5  5 = 4 ? 

  5 ' 55 F

   


SCENE 7 - 8

29 SCENE 8: The Central Station, a dustier version of the previous Station. MARLOW stumbles wearily towards an office. The MANAGER, at the entrance, makes no greeting.

U [Darkness]

Fast h = 108 (q = 216)

293

MARL.

1  E5 2G    = 4 i

?

 G  ?

4

= 5

298

 555 H f, !55

MM

0

0

0

MM

0

5 555 55 H H , 5, 55 5

4

0

0

MM ?

4

4

0

0

MM ?

4

f

MARLOW

G.P.

0

?

0

4 5 My

 G

! 555 H  55,

555 H 55,

5 4 555 555 55 H H H 55, 55, 4

MM

0

?

MM

0

?

303

MARL.

55 ! 555 5H H , !5, 55 5

Repeat ad lib.

G.P.

0

 G   BM

1  2G  i

G.P.

1  G ? i

4

5 The

5

B

5

steam - er,

,  555  =  = 55 5 5 ! 555  55 H H H 5, , 5, , = 55 = 5 55 5 

 5 = 4

I...

5

5M 5 5 5 name

is Mar - low.

0

5 4 555 555 55 H H H 55, 55, 4

4

 = 55 5 H 55, = 

0

0

I...

MANAGER

f

?  2G 5 5 i Mar - low?

(interrupting)

?

B

5

4

4

Well,

 G

0

?

4



0

?

4

 5 = 55 5 ! 555  55 H H H 5, , 5, = 5 55 5

555 H 55,

555 H 55,

5

5 5M 

your

steam - er

  5 5 5 5 is

4

0

4

0

at

the


SCENE 8

30 307

MARL.

MNGR

1  G i

0

?

5

4

What?

     5 5 4 2G  5 5 5 5   i bot - tom of the ri - ver.  G ?

4

? 

4

MNGR

 = 55 5 H 55, = 

! 555 H 5, 5

555 H 55,

5 555 555 55 H H H 55, 5, 5

0

315

MNGR

 G

55 ! 555 5H H ,  55, 55

4 5 5

4

= 5 5 = ? 

Two days

a - go.

4

0

0

4

0

0

 = 5 5 5 B

0

5

A vo - lun - teer

4 5 5 5 5 5 ev’ - ry - thing is

5 555 55 H H 55, 55,

4

?

4

?

5 555 555 55 H H H 55, 55,

5

B

?

Why?

Sunk!

,

, 5  5  = 5 = 555 = 5 = 5  G 55 5 555   55 H H ! 5H5 H , , ,  = 55, = 55, = 55 = 55 55, 55    

1  2G ? i

?

How?

5

0

311

1  2G  i

5

4

 5 5 5

was in charge...

4

0

?

4

4

0

?

4

4

5 5 5  

0

al - right...

,  555  =  = 55 5 H 5, , = 55 = 5 

4  = 55 5 H 55, = 

?

quite cor - rect...

55 ! 555 5H H 55, 55,

5 555 555 55 H H H 55, 55,

4

?

4

?

 =  = 55 5  555 H H 5, , = !55 = 5 


SCENE 8

319

MNGR

1  2G  ? i

5 5

4

I

 G  55 555 55 55 555 !5 H 5 5 H H H H , 5, ,  55 5 55 

55,

was

5

31

   

= 5 5 5 5

there.

  5 5 5 =    5 5 !5 5

I could not wait.

I

had

to

 0

0

 

4

 0

0

 

e=q h = 108 (q = 216)

e=q Subito q = 54

MNGR

1  2G  !5 i !' !'  4  G 

4

4

 $ $ 5 5 = 5 5 5 5 5   The

mp

  !' !'

(suddenly, to MARLOW)

(pointing to the map)

=

5 !5

5 B

up - ri - ver sta - tions

E' E' 4

!5

' '

1     5 = 4 = G  5 5 5 5 5  2 i - a - tion... is ve - ry grave,  G ?  ?

?

5 5 =  5 5 55 5H 5 55H ! 55 55 5H 5H H H H H

55, !55, 55, 55, = 5, = 5, = 5 5  

 5 =   5

must be re - lieved...

p k

k

5

!5

?

the

5 5 55 5 ! 555  55 H H H H

, 5 , 5, = 5 55 5

sit

-

?

f



4

, 55 = 4 

5 5   ve - ry

55 H

, 55 

 5

5M

, 5   55 = 4 

5 !5 5 M

4 5!5  5

k

subito f

5 !5 5 5    

325

MNGR

you.

4

The MANAGER's office becomes illuminated. There is a map on the wall.

322

start with - out

 

5 555 55 55 H H H 55, 55,

4

4

4

?

5

?

grave.

,  555  = 4

, 5 = 4 5 

?

?

u -


SCENE 8

32 329

MNGR

Senza misura

1    2G   i I don't know who is dead or alive. There are rumours ...

   

   = 5 5 5 5

332

MARL.

MNGR

1  G i

0

?

= 5

4

that

  5 5 5 = 4

?

55 5 H 55,

555 H 5, 5

4 4

0

I heard of Kurtz on the coast.

   5 5 5M G 2 i Mi- ster Kurtz  G

 5 5

4

is ill.

0

5 = 55 5 ! 555 555 55 H H H H 55, 5, =  5

0

5 5 5 5 4 

336

-

0

5 Kurtz,

0

1  4 5 5 5 2G i The best a

?

0

0

 

MNGR

0

,

, 55 5   = 5 = 55 = 5 = 5 55 55 5 555    H H ! 5H5 f

5M 5M , 5,  = 55M = 55M = 5 = 5 55 5   

 0

 G

e=q h = 108 (q = 216), con misura

0

4

55, 55, 4

5 5 ! 55

H H

, = 55 

0

?



0

?

 4 = 5 5 H 5, 4 = 5

5 55 5 H H

, 5 = 5

 4 5 5 5M 5

0

gent I have,

 G

5 5 55 5 5 55 H H H H

,

, 5 5 = 5 = 5 

an ex - cept - ion -

,

, ,  555  555 555  55 55 =  =  =  = 55 =  5 ! 555 5H 555 555 5H H H H H ,

, , 5, 55, 55, 55, 55 = 5, 55 = 55 = 5 = = 5    

 55 5 H 55, 

0 0


SCENE 8 e=q Subito q = 54 mf

341

MNGR

1 5 5 ? 2G  i - al man.  G

0

 !5

A

mu

0

great

!5 !5

!5

E5

!5

k

k

 !' E5  !'

!5

p

 

(suddenly, suspiciously)

 = 5 5  ' ' 4 

5 5 5   -

!5

 4 

si - cian...

subito f

5

4 5 5 5M

Ah,

5

poco k

MARL.

MNGR

 2G  5M i talk  G 

0

  5 5 5

MNGR



5 4

4

tell?

5 I

(abruptly)

 5 5 5

5 4

4

of him down there.

0

?

0

1    5M G 5 5 i have - n’t e 2G i

?

, 5, !55 4 5

?

How can I

?

5

5 5 5 5 5  

How

long will it take to...

,  555  = 4

-

0

0

,

,  555 555 =  =  = = 4

0

, 55 = 4 

 5 5 5 5 5

350

MARL.

0

5 5 4 55 5H H

f

 55, = 4 ?  

(in despair)

0

so they

?

f

5

  5 5

= 4

Mi - ster Kurtz,

, 5   55 = 4 ?  

!5 !B

345

1  G i

33

e=q h = 108 (q = 216)

,

, 5 = 5 = 55 = = 4  

0

0

?

5

ven seen the wreck yet!

0

4

! 555 H 5, 4 5

4

= 5

What?

?

0

4

5 But...

 G

0

?

4



0

?

4

 = 55 5 H 5, = 5

555 5 5 !5 H H 55, 55,

5 555 555 55 H H H 55, 55,

4

555 5 4 5

H H 55, 4

5

some months,

5

?

but...

4

0

4

0


SCENE 8

34 354

MARL.

MNGR

1  = 5 5 G   = ? i no doubt. 2G i

0

4 5

 ?

5 = 4 

0

 

0

 G

55 ! 555 5H H ,  55, 55

5

MNGR

 G  5 555 ! 55 H H ,  55, 55

4 5 5 5

 55 5 H 55, 

55 ! 555 5H H , 5, 55 5

5 4 555 555 55 H H H , 5, 55 4 5

4

?

5 555 55 H H 55, 55,

4

B

?

0

?

 4 = 55 5 H

0

?

, 4 = 55 

5

0

three.

363

1  ? 2G i

0

(picking a number, seemingly at random)

0

0

Let us

 555, 555,  =  =  = 55 = 5 H

, , 5, = 55 = 55 = 5 =  

359

MNGR

0

Well...

 G

1  2G i

?

0

4

?

4

?

say...

5

?

Three months,

,  555  =  = 55 5 H 5, , = 55 = 5 

55 ! 555 5H H 55, 55,

     = 5 5 5 5 5 5 4

5 555 555 55 H H H 55, 55,

4

?

4

?

0

  = 55 5 5  55 H

H

, 5, = !55 = 5 

=



0

be - fore we make a start.

5 4 555 555 55 H H H 55, 55, 4

0 0

5 5 ! 55

H H

, = 55 

55 H =

,

5 5, 5 5 5 = 5 = 5 5 5 55 55 55

H H H H H

, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 5 5 5 5 = 5, = 5, 5 5 5   

, 5 5

, 5 5

, , 5  55 5 5 

, 5, , 5, 55 5 55 5  


SCENE 8 MARLOW leaves the MANAGER.

, , , , 367 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5  G 

, 5, , 5, 5, , 5, 5 5 5 5 5 5  55 5 5 5

  = 55, = 55, = 55, = 55,      V

G

, 55 5

4

BB BB

?

sffz

5'

H

, 5 5

?

  5M 5M

B B *

mp

''  '' G B B

, 55

5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

E5 5

p

4

, 5, , 5, , 5 5 5 5 5, 5, !55 5 5 5

ff

, 55

55MM  55MM 5

1  5 3 = = 3 + $ 5 5 5 $ 3 4 5    5 2G   @ @ i Months! The wretch - ed steam - boat. 373

MARL.

, 55

, , , , 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

, 55 5

MARLOW meets the BOILERMAKER outside; they shake hands.

Tempo primo q = 56

369

, 5 5

35

5M 5M

55 MM 55 MM 5 !5  E5

BB  !B5B  = E 5 M   B B

5M 5M

4

=

!!

, 5 5

!!

 55 5 !55 = 5

 

 5 5

$ $ $  3 5 5 5 5 M 5 5 5 E5$ 5$ 5$ $ $ = 5 5 I fish

, 5 5

, 55

 

=

= 5 B

4

the pie - ces out of the ri - ver,

and you?

'' ''

'' ''

' '

' '

pp

 ' '

The BOILERMAKER mimes the possibility of a drink.

 0

376

MARL.

1 5 G i

4

0

?

BOILERMAKER

mp

3 5 5 5 5 2

O - ver a year

G

'' '' ' '

5 5 5  

5 = 5 5 5 M 5$ 5  

wait - ing

wait - ing for

5

pp

 4

4

$ 3M 5

=

sup - plies.

I

'' ''

B B BB

' '

 B B

5555 p

G

5555 55

55

5555 5555 =

=

55 55


SCENE 8 - 9

36

MARLOW and the BOILERMAKER look at each other, then suddenly make a move towards the alcohol.

W

1 $ $ $+ = 2 555

$ $  =M 5 5 E5 E5 E5 3 = =

379

B/MKR

have a room,

G =

5555

5 !5 5 ! G 5

5555

382

 

0

0

in the main buil - ding.

55

G

[Darkness]

q = 112

!5 ! 5

 ?

4

 5  5 ! 55 !5  !!55 !5

  !5

! 55

mf subito

55

 ! 5 E5

! 5 !5

! 55

 

E 5M

 !5 5 ! 55

!5   !5 !5 5 5 M  5 M  5 M E5M !5M ! 5 !5M ! 5 M E5M !5M M M M M 5

E5M

!55   5 ! 5 

!5 !5M !5 5M 5M 5M 5M M ! 5 ! 5 M ! 5M M ! 5M !5

 5 ! 5 !5 5

5 !5  5 ! 5

!5 5  5M 5 5 5M M M 5 5

! 5  5 ! 5 !5

E 5M 

!5M !5M !5 5 !5M ! 5 !5 5 ! 5M

 5 5

5 55  5 5 ! 55 !5 5

! 5 5 ! 55 55

!  5 ! 5 5 !5 5 !5 5 E5 G !5 5 !!55 55 !5 5 !55 55 !55 55 !55 !55 55  !55

! 5 5

f

386

!5 !5M !5 5M 5M ! 5 5M 5M M ! 5 5 5 5 ! 5 M M M ! 5M 5M 5M 5M ! 5M

!5 !5 !5 5 5M  5 M  5 M E5M !5M ! 5 !5M ! 5 M E5M !5M M M M M 5M

X

390

G

5 5 ! 5 5 ! 55 

!55 55 ! 5 5  5 5

E5 5 5!!55 !!55 ! 55 !55 ! 5 !5

SCENE 9: The Boilermaker's room; a painting and a map.

Steady q = 66

EEEE  ' E 5 5

!5 5 !5 5  5M 5 5 5 5M M M !5M !5M ! 5 5  5M 5M 5M

!5M

5

5

5

5

pp

sffz

5

' 5 5

EEEE  E

' *

'

N


SCENE 9

E EE G E E '5' 5 5 5

37

394

B5B 5 5? 5

p

EEEE E

0

5 5 5 5

5' '5 5 5

5' '5 5 5

p

mp

p

mp

?

B

'

0

0

5BB 5 5? 5 B

?

N sim.

MARLOW looks at the painting; it shows a draped and blindfolded woman carrying a lighted torch. MARLOW

1 EEEE G E i 400

0

0

0

?

0

mp

4 5

4

BM

And this? BOILERMAKER

E EE 2 E E

0

0

0

0

0

mp

4 5 5

?

Mi - ster

EEEE G E5 5 5 5 p

EEEE E

0

Kurtz

5' '5 5 5

mp

?

406

1 E EE B/MKR 2 E EB

5' '5 5 5

5 5

B

paint - ed

this

B

'

5 5 5 5 f

' '

0

' '

3 5 5 5 5M 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 = 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5     

o - ver a

year a - go

in this ve - ry sta - tion

B5B 5 5? 5

p

0

5' '5 5 5

mf

EE G E EE 5 5 5 5 '5' 5 5 5 EEEE E

5' '5 5 5

5

5 5 5

p

0

0

while he was wait - ing

0

5' '

5

to go

5

mp

p

?

B

5


SCENE 9

38 mf

1 EEEE G E i 411

MARL.

B/MKR

  5 5 B

0

Tell me, pray,

E EE 5 5 5 5 B 2 E E    to his tra - ding

E EE G E E 5' '

5

5

4

5 E5 5 5

5 who

is

this

$ $ = 555

?

post.

5

He's a chief,

5

5BB

5

?5

5

5

5

5

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0

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mp

p

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0

?

mp

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0

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Ev’ - ry - one knows that! (drunkenly, sarcastically)

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4

0

5

5

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5

mp

5

5

5

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5' ' 5

5

a

5

5

55

5 5 5 5 

pro - gress...

5 5

5 =M $ $ $ $ $  =  !5 5 5 5 5 5 5

= 5

5

an

5

5

f

mf

BM

55

= 5 5 5 5 5M A spe - cial be - ing,

and de - vil knows what else.

5 5 5 5

4

pro - di - gy,

5'

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5M

mf

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5

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chief of the in - ner sta - tion.

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mp

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55

55

55

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55

55

55 N


SCENE 9

1 E EE 5 5M $  5 5  5 5 5 5   5 =  2 E E=  422

B/MKR

a u - ni - ver - sal ge - nius;

but I

39

Y

dare - say, you al - rea - dy know this.

E EE 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 GE E 5 mf

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426

MARL.

What more do you want?

BMM B BBMM

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f

5 ! 555

5555

5555

5 !5

5555 5555 555

5 !5

5 5

mf

= 5$ 5$ 5$ 5$ 5$ 5$ 5$ 5$ = 4

E E B/MKR 2 E EE

What I real - ly want are

mf

' '

$ = 5$ 5$ = 3 5$ 5$ 5 5$ $ 5$ 3 = 4 5

ri - vets.

Ri - vets,

0

5



B B

sim.

1 EEEE ? G E i

   $ $ =E5 5 5 5 5 4

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M    

5

More urgent, q = 90 mp

to

= 5$ 5$

get on with the work.

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mf

  5 5 5

?

0

Let - ters

EE G E EE 5 5 5 EE G E EE

MARL.

B/MKR

5

5

E E 2 E EE 5

5M

5 55 5 5 5

0

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429 1 EEEE $ $ $ $ $ $ G E5 5 5 5 5 5 = i real - ly need are ri - vets,

 5

go

to

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5

E EE GE E

5 5

4

=

3 5$ 5$ 5 5$ 5$ 5$ 3 =

5 5 5  

the coast ev’ - ry

5 0

?

try and fix the boat.

5 

=

5 

=

week

5M

5

0

to

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5

5M 

$ 5 5

de - mand - ing them,

5

5 5 5 5 5 5

55 0

5


SCENE 9

40

$ $ $ $ $ = 5 5 = 3 5$ 5 5 5$ 5$ 5 3 = ?

1 EEEE G E? i 431

MARL.

B/MKR

E E 2 E EE 4

Ri - vets,

let - ters go

E EE GE E5

5

to

5

E EE GE E

to get on with the work.

  5 5

  5 5 5

= 5$ 5$ = 3 5$

?

Ri - vets,

5 5 5M 5 5M 5$ 5     

B

the

coast

?

each week de - mand - ing them,

5 55 5 5 5

5M

to

5

0

5

5

5

5

0

5M

5

0

(interrupting)

f

1 EEEE $ 5 $ $ $ G E 5  5 5 53= ? i try and fix the boat.

4

E E 4 2 E EE

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434

MARL.

B/MKR

B/MKR

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0

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4

4

the

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I've

been bu - sy

4

ca - ra - van comes with

0

55MM

5 5 5 5 5 5 55 5 5 5

$ $ $ 5 5 5 5

=M $  5 5 =

5 

ca - li - co,

?

my self...

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5 5 55MM 5

5M 5 55 55 5

5 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 = ?

5

4

with

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coast - al

coast...

goods;

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to

a

5 ? 

f

E EE GE E

MARL.

go

and sev’ - ral times a week

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437 1 EEEE  G E5 i trade

Yes,

  5 5 5 5 let - ters

5  $ $ $ 5 5M 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5M  

5

5  glass

B beads

=

5 5 5$ 5 5$   i - di - o - tic

55 5 5 5 5 5 55

5 5 5

3 5 5 5 5 55 55

55 5 5 55 55 5M 5

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5 5

em -

5


SCENE 9 - 10

1 EEEE 5M G E  i 439

MARL.

B/MKR

5 5 5 5 5     

5 = 

and spot - ted hand - ker - chiefs.

E E 5 2 E EE 

5= 

4

41

5 5  

5 

And no

ri

?

5  -

No

= E5$ 5$

pack - ing i - vo - ry in casks,

5 5 55 55 55

5 5

5 5 5

EEEE 5 E 5

vets!

 $ $ $ $ 5 5 5 5 E5 5 5

4

- ploy - ment...

E EE G E E 55

 = E5

B

5 5 5 5 5 5 5

55 55 55 55M 5E 55 55 55 55 55 5 5 E 5 5 5 5 5 M 55 5E 5 5

5

E5 5 555 5E 5 5 5 M

5

5M

but no

5 5 55 5 5 5 55 5 5 55 5 5 5 5 5 E5 5

5

SCENE 10: [Darkness]

Z

Faster still q = 120

1 EEEE E 5 5 4 G E i ri - vets!

?

5 5 4

?

441

MARL.

B/MKR

The Central Station; daylight. There is a general movement of ivory being loaded and transported. MARLOW and the BOILERMAKER are by the steamboat hull, watching on in bewilderment.

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0

MARLOW

mp

  5 5 4

0

= 5

4

Ri - vets,

0

no

0

0

ri - vets!

E EE GE E

' = 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 p

E' EEEE E ' ' E '

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 mp

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0 sempre

MARL.

445 1 EEEE  5 4 2G E 5 i ri - vets.

  5 5

5M

Who are

these

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0

0

0

*

mf

4

55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5

    5 5 5 5 5 that come in - stead of

  5 5 4

= 5 5 5

ri - vets?

Is

it

the

55 55 555 555 555 55 55 55 55 55 555 555 555 55 555 55

0

0


SCENE 10

42 CHORUS (OPTIONAL) (RIVER WOMAN)

1 EEEE G E? 448

4

p

5

 ¯ 5

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The

Com - pa - ny,

p

5

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The

Com - pa - ny,

0

'

CHORUS (ACCOUNTANT)

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4

CHORUS (MANAGER)

E EE GE E? i

p

4

CHORUS (HARLEQUIN)

EE G E EE ? i

4

5

  5 5 BM

The

Com - pa - ny,

p

5

  5 5 BM

The

Com - pa - ny,

'

0

'

0

'

0

'

0

CHORUS (THAMES CAPTAIN)

E EE 2 E E?

MARL.

p

4

5

5 5 BM 

The

Com - pa - ny,

1 EEEE  5 BM G E5  i Com - pa - ny?

0

0

0

BOILERMAKER

E E 2 E EE ?

mf

B

B

Yes,

5M

5 5 5 B  

yes,

the Com - pa - ny:

5 come

5 5   5 5 5 5  to tear trea - sure

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4

5

55 55 BBMM

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0


SCENE 10

1 EEEE G E 452

R.WMN

?

4

 5

=

the

CHORUS

ACCNT.

MNGR

HLQUN

T.CPN

2

E EE GE E? i

4

E EE GE E? i

4

EE G E EE ? i

4

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4

B/MKR

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2

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5M

Com - pa - ny:

the

5M

Com - pa - ny:

= 5  5 5 5 the

= 5

Com - pa - ny:

5M

of the bo - wels of the

to

B

B

 5

to

B

B

 5

to

B

B

come

5M

5 5 5 

5 

Com - pa - ny:

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to

'

come

5 5 5 5 5 ¯ 

= 5 5 5 5 The Com - pa - ny:

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B

come

Com - pa - ny:

4

0

B

come

5M

= 5  5 5 5 the

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the

MARL.

 ¯ 5

43

like

'

burg - lars

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0

land

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4

= 5

55 55 55

5M 5M

5 5

B B

BB


SCENE 10

44

1 EEEE G E 455

R.WMN

B

  5 5 tear

CHORUS

ACCNT.

MNGR

HLQUN

T.CPN

2

 5

55 5 5    

E EE GE EB i

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EE G E EE B i

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EEEE B E

5 5 5 5 

1 EEEE 5 5 G E i in - to

E E B/MKR 2 E EE

     5 5 5 5 5 5

trea - sure

E EE B GE E i

out

of

the

  5 5

bo - wels

of

55 5 5 5 5     

tear trea - sure

55 5 5 5 5     

55 5 5 5 5     

the

land.

?

of

?

out of the bo - wels

of

?

4

5 The

?

4

the land.

of

5 The

the land.

of

5

5 The

?

4

the land.

5 The

mp

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  5 5 4

0

4

= 5 5 5 4

Ri - vets,

a safe.

no

mf

0

4

the land.

5 5 5 BM   

55 5 5 5 5     

4

The

5 5 5 BM   

out of the bo - wels

tear trea - sure

BM

5 5 5 BM   

out of the bo - wels

tear trea - sure

 5

5 5 5 BM   

out of the bo - wels

tear trea - sure

to

MARL.

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BM

5

B

Yes,

this

is

5 5 the

Com

?

ri - vets.

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pa - ny,

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55 55 55 55 55 5 5

BB B

55 5M 5M 5 5M

55 55 BB 5 5 B

4

?

4

5 5


SCENE 10

1 EEEE G E 459

R.WMN

 ¯ 5

 5 5

5

Com - pa - ny,

CHORUS

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5

EEEE 5 5 5 E 2

5

B/MKR

1 EEEE G E i

2

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5

Com

B

!5

!5

Com

Com

Com

Com

-

burg

like

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pa

-

pa

-

pa

-

5 5 5 -

-

pa

ny:

5 -

-

ny:

5 -

-

ny:

5

BM -

ny:

5

-

= 5 5 5 4

4

-

BM

no

!5

-

BM

Ri - vets,

5

5

BM

B

B

  5 5 4

BM

pa

B

B

the

0

-

B

B

the

!5

BM

B

the

Com - pa - ny,

MARL.

B

the

5

HLQUN

T.CPN

5

E EE G E E 5 5 5 i Com - pa - ny,

MNGR

B

the

E EE  G E E 5 5 5 i Com - pa - ny,

ACCNT.

5

45

-

ny:

?

ri - vets.

B

lars

5 5 

5 

brea - king

in -

55 55 5 55 5 55 5 !55 55 55 5 55 5 55 5E55 555 55 5 555 5

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

5 !5

B B

BB

BBMM BM

55 5

55

5


SCENE 10

46

1 EEEE G E 462

R.WMN

?

'

4

 ¯  5 5 B

5 come

CHORUS

ACCNT.

MNGR

HLQUN

T.CPN

2

E EE ' GE E i

?

E EE GE E' i

?

EE G E EE ' i

?

EEEE ' E

?

4

to

5

MARL.

B/MKR

mf

2

EEEE 5 5 BM E - to

5

5

Men

in

new

?

5 

5

4

  5 5

to tear

trea - sure

4

= 5

5

5 tin

5

5 5 5 5M   and camp stools...

Tents

4

trea - sure

shoes...

a safe.

?

  5 5

to tear

5 = 4 

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trea - sure

5 5 B 

 5 5 5 5

clothes and tan

  5 5

to tear

come

1 EEEE ? G E i

trea - sure

  5 5 B

5

sure

5 5  

  5 5 B

come

4

trea

to tear

come

4

tear

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5 come

4

  5 5

555 555 555 555 55 55 555 55 55 55 BB

5 5


SCENE 10

1 EEEE G E 465

R.WMN

B

B

BM

from

CHORUS

ACCNT.

MNGR

HLQUN

T.CPN

E EE B GE E i

E EE GE EB i

EE G E EE B i

E EE 2 E EB

the

B

BM

from

the

B

BM

from

the

B

BM

from

the

BM

B from

MARL.

B/MKR

5

white

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ca - ses

 

! ! !!E

4

!!!!E

BM

5

5

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5

  BM

5

4

! ! !!E

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5

4

!!!!E

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5

4

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land.

5 land.

5 land.

5 land.

 4

in - stead of ri - vets...

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wire...

4

land.

5 5 5 5 5   5 5 5 4     5 5

1 EEEE 5 5M G E i bo - xes,

E E 2 E EE 5

the

47

  !5 5 5 5 ?

!!!!E

still no ri - vets.

 4

in - stead of ri - vets...

5 5 5 5 ?   

!!!!E

still no ri - vets.

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BB

BBMM BM

55 5

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55

5

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55 55 55 55 !!!!E


SCENE 10 - 11

48 [Darkness]

f

468

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E 5 G  !!55 555 55 f

E  !!BBMM 

5 5

BBBBMMM

BM BMM BBM

5555

5 555

BM BBBMMM

55 5

472

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5 5

A1

BBBBMMM

5 555

5555

5 555

5 555

B BB

E B^ 5 E B_



5 555

5 55 55 55 55 55 555

SCENE 11: The Central Station; sunset.

Tempo primo q = 56 poco

5  ! '



E' G '

476

5 5

ff



'

E

5

!5

E5

!5

5

B 5

!5

5

k

k

k

! ' E5 '

! 5

5

p

! BM^ ! BM_

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!B

mp

k

p

!5  BM BM

*

5 ! B 5 ! B

*

481

0

E BM^ E BM_

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*

k

5M



k

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B B



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0

mp

MARLOW

4

=

 5

Am

p

mp k

 

0

5 !5

*

MARLOW sees a letter and goes to pick it up, examining it suspiciously. As if deciphering unfamiliar writing, he begins to read.

1  2G  i

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5 5

4

5 5 5 M

!B !B

k !5

= 5!5 !5 k

5 5

B B *

5

B B  4

5 5

!5

p

EB EB 4

k

k

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!5 !5

mf

B B p *

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SCENE 11

MARL.

485 1    G 5 5 E5M i I the ma

$    5  E5 5 5 - na

E B EB G 4

E5 E5

B B

5

k

f

ger,

or

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5

I

not?

am

 

4

5

5 '

5 k

p

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5

5

5

!5

The

E5

!5

!5 k poco ! 5

E5

5 k

   5M

5 

=

$  5 5

E5 

in - flu- ence

mp

The

B 5

   5M

5 

=

MANAGER

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0

2G i

-

49

of

$  5 5

! BM^ ! BM_  5M 

!B

Kurtz

5M

k

  BM BM *

*

5

5

of

5 5

mp

5

Kurtz

E5 

in - flu- ence

5

5

!5

The MANAGER is seen writing. MARLOW's voice becomes the MANAGER's. 488

MARL.

MNGR

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G

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4

 E5

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491

1 2G i

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more than a

5 5

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5 !5

man,

is

man,

p

he

is

he

 5

4

a - lone there?

!5 5

!B

k

mp

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!5

4

a - lone there?

E BM ^ E BM _  4

5M

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3 $ $ $ !5 5 5 5

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k

B B

3 $ $ $ !5 5 5 5

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5

p

* $ E5 5

year

!B !B

k

 = E5

a - go,

=

!5 5

!5

Kurtz

B B  4

k

5 5

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=

one

k

3 = E5$ 5$ 5$ !5M

!5

one



! B ! B *

4

5  5 G 5 M

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=

Fright - ful...

p

5 5

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fright - ful...

E B^ E B_

5

MNGR

4

B B *

5

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5 5 k 5

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!5

p

EB EB 4 mf

B B p *

!5 !5 k !5

!5

$ $ $ $  5 E5 5 5 5M  5  ri - ver with a note

B B 4 f

B B

E5 E5

5

to



k 5




50

SCENE 11

B1

f (imitating the voice and manner of KURTZ)

MNGR

1  B G i

?

Clear this poor de

me:

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' '  4 G

`a

!5

!5 5 ! 5 E5 !5 !5 5 5 k

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k

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!5

M 5k 5

5

1 G i 2

bo thersend- ingmoreof thatsort.

M M $ $ 5 5

bo ther send - ing more of that sort.

mf 5k

M  5

4

=

G 5

p

M  5 5 5

4

mf 5k

= ! B ! B p *

500

MNGR

1 2G i

EB _

=

4

5 G 5 5M

5k

!5

=

E5

Lots of

prime

sort...

=

!5

*

3 3

=

out

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of

the count - ry.

Don’t

5k

5M

5 5

=

mf

k

M 5

3 E5 = E5 

5

5 5

5 5

*

be

5 !5 M 5 5 = 

a lone.

M$ M$ M$ M$ 5 5 E5 5

M $ 5

ra - ther

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!5 

B B





=

!5 5 k

5 5

=

ra - ther be

5 5

mp k

M 5k !5

k

vil

-

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=

Then

3 =

I - vo - ry!

 

0

a lone.

p

M ! 5

!B !B

M M 3M M M $ $ $ $ E5$ 5 5 5 5

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I had

E5 35 5    = it,

M$ 5

Don’t

a tempo (q=56) Normal voice mp

I had

3M 3 M M M $ $ $ $ 5$ M$ M$ M$ M$ 3 = 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

de

5k

M 5k !5 = = 5 5 mf

*

M M$ M$  $ 3M$ M$ M$ 5$ M$ 3M$ M$ M$ 3 = 55 5 5 555 5 5 5 

497

KURTZ

! BM^ ! BM_ = 

3

*

out of the count - ry.

 5

p

M 3 M 5 =  5k 5

mf

k

vil

M 3M M M $ $ $ $ 5 5 5 5

Clear this poor

p

MNGR

 

0

B1

-

f

KURTZ (OPTIONAL): OFFSTAGE

f

M$ M 3M M M $ $ $ 5 5 5 5 5$ E5M =

M 3M M M  5$ 5$ 5$ 5$ 

495

5

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5 !5 k

= 5 5M 5 M

 = B B 4   BB

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5

M  $ 5k 5 3 4 E5 5 3 = E5 5  

E5 

5 

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but

no

news,

5 5 k 5

!5

!B

k

mp

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!5 5

5

p

*

= p

EB EB 4 mf

B B p *

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just

ru - mours.

!5 !5 k !5

!5

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SCENE 11

503

MNGR

1 =M 2G i

5 5 5M 5 5    @ 

5 5 5M 5 5  5 5 5 5 E5  @          He

E B EB G 4

bo - thered me

e

-

' '  4 

k

f

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5

B B

nough when he was here,

p

5

E5 E5 f

51

k

the

!5

5 E5 !5 !5 5 k

E5

!5

ab - sur - di - ty

5 !5   `a  5k

M 5

mf 5k

M 5

!5 !5

5 k 5

of

3 

5 

his

talk:

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M 5

5k

M !5

3

=

3

=

   

p

*

(imitating KURTZ again)

M$ M 3M M M M$ M$ M$ M $ $ $ 5 5 5 5 5$ E5M 5 5 5 5$

f M$ M$ 1  3 5 5 G i Each sta 505

MNGR

(OPTIONAL) Offstage f

KURTZ

2



3

M $ 5

M $ 5

Each

sta

- tion shouldbe

M$ 5 -

a bea - con on the road to

tion should be

a

bea - con

on

the

road

to

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MNGR

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3

mf

3

5k

but

3

wards

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5

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5M

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M  5

mf

3 EE55 5  5

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Senza misura, slower mf

hu - man - i - zing,



mf

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5k

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=

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0

0



0

0



ins truct ing.

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im - pro - ving,



of course,

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EB _ 4

p

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5k

p

M  k  5 5 5 5

3

trade,

4

=

of course,

M 3 $ 5

bet - ter things:

5

al - so for

5 !5 5 M

= 5 5M 5 M

5k

k

al - so for

M $ 5

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=

M M$ 3 5$ 5 M$ M$ 3 = E5 5

but

mp k

M 5

5 5

trade,

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5k

M$ M$ M$  5 3 3 5 5 3 

wards bet - ter things:

-

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p

! B^M ! BM_  G = =

M$ M$ M$ M$ 5 5 5 5 =



ins truct ing.

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SCENE 11

52 Normal voice

p

511

MNGR

1  2G  i

0

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514

MNGR

1 2G = i G

but...

5M 5M

the cli - mate

=

'' ''

p

3 5 5 5 5M   

=

The rest, all sick,

they die so quick...

M$ M$ 3M$ M$ 3 5 5 5 5 =

MNGR

The

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' '

' '

' '

pp

1 = E5 5 5 E5  5  E5 5M 5 5 5 5 G     =  =     i a - way with this, this, this dif - fi - cul - ty, or

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I

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cli - mate may do

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q=e q = 112

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4

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trust.

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5 5 5M 5 5    

4

in - cre - di - ble.

MARLOW replaces the letter carefully where he found it.

MARL.

mp

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517

will out - last them all.

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mp

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SCENE 11 - 12

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3

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522

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M 

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3rd Ped.

3

3

3rd Ped.

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mp

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0

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3rd Ped.

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3rd Ped.

Faster q = 126

SCENE 12:

The Central Station; daylight. MARLOW and the BOILERMAKER ' E ' are working on the boat. Ivory is loaded in the background. 533 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M  5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M  G

ff

0

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f

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537

M

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4

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ff

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5 5

M M

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5M 5 5M 5M 5M M 5M

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M 5 5 M 5 5 M 5 5 M 5 M 5M M 5M 5M M 5M 5 5 5M 55 5  55 5 5 5M M  5

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f ff

M  5

M 5 5 5M 5M 5 5 B 5M  5M  5 B 5 5M      Boxes of rivets are deposited.

545


SCENE 12

54

MARLOW, excited, looks in one of the boxes. BOILERMAKER

(giving MARLOW papers to sign)

549

1  2 

0

?

mf 5 5 5 5 = 5    5

4

4

5 = 5  = 4

4

These box - es are for you,

foryou.

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M  5

5M

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p

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MARLOW

f

5 5   4

553

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0

0

0

Ri - vets!

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I5

55 5 5 5

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?

5 5   4

4

Ri - vets!

4

5

5

5 5 5 5 5 I5

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M M M 5M 5M 5M 5M M M M M M M

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4

Ri - vets!

f

5 

5 

We

have

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5

5 5   4 ri - vets?

5 5 5  5 5 5M 5 5 = 

We

  5 5 4

5 

Ri - vets!

Ri - vets!

   5 5 5 4

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have

5 5 5  5 5 5M = 

ri - vets?

55 55 55 M M M

5 

5 

We

have

5 5 5 5 5

5

5 

5  4 5  4

ri - vets!

5

5 5M 5 5 5M

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55 5

M M


SCENE 12 BOILERMAKER and MARLOW hurriedly open the other boxes.

5

5M M M M 5 5M

M M 5 M M M  5 5 5 55 55 5 55 55 5 5 5 G 

560

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M

55

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55

5M  5M 5 M M M 5M  5M 5 5 5M

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5 M

5 5 5M 55M 5M 5 5M 5

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M M M M M M M 5M

Finding they have all they need, MARLOW and BOILERMAKER do a celebratory jig.

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564

f

M M

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55 5

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55 5M

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5M 55

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55

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5M 55

5M 55

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55 5M

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555

M

55 55 5M 5M

55 5M

55 5

M

55 5

M

55 5M

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55 5M


SCENE 12

56 BOILERMAKER and MARLOW return to work.

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576

M  55  5

5M 55

5M 55

5M 55

5M 55

5M 55

5M 55

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mp

5M 5M 5M M M M M M 5 5 5 G 55 55 55 55 55

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5M 55M

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M M

M M 5 5 55 5 5 5M 5 5 5 5 5 5M 55 555 5 5 55

5M 5M M 5M M 5M M

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5M 5M 5 5

5M 5 5M

[Darkness]

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5M 5M 5 5

5M 5 5M

5M M 5  55

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rit.

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587

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M M

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SCENE 13

57

SCENE 13:

F1

The deck of the Thames ship; night. Lights of boats move up and down; a lighthouse beam in the distance.

Steady q = 82

593

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G

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

pp

5

5

5

sempre

5

5

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3

3

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5 5

p

5 5 G 5 5 5 5 3

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mf

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0

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It was a great com - fort

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from

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lot

to my

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the bat -

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tered,

twist

601

MARL.

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G 5

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5

5

4

- boat.

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3

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5 5 5 5 5

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that

5 3

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5

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5

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3

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SCENE 13

58 603

MARL.

1    2G  5 5 = i Sta - tion. 5

was

5

5

5

5

on earth

and the big

5 

trees

5 

E5 

!5 

5M

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could

not

tell

what

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M 5 5 5

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3

the drums

5

=

5

5

55

3

! 5 

5

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5

Drums!

5

3

5

E5 5 !5 E5

  5

=

5M 5M

5 5

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5 

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war,

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5

3 5

5

meant:

5 5 5

E5

3

55 5 5 5

5

3 5

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E5 

5

5 5 5 E 5 E5 ! 5 5 E5 5 5 5 !5 E5 5

5

5

 

3

5

were kings.

5 5 5

3

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when ve - ge - ta - tion

3

5

5

5 5 5 5   

E5 5 !5 5 E5

5

be - gin - nings,

5

3

=

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5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  

5

5

607

G

5

5

$ 5 E5

5

1 = 2G i 5

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li - est

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605

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like trav' - ling back to the ear

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3   $ $  5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5M

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E5 5 5

5

5



5

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5

5

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5 !5 ! 5 = E5 E5 EB EB



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SCENE 13

K

$  1  E 5 E 5 M 2G   3  5 5 i peace or pray - er.

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609

MARL.

5

=

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the

5

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5

5 E5

E5 !5 E5 E5

5M

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53 

5 E5 

lit - tle steam - boat crawled on,

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3

5

3

3

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deep - er and deep - er

f

5 ¯

in - to

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5 ¯

the

heart

5

3

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3

5

5

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of dark - ness.

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5 5  53 5  

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4

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= 


SCENE 13 - 14

60

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620

MARL.

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5 E5 5 B  

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pp

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3 5  5 

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624

1  2G  5M i crawled

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B

(m.s.)

5 5

p

3

 

SCENE 14: On board the river steamboat; now moving.

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4

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G

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ff stacc.

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0

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For me

 

4

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= 5 5M 5$ 

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ry?

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B

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boat crawled to...

MARL.

4

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p

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61

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4

5

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5 5 555 9E555

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E

5 5

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5

5 5

5 5 5 5

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5 5

= 4

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62

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660

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EBM

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and

shal

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5

5 555

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5

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low.

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5

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5

5

5

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E

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5

5555

5 5

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B

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by

hut

of

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of

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5

5

B

fire - wood

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5

5 9E555

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with a

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5

5 a

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4

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5 9E555

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note:

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5555

5 5

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666

1 E B 2G i stack

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reeds

5555

5 5

5 9E555

5

663

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4

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5

G

5


SCENE 14

64 f

1 E 5 2G i Wood

= 5 5

E

G 5 5

5 5

669

MARL.

5 5    E5 = 4

4

for you.

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2G !B i - ly.

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up.

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5

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from

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miles

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676

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B

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5

5 5 9E555 55

5 5 5 5 5 9E555 555 555 555 555

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5

672

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Ap

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555 555 5 5 5

B

5

-

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SCENE 14 p

680

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1 E 2G !' i - ing... E E

Sus - pi - cious

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55 555 5

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up

! 

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5

5

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said

55

4

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0 MANAGER

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0

5

5M

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sun

is

al - rea - dy low.

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cau - tious

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5

5

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5

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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p mf mf 5 5 55 5 !5 55 = 55 55 55 55 55 !55 55 55 

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there.

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reach.

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tion dan - g'rous

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The MANAGER appears at MARLOW's cabin.

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end

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up - per

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0

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of

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689

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 = 5 5 p sub.

5 = 5 

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4 5 We

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SCENE 14

66

lunga

697

MNGR

1  2G  5 i must  G

Chain is lowered. Fog (increasing gradually).

5

5M

ap -

5 5

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proach

in

5 5 5 5

5 5 5 5

day -

?

5

light.

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5

!! 

Day - light.

  5 5 5 5 = 5 5 5 = 55 5 5 55 5 5 5 5

5 p mf 5 !55 5 5 5 5 5 5 = 55 5 5 5 5  !5 E5

5 5 5 5

Tempo primo q = 56 (quarter time) (3.2) 700

5

lunga

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K1

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EB !B

ppp

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B 5 B !B 5 B

B  BB !5 5 EB B !55 55 EB   5 5 B EB

5  5 BB 

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5 B 5 B

EB 5 B E5

mf

706

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4

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   5 5 5 5 5 5

One night more

can

5 5 E 5 5 ! 55 55 ! B B B B

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-

5   5 5 !5 

not mat - ter much af - ter

so

!5  B 

(2.3)

5 E5 

ma

-

ny

B B

BM BM

B B

55

!B B L1

709

MARL.

MNGR

1  G 4 i G  i

  = 5 5 = 4 White fog.

B B

B B

55

  5 5  Sun - rise.

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4

  

4

An arrow strikes the boat.

Fast h = 112 (q = 224)

   5 5 4

E 

So - lid.

E 

0

B B

p

months.

(2.3)

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55 5 5G

(writing)

(looking up)

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0



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0 4



Ar - rows!

Optionally sung instead of The Manager

2



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0

L1

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THAMES CAPTAIN

0

Fast h = 112 (q = 224)

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SCENE 14

67 Suddenly, shouting

f

5 !5  = 5 !ÂŻ 5ÂŻ  ÂŻ 

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0

?

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0

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5

5

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f

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5

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rea - dy

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to

an

trip

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0

4

chor.

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0

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4

5 5 !5  

M 5555 = 55

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5 9E555 4 G 

5

= 5

se - rious,

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= 

5

5

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?

0

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5 ÂŻ

4

719

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5 = 5 !5 5 

 

We'll all be butch ered in this fog...

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0

We'll all be butch -ered!

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?

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Cap- tain!

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HELMSMAN 715

HELMS.

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chain...

Will they at - tack?

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stacc.

MARL.

4

4

5

55

0

Cap - tain!

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0

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SCENE 14

68 723

HELMS.

MNGR

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?

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E

2G 5 i hap

B

5

5M

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to

Mi

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0

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on!

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f

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4G 5 4 5

5 ÂŻ

on!

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ff

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55

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they at - tack?

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0

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0

au - tho- rise you

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0

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B B



to

731

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5

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take

?

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4



risks.

5

5 !5 

5 

I

re - fuse

?

5M

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5 = 4 

?

risks.

0

0

cap - tain.

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re -fuse...

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ff

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Will

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MNGR

butch ered!

ster Kurtz!

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0

ff

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5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

I

MARL.

be

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?

727

HELMS.

5  5   ÂŻ 5M

!5 = 5 

0

0

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5 555 5 5

5 5


SCENE 14

HELMS.

MARL.

MNGR

1 E G ? i E G i E ? G 2 i

Will they at - tack?

=  !5   5 5 5

5

I do not think

4

?

 

0

B

B

EB

the

jun

5

p

1 E B G i Yet p

MARL.

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f

4

0

 

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so.

0

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5 9E555

E

HELMS.

 

4

0

Will they at - tack?

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739

4

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0

69 The boat begins to move again.

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735

E G B i Yet

B

B

the

jun

B

B

the

jun

-

 

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B

3

B

B

eyes

in

it...

B

3

B

B

has

eyes

in

it...

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B

has

eyes

has

B

B

p

MNGR

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55 55

55 55 55

55 55 55

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MARL.

MNGR

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B -

55 55

B

gle

55 55 55

55 55 55

B

B

55 55

that

B

B

3

B

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B

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55

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3

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have

seen

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that

have

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in

it...

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3

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55

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pp stacc.

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that

have

seen

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SCENE 14

70

M1 HELMS.

747 1 E ' G Âą i us.

 

0

 

0

 

0

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0 ff

 

G ' i us.

2

ff  5 5 5 4 

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

Ar - rows!

E

MNGR

T.CPN

(3.2.2)

E G ' i us.

MARL.

Another arrow strikes the boat.

Ar - rows!

E

ff

 

0

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0

Ar - rows!

M1 (3.2.2)

E

55

E `

55

5 5 E 5 9  5 !!555 E55 E55  4 G 9 5 E5 55 55

55

MNGR

55 55

55

E

55

!5

5 = 5 !5 5  ÂŻ 5 4 

?

We're be - ing

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B

5

5 5



4



0

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shot at!

f

E

E



G

EE!55 5 EE 55 9E 5555 55 !5 5 5

f

1 E G i

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ff

751

MARL.

B B

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0

ff

!5 5 5 Turn

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back!

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5

5

?

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4

4

Steer

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5



5 9E555

5 5

!5

5 her

B straight!

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0


SCENE 14

71

Rifle shots and the Martini-Henry (machine gun).

ff

! 5

755

HELMS.

1 E G ? i

Good

5

'

 

5

4

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4

God!

B

4

Please, God!

ff MARL.

MNGR

G i 2G i

E

0

 

5 5 5

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0

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4

Can you steer?

E'

E 5 5 5 5 = E 55 55 55 55 E

! 55 55 55 55

5 5 5 5

E

9E 5555

5

Good

God!

=  4 55 55 55 ! 55 55 5 5 5 5 5

BM

5 5 5

5 5 5

E 55 5

 

G

5 5 5

5 5 5

5

5 5 5 5 = 5 

555

5

555

5

  555 = 555 555 555 9E 555 555 = 555 555 555 555

5 5 5 5 5

5 5 5 5

5

E  5 E! 5 E 55 G  9E555 EE 55 5 5 9E 55

5

5 5 5 5 = 5 

55 !5

5

5 9E555 5

4

5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

5 5 5

5 5 5

5 5 5

555

5

5

?

5

5

55 5 =

MARLOW works the steamwhistle.

5 5 E 5 9  5

5 5 5

G

  555 = = 555 5 5 5 9E555

E5 9555

5

BM

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?

762

E 

 

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5 5 5 E 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

More rifle shots and the Martini-Henry. Smoke. Confusion.

5 759 E E 55 G

E 5

ff

B



!!555

55

!5

5

Sudden silence.

5555

4

5 5 5 5  5 5

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9E555



lunga

0

 

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SCENE 14 - 15

72

From deep, a wail goes up. MARLOW, the MANAGER and the HELMSMAN all stand perfectly still, terrified.

N1

Slower (half time) q = 112 RIVER WOMAN (offstage)

p sempre

766

1  2G   B

B

5 4

! ÂŻ 5 BM !5

?

(hum)

! ÂŻ 5 B !5

B

B

5

'

(hum)

 

0

0

0

0

0

0 ppp

 

' '

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772

R.WMN

1  2G  B

5 !ÂŻ !5 5 B

B

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BM

4

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0

0

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0

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0

0

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0

0

0

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0

0

0

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0

 

'' '

BB B

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'' '

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'' '

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SCENE 15: On board the river steamboat. In motion, half speed.

Steady q = 96 (2.2.2.3)

  5 =    !5M5

786

(hum)

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Âą ' 0

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5 !!B° M M

5 5 5 B

[Darkness]



O1

0

'' '

1  Âą 2G  '

-

! ÂŻ 5 BM !5

B B

(hum)

779

R.WMN

B

B

(hum)



' '

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pp

    =  55 5M

5M 5 5M 5 5M

$ 3 3 $ = 55 55


SCENE 15

73

MANAGER 788

1  2G   = i

mf

  5 5M The

sta -

$   5 5 5 tion is

 5

5

burnt.

    5 !5 5 !5

5

Kurtz

must be

 5

5

dead,

we

  5 =   !5M 5

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55 3 55 3 5M

5

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5

 55 = !5M

 55 = 5M

$ 55 3 55 3 !!555 3 55 3 5M 5 5

5

  =   5 5M 5

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55 3 55 3 5M

5

$ 3 $ = 5 5 55

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$ 3 3 $ 3 $ 55 55 55

(interrupting)

1  G  i

MNGR

4

0

5

  5 5

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5

A

   2G   5 5 i made a   

mf

MARLOW

790

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5 glo

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!5 -

rious,

5 

5

5 

glo - rious slaugh - ter

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glo - rious

  5 5

$ $  5 5 5 =

of

in

them

=

the bush.

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!!555M5 55M 55M5

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5 5M5 5M 5 M

p

   =  55 5M

792

MARL.

1     5 2G  !5 5 i lot of smoke,   

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5 5M5 5M 5 M



5 5$ 5$ 5 = a - ny - how...

5  Why,

5 5 5M    it

was

the steam

5 

5 

whis - tle

!5  that

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!!555M 5 55M 55M 5

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$ 555 3 555 3 !!555 5 3 555 3 M

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5M 5 5M5 5M

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mp

   =  55 5M

5 5 5 

$ 3 3 $ 3 $ 55 55 55


SCENE 15

74

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794

1  G  i

MARL.

MNGR

0

5

The

  !5M G   i caused

5¯ 

5¯ 

the

re

5¯  -

5¯

treat!

4

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=

=

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The

Sta

55 5M

=

3

5 55 

5

5 -

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5 

The

5 5

5 

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tion!

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5 

The

f

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Sta

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4M

 

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=

3

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tion!

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G

5555 

! 5 55

! 5

5 5 

3

f

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KURTZ's Station, a collection of huts, can be seen.

HELMS.

1   !' G   i - tion!

MARL.

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MNGR

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796

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=

M 5555 

=

M 5555 

3

3

ff

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M

55

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55

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55

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5

5

 

5 5 

5 5 G 

mf

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tion!

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HELMS.

1   ! ' G  i

MARL.

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MNGR

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75

797

5 E!555   G 

5 555

5M 555 

=

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55M ! 5 E  5 G  

5 E!555   G 

799

=

800

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=

55

55

M

5555

=

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55

M 5555

55

GM

=

55

M

5

5

55

GM

5

5

55

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55

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5

5

3

5

5

3

3

55

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3

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3

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5 555

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55

55

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55

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3

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55

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=

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55

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55

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3

55

3

G

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3 3

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5 5 

3

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5 5 

3

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5 5 

3

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5 5 

3

3 55 

3 55 

3 55 

3



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SCENE 15

76

The steamboat docks and a strange figure can be seen, dressed in a patched costume like a HARLEQUIN, waving.

(2.2.3) 801

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5 5 !55 55

=

5 ! 5  5M 55 ! 55 ! 5 55  3  3  3

5 5 55 55

 

pp subito

   555 555 = 555 555 = G  

5 5 !55 55

=

5 5 55 55

5 ! 5 55 ! 55 5 3  3 3

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55 3 3 55 =  

55 3 3 55  

(2.2.2.3)

Repeat at lib.

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55 3 3 $ 3 $  55 55

(to HARLEQUIN)

f

805

MARL.

1  G  4 i

=

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0

at - tacked.

(cheerfully) HARLEQUIN

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0

  5M G   !55

M = 555 

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77

The MANAGER and HELMSMAN go towards the huts.

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up there,

up there.

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78

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screech of the whis - tle

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1   

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MARLOW gives the HARLEQUIN a pouch of tobacco.

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80 HARLEQUIN looks in the pouch.

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P1

81

Slower q = 63 838 (3.2)

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82 rall.

(3.2)

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MARL.

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84 857

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for

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5 5

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weeks.

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1    $ $ 5 2G  5 5 5 i wan - dered a - lone  5 G  

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far

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then he would turn

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SCENE 15

863

MARL.

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(2.2.2.3)

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4

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(2.2.2.3)

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SCENE 15

86 870

MARL.

1  G  i

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= !5 5 5 5 5

0

But he had

no

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goods

to trade with! (knowingly, leaning nearer)

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BBMM

MANAGER and HELMSMAN enter

HELMS.

MARL.

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(2.2.2.3)

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SCENE 15 ff

5 

877

HELMS.

1   B G   i

Heaps

ff

MNGR

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3

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Heaps

of

it!

5M 555 

=

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53 

5 

of

it!

=

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$ 5

3

$

$ 5 5

$ 5

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5M 555

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=

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4

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General movement as ivory is loaded onto the steamboat

R1 HELMS.

MNGR

878

3 1   5 5 $ G     5 3 = E5 5 5 i Stacksof it! mud shan - ty

5  5 ! 5 5 5     

$     3 3 !5 5 5 5 5

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5 5 5 5 E5

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is burst - ing with it!

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=

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55

55

5M5 5M 5 5M

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he raid - ed

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M

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the

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SCENE 15

88

A work-song (CHORUS) begins.

882

1  G 

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CHORUS (OPTIONAL) (RIVER WOMAN)

0

5

5

5

5M

5

5

5M

5

5

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CHORUS (ACCOUNTANT)

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5

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ah

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CHORUS (MANAGER)

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0

5 ah

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CHORUS (THAMES CAPTAIN)

  

5

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CHORUS (DOCTOR)

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5

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4

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The tribe,

5

5

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5

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89

884

R.WMN

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5

5

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CHORUS

ACCNT.

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90 886

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1  G 

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ACCNT.

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5

5

5 5 5 5 5      Vi - si - ta - tion.

5

5

$ $ $ $  !5 5 5 5 5

An in - va - sion.

5

5 5 5 5M    

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Vi - si - ta - tion.

5

5

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5

5

5

5 5  

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-

5

An in - va - sion.

ah

DOC.

in

$  5 5M

$  5 5M

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5

$ $ $ $  5 5 5 5 5

5

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$  5 5

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$ 5$ 5$ 5 5

mf

and ve

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mp

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ry - ter - ri - ble...

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=

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no,

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5

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you

=

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=

!5 

!5 5 55 5 5 5


SCENE 15

91

888

R.WMN

1  G 

5

 5

5

ah

CHORUS

ACCNT.

MNGR

T.CPN

An

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5

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5

  5 

5

5 

5

5 

=

5 5 !5 5M    

5

   =  55 5M

5

5

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5

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=

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5

5

5

5 5 5 5 5      Vi - si - ta - tion.

5

5

$ $ $ $  !5 5 5 5 5

5

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5

5

5

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=

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5

5

$ $ $ $  5 5 5 5 5

5

ah

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=

$ $ $ $  5 5 5 5 5

5

ah

=

5 5 5 5M    

1       2G  !5 5 5 5 5 i can't judge Mi - ster Kurtz...

5

ah

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=

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ah

HLQUN

5 5 5 5M    

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5 

5 ah

in - flic tion.

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ah

DOC.

=

$ $ $  5 5 5 5M

  5 5

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$   5 5 5 5 di - na - ry

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5

5M

as

an

or

5

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man.

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SCENE 15

92

S1 890

R.WMN

1  G 

5

5

5

 

5M

q. = q q = 64

p

'

B

ah

CHORUS

ACCNT.

MNGR

T.CPN

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ah

5

5 5M

p

' 

B

5

  5 

5

p

' 

5 5M

B

5 5M

p

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MARL.

HLQUN

5

p

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5 5M

mf

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B

Why, he's mad!

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He's

5 5

ah

° B

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5 5M 5 5M

!5 4

mp

4

= 5

mad!

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No,

mf

= 3 5$ 5$ 5$ 5$ 5$ 5 = $ $ 5$ 5$ 5 5 5 5 If you had heard him talk,

S1

  

5 

5M

ah

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ah

ah

ah

1  4 G  i

5 

5M

ah

ah

DOC.

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B

on - ly days a - go,

q. = q q = 64

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BB

5M

55 

pp



5 5 5 5

5

5 5

5

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SCENE 15

93

893

R.WMN

1  G 

'

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5M An

CHORUS

ACCNT.

MNGR

T.CPN

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5M

5 

An

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5M

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1  G  i

5M

5 

5 5M  

5  ah

5

$  5 5M

5

5 

5 5M  

5 

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in - flic - tion.

MARLOW takes up his binoculars. We see the human heads on wooden posts.

5

!5

B

  2G   5 i

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$ $ 5 5 5

you would - n't dare

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5 5M  

5 ah

tion.

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flic -

5

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ah

DOC.

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in - flic - tion.

ah

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$ 5

5

5

'

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$ $ $ 5 5 5 5 5

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hint at such

a

5

3

thing.

BB

5

4

He had been

55MM

5

$ $ $ 5 5 5

5

55 55MM  5

5

5  5


SCENE 15

94 895

R.WMN

1  G 

B

 5

5M

'

ah

CHORUS

ACCNT.

MNGR

T.CPN

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5M

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ah

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5M

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5 

ah

DOC.

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ah

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ÂŻ 5

5M

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1   $ $ 2G  5$ 5$ 5$ 5$ 5 = 3 5$ 5$ 5$ 5 5 = i ab - sent sev' - ral months, came down the ri - ver.

  B    

5

55 

5M

5

5

5

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55MM

5

5 

5

help - less.

B

5

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SCENE 15

95

897

R.WMN

1  G 

B

B ah

CHORUS

ACCNT.

MNGR

T.CPN

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B

 

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DOC.

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ah

HLQUN

1   2G  5 i came...

=

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5

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$ $  5 5 5

$ $ 5 5 5

he

ve - ry

was bad,

5

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bad.

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5



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chiefs came to

5

see

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5 him

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B

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SCENE 15

96 899

R.WMN

1   G  

5M

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CHORUS

ACCNT.

MNGR

T.CPN

  G    5M i

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5 5 5 5 5 5 5 B      

MARL.

HLQUN

vi - si - tat - tion.

vi - si - tat - tion.

   

5

ah

  5 B

5M

5

 5

5M

ah

4

ah

(growing disbelief at HARLEQUIN's speech)

= 5  5 5 5 5 5

5 5  5 5 5 

don't want to know

 5

They would crawl!

5 5

5 B 

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55 55 

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ah

?

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vi - si - ta - tion.

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5M

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A

 

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DOC.

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55 5

5M

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5 5

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$ $  5 5 5 B They would crawl,

55  55MM   5 5

$ $    5 5 5 5 5

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55 

5 5M  5 5

5 5

5 5


SCENE 15

901

R.WMN

1  G 

5 5

5

5M

B

ah

CHORUS

ACCNT.

MNGR

T.CPN

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97

 5

B

ah

5 5 B

5M

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B

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5M

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5 5M

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ah

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5

5 55 5   

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5

5

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ah

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DOC.

5

5

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these ce - re - mo - nies,

of

55 5 B

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5 5

5 5

5M

5 5

5 5 5 5

55 55  5 5

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these ce - re - mo - nies

 5

The chiefs came to see him,

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An in-

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    5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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$ $ 55

5 5 5M

5

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5 they

would crawl!

55 5 5 5

55 55 55 55 5

5 5

5 5

5 5

5 5

5 5


SCENE 15

98

mp

904

R.WMN

1  G 

$  5 5M

B

5

CHORUS

MNGR

T.CPN

5 5 B

5

ah,

ah,

mp

5M

 5 5M

5 ' 

ah

ah

ah

5M

5 5M 

5 ' 

ah

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mp

BM

- va - sion.

DOC.

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5 5 '

  5 5M BM G    i - va - sion.

  5$ 5M 2 

5

mp

  5 5M B G    i - va - sion.

5 5M     

'

ah,

- va - sion.

ACCNT.

5

mp

5 5 '

B

5

5 5 B

ah

- va - sion.

ah

(waving the binoculars towards the huts)

MARL.

HLQUN

1  G   5 i

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 5 5 5 5   

f

5 =

But what of these heads?

4

5    = 5 5 5 5 5

5 5  These heads?

5 5M 4  

What de - fi - ni - tion next?

5 5 5 5  

re - bels,

M 5 55 55M

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E ne mies? Cri - mi - nals?

f

5 5 5 BM  

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555 5 5 5 5    

re - bels,

5 5M 

55 55 

5 5M  

5 55  

re - bels,

re - bels,

55 5 B

mp

  5  5

5 5

5 5 5 5

5 5

5 5

5 5

5 5

5 5

5 5

5 5

5 5


SCENE 15 mf

907

R.WMN

1  G   5M

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5

CHORUS

MNGR

T.CPN

5 B 

5 5M  

 5 

5 5M  

5

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DOC.

mf

5 5

5M

mf

5 5

B

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5 B  ah

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5 B 

5M

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5 



5 5 5 5 5 5

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5

mf

5

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5

'

ah,

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5

99

ah

mf

5M  G i

5

The work-song dies away.

Slightly slower q = 56

5

ah,

ACCNT.

T1

ah

5 5 5 5 5 5

ah

 '

ah

(darkly sarcastic)

MARL.

HLQUN

5 5M B 1   5 5M    G  i Wor - kers? Re - bels!

5  G 2 i

5 5M ÂŻ ÂŻM  

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0

3 $ 5

B °

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0

re - bels!

55 55 

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5 5

Slightly slower q = 56

55 5

55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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5 5

5 5

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mf

5 5

3 $ $ 5 5 5 5 5

Those heads look ve - ry sub-

T1

  5  5

pp subito

5 5

5 5

5 5


SCENE 15 - 16

100

MARL.

HLQUN

M M M  B    !5 5 5 = = 5

910 1   $  G   5M 5 B i - dued to me...

 2G   i

 0

 

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on their sticks.

913

1   5 2G   i  G  

pp

5

do - ing

to keep Kurtz a - live,

5

5

5 ! 5

  BM  B M

I

 =

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M$ M 3 5  3 !5 !5 3 E5M  ?  `a !5 !5 3 

!!!!

e - nough.

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!!!!

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!!!!

3

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B B

a sim - ple man

B B

and that's

B

am

53 5 5  5  = = 

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BM BM

$  3  5 5 5 5 5

I...

5M  5M 

ppp

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I...

5M M = 5

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my

3    5  5 35 5 = = 5    5 5

= 5 = 5  4 I...

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HLQUN

And you?

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G

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loco

U1

SCENE 16: On shore. MARLOW and the HARLEQUIN watch as slowly, led by the MANAGER with a gun, a stretcher borne by bearers emerges from one of the huts.

Steady q = 88

G 5' 5 BM p

5 5 BM '  '  ' *

' '

' 5 5 BM

' '

55 55 BM BM

' '

' 5 5 BM

' '

' ' ' '

' '

' '

' '

' '

' '

' '

N

N sim.


SCENE 16

101

KURTZ is bald and thin and is making imperious gestures with one arm raised. As they reach the boat, the litter is set down and KURTZ is moved to a cabin. 923

G 5' 5 BM

B '

5 5 BM '

' '

B

' 5 5 BM

' '

55 55 BM BM

B '

' '

' '

' '

' '

B

' 5 5 BM ' '

KURTZ has a letter in his hand and gestures with it, almost teasingly, to MARLOW.

As slow as possible q = < 40 KURTZ

 0

930

1 2

pp

   5 5 B

5M

I

I,

am

glad.

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5M

K

 

5 5 5M 5 5M 5 BM I

am

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' '

' '

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'  '

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' '

' '

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935

KURTZ

Like plainchant

1 2

pp

5

5

I

am glad.

(ossia)My

G

 B plans.

p

5M I

My



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glad.

im mense plans.

pp

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5

5

I

am glad.

My

plans.

mp

5M I

glad,

  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E5 BM

My

am glad. re - pu - tation.

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' '

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' '

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' '

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' '

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SCENE 16

102

From the novel: "The volume of tone he emitted was without efforts, almost without the trouble of moving his lips amazed me...A voice! It was grave, profound, vibrating, while the man did not seem capable of a whisper. However, he had enough strength in him - to very nearly make an end of us."

Slightly faster q = 56

KURTZ

Accel.

3 K K mp 940  !5 1 E5 E5 E5 5M  E5 !B 5 E5 5 E5 5 E5 !5 2 =  E5 !5 5 5 5 !5 5

I,

I,

I,

am

glad,

3 555 5 5 5M

I,

' '

' '

' '

' '

' '

' '

' '

As slow as possible q = < 40

mf

I,

I

am

K

Like plainchant

f

E 5 ! 5 E5! 5 B 1 5 E 5 ! 5 M E 5 ! 5 E 5 E5 E5 2 E5 944

5  4

Glad

p subito

B

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5M

I,

' '



' '

%

' '

' '

' '

' '



' '

%

' '

' '

 1

2 5 BM

(eventually, smiling ominously)

V1

LAMENT Faster q = 116

   4 5 5 5  5M

am glad,

I

am

 5 5 5M 5 5M I

' G '

949

KURTZ

5 5

' G '

Accel.

KURTZ

Faster still q = 66

= ?

0

0

glad.

' G '

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! ' ' ' 5  4 = 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M pp p

' '

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'  '

' ' *

' '


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

103

The rest of the entourage disperses leaving, in its wake, the stately figure of the RIVER WOMAN. She moves slowly downstage and, facing KURTZ, stops still. RIVER WOMAN

954

R.WMN

1  2G

0

0

0

4

ppp

= 5 B  (hum)*

M M M M M M M

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55M 55M 55M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 5 5M 55M 55M 55M M 5 G 5 5 5

-



0

958

R.WMN

1 BM 2G 

0

5 = 

0

0

0

0

 

0

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5M 55M 55M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5 5 5  M M M M M M M  G 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 

962

R.WMN

1 4 2G  

mp

0

0

0



0

* pp

= 5 B

 5  B

5M

0

=

5M

(hum)

5M M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5M 55M 5M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

5M 5M 5M M M M M 5 M M M M  5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 G  mf

 

mf



0

0

0

* p

965

R.WMN

1  2G

0

4

= 5 B 

5 5 '

BM

(hum)

5M 5M 5M G 

5M M M 5 55 55

5M M M M 5 5 55 55

5M

5 55M 55M

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55M

5M

M M M M M M M M M 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 f

0

0

* Bracketed phonemes in the soprano part indicate a slow transition toward their utterance.

0

0 *


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

104

pp sempre

CHORUS (THAMES CAPTAIN)

969

1

0



0

 0

0

4

= 5  ah

CHORUS (DOCTOR)

2 

0

0

pp sempre

 0

0

4

=   5 ah

R.WMN

1 5M 2G 

0

= ?

4

mp *

Ah

M

55M 55M 55 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55M 55M 55M 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 55 G

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= 5 B

5M M M 5 55 55

-

B

-

-

5

(eh)

-

(ah).

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0

0

 

5

p

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0

4

=   5

continue ad lib.>

W1 973

T.CPN

1  5 

BM

5

BM

'

BM

5

5

CHORUS

ah

DOC.

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BM

BM

'

5

5 5

BM

ah

R.WMN

p

1  ' 2G 

0

= 5 B 

4

0

Ah

W1

M M M M

55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55 55 55 55  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 G 

5M 55

 

BM

5 *

BM

'

BM

5

5M 55

-

5M M M M M 55 555 555 555 555 555M 5 5 5


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

977

T.CPN

1 5M 

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5 5M 

105

5

BM

'

 

CHORUS

ah

DOC.

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5 5M 

5M 2 

BM

'

5

 

ah

R.WMN

1 ' 2G 

B

B -

-

-

-

-

B

(eh)

-

B

-

-

B

(ah).

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981

T.CPN

 5 '

5 5M 

1  B 

5 5 5

55 BM

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CHORUS

ah

DOC.

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5 55

R.WMN

5 5M 

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mp

-

55M 5

55M 5 

5



5M M M 55 555 555

5M M 55 55

55 B

B

5 5 BM

55 B

B

ah

= 5 ' Ah

55M 5

ah

ah

1  4 2G 

5M 5 5

BM

'

5 5M 

 

?

-

5M 5M 5M M M M M M M M M   G  55 55 55 555 555 555 5555 555 55 55 55

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BM

-

eh

5M 5M 5M 55  55 55

B

B -

-

55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 5M 5 55 5

-

5M

= ?

(ah).

5M 55

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5

mf

 

B

5 5 5

5 5M 

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5 5 BM

55 B

B


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

106

T.CPN

5M

B

5 5M 

985

1 B 

 5

BM

5 5

BM

5

CHORUS

ah

DOC.

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2 B

B

 5

5M

5

ah

R.WMN

mf

1 2G  4

= 5 B  Ah

' -

5M 5M 5M M M  G 5 5 5 55 55

-

M 555

555M

B

-

555M

-

555 M

-

-

B

-

5M 555 55 55 55M 55M 55M 55

M M M

(eh)

-

5M 5 5

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55 55 55 5 5 5 5

f



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B

988

CHORUS

T.CPN

DOC.

R.WMN

B

B

 5 5M



B

B

 5 5M



5 5

B

2  BM

5 5

B

B -

M

555M 555M 555 G  BM

-

(ah)

5 -

-

5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5 5 55

BM -

5M 5M 5M 55 55 55

5 5

5

5M

1  BM

1  B 2G

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B

B

BM

5

4

4

(eh).

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f

5M 55

B

55M 5

555M

5M 5

5M 5M M

M

5 5 55 55M 55M 55 555M B

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5

Ah

5M 55

5

-

555M  


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

107

X1 991

1 0 G  i

CHORUS (ACCOUNTANT)

4

p sempre

= 5

 5

BM

'

BM

'

BM

'

BM

'

ah

CHORUS (MANAGER)

 G  0 i

4

p sempre

= 5

 5

ah

p sempre T.CPN

5 5 5 5 B 

5 

5M

ah

CHORUS

ah

5 

DOC.

p sempre

 5 5 5 B 2  5

5 

5M

ah

R.WMN

1  B 2G 

 5

ah

B (eh)

-

5

5

-

(ah).

 '

'

X1

 G   55M 5 55M 5 55M 55M 55M5 55M 55M

molto

  5 5 5 5 B

5M 555 55M 55M 555M 55

M

M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M  55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 555 555 555 555 55 55 55 555

p

5M

5 

 5

BM

'


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

108 994

ACCNT.

5

BM

5

G i

5M

'

 5 5M

 5 '

 5 5M

 5 '

5 5M 

 5 '

5 5M 

 5 '

ah

5M

'

ah

CHORUS

MNGR

1 BM G i

T.CPN

5

BM 

BM

5

5 5M ah

DOC.

M 2  B

5

5 5 5 M

BM

ah

p sempre R.WMN

1  2G

0

0

?

4

5 B = 

5 5 5 5

Ah,

5M 5M 5M 5M 55M 55M 55M 55M G  55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5

5M 55

 BM

BM

5

5M 55

M M M M M M M M M 5M M M M M 55 555 555 555 555 55M 55 55 5 5 5M 5M 5M 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M

5 5M 

 5 '


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

998

ACCNT.

BM

G ' i

BM

BM

5

  BM

5

ah

 5 5

5  

 5 5

5  

5 5M 

 

5 5M 



ah

5

  BM

5

ah

ah

CHORUS

MNGR

1 G ' i

109

T.CPN

 '

5

B 

5

ah

DOC.

2  '

ah

BM

5

 B

5 5 5

ah

R.WMN

1  555 B 2G

5 5

ah

5 5 5 5 5 5 555 5

5  5

ah,

5

5 5 

5 5 5 5 

ah,

55M 55M 55M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M G  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 55

5M 55

M M M 555 555 555  555M 555M 555M 5 55M 555M 555M 555M 5M 5M 5M 5M  5 55 5 5 5

5M 55  mf

 '

BM

5

 B

5 5 5

5 5M 




SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

110 1001

ACCNT.

5 5 B

 G   BM i

5 5 B

 BM 

5 5 BM

5

B

5 5 '

ah

5 5

5 5

ah

5

B

5 5 '

ah

5 5 5 5 ah

CHORUS

MNGR

1  G   BM i

T.CPN

5 5 B

B

B

ah

DOC.

 2   BM

ah

5 5 BM

5 5 B

B

B

ah

R.WMN

1   BM 2G 

5

5 5 5 5 ah

BM

5 5 5 5 5 5 5

5

B

ah,

5 5 BM

 5 5M ah,

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55M 55M 5M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55M 5 5M 55M  G   55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5   BM

5 5 5 5

5 5 B

B

5M M M M M

55 55 55 55 55 5 5M 55M 555M 5 5M 5 5M 5 5 B

5 5 5 5


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

1005

ACCNT.

 5 BM

5 G  5 5 5 5M i

 5 BM

5 5 5 5 5M 

 5 BM

5 5 B

5

5 5 B

B

5

5 5 B

B

BM 5 5

5 5 B

B

5 5 BM

5 5 B

B

ah

5 5 B

ah

CHORUS

MNGR

1 5 G  5 5 5 5M i

111

T.CPN

ah

DOC.

5 5 5 5M 2 5

 5 BM ah

R.WMN

1 B 2G

5M

5 BM 

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M

ah,

ah,

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55M 5 5M 55M 5 5M M M M G  55M 5 55M 5 55M 55M 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

f

 5 5 5 5 5M

 5 BM

5 5 5 5 5 

5 5 BM

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 B

5M 55

5M 5M M M 55 55 555 55 B


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

112

Y1

poco

ACCNT.

 5 B

5 5  5 5 5 5M 5 5 5

1009

1 G B i

ah

 '

ah

poco

ah

 '

ah

CHORUS

MNGR

 5 B

 5 5 5M 5 5 5 5 5 5

G B i



T.CPN

poco

B

 5 B

5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5M ah

ah

poco

DOC.

2

 B

 5 B

5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5M ah

R.WMN

1 55 5 5 2G

5 5M 

 B

 '

ah

B 

Stronger mp

5M

 5 B

ah.

5M G 5

 '

Ah

55M 55M 5M 5M 55M 5M 5M  55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55  5 55 5 5 55 5 5 M M M M M M M molto 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5M 4 ?

-

 ' -

-

-

-

-

Y1

M M M 5M  5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 555 55 55 555 5  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

M p

  ' = 5 B 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 pp  M M M M M M M M M M M M M (play, if possible)


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

113

M 5

1012

R.WMN

1 2G  '

' -

M 55 G  5?



-

M 555

M 555

(eh)

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M



M 555 M

M 555 M

M 555 M

-

-

-

M M M 555 555 555 M M M

M 555 M

-

(ah).

M M M M M 555 555 555 555 5555 M M M M M

M 555 M

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

4

= 5

'

'

Ah

-

M 555 M

M M M M M 5 M 5M 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 M M M M M M M

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

1  2G '

-

M 55 5 M

M M M M 55 55 55 55 G5 5 5 5 M M M M

-

-

M 55 5 M

M 55 5 M

-

M 55 5 M

M M M 55  55 55 5 5 5 M M M

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

-

-

(eh)

M 555 M

M M M M M M 55 55 55 55 55 55 5 M M M M M M

(ih)

M 55 5 M

M 555 M

-

M 555 M

M 555 M

-

M 555 5 M

M M 555 55 M M

-

M 555 M

-

M 555 M

M 555 M

-

M M M M 55 55 55 55 5 M M M M

mf

 ?

B

- (ah).

M 55 M

M 55 M

-

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

5

 5 BM -



-

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

 5M -



M 555 M

-

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

1018

R.WMN

-

mp

1 ? 2G  M 5 G  55 M

-

M M M M M M M 555 55 55 55 555 555 555 4 = 

M M M

1015

R.WMN

BM

Ah

M M M M 55  55 55 55 5 5 5 5 M

M M M

mf

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M



M 55 M

M 55 M

-

M 55 M

M 55 M

M 555 M

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

114 1021

R.WMN

1 2G  B -

-

M 55 G 5 M



 5

5M

M 55 5 M

M 55 M

-

M 55 M

-

M 5  G 55 M 

(eh)

M 55 5 M

-

-

-

M 5 5

M

-

M 55 5 M

-

M 555 M

M 555 M

-

M 55 5 M

(ih)

f

?

Ah

M M M M M 5 M 5M 55 55 55 55 55 55 55

M M M M M Mf M

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

M 55 5 M

-

-

M 555 M

-

M 555 M

M 55 5 M

-

M 55 5 M

-

-

M 555 M

M 555 M

M 55 M

-

-

M M M M 55 55 55 555 5 M M M M

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

1027

R.WMN

1  2G ' -

M 5 G  55 M

M 55 5

M



5M



'

(ih)

5M

-

M 55

M 5M

-

M 555 M 5M

-

M 55 5

M

5M

-

M 55 5

M

5M

M 55 5 M 5M

-

-

M 5 5 M

M 55 5 M

5M

5M

M 555

M

'

M 555 M

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

M 55 5 M

M 555 M

eh

M M M M M M 55 55 55 55 55 555 5 M M M M M M

-

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

 5k

B

ah.

-

M M 55 555 M M

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

5 5

B -

-

M M M M M M 55 55 55 555 555 5 55 5 M M M M M M

1024

R.WMN

(eh)

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

1  2G 5

'

'

-

-

M 55 5 M

M 555

5M

M

5M

-

M 555 M 5M

-

M 555 M 5M

-

M 555 M 5M

-

M 55 5 M

5M

M 555

M 5M

  


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

CHORUS (ACCOUNTANT)

1029

1 0 G  i

p

Z1

= 5 

4

 BM 

5 

Earth, (ossia) ah

CHORUS (MANAGER)

G   0 i

p

= 5

4

CHORUS (HARLEQUIN)

p

= 5

4

 BM 

5 

  0

4

 BM 

p

5 = 

5 



BM

Earth, (ossia) ah

CHORUS (DOCTOR)

 2  0

4

p

= 5

 BM

R.WMN

molto  5k -

5 M



'

M 55

M

5 5

BM

 5

touch ah

5 5

BM

un - known earth, ah

touch ah

5 

5 5

5 

BM

un - known earth, ah

touch ah

5 

5 5

5 

BM

touch ah

mp

4

0

ah.

M M  5 G   55 555 M M  

5

 5

touch ah

un - known earth, ah

Earth, (ossia) ah

1  2G  5

5 5

BM

un - known earth, ah

Earth, (ossia) ah

CHORUS (THAMES CAPTAIN)

 5

un - known earth, ah

Earth, (ossia) ah

G   0 i

115

 5k

BM Ah

M 55 M

M M M 55 55 55 5 M M M molto

M 55 5 M

M M M M Z1 M M M M M M M 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 55  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

M M M

5M 5

-

-

555M 555M 555M 555M 55M 55M 55M 55M 5

p

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M M M M M M M M M M M

 BM

55

55

BM BM mp

5 55 5


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

116 1032

ACCNT.

1 B G i

G B i

CHORUS

MNGR

G i

HLQUN

 B

T.CPN

DOC.

B

2

 B

B

B

the

sky.

B

B

the

sky.

B

B

the

sky.

B

B

the

sky.

B

B

the

R.WMN

sky.

A vi - si - ta - tion. ah

 = 5  5 5 5 5 A vi - si - ta - tion. ah

 = 5 5 5 5 5 A vi - si - ta - tion. ah

5 = 5 5  5 5 A vi - si - ta - tion. ah

5  =  5 5 5 5 A vi - si - ta - tion. ah

  5 5

5 5   5 The sor - row - ful land. ah

  5 5 p 5 5   5

An in ah

5 5 

BM

The sor - row - ful land. ah

  5 5

5 5   5

An in ah

5   5

BM

The sor - row - ful land. ah

5 5 5 5 5  

An in ah

BM

 5 5

The sor - row - ful land. ah



 5 5 5 5    5

An in ah

5 5 

BM

The sor - row - ful land. ah

An in ah

' -

-

?

4

(ah).

= 55 ' Ah

-

55M 555M 555M 555M 5 55M 555M 555M 555M 55M 55M 55M 5 55M 555M 555M 5 55M 5M 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 55M 5  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5 5 5 G

55M 5

 5

BM

 BB

5   5

BM

mp

1  2G ' (eh)

 = 5 5 5 5 5

B B

BB

= 55 5 5 M  5 5 55M

  55 55 55

-

55M 5

-

55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 5 5 55 5


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

  5 5 B

1036

ACCNT.

1 G 5 i - va

5 G i - va

CHORUS

MNGR

G 5 i - va

HLQUN

B - sion.

- sion.

2

-

-

-

- va - sion.

-

u - pon the sor - row - ful land. ah ah

= 5 5 5 5 5 5 5   

tion

u - pon the sor - row - ful land. ah ah

5 5 5 5

=  5  5   5 

B  -

tion

u - pon the sor - row - ful land. ah ah

5 

= 5  5 5 5 5 5 

 B

B

An in - flic ah

5   5 = 5  5 5 5 5    

tion

-

-

5 5 B 

u - pon the sor - row - ful land. ah ah

 B

B

An in - flic ah

B

-

-

5 5 B  

B

tion

B 

B

An in - flic ah

- va - sion.

DOC.

-

  5 5 B

- sion.

-

B

An in - flic ah

B

 5

-

5 5 B 

B

 5

T.CPN

-

5

= 5 5 5 5 5  5 

 B

B

An in - flic ah

117

-

-

tion

u - pon the sor - row - ful land. ah ah

mf

R.WMN

1  2G 5 5k 5 BM - eh

555M  G  BM BM mf

5 5 5 5 5M -

-

-

(ih)

-

555M 555M 555M 55M 55M 55M 55M 555M 555M 555M 555M 5 5 55 BB 5

ah.

5M 55 B B

sfz

5 5M  

 5  5 5 5 5 5 5 B

55M 5

55M 5

Ah

-

55M  5 

5M 55

 B

-

55M 5

(eh). - Ih

-

(ah).

55M 5M 5M 5M 5M M M M M 5M  5 55 55 55 555 555 55 55 55 55  = 5 55 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

118

5

1039

ACCNT.

CHORUS

MNGR

HLQUN

T.CPN

1  BM G  i

5

mf

5 BM

Touch the sky, ah

5

 BM G  i

mf

5 BM

Touch the sky, ah

5

 G   BM i

Touch the sky, ah

mf

5 5 BM

  BM

Touch the sky, ah

DOC.

5 

 2   BM

mf

5 BM 

Touch the sky, ah

mp

R.WMN

1  2G  ?

4

5

Ah,

M  55  G 5

55M 5

5 B

the

sky

5 5 B

B

B

touch ah

the

sky

B

5 B

55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 555M 5 55M 555M 5

-

5 5 5     5

the

sky

5 5 B

B

B

touch ah

the

sky

5 B 5

B

B

touch ah

the

sky

(ih)

5M M M M M 55 55 55 55 55 5

from the ah

5 5 5 5  

touch ah

from the ah

5 5 5 5   from the ah

5 5 5    5 

f

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 555 ' -

from the ah

B

mf

-

 5 5 5 5 

B

touch ah

5

mf

5 BM

B

from the ah

5 5 5

-

-

M M M 555 555 555

5M 5

-

5M M M 5 555 555

-

(ah).

5M M M M 55 55 555 555

5k

5 5 

Ih - (ah).

5M M M 55 555 555

5k

5 

Ih -

M

555 55M 555M 5

mf

 

BBMM

55

55 BBMM f

5 55 BB

5

B B

B B

55 5 5 5 5

5 5


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

1 5 5 5 5 5M G     i sor - row - ful land. 1043

ACCNT.

ah

MNGR

 5 5 5M G  5 5   i sor - row - ful land. ah

HLQUN

5 5 G  5   5 5M i sor - row - ful land. ah

T.CPN

5  5 5  5 5M sor - row - ful land. ah

DOC.

5 

5 

BM

The earth, ah

5 

BM

5 

sor - row - ful land. ah

BM

5 

BM

R.WMN

(ah).

Eh

55M 5

f

BM

f

B

Eh

55M 5

f BM

un - known earth ah

B

ah.

M M 5M 5M 55 5 5 5 5 5  5 G 5M 55 5M 5M 5 5 5 5

M

5 

mf

?

f

BM

un - known earth ah

The earth, ah

-

5 

5 

sfz

f

BM

un - known earth ah

 5 BM

1  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 2G

5 

5 

The earth, ah

 5 5 5 5 5M   2

5 

un - known earth ah

The earth, ah

5 

f

BM

un - known earth ah

The earth, ah

5 

5 

119

-

55M 55M 55M 55M 55M 5

(ah).

5M 5M 5M M 55 55 55 555

5   5 B

5

from the land. ah

An

5 5 B  

5

from the land. ah

An

5   5 B

5

from the land. ah

An

5 5 B  

5

from the land. ah

An

5 5 B  

5

from the land. ah

An

55 55 55 55 55MM

 55

BBMM

5 5

5 5

BM BM ff

5 in -

5 in -

5 in -

5 in -

5 5555 B -

(ah).

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5 5 55 55 55 55

Eh - (ah).

5M 5

5M 55

5M 55

f



in -

f

555 Eh

5

5 55 BB

5

B B

55M 5

5M 55

5M 5


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

120 1047

ACCNT.

1 5 5 G i flic - tion

5

CHORUS

MNGR

HLQUN

T.CPN

G i flic -

5  ÂŻ

5 ÂŻ

 5 2

tion

5

flic -

5 5 5   5 5 5M    5 5 5   

tion

5 

mf

'

'

molto

ff

5 

mf

'

'

ah

u - pon the sor - row - ful land. ah ah

5 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5M   

5 ÂŻ 

molto

ff

ah

u - pon the sor - row - ful land. ah ah

tion

G 5 5 i flic - tion

flic -

DOC.

5



 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 

5 

u - pon the sor - row - ful land. ah ah

ah

5 5 5 ÂŻ  5 5 5  5 5M   

ff

u - pon the sor - row - ful land. ah ah

ah

5 5 5   5 5     5 5   5 5M

molto

ff

mf

'

molto

5 

mf

'

molto

ff

5 

'

'

mf

'

'

ah

u - pon the sor - row - ful land. ah ah

fff

R.WMN

1 ' 2G

5

5k

Ah

5M 5 G 5

 BB

55M 5 5M 5M 5M 5M M 5 5 55 55 55 55 5

555M

M 5555

f

BM

5k

-

B

-

(eh).

M 55M 555M 5555 55 555 5555 55 5 5M M M 5M

M 555M 5555

ff

55 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 5 5M 5 5 5 5M

 5 5

fff

5 5 5

5k

5M

Oh - eh.

M 55M 555M 5555 5

M 55M 555M 5555 5

5 5 

5k

Oh - eh

M 55 555 5555 55 555M 5555 5M M M 5M

f

mf

' '

' '

5 -

55M 555M 5


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

' 1 G i 1051

ACCNT.

G i

'

CHORUS

HLQUN

G i

'

T.CPN

 '

DOC.

R.WMN

 ' 2

1  2G

5

5k

-

5

5k

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

"

molto

mp

0

"

molto

mp

0

"

molto

mp

0

"

molto

mp MNGR

A2

"

molto

mp

121

sfz

5 5M

-

(ah).

A2

5M M 5M 5M G  555 555 55 555 555 55M M mp

 BM BM

55 5M

5M 55 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5

5 p pp p

sfz

5 5 5M

0

0

0


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

122

p sempre

1055

R.WMN

1 2G 

0

0

5 5 B

B

B

5

(hum)

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5M 55M 55M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5M 55M 55M 55M 5 5M 55M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M M 5 5 5 5 5  G 5 5 5

0



0

G

BM

5 ?

4

= 4 5 5 5 BM 5 5

?

1059

R.WMN

1  2G 5

4

?

B

5

5 5 B

B



'

(hum)

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M M M M M M M M M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  M M M M M M M 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  G G 5

4

?

4 BM

= 5 55M 5 BB 5 5 5

B

1063

R.WMN

1  0 2G 

4

=

  5 B



'

B

5 5 B

5

(hum)

5M 5M 5M M M M M

5M M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5M 5 5M 5M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 M M M M   5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 G  mf

G   0

0

4

= 5 

 4 BM

B

55 5

55M

5 =5 BB


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

123

1066

R.WMN

1 2G  B

?

4

5

5 5 BM

B

5

(hum)

5 5 B (hum)

M

M

5M 5M 5M 55 55M 55M 55 5M 5 5M 55M 55M 5 5M 55M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55M 55M 55M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55M G f

G

?

B

?5

B

5

 5B 5M

= 4 5 5 5M 5 5

5 5B 55

5 5 5 5 B

The RIVER WOMAN turns and leaves slowly. The MANAGER is seen talking to KURTZ. 1070

R.WMN

1 2G  5

BM



0

'

0

5M 5M M M M M M M M M M M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M M M M M

5 5 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5M 5M  5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M G  5 G 5 5

4 B

B

4

?

4

0

5M 5M

p

The HARLEQUIN comes to MARLOW's side.

1074

1  2G i

0



5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

B2 HARLEQUIN

p

!E B

0

I

G  55M 55M 55 5M 55 55 55 5 5 5 M M M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M M

B !E

EB don't

E B

ppp



5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

!E

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

124 1077

HLQUN

1 E 2G 5 5 BM i un - der - stand... G

E

E

BM

5M 5M

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

4

= E5 E5 E5 E5 

1 E? G i

= 5 E5 E5 E5

  E5 5 4 mis - chief!

5

1080

HLQUN

4

`a E5

Too much for me!

4

?

?

! 5

4

4

To much for me!

  E5 5

Save

Mis - chief!

p

BM

5

me?

E B

5G

`a E5 E5 E 5 E 5

!5

5

BM

5

me?

4

Mis - chief!

EB

!5 Save

me?

E5 4

?

?

4

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

  !5 5 4

1084

1 E ? G i

B Save

E 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M `

HLQUN

5 5M `b

0

pp

E 5

!5

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

KURTZ

2

5 

Mis - chief!

5 E5 E5 E5 = 

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

4

!5 

4

E5 Ah,

5 well,

5 5     5 5 5 it's all

0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

pp

?

4

= 5 5 5 5

o - ver,

all o - ver now.

mp KURTZ

2

E E5

E5

EB

4

'

BM

5

B

5

4

5 5 = 

5

Save

E G ?

5 4

4

E5

5

5 5 B

?

E 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M `


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

125

1088

HLQUN

1 E G ' i

KURTZ

E 5 2

0 BM

G

mf

BM

5

me?

0

0

E'

Save

5

me?

E'

f

5

B Save

0

0

4

5

B

E 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M `

KURTZ

B

5

B

'

4

B

me?

E 5

B

5

B

M M 5 5 ff

EB

1092

1 E 5 2

Save the

EB

'

5 5 = 4 

B

mf subito

E 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 55M 5 5M 5M 5M

`

KURTZ

1096 3 M M M 1 E M M M 5 5 5 5 = E5  = = 5 2

i - vo - ry

E E 5 5M `

you mean,

the

0

M$ M M M 5 5 = = 5M 5 5 

5M M  i

-

?

vo - ry

Don't tell me,

G 5

= 4

5

5 5M

5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

5 5 5M 5M

5 5 555 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

= E5 "save

 E5 = 4 E 5

E5 E 5 E5M 4  me?"

4

 = E5 E 5

555 5 5 5 5 5 5 555 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

M M M M M M M M


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

126

KURTZ

M 1099 M 3 1 E = 5 !5M 5M 5M !5M E 5 4     2

E5  = 4

Why, I've had to save you.

E  G 5 =

5

4

4

E 5 5 5 555 5 5 M M M `

KURTZ

5 5M

 E5 = E 5

I'll car - ry

5M 5M   my

?  4 5

5 E 5 5 5 5 5 5M 55M 5 5M 5M 5M `

5 5 5 5M 5M 5M

You, with your lit - tle

E G = E5 E 5 E 5 5M `

5 =

5

?

so sick as

 5 = ?

5

5M 

M M M M M E5 !5M 5M 5 5 5 5  =  

you would like to

be - lieve.

?

5 5 55 5 5 5 5M 5M 55M 5M 5M 5M

5 5 5M 5M

5 5M

 !5 = ! 5

4 5 5M

Ne - ver

5 5 5 5 55 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 55M 5M

M M M M M M M M 3M M 5M E 5 5 = = E5 5 5 !5 = = 5 5 5 5 M 5M  E5 

4

1105 M M M 1 E E5M = = 5 5 5 5M 5M    2

done.

Not

i - deas out yet.

E G =

KURTZ

4

5 5 55 5 5M 5M 55M 5M

1102 1 E !5M 5M 5M 5M M = =     2

mind.

Sick?

M 5M M !5M E5 5M   

I

will re - turn...

 = E5  = 4 E 5 5 E 5

 = !5 4 ! 5

5 5 5 55 555 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 55M 5M 5M 5M 5M

5M M 

M M 5M 5M = 5 5 4  

ped - d - ling

4

55 E55 5 5 5 5 5 E5 5 55 E 55 5 5 5 5 5 E 5 5

M M M M M M M M M

no - tions.

= 5 4

5 5 5M

I'll show you what can be

5 5M

55 5 5 5 55 5 5 5

M M M M

5 5M

5 5 5M 5M

M M E5M M E5M E 5M M M 5 =  5    E5 5 You are

= 5

5

?

5 5 = 4

in - ter - rupt - ing my

?

G

55 5 5 5 E55 E55 5 5 5 5 55 5 5 5 E 55 E 55 5 5 5 5

M M M M M M M M M M

5 5 5 5M 5M 5M


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

C2

The MANAGER leaves KURTZ and comes to MARLOW, leading him to one side.

1108

1 E G i

KURTZ

2

127

0

E 5M E  = 4

?

mf

MANAGER

E5

5

E5M

He

is

ve

 5 B -

ry

mf

M M E5M M E 5M M 5 E 5 =  5  3   E5 =

?

plans!

You are

in

-

low,

mp

5M 5M E5M M E5M    

?

ter - rupt - ing

You are

in - ter -

C2

E = E555M =  G  E 555 E 555 E 555 555 555

M M M M M mp subito

 = 4 5 E 55

M

E E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E5 5 5 5 5 E 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M E 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M `

1111

MNGR

KURTZ

1 E G 5 i

4

4

E5 5  

G 4

5 5 5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M E 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

  5 5 E5 E5 E5 5 = ? we could have done for him.

p

?

- rupt - ing

E

  5 5 5M

we have done all

M M E E5 E5 4 2

0

?

4

M M$ M M !5M E5 E5 E5 4

?

in - ter - rupt - ing

E 555

M

 55 = 4 E E 55M 5 5M

E E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E5 5 5 5 E 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M E 5M 5M 5M 5M `

0

M M$ M M E5M E5 E5 E5 in - ter - rupt - ing

4

5M E = 55 ? 

5 5 5 5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M E 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

5 5 5M 5M


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

128 1114

MNGR

1 E G 4 i

  = E5 5 5 5 5 No more dis - guis - ing

 5M 5 E5 5 E5 5 the fact that Mi - ster

E5

  5 5 5

5

Kurtz

has done more

harm

mf subito KURTZ

2

E

?

0

M M M M 5 5 E5 E5 4

4

I

E  G E 55 5

M

 4 5 5 E 5M

will

re - turn!

0

?

?

4

55 ? E 5 5 E 5M 5M

E E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M E 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M E 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M ` mp

1 E  5 B G !5  i than good 1117

MNGR

KURTZ

2

E5 5 E5 M 5 BM  

0

?

for the Com - pa - ny.

The

M M M M !5 5 E5 E5

?

0

0

0

I will re - turn!

5M E = 55 = 5 4  E 55

M

?

4

M

5M

5M 5M E 555 = E55 = E55 = 55 =  =    sfz

MNGR

1 E   2G 5 5 5 i dist - rict

 5 5 E5 5 !5 is closed to

E

0

E

0

G

us

?

  E5 = 4 5 5 for a time.

! 5M = E 55  0

M M

5M

M 55 5 5M E! 555 5 5M 5 5M E 555 E 555 5 5  E5 4

p

E E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E5 E 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M E 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M E 5M

`

1121

=  E5

pp

E

E G 4

4

0

0

?

4

E5 And

M

M

M E! 555 5 5M E! 555 5 5M E 555 E5 5  =  = 4 =  0

 B

4

 

why?

 4 

5M = E55 = 5   E 55

M  0


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

 = 5

1125

MNGR

1 E 2G  ? i E G 

4

Un - sound,

!5 E 55M 5 E 55M

555

M

1 E G ? i

2G i

G

?

5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

mp

    5 5 !5 !5 ?

= E5 5 5 You call

it

"un - sound me - thod"?

Me - thod?

?

0

4

5

E!55 E 55M5 5M 55M5 55M 5

5M 5M 5M 5M

 5 5

1 E 2G 4 i

5M

5M

4 4

M E555 = 

4

you?

4

?

4

4

?

4

M E555 = 

pp

?

?

pp

4

=

Me - thod?

! 55M M E 5 E E55 5

?

p

1131

E

?

B

5

Don't

E

 5 5 4

? p

E

E

MARL.

M = E!555 4 

p

MARLOW

0

5M

5M = E55 = 55 = 5 = 5  E 55 55 

M

M

0

0

1128

    5 5 5 5 un - sound me - thod.

 55 = 4 5

M

555

M

E 

MNGR

 5 = 4

129

 5 I

! 55M 5 =  =

4

 4 5M

 = 5M

     5 5 5 5 5 E5 5 see

no

me - thod

 0  0

at

 = 5M

'

all.

BM  = EBBMM E55M 5 ppp

 = 5M

4

?


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

130 1134

MARL.

MNGR

1 E  3   G !5 5 5 E5 = 4 i Ne - ver - the - less,

2G i

5

5 5 5M E5 EB 

a

re - mar - ka - ble

5

5

 5 = 4

B

man.

mp

E

0

0

5  =E55 E55M 5

E ?

B BB

0

B

5 E5 

he

was.

4

BBMM E B M 4

?



BM BBMM

5 5 55 E55  ppp

E ?

D2 1138

MARL.

MNGR

HLQUN

1 E G  i

= 4 5M

D2

4

5 55  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5^  5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5_ *

The MANAGER sidles off and MARLOW is once more joined by HARLEQUIN.

Slower q = 80 (2.2.2.3)

E G  E5 i E G 2  i

0

0

5

0

5

4M

0

pp

4

0

4

4

=

=

Slower q = 80 (2.2.2.3)

5 E E55

G

E 555

555

legato

E  555

555

555

EEE 5555MMMM

E! 555

55MM

!555

N

N

555 555

555 555

5

As

a

E5 

EEE 5555 55MM N

E5

sim.


SCENE 16 (LAMENT) mp

 E5

 !5M

Speak

out!

1140

MARL.

HLQUN

1 E G 4 i

4

4

4

 E $ $ $ $ $ E5 5 3 5 5 G 5 2 !5 5 5 5 i Bro - ther sai - lor, I could - n't con

G

E !5

5

5 5

5

5M -

1142

MARL.

HLQUN

1 E G i

2G i

E

!55 5

55 5

E 5 E 5M EEE 555MM

= E5 5 5 in

55 5

4

E

G ! 5 E 55 E !555

I

am

Mi - ster Kur

5 E5 E5 -

tz's friend...

4

4

4M

E! 555

555

555

EEE 5555MMMM

!55 5

55MM

4M

4

5 55

5 55

55MM

4

4M

5 

 5 5

=

on

your boat.

4

a way.

mp

4

$  $ $ 5 5 5 5 5

ceal...

pp

E

5

131

=

555 555

$ $ 5 5 5 5

$ 5 5 5

It was Kurtz

who or - dered

5 5

5 5

p

555

55MM

EEEE5555 

= E5 5 5 the at - tack

E5   E! 555 !555

5 555 555

555

= E5 He

E5 =EEEE5555

55MM


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

132

 5

1144

HLQUN

1 E  2G E5 i ha

G

 5M

- ted

the

5

EE 5

$  5 5

E !555

 5

=

i - dea

5M

5 5

5 55

5 55

5

 5

 5

of

E5 EEE 555 

5

55MM

5 

5M

ta - ken

back.

 5

5

be - ing

5

5

5

!55 5

5 55

5 55

5

p

1146

HLQUN

B B

E G 4

4

M EEE5555 E = 

pp

E  ?

4

! 

0

MARL.

1 ? G i

4

0

 BBMM

! 

5 9E 555 5 5 E5 5

`b

?

=

is safe with me.

5  The

!5M  Ma

BB

  $   2G = 5 5M 5 5 5 5 i His re - pu - ta - tion...

G

5 5

B G !B

B B

5 5

4

55 ! 5 5

E5

5 E5 5    -

3 E5$ 5$ 5$ !5$ 5$ 5 5 5 3 =

?

You are a bro - ther sai - lor...

EB !B

5 5

B B

B !B

B B

EB !B

5 5

B

G

5 5 35 5 

na - ger thinks you ought to be

p HLQUN

 

ppp

3   5   4 5 5 E5 5

It

 

Slower, still q = 56

! (3.2)  

p 1149

M = E555 

55MM

E2 3 1 E 5 5 5 5M     = ? = 5 E 5   G   2 E5 5 5 !5 5 i He thought you would give up, think - ing him dead.

5 

 

B B


SCENE 16 (LAMENT)

133

1151

MARL.

1 E5 G i hanged...

4

p HLQUN

= 2G i

$ 5

$ 5

I

had

E 5 5

$ 5

4

 5

bet - ter

$ $ 5 5 get

out

 

?

$ 5

5 

the

way...

3

B B

$ 5

$ 5

$ 5

$ 5

I

can

do

no

 3 5 E5 more

for

 

 5 Kurtz

EB !B

 

G B ! G B

1152

MARL.

HLQUN

1  G = i  2G  E5 i now. E B B  G EBM G  BM

5 5

M$ E5

M$ 5

You

had

M$ 5

M$  5 !5

bet - ter

4

B B

M 3 E5$

go...

if

M$ 5

M$ 5

you

have

M$ 5

 

M$ 5 E5

a - ny

4

?M

!5 5

5 5

B B

5

=

friends



!5  near

-

 EB B

 

5


SCENE 16 (LAMENT) - 17

134 1153 (3.2)

MARL.

1  5 G i - by.

4

4

?

0 M$ M 3 M 3M M 555 3 5 5 3 E5M    4 

pp

HLQUN

3  3 $ $ $ 5 $ $ 5M 5 5 3 =  5 $ $ !5 5M 5 5  @  5 5 5 2G  5 5 5 i I'll ne - ver meet such a man a - gain. You ought to have heard him

5

5 3 5 

 5M G 3 

= 5

5 5  

re - cite

his po - et - ry.

`a 5 5 E5 5  = 3 

! B

5

3

  BM

B

BM

B

F2 [Darkness]

ppp

1155

HLQUN

1 E5M 35M 5M 4 = G 2    i Po - et - ry... ` E5 G E5

!5 !5

= !5 5 his

5 5

BM

4

 = 5 5

own!

 B B 

 5

M  = 3 E5M 5$ 3 = 

Good - bye,

4

5 = 5 

?M

5 5

Faster q = 116



0



0

good - bye.

5M E 5 5M 5M E5 5 3  =  

4 ppp

B

SCENE 17: On board the river steamboat and the nearby shore; night. MARLOW is asleep in a chair.

5 5 *



5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

1158

0

G

0

0

0

p

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 *


SCENE 17

135

The beginning of a chant (CHORUS) wakes MARLOW. He goes to see how KURTZ is and finds him gone. Guessing he is heading back to his old compound, MARLOW goes to head him off. 1162

1 G i

G i

0

CHORUS (ACCOUNTANT): like plainchant

0

 4

pp

=

 5 B

5M

 5 

ah

0

CHORUS (MANAGER): like plainchant

0

 4

pp

=

 5 B

5M

  5 

ah

pp

G i

0

CHORUS (HARLEQUIN): like plainchant

0

 4

=

 5 B

5M

  5 

ah

pp

0

CHORUS (THAMES CAPTAIN): like plainchant

0

 4

 = 5 B

5M

5   

5M

5   

ah

pp

2

0

CHORUS (DOCTOR): like plainchant

0

 4

= 5 B ah

G

0 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5

0



0



  5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 *


SCENE 17

136

MARLOW meets KURTZ, whom we now see crawling on all fours. KURTZ, in white, rises like a ghost.

p

1165

ACCNT.

CHORUS

MNGR

HLQUN

T.CPN

1  G ' i

0

'

4

=  5 B ah

 G ' i

0

'

4

p

=  5 B ah

 G ' i

'

 '

'

0

4

p

=  5 B ah

p

0

4

= 5 B ah

DOC.

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p

'

0

4

 = 5 B ah

G  

0

0

0

0

55 55 55 5 5 5 5 55 55 5 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 55 55 5 5 5


SCENE 17

137

1169

ACCNT.

1 G M i B

5

G M i B

5

G M i B

5

CHORUS

MNGR

HLQUN

T.CPN

DOC.

2

5 '

5M

= ?

0

5 '

5M

= ?

0

5 '

5M

= ?

0

'

'

5M

= ?

0

'

'

5M

= ?

0

1 G i

MARLOW

0

4

mf

  5 53 5 5 5 5 5

B

4

4

Do you know what you are do - ing? KURTZ

2

0

0

(alternating between two 'mental states')

?

3

5 5 5 5 You will be

lost,

mf

 3 

5 5 5 4

0

Per - fect - ly.

G

0

 5 BM 5 5 BM 5

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 *

?M 55 5555 5 5

5 5 5 BBMM 5

4

5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 555


SCENE 17

138

G2 mp

1173

ACCNT.

1 4 G i

G 4 i

CHORUS

MNGR

G 4 i

HLQUN

4

T.CPN

DOC.

2

4

mp

=  5 B

 

5

B

B

 

5

5

ah

ah

mp

mp

=  5 B

 

5

B

B

 

5

5

BM

ah

ah

mp

mp

=  5 B

 

5

B

B

 

5

5

BM

ah

ah

mp

mp

= 5 B

 'M

 5

BM

ah

ah

mp

mp

= 5 B

 'M

 5

ah

MARL.

BM

1 B G i

BM ah

5 35 5

B 

ut - ter - ly

4



?M

0

lost. (alternating between two 'mental states')

mf KURTZ

2

0

 ?M

4

3

5 5 5 I

 5 BM 5 5 BM G 5

 4

4

had

 5 5 5 

im - mense plans...

5M M M M  5 5M 5 Not

so sick as

G2

 5 BM 5 5 BM 5



5 5

BM BM

mp

 55 55 55 55 55 55 5 5



 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 55 55 *

55 55


SCENE 17

139

1176

ACCNT.

1 G ' i

5

BM

5 5

BM

ah

G ' i

MNGR

5

BM

5 5

BM

CHORUS

ah

G ' i

HLQUN

5

BM

BM

5 5 ah

T.CPN

5

BM

'

BM

5

5 ah

DOC.

2

BM

'

5

BM

5

5 ah

1 ! 5M M M M M 5M 4 KURTZ  5 5 5 5  2 you would like to

' G '

f

4

be - lieve.

5

5

Im - mense

BM BM

5

4

plans...

5 5

M 3 M M M

   5 5 5 5 !5M Show you what can

be done.

5 55 5

BM BM

555 555 555 555 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 55 55 55  55  55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5  5 5 5

E 5M = 

555

555 555 555 55 5 5


SCENE 17

140 1179

ACCNT.

1 5M G i

p

 5 5M

 5

'

'

BM

5

 

5

 

5

 

5



ah

 5 5M

G 5M i

MNGR

p

 5

'

'

BM ah

CHORUS

p

 5 5M

G 5M i

HLQUN

 5

BM

'

'

ah

 5

5 5M 

5M

T.CPN

p

'

BM

'

ah

DOC.

2

 5

5 5M 

5M

p

'

5



4

4



5

5



BM

'

ah

MARL.

mf

1 G i

4

0

3

5 5 5 5 You will be



5M = 5 KURTZ 2

! 5 5 

Im - mense,

G

 5M 5M

5 5M 5 5M 

B

B

lost,

5  555 555 55 55 55 55 55 55

' '

B

ut - ter - ly

lost.

mf

?

?

im - mense...

5 5 

3 5 5 5

' '

5

5

5

5

I

was

on

the

BM BM p

thres - hold

5 5



 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 555 555 555 555 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5


SCENE 17

141

CHORUS

1183

ACCNT.

1  G  'M i

 

0

MNGR

G  'M i

 

0

HLQUN

 G  'M i

 

0

 'M



0





0

T.CPN

DOC.

MARL.

KURTZ

2

'M

p

1  ?M G i

2

4

4

 '

5 You

5

5 of

B G B

5 great

5

B

 4

things...

5 5 5 5 5 5

5M M 

5M 

And

5 5M 5 5M

M

M 5M 5 ! 5M 5  

this stu - pid scound - rel

 BM BM pp



 555

555

555 555 555 555 555 55 5 5 5 5 5 5

55

55 5

 55 5

55 55 5 5

55

55 55

5 5

5 5

55

555


SCENE 17

142

MARL.

1185 mf M M M 3M 1 5 5 5 5 5 B G i will be ut - ter - ly lost,

mp

KURTZ

2

5M 

 5 = 4 the...

M 3M  5 5 5 5

B

ut - ter - ly

!5M 

stu - pid scound - rel...

5 5

5 5

555 55 555 55 55 55

5

lost,

p

M  5 4

5M M  !5

G BMM B

p

mp

BM lost.

M  5 ?

= 5M

?

scound - rel...

B B

the

B ! B

55  555  555 55 55 5 5

 5 5M 5  5M

B B

55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 55 55 55 555 555

MARLOW half supports and half carries KURTZ back to the boat and the cabin.

1

2 5 1188

KURTZ

5

'Ma - na

B -

5M 5M

ppp

= 5M

B

ger',

B B

pp

5

the

'Ma - na

5 B 5 5 BMM

5 BM 5 BM 

5

B -

=

B

ger',

5M the

5 5 5

B B

B

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 5555 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  555 555 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55  55  55 55 5 55 55 55 555 55

[Darkness] 1192

KURTZ

1 2 5 'Ma -

B B

B

5 na

-

 B

0



0

ger',

5 5M 5 5M 

5 5 5  5 5 5 G 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 

 55 55 55 55 55 55 555 555  555 555 55

5 5 5 5 5 5 = 4  55 55 55 55 55 55 5  5 5 55 55


SCENE 18

143

SCENE 18: The river steamboat; day. KURTZ is on deck with MARLOW. The RIVER WOMAN can be heard crying out.

H2

5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  G 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

1195

0

0

RIVER WOMAN 1199 p sempre

1 B 2G

5 5 B

B

0

5k

5

B

?

ah

0

G

B

B ah

5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 5 5 55 55 5 5 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 G ppp sempre

G 5 BM ? *

4

1203

R.WMN

1 5 5k 5 B 2G

= 4 5 5 5  5 5 BM

5

'

?

5

4

0 ?

4 BM

 55 5

B

The RIVER WOMAN kneels, arms outstreched towards the boat.

 ?M

4

4

= 5  ah

G

5 5 55 55 55 5 5 5 5

= B G 55M 5 B 5

5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55  55 55 55 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 55    '

 ?M

4

4

=

  5


SCENE 18

144 1206

R.WMN

1 B G

5k

B

5k 5

5 5 B

5

B

?

4

5

B

ah

MARLOW

 2G  i

0

0

mp

B

B

Do

you

5

5

5

un - der - stand

5 this?

 55 55 55 5 5 5 5 55 55 5 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 55 55 5 5 5 55 55 5 5 55 55 5 5 G 4 G BM

B

 55 5 55M  5 5= BB

1 5 5 BM G 1210

R.WMN

5

5k

?

B

5 5 B

5

 5k

5?

BM °M

B

5

5  55

' ±

ah

?

G B i

MARL.

0

KURTZ

2

p

5

BM

Do

I?

 5 5M Do I?

0

0

mp

5

5

B

B

Do

5M

= B

I...

not?

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 55 55 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 G = 4 G 5B 5 5  5 5 5M

 5B 5M

5 5  B 5 5 55

4 B

B

4

0


SCENE 18

R.WMN

KURTZ

1214 ' 1 Âą G

2

 

BM

4

145

0

 4

0

 

0

 

p

  5 5 5

5

4

4

Do I not?

5 5 5 5

5 5 5 55 55 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5   G 5 55 55 55 5 55 55 55 55 55 55 5 5  molto

?

4

5 5

 

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

 

I2

`a EB EB

MARLOW pulls the chord of the whistle. The RIVER WOMAN watches as the boat departs. 1217

 G  BB  

EB EB

BM BM

5 5

4

loco

5 EE55 E 5 EEBB = 5 E5 

! 5

mf

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

The MANAGER can be seen with a rifle pointing out of the boat.

1 5 5 5 2 My i - deas,

B

B

5

my

5G

5 5 `b

p

1221 pp

KURTZ

!5

B

!5

5

plans,

`a E5 E 5 E 5 E '

BM

5

my

?

i

4

E5 E5

EB

5 -

deas,

' '

pp subito

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 `

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5


SCENE 18

146 1225

KURTZ

1 2 E5

EB

  E5 5 E'

my

i - vo - ry.

B B

G ?

5 5

mp

4

BM

5

My

5 5

E5 E5

B im

5 5 EB 5 5 EB

?

4

5 -

mense

5 5 5 5 = 

5 5

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 `

1229

KURTZ

1 2 5

EBM

5

plans,

mp

B

5

my

in

' G '

5 -

0

B

5

ten

-

B

ded,

0

EB my

0

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 `

The MANAGER fires his rifle: possibly at the RIVER WOMAN, possibly futilely into the trees, possibly at an entire continent.

1

2 EB

5

1233

KURTZ

in

-

-

ten

 0

!5 -

ded... [Darkness]

5 5 = 4 

 ?

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 = 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E 55M5

`

 B B

G

0

sfz

ppp


J2

SCENE 18 - 19

Barely moving q = 40

K 5 E5M

Like plainchant, in the darkness. 1235 ppp

KURTZ

1 2 5M

 5

5 E5

5

 5

5M

5

My,

0

=

5M 5M ` K2

?

5

5 5M

my

-

147

i

-

 

BM

deas,

0

0

 

0

0

 

SCENE 19: On board the river steamboat; night. MARLOW is at a desk, writing his log. KURTZ lies in darkness, curtained by a mosquito net.

Faster than previous instance q = 63 (looking up)

MARLOW (writing)

p

KURTZ

2

= 5 5 5 5

Cur - rent run - ning swift - ly

 B K2

mf

   $   !5 5 5M 5 5 5 5

1238

1 ? G i

?

out of the

4

5

  5 5 5

heart,

  5 35 E5 !5 5

the

heart

0

Faster than previous instance q = 63

of dark - ness...

0

! BM  MBM

B B M

! BM BM M

B B M

! BM BM M

 M M 55 !B B

M B B

M M 55 !B B

M B B

M 55

B B M M !B B

M B B

(writing again) 1241

MARL.

mp

 5 5

1 2G 5 i

  = !5 5M 5$ B

! BM MBM

B B M

! BM BM M

M M 55 !B B

M B B

M 55

and Kurt z's

life...

 5 5

eb - bing,

M !B B

5   !5 5 5 ÂŻ eb - bing out

5ÂŻ E5 

of

his

B B M

! BM BM M

M B B

M 55

pp

!5 B 

  5 5 

heart.

Cur - rent

5 5 M M !B B

M 5 5

4

 

4




SCENE 19

148

L2 1244

MARL.

1  G 4 i

= 5 5 = 4 run - ning

Time passes; day

Faster, suddenly q = 126 (double speed)

 5 5M

B 

0

?

swift - ly (rambling)

 2 

KURTZ

? 

0

M M M M M M  E5 = = 5 = 5 5 5 5 5 f

4

My in - ten - ded,

my...

my

L2 Faster, suddenly q = 126 (double speed)

 !'M M  'M mf

 M  !' !' `b

KURTZ

1247 M 1 M 2 E5

i

M 5 5

vo - ry,

5 5 5 5 `M M

KURTZ

4

M 5 5

E5M M  By

= !5 my

M E5 E5 

5 5 55 5M 5M 55M

M$ M M M M M M M M 5 E5 5M E5 E5 5 5 5 E5 = !5

E 5 E5 = ? 

5 5 55 5 5 5 5M 5M E 55M 5M 5M 5M

`

5 5M

ex - er - sise of

? 5 5 5M 5M

our will,

4

E 5M 4 

Ex - ter - mi - nate all the

E 5 E5 = 

4

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

5M M 3M M

=  E5 5 5 !5M

M E5 4

im - mense plans...

5 5 = 4 

the sim - ple

0

 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M E 55M 5M 5M 5M

5 5 55 5 5 5 55 5 5 5 5M 5M E 55M 5M 5M 5M E 55M 5M 5M 5M

1250 1 E 5 = 4 2

brutes.

my pa - pers,

E 5 E5 = 4 

?

mf subito

*

M M$ M  = = E5 5M M 5 5  E5 -

5 5 = 4

? 

we

5 5 = 

5 5 5 5 5 5 55 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M E 55M 5M

5 5 = 4  5 5 5 E 555 5 5

M M M

4 5 5M

E 5 E5 = 

5 5 55 5 5M 5M 55M 5M

M M M M M M M 5 = E5 5 5 5 5 5 can,

we can

 = E5 4 E 5 5 5M

ex - ert

a

po -

?

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E 555 5 5 5 5 5 5

M M M M M M M


SCENE 19

KURTZ

1253

M M 3 M M M M M M 1 5M E5M 5M     2    = = E5 5 5 !5 = = 5 5 5 5

- wer for good.

We ap - proach them.

E 5 E5 5 =  E5 = 4 

4

5 5 5 E 555 555 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 ` M M M M M M M M

M M M M $  1 E 5M M E 5 = E 5 5 E5 5 = 2  1256

might

as if..

as

if

5 = 5 

? 5 5M

5 5 5M 5M

5 5  = 4

a

de

5 E5 5 E 555 E 555 5

M M M

? 5 5M

5 5M

mf

M M E5M M = 5M  5 =  E5M  E5 de - i - ty,

5 5M

5M 5M 5M   

Ap - proach them with a

5 E 5 5 = E5  = 

5 E 555 55 55 55

M M M M

a...

E 5 = E5 4

4

5 5M

M M

M M M  E5 E5 = = 5 5 5

Ex - ter - mi - nate all the brutes.

! 5 !5 =  4

KURTZ

149

-

?

mp

M$ E5M E5 5  =  4

 E5 4

i - ty.

a...

G

A..

5M E

M

M E 55 =  = EE555 E55 E555  E 5M 

mp subito

E5 5 E 5M 5M ` M2

5 5M

5 5 5 5 E5 E5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 E 555 5 5 5 E 555 EE 555 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M

M

M M M M M

1 2 4

 5

5 

de

G

5 ' pp subito

5

k 5 5 E5

E5

-

k !5 !5

i

5 !5

5 -

k 5 5

!B

 555

M

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5M 5

! BM ^ ! BM _  5M

pp

 5 5

 3 5 5 5 E53 5 5 5  E5 5       

Of course,

you must take

5 5

5 5

5 5

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

of the mo - tives,

!5

5 !B 5 !B

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

 

*

* 

care

E B^ 5 E B_

k 5 5 5 M

BM  BM

(orch.)

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

 =

ty.

B 5

!5

4

' ' ` *

 555

M

Time passes; night

Tempo primo, suddenly q = 63 (half tempo) 1259 p

KURTZ

5 5 5M 5M

5 5




SCENE 19

150

MARLOW writes his log.

N2

mf

1262

MARL.

KURTZ

1  G i

 5 53 5    =    !5 5 5

0

$ $ E5 5 !5M

=

In the long rea - ches...

 2 

5

p

al

-

ways,

$  5 5M

right

4

G 

k 5 5

 5

5

  `

k 5 !5

5M

!5

  BM BM M *

B B

1265

MARL.

!5 5

1 E5 2G  i B B  G 4

4

5 5

=

k

5

!5

 5

bend

af

!5 !5

5

KURTZ

2



!5

!5 5 ! 5 E5 !5 !5 5 5 k

k

k

 ' E5 ' M

!5

5

*

mo - no -

5  ning

M 3 5 =

mf subito

 

 E5



bend.

5



M 3  5k 5 =

 5k

5

4

M$ 3M$ M$ M$ M$  5 5 5 5 5 =

M$ M$ = 5 E5

swift

M 5



5

5  -

ly

Delirious

I shall ac - comp - lish

 5k

 

5

5 

E5 E5

5   f

`a

!5

to - nous

B B 4

0

' '  G 4

5 

$ 5

B B M

Cur - rent run -

!5 5

k

5 5 5   

=

B B M *

5 5 M

ter

!5

p

1268

MARL.

-

=

k

$ $ 5 E5

!5

B B M *

1  G EB i

 5

k

k

 B  B M

!B

k

EB EB 4

!5

!B !B

4

5  5 M 5

 E5

 

4

mo - tives.

N2

E BM^ E BM_  4 

5 5    

cur - rent run - ning swift - ly

  5 5

  B 5 

=

E5 

M ! B^ ! BM_  =

M 5k !5  =5 5

*

5k

=

 5M 

great things,

5 5

=

3 3

=

5k

M 5

 5 and

5M

k 5

5 5

3 EE55 = 

5 5

*


SCENE 19

KURTZ

on my re - turn, shall be met

M 5k  5 G

4

=

5

EB _ pp subito

M  k  5 5 5 5 M

4

=

! B ! B M *

at rail - way

M ! 5

=

1  ? 2 

5 5 k

M 5k !5

=

by

5 ! 5  5 5

Time passes; day

5    5 B

Kings,

M$ = 5 5k 5 3 5M E5 5 M E5 

Close the shut - ter.

 M M M M G  B5B 5 ?5 5

M 5

 M E B E B N

M B B

M B B

look

M M M M M M M 5 5 5 '5' 5 5 5 B B

p

= 5 5$ $    5 55 5 5

4

o - ver this.

M B5B

This i - vo - ry

is mine.

M 5?

M M M M M 5 5BB 5 5BB 5 0

' '

5 M

*

5 5 5 5M 5 B  to

5 M

   M ' '

M 5 5

3

I can't bear

5 M

pp

MARLOW closes the shutter, leaving now only a sliver of light.

B

4

by Kings.

'   5 M

M !5

k

  5

    5 5 5 5 5 5 5

4

sta - tions

 

pp

1273

KURTZ

5k

O2

M$ M$ M$ 5 3 E5 5 5

M $ M$ M$ 5$ M$ 3 M$ M$ M$ 3 3 M$ M$ M$  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

1270

1 2

151

M 5

0

sim.

mp

1    5M !5 5 5 5  3   5 5 5 B 2  5 5  

 = 5

1278

KURTZ

I col - lect - ed it

 M G 5 

M 5 0

at great per - so - nal risk.

M M 5 5

M 5' '

p

mp

?

 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  

They

M M M 5 5 5

will try to claim it as theirs.

M M 5' 5 '

M 5

mp

B B

B B

M 5

 $

M 5 5 5 5 5 It's

my

i - vo - ry.

M M M 5' 5 5 ' mf

B B

BB

BB

M 5


SCENE 19

152

The MANAGER is lurking near cabin then disappears. KURTZ gestures to MARLOW. RIVER WOMAN: OFFSTAGE

P2 1282

1  G =  5 5 2  I want

 G

M 5' '

B  B

M 5

 5 5

 5

5 5 BM !!  

no more

than

jus - tice.

5M 5

 

0

  5 5

P2 BM

5M 5

BM !! f

!! ' '

BB

1286

R.WMN

 

0

4

 

5 Ah,

mf

KURTZ

!!

0

pp

1  G B

 5

E5

 

0

5 5 E 5  5  BM  BM  5 E5 

5 5   ! B  B

  'M 'M

 

E5 EBM

E5



 

0 5 5

   

EB ! B



5 !5 ah,

ppp

KURTZ

(handing MARLOW a tied bunch of papers)

(gesturing in the direction of the departed MANAGER)

M M 3 3 M 3M M  5$ 5$ 5$ 5 = 3 M$ E5$ 5$   = 3 $ M$ M$ M$ = 4 4 = M$ M$ M$ 4 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Keep this for me...

that nox - ious fool,

B B  G  BM  BM

4

 E BM BM 1289

R.WMN

KURTZ

1  G B

E5

 M M !5 E5 5 E5 5 2 - ble of

 5

the Ma - na - ger...

ca - pa - ble...

ca - pa -

 ! B  B









'M 'M

E5

in - to my pa - pers,

E5

my

EB ! B

5 !5 5 E5 E5  !BM  3

4

(taking the package and putting it into his own drawer)

 5 5 4

4

p

 = 5 5 5 B   

plans.

Live right - ly,

G  BM  BM

 ' M 'M

 BB

 E BM BM





'M 'M

M M 4 = E5$ 5$ 

 'M 'M

3  = M$ M$ M$ M$ M$ 3 E5$ 5 !5 5 5 5 5

pry - ing



B B

 BB EB B


SCENE 19

Q2

 0

1292

1 G i

153

Faster, but not rushed q =82

CHORUS (ACCOUNTANT)

EEE  

0

pp sempre

'

'

ah

 0

G i

pp sempre

CHORUS (MANAGER)

EEE  

0

4

BM

'

ah

pp sempre

CHORUS (THAMES CAPTAIN)

 0

EEE  B

B

'

ah

CHORUS (DOCTOR)

2

ah

pp sempre

 0

 5

5M

B

EEE  '

5

BM

ah

B

B

ah

mp

KURTZ

1  2

Like plainchant

EEE  BM

5

It's

die ... die... for the furthering of my ideas.

Q2

G   

E  

5 5 5 5

a

5 B

du - ty,

a

5 du -

Faster, but not rushed q =82

EEE  EEE 

piano reduction (CHORUS)

B'

0

' 4

B

' BM

BM

''

5

BB

B 5M

5 


SCENE 19

154

1 EEE G 5 B i ah 1296

ACCNT.

5 '

BM

5 B

5

5

5 5

5

'

 

5 '

 

'



B E B



5B

ah

EE GE B i ah

B

EEE B

B

5

5 BM

BM

5

B

5

5B 5M 

'

B

5B

ah

CHORUS

MNGR

5

T.CPN

5M

5 B 

'

ah

DOC.

2

EEE '

5M 5 B 

B

5 ' 

5M

ah

KURTZ

1 E E 2 E 5 BM -

B

B

ah

0

0

0

0

0



ty.

EEE

5 5B B B 5

' 5 BM 5

EEE

' B

B 5M

B

BMM

 5 B 5M 5 

B

5B B

5

5M

5 5 

' 5M

B 5 5

5 B 

5 5 B 5 B 5 5 5

''



B'

' B E B



B


SCENE 19

155

Time passes; night. MARLOW takes a candle to KURTZ, who is murmuring.

1 EEE  BM G  i

B

E E G E  BM i

B

1302

ACCNT.

EEE  B 

T.CPN

5 5 5

5 5 B

5

BM

ah

ah

5

B

B 

5 5 B

5

5

BM

ah

ah

CHORUS

MNGR

5 B 

5

5M

 5M 

5 B 

5 B 

5 5M 

5 5

BM

B

ah

DOC.

2

5M EEE 

5 B 

5 B  

5M

ah

5 5 

5M

ah

MARL.

KURTZ

5 B 

5M

ah

mp

1 EEE  G  i

0

EEE 

0

2

5 5 B



0

?

0

4

5 Oh,

mp

 BM I

EEE 

BM

EEE 

B 5M

B

5 5M B 



G5  5 5M

5 5 



5B B B 5M

B  5 B 5M

5

5

am

ly - ing

5 5

55 5 5 B 5 B

5 

55 5M 5 5 B

5

3

B

5 5 5 B

here,

in

5

the dark,

4

BMM B 5MM

5 B 

4


SCENE 19

156

Slowly KURTZ sits up, staring.

1 EEE 5 G i

B

1306

ACCNT.

5 5

5

5¯ 5 5

5B

T.CPN

5¯ 5 5

'

'

ah

EEB GE i

B

EEE B

555

5

55

5

55

5

5¯ 5 5

5¯ 5 5 B

5

'

ah

CHORUS

MNGR

5

'

5 5M 

5M

5 ' 

B

5 55

ah

DOC.

55B

EEE 5 2

BM

5

ah

5 '

5 55B

ah

MARL.

KURTZ

1 EEE G 5M i

E E 2 E

 5B

5 55

ah

5

non - sense

3

5 5 5 5 wait - ing for

EE GE

B

5

B

5M 5 B 

5

B

0

?

B

non - sense.

?

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

death.

0 mp

EEE ?

BB B

' ' '

' ' '

' ' '

' ' '


SCENE 19

ACCNT.

1 EEE ' G i

MNGR

EE GE ' i

'

'

0

0

'

'

0

0

'

'

0

0

'

'

0

0

CHORUS

1311

157

EEE 5M

T.CPN

DOC.

2

5 B 

5 5 5 5 EEE 5 5 ah

Barely a whisper.

KURTZ

pppp

1 E E 2 E

0

0

0

?

= 3 M$ M$ M$ = 4 5 5 5

4

4

The hor - ror!

EE GE 4

B B

BM BM

3

B EB B EB

!' !'

' '

' ' '

' ' '

The

0

pp

EEE EEE

' ' '

' ' ' 0

0

0

' ' ' 0

pp

 5M

= 4

= 3 M$ 5

?


SCENE 19

158

The scene freezes. MARLOW speaks directly; he is removed from the scene at this precise moment. He is neither wholly with KURTZ, nor on the Thames boat. Here more than anywhere else, MARLOW is in both places and both times concurrently.

R2

1 EEE G i

!!!

1316

MARL.

KURTZ

2

0

EEE M$ M$ = 4 5 5 EE GE

4

!!!

?

?

= 4

?

1320 1  5 35 5 5 2G  ÂŻ i

vi

-

 

0

 5  5 5 BM 5 !!! 5

= 4

G

!!!

pp

=

5 5

A

5 5 5 5 5  5 pp

 G BM

5

 5 5

at some

  BM

0



5

cry



BM

that was no

BM

B more

 

5 5  !B    than a

  

0

 5 

=

4 ?



B

 B

BM

5 5 5 BM  3

5

 5 55 5 5 BM

p

0

?

0

4

3 = 5 5 

a

5 G

 

breath.

BM

 BM

B



0

The scene begins to fade to darkness.

1 2G i

 

0

 B

1326

MARL.

i - mage, at some

 

0

BM

$ = 5  5M 5$ 5 5

sion...

BM

 

5

!!!

5  

cried in a whis - per,

q = 82 (same tempo, perpetually moving, quasi senza misura)

R2

0

EEE  55 5M EEE  5 5M

 G

?

 3    5 5 53 5  5 5 5 5 5    = 5  5 5 5 5            He

hor - ror!

MARL.

q = 82 (same tempo, perpetually moving, quasi senza misura) p

5

5

BM

3

5

5

5

BM

3 5

G 5 5 5 5 5 BM

5 pp

5

5 5 5 5 5 BM

5

5

 5 5 5 BM 5

5

BM

con -

 


SCENE 19 (THRENODY)

MARL.

1329 1   3   3  5 5 5 2G  5 5 5 5 5   i - tin-u - ous sho - wer of small flies

 G

$ 5

 $5 5 $       5    !5M 5 5M 5 5$ 5 5 5 5  5

streamed u - pon my

'

MARL.

hands and face

 

 G '

 G

I heard the

ma - na - ger's

boy

'

 

G  '

  !B

mp

 5 5$ 5$ 5 = 

B say

"Mi - ster Kurtz.

BM

5 5M

B

 5 5M

B

 

 BM

 

p

M M  4 5 5

 

He dead".

 4

 





! 5 ! 5

THRENODY

S2

During the THRENODY, KURTZ's body is removed. MARLOW watches.

A touch faster than tempo primo, con misura 1335 q = 63

 G  BM

5

p



E5

pp

5 55MM BBMM E5 5M BM

p

' ' '

5 !5

G ' 5 BM G 5

E5 5  

! 5M

E5

B

'

5

G

! BM

B

5

5 5

3

5 5 EB 5 3

p

ppp

f

E 5

5M

'

E5

'

5M

  !5M E5 5

pp

5 5

E5

p

!5

B

E5 5

3

55

55!55 E5 B !5 5 5 5 E5 3

 

5

N

1340

4

!5 !5 5 5 E5  5   

'M

mf

Sud - den - ly

=

as I left the ca - bin.

  'M

1  $ $      $ $   2G  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  5 i 1332

159

5

E555

3

555 !5 E5 5B !5 5 5 3


SCENE 19 (THRENODY)

160 1343

G

5 E5 5

E5 E5 5

5 5 5

mp

G 5

G 5M

G 5 5M 5

5 5 !55 !55 5 5 E5 !55 5 5 5

E5 5 !5 !BM

 5 !5 E55 55 E5

!5

3

B 5

5 

!5

=

E55

E 5M 5 E5 5 !5 5 E5

3

4

5 5 !5 E5 5 5 E 5 !5 ! 5 E! 55 BM

5

55

0

0

5

!5 5

5 B

E5

' '

0

 BB

pp

ppp

' E'

' '

1353 1     5$ 5$ 5M  5 G 5 5 5 2 i Next day the Ma - na - ger

B B

 BB

55

B B

5 5

5 5 5  55MM 5 5 5

= E5 5

3  5 5 5 5 5 5 =  M 

5M 5M

  55

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

BB

55MM

 5 5

 5 E 5

5

bu - ried some - thing,

 5 5 5 5  55 55

voice was gone.

55 55  55 55  BB

 5 5 5 5  5 5  

 5M 55  55 55  5 M

BM

p

The

5 5

5M 5 !5

MARLOW speaks directly, still. As he speaks, the scene behind him (i.e. the river steamboat) slowly disappears into darkness until he is left completely alone on stage.

MARLOW

5M G '

5E5 !5 5 5

p

f

1349

G

3

E5 5 5 5 !5 E5M E5

Tempo primo, con misura q = 56

1 2G i

5 !5 E5

3

T2

MARL.

5

mf

3

1346

5 !5 5

5!5 5 5 5 5   

some - thing

  BBMM  B BMM



in a mud - dy hole.



BB

55  55

BB

55 5  5


SCENE 19 (THRENODY)

1357

MARL.

1  2G  4 i  G

3

5 5 = 

5 5  

He

  5 5

5 

1 5 5 5 5 5    2G i much bet - ter... G B BB B

=

a

 5 5

555 55

 55

3

4

mo - ral vic - to - ry

1     $ $ 5 5  5 5 G 2 5 !5 5 5 5   i a - bo - mi - na - ble ter - rors, 1363

 

  B  B

5 5  5 35 5 5M $ 5 5    

5 5

5

p

MARL.

 5 5

5

mf

mp

cry,

5  5  5 5 5M 5  5 5 5 5M

 55

 5 5 5 5 5M 5 5  5 5 5M

 5 5

ppp

 5 5 B   5 5 !5

MARL.

Bet - ter his

   B B

 5 B

p

1360

  3     5 5 5 5  '

had pro - nounced judge - ment.

5M 5  5 5 5 '

161

 5 5 paid for

Quasi senza misura

p

     3    $  5  5 5 5 5 !5 5M 5 5 by

in - nu - me - ra - ble

 BB

  = 4 55



 0

B B

  5 = 4 5



 0

Con misura p

mf

3  5 !5 5 !5 5$ 5$ 5$ 5$ 5 5 

5

 4

a - bo - mi - na - ble sa - tis - fac - tions

G

 0

 0

 0

 0

de - feats,

  5 5 5 5 

But

4

 4

?

it

was

a



pp

4



5 5

B B




SCENE 19 (THRENODY)

162

1  5M 5 BM 2G    i vic - to - ry, 1366

MARL.

 G 4

B B

ppp

 4 

1370

MARL.

1 5M 2G i why

B B

5 a

5 5 5 5  55MM 5 5 5 5

0

MARL.

1 ? 2G i

G

'' ''

B

'

to

Kurtz.

?

= 5$ 5$

4

That is

 5  B B 5

I have re - mained

5 = 4 

vic - to - ry.

    55  BB

G '

1374

 B 

  5M 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  5M

5 5 5 5  

 5M 5 5   

  !5 5M !5 5

5 5  5 5 5M 5 5 5 5 '

 5 B

p

5 5 5 5 !5' 5 5 5 5

BM

Quasi senza misura

$ $  $ $  5 5 5 E5 E5 5 5M

$ $ 5 5 E5M

5 !5 5 5 5    

lo - yal.

Lo - yal

to the night - mare

to the last,

and e - ven be - yond:

 B

?

 0

0

 0

 0

0

of my choice,

Slightly faster (con misura) q = 66 pp an echo mf subito

= E5 5 5 E5 5 5M

And the girl's port - rait,

'' ''

0

p

E5 E5 5 5 5M E5 E5 5 !5 5 5     his in - ten - ded,

seemed rea - dy



to lis - ten.

0

0



0

0



ppp

' '

' '

 = E5 E 5M

4

?


SCENE 19 (THRENODY) - 20

163 SCENE 20*: A room; on the wall there is a map and the self-portrait of a man (KURTZ). A young woman (the FIANCĂ&#x2030;E) is dressed in mourning and is lightly veiled.

U2

Faster, still q = 72

1  5 = =   3   3    $ $  5 5 5 E5  5 5 E5 5 !5 E5 5 5 5M 2G   5 i I found my - self back in the sep - ul - chral ci - ty. 1379

MARL.

 G

' '

 

' '



! BM ! BM

5 5

 

' '  

0

mp

    4 = 5 5 5 B

0

5

 !BB M ! BM

5 5 FIANCĂ&#x2030;E

1383

1  G  

p

' '

BM BM 5 B 5 B BB 55 BM BM

5  5 5 5

ppp

 

0

BM

4

5

?

0

You knew him well?

And

MARLOW

(extending a packet of papers towards the FIANCĂ&#x2030;E)

   0 0 G  2 i ! BM 5 ! BM 5= 4 ? 5 555  B  G    BB 5  5 5 5 B5 5 5 5 5 5   5 B  ! B M ! BM

 B 5= 4 5



mp

I

 4 5

5

55  55 5 5

55 ? 5

5

5 5 5 5 5 5M 5 5 5      

5M

4 4 5

0

knew

him well,

5 B 5 B

B 55 BB

as well as it is

555 5 5555 5

55

55 BB

55 55

B

(taking the packet and pressing it to her chest)

 5 5 5  B

1389

FIANC.

1   5M G 

4 5M

you,

MARL.

 5 5$ 5 5  G  2 i pos - si - ble.  G   55 5   5 

* As in SCENE 2

4

you



5 5M 55 55 55 55 5  5 5

 5k

5 5

0 555 5 5  5 5 5

5  5 BB  55 5 5

I  3  5  5 5 = = 5 5 5 5 5 5 ad - mired him?



Im - pos - si - ble

 0

know him

0

  5 B   5 5

to

5 5M

5 5 5

BB

  5  and



0 B BB

B B 55

55 B

5 5

 


SCENE 20

164 1394

FIANC.

1   G    5 5 B not

MARL.

 0

 

4

to...

0

 ! 

5 5 5 5

 5M 5 5 5 5

  !  

(turning aside)

p

  2G     4 i

0

0

  5 = 5 5 5 M  5

5 B Yes,

yes,

a re - mar - ka - ble

  BM

  5 5 G     5 5 55 B

 5 5

5 5 5 5

5 5

man.

BM 4

4 5

BM 5

B

55

BBMM

ppp

55 5 5  5  BM  ?

  B    =

BM

Im - pos - si - ble not to...

5

  !  

5

G

  !  

V2 1399

FIANC.

Same tempo q = 72 pp

1   G   4

p

  5 5 B

=  B 5

Love him!

MARL.

   B 2G   i V2

5 = 4 

ppp subito

  G    B

  5 =  G  2 i

p

5 5  =   5 5

0

5k

5

5 5 = 4 

5k

B

5 = 4 



 5 5 5

B

 5 5 5

4

B

B  5 G     =

 = 0



4

 G    B5 = 

4

5

 5 5 5 B

you

know...



0 molto accel.

'  ?





molto accel.

You were his friend, you who have heard his last words,

Colla voce

 B? M

  5  ? 5 5 BM



4

5

5k

ppp

poco

Colla voce

1403

MARL.

I knew him best.

0

Same tempo q = 72 5k

1    G   5 =



You knew him best...

 G    B

FIANC.

How true.

?

 BM

= 5 5 5 B

4

 5 = p

B p

4

BM *

4

5




SCENE 20

W2

Flowing q = 82 1406

FIANC.

1  G  '

 

'

165 pp subito

4 5   5 5 555 5

0

A loss to

MARL.

   4 55  B

?

0

Yes I

'  '' G   ?

4 5

 ' ? BM B ' 4

 G    ''

5  555 = 4    

0

 4

  55 = 4  5

0



5 5 5

the world.

5 5 5 5k 4 BM B 5 BM

55MM = 5  ?

   ''  0



All of

his

5

4

0

0 0

5

555

p

4 5

5k

BM 4 B 4 BM B

 

0



0

 

3   5 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5 B

great - ness

no - thing

5

p

 

W2

mp

 55MM =

0

0

0

p

a loss to

 

 4

1   5 5 5 5 B  2G    5 = 

   

us,

know.

5  55   5 = 4 

 ' ' '

  4 BM  ' '

5 4 ? 

Flowing q = 82

 ' '' '

B

 ? 

FIANC.

to

p

 2G   i

1412

me,

 

5 B

but a me - mo - ry.

 '' '

BBMM BM 0 0

G

pp

 ? 4 '  ' 4

pp

= 5 5 BBMM


SCENE 20

166 1417

FIANC.

1  G 

B  = 5 5 5 You and

MARL.

 2G   i

mf

0

vast

plans

5 

4

4

  55

5 5

What

5 35 5 5 5 5     

4

We shall re - mem - ber



5

I...

0

  5k B  G 

5

5 

5k

5 = 4 

5

5

him.

5 = 4 

5k

5

mp

 G  B

 5 5 5

BB   BB 

555 5 = 4 

5

BBB B

555 5 = 4 

?

5 5

5 5 5

= 5  BM 5 BM

4

 ?

mp

mf

1420

FIANC.

1  5 5 B G  he

MARL.

 5 G  5

5 5

  M  BBM

 = 5  5 His

5 5 5

3

words will re

5 5

 5k

-

4

5 5

5 5

mf 5

5k

55 5 555 4

5M   5MM 5



?

555 B  5 = 5 4   55  ' '

 5k

5

5

 5k

5

5 

5

5k

mf

in

main.

5 5 

5

5   

good - ness shone

 B

5 5

5

5 5 5 5 5 

5  His

mf

4

  5  4

 =

had...

 2G   4 i

5k

  5 = 4

4

5 5 5 5k  5 =  55  4  55 55 


SCENE 20

167

Her gestures start to echo those of the RIVER WOMAN.

mp M M 3M M  = =     5 5 5 5 5 5

1423

FIANC.

1   5 5 2G      B M eve - ry

5   5  G 

act.

5k

5

he died as he lived.

5 5 5

5 5

5

55 5 555 4

    ' '

   5 5 5  5

1426

FIANC.

?

mp

1    G   BM

55 5

 5k

mp 5k

4

!5 5

BM

B B

   

B B

p



0

?

 

' !BM 4 4 ' '

' '

4

0

His end..

MARL.

  2G    i   G      !5  5    '  '

0

  4

f subito

= !5 5 5 His end was

5 !5

5

5

55k ' !B M 4 4 ' BM '

   55 = 4

?

3

3 5 5 5 5 5 5  5 5 5 5 5 5    

worth - y,

 5 5

5k

in

BB B

eve - ry way, worth - y

5555

 5  55

B BB

55

5   55 5k

BB B

f

 5 5   5 = 4

?

 5  5 = 4 5 5

?

4

 

as he lived.

5

5 5 5 !BBMM

5

  ?  

 3  5 5 5 5

B

BB 0



 5k

0


SCENE 20

168

Tempo primo q = 56 p

1430

FIANC.

1  G 

 = 5 5 5

4 

0

 5 = 5 5 5 

in eve - ry

MARL.

 5 5 B  G  2 i of his life.

Tempo primo q = 56

 55 = 4 

55 5

BB B

55  5 = 4 

 5k

 5

1  5 G  

cher - ished

 5

 5

B B

eve - ry

=

of his life.

 55  5 5

5k

B

5 = 4 

B

  5 5 5

pp

BB

' 

G

mp

=

4

!!!! 

!

sigh...

I have mourned so long in silence.You were with him to the last, I think of his loneliness...

 5 5

  5

=

4

 0

!!!! 





0

 0

!!!! 

!B !B

 

!!!! 

Faster q = 66 pp

ppp

EB ! B



no - one to hear...

 0

0

pp

5 5   

B B BBMM BM BM

5 5

5 E5 5 E5  ' M 'M 

'M 'M

 5  BM  5  BM



0

M$ M$  M M 3 5 5 5 = 3 5$ 5$  E5M 5M 5 4   3

To the last,

Faster q = 66

 G  ! 4B  B

3  5 = 5 5 5 '

no - one to hear...



0

X2



   5 5 5 5 5M

wayof his life,

BM

Per - haps

MARL.

I would have

 5 5 5 BM 

  5

  3  =   5 5 5 5 5B

 2G  i

with him

pp

B B

 G   '

FIANC.

  5 5 5 5  

B

don't...

k

1437

was not

p

=

 5 G  5

1  G

I

5 5  

3

B

 ? 2G   i

X2

way,

in eve - ry

BB

1434

MARL.

 5 5 5

 5M 

 5 G  5   k  5

FIANC.

p

pp

3

to the



ve - ry end.

5 5  ! BB 

EB ! B

5 5   


SCENE 20 pp

1441

FIANC.

1  4 G

4

  5 E5

5 Re

MARL.

-

 

1444

3 M M M  3 3 5$ 5$ 5$ 4 G  2 i the last word... B B G  BM  BM

FIANC.

ppp

4

M $  3 3 5 5 = 3 5$  E5M 5M 5 5 =    The last...

 =

4

the

5 5   ! B  B

E5 them

M$ 3M$ M$ 5 5 5 4

5

 5  = G 2 i

4

4

me...

4

=

 

EB ! B

M$ M M $  3 E5 5 5 5$ !5 5 the last word

 

'M 'M

MARLOW turns back towards the FIANCĂ&#x2030;E. Her arms are outstretched towards him like the gesture of the RIVER WOMAN.

 0  ?

B

$ $ $  = 3 5 5 5 =

 0 ppp

 =  = ? 3 $ 5M 5 5M 5 5M5

  ! 5 5 B your

was

 G



he pro - nounced

0

 0

E5

 



for

 ' M 'M

?

5 5

BM

he pro - nounced...

4

last word he...

I knew it.

MARL.

 

3

 

peat



4

5 Please,

'M 'M

-

 E BM BM 1446 1 E 5  = G

4

me.

5 

E5 re

for

5 5 E 5  5  BM  BM  5 E5  'M 'M

5 5

1  G B

them

  ?M

  E BM BM

MARL.

peat

 

BM

5

(half turning away from the FIANCĂ&#x2030;E)

M 3M M M M M  $ $ $ $ $ $  4 2G  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 M i I heard his ve - ry last words... B  B G  BM  BM

FIANC.

169

 0  = 3 $ = ? 5M 5 5M 5 5M 5

 ?



name.

5

5 55 5

 0

5



0 `a 5 5

4

=  = 3 $ 5M 5 5M 5 5M 5


SCENE 20 - 21

170

Y2

[Darkness]

Tempo primo q = 56

1450

FIANC.

1 M M M  2G = E5$ 5$ 5$ 3 =  I was sure.

5  

0

G

 

0 55

E5 EB

0

f

 

0

=

=

$3 = 5M 5 5M 5 5M 5

 

pp

f

mf

  55? 55 55MM BB !B 55  E 555555MM BB 55E555

f  0 

0

 $3 =  4 5M 5 5M 5 5M 5

BB $ 3 = 4 BB 5

5

 '  ! '

5

 

0

B 555 3 = 4 ! B  B

 

0

*

 

*

SCENE 21*: The deck of a ship on the Thames in direct dawn light. MARLOW, standing at rail, goes to sit down. 1454

1  2G  i

0

55MM 55MM = E55 p

p

BB BB  ! 5 = 4 E 5 M

5M 5M

1 B 2G  i

5M 5M

 B B

 5 = 4

3

pp

3

5M 5M

*As in SCENE 1

=  ! ' ' pp

-

B p

5 !5 5 5   

mar

-

BBMM BBMM  5 = 4

 =  5 ' 5 ' *

 BM BM

p

4

3

= E5 5  E5

 55 '' 5 5 '' !5 =  5M 5 5M E 5 B

3    3 = 5 5  5 !5 5 5 5 5

a

55MM = ! '' M 5 ' 5 M   !' BB G  = =E55 E55 B  5 p 

4

pp

(m.s.)

1459

MARL.

? 

0

A re

55 MM  55 MM G  E55 E5 5 M 

 

0

mp

MARLOW

re -

5  

ka - ble man...

4

 

B

5 =   

BB BB !5 B 55 E5 B

 55 55 =  

mar - ka - ble man...

BBMM BBMM  5  BM BM

=

4

E55 pp

(m.s.)

B B

 =  5 5


SCENE 21 1463

MARL.

1  2G  ? i

4

3 = E5 5  5M

A

''  '5'M G E 5M

E 5 5 p

  ' ' *

re -

3

mar

ka - ble

5M

3



 5M 5M

BM BM



BM BM 5

B B =

4

E55

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Libretto, after the novel by Joseph Conrad, by

Tom Phillips CURTAIN Scenes 1 and 2 are recapitulated in full in scenes 21 and 20 respectively; i.e. the latter scenes are previewed here. SCENE 1 (as in scene 21) Scene.

MARLOW

v/s PAGE 1

The deck of a ship on the Thames in direct dawn light. MARLOW, standing at rail, goes to sit down. A remarkable man… a remarkable man… a remarkable… [cut off] [Darkness] SCENE 2 (as in scene 20)

Scene.

PAGE 2

A room; on the wall there is a map and the self-portrait of a man (KURTZ). A young woman (the FIANCÉE) is dressed in mourning and is veiled.

FIANCÉE

You knew him well?

MARLOW

[MARLOW extends a packet of papers towards the FIANCÉE] I knew him well, as well as it is possible.

FIANCÉE

[The FIANCÉE takes the packet and presses it to her chest.] And you admired him? Impossible to know him and not to …

MARLOW

[MARLOW turns aside.] Yes, a remarkable man… [Darkness]

PRELUDE


SCENE 3 Scene.

PAGE 5

The deck of the Thames ship; sunset. The THAMES CAPTAIN is looking over the rail.

THAMES CAP’N The Thames … crowded with memories of men and ships. The only thing for it… MARLOW

[Dream-like, as if to himself] …a remarkable … man …

THAMES CAP’N …to wait for the turn of the tide… for the ebb to run…nothing else to do. MARLOW

[Suddenly, turning to the THAMES CAPTAIN] You ought to know how I got there and what I saw …

THAMES CAP’N [As if to say, “there is plenty of time for a story”] Well, Marlow, the anchor is holding. MARLOW

[More urgently] When I was little, I had a passion for maps … I would put my finger on the blank spaces and say, “I will go there.” There was one , the biggest and most blank , a river in it… an immense snake uncoiled … its tail lost in the depths of the land. Since my boyhood it had become a place of darkness. The Company had news that one of their captains had been killed. [Deliberately] This was my chance… I, Charlie Marlow, skipper of a river steamboat. The notion drove me on … crossing the Channel to show myself at the Company. [Darkness]

SCENE 4

Scene.

PAGE 10

The Company’s Offices. A room with the [same] map [larger]; three stations are marked with flags. MARLOW signs papers given to him by the COMPANY SECRETARY.

SECRETARY

[The SECRETARY motions to the map and points with a stick.] Here… Then to the Central Station… and then the Up-River Station… The innermost, the final one.


Beyond the farthest point of navigation. [The SECRETARY gives MARLOW some documents.] Your passage. A French steamer… upwards of thirty days, calls in at every port. [Calling outside the room]The doctor! A simple formality. Bon voyage [The DOCTOR appears and beckons MARLOW to be seated. The DOCTOR absentmindedly checks MARLOW’s pulse etc.] DOCTOR

Good, good… for there. Avoid irritation… [as an afterthought] and acquaintances… in the tropics one must before everything keep calm

MARLOW

Keep calm?

DOCTOR

Yes, in the tropics changes take place…

MARLOW

Changes?

DOCTOR

…mental changes.…

MARLOW

Mental changes?

DOCTOR

Bon voyage, du calme, adieu.

SECRETARY

[Darkly] Bon voyage, adieu.

MARLOW

Changes? Adieu. [Darkness] SCENE 5

Scene. MARLOW

PAGE 16

The Thames boat again; almost the end of sunset. We pounded along… stopped at places with farcical names, trading posts where the merry dance of death and trade goes on. We landed soldiers and custom house clerks. Every day the coast looked the same, as though we had not moved. It was upward of thirty days before I saw, at last, the mouth of the big river, then, thirty miles higher up, the Company’s Station. [Darkness]


SCENE 6

Scene.

PAGE 19

The Down-River Station; the CHIEF ACCOUNTANT’s office. MARLOW hands in some documents; they are checked by the CHIEF ACCOUNTANT.

CHIEF ACCT.

[The CHIEF ACCOUNTANT files various documents after stamping them.] In the interior you will no doubt meet Mr Kurtz

MARLOW

Who is this Mr Kurtz?

CHORUS

[A work-song begins.] Ivoire... remarkable man… ivory country… ivoire…

CHIEF ACCT.

He’s a first class agent… a very remarkable person. A remarkable man.

MARLOW

In charge of a trading post?

CHIEF ACCT.

A very important one, in the true ivory country; he sends in as much ivory as the others put together.

CHIEF ACCT.

When you see Mr Kurtz tell him everything here is… very satisfactory Oh he will go far, Mr Kurtz! [Darkness] SCENE 7

Scene.

MARLOW

PAGE 26

The Thames Boat again; twilight. A distant lighthouse palely shoots a beam at intervals. I left the next day, inland, a two-hundred mile tramp. Day after day with the stamp and shuffle of sixty pairs of bare feet behind me. March, march, camp, cook, sleep, strike camp, march. March, cook, sleep, strike camp, march, march. And on the fifteenth day, at last … In sight of the big river again and the Central Station. [Darkness]


SCENE 8

Scene.

PAGE 29

The Central Station. MARLOW stumbles wearily towards an office. The MANAGER, at the entrance, makes no greeting.

MARLOW

My name is Marlow.

MANAGER

Marlow?

MARLOW

The steamer. I …

MANAGER

[Interrupting] Well, your steamer is at the bottom of the river.

MARLOW

What?

MANAGER

Sunk!

MARLOW

How?

MANAGER

Two days ago.

MARLOW

Why?

MANAGER

A volunteer was in charge… everything is all right… quite correct… I was there. [The MANAGER’s office becomes illuminated. There is a map on the wall.

MANAGER

I could not wait. I had to start without you. The up-river stations [The MANAGER points to the map.] must be relieved… [Suddenly, to MARLOW]the situation… is very grave… very grave. I don’t know who is dead or alive. There are rumours… that Mr Kurtz is ill.

MARLOW

I heard of Kurtz on the coast.

MANAGER

Kurtz, the best agent I have, an exceptional man. A great musician… [Suddenly, suspiciously] Ah, Mr Kurtz, so they talk of him down there. [Abruptly] How long will it take to…

MARLOW

[In despair] How can I tell? I haven’t even seen the wreck yet!


MANAGER

But, but…

MARLOW

What? Some months, no doubt.

MANAGER

Well… Let us say… three [A seemingly random number]. Three months, before we make a start. [MARLOW leaves the MANAGER; he meets the BOILERMAKER outside; they shake hands.]

MARLOW

Months! The wretched steamboat… I fish the pieces out of the river… and you?

BOILERMAKER

Over a year waiting… waiting for supplies [The BOILERMAKER mimes the possibility of a drink] I have a room… in the main building. [They look at each other, then suddenly make a move towards the alcohol.] [Darkness] SCENE 9 PAGE 36

Scene.

The Boilermaker’s room; a painting & a map.

MARLOW

[MARLOW looks at the painting; it shows a draped and blindfolded woman carrying a lighted torch.] And this?

BOILERMAKER

Mr Kurtz painted this over a year ago in this very station while he was waiting to go to his trading post.

MARLOW

Tell me pray, who is this Mr Kurtz?

BOILERMAKER

He’s a chief, chief of the Inner Station

MARLOW

Everyone knows that!

BOILERMAKER

[Drunkenly, sarcastically]But he’s a prodigy, an emissary of pity and science and progress… and devil knows what else. A special being, a universal genius; but I daresay you already know this. What more do you want?

MARLOW

What I really want are rivets. Rivets, to get on with the work.

BOILERMAKER

Letters go to the coast every week demanding them.


MARLOW

[Interrupting]Yes, and several times a week a coast caravan comes with trade goods, calico, glass beads and spotted handkerchiefs. And no rivets…

BOILERMAKER

I’ve been busy myself…idiotic employment…packing ivory in casks, but no rivets!

MARLOW

No rivets! [Darkness] SCENE 10

Scene.

PAGE 41

The Central Station; daylight. There is a general movement of ivory being loaded and transported. MARLOW and the BOILERMAKER are by the steamboat hull, watching on in bewilderment.

MARLOW

Rivets. Rivets. No rivets. Who are these that come instead of rivets? Is it the Company?

BOILERMAKER

Yes, the Company: come to tear treasure out of the bowels of the land.

CHORUS

The Company: come to tear treasure out of the bowels of the land.

MARLOW

The Company: like burglars, breaking into a safe.

BOILERMAKER

Yes, yes, this is the Company: like burglars, breaking into a safe.

MARLOW

Men in new clothes and tan shoes… tin boxes, white cases, instead of rivets… still no rivets.

BOILERMAKER

Tents and campstools… brass wire… instead of rivets… still no rivets.

CHORUS

The Company: come to tear treasure from the land. [Darkness]


SCENE 11

Scene.

PAGE 48

The Central Station; sunset. [MARLOW sees a letter and goes to pick it up, examining it suspiciously. As if deciphering unfamiliar writing, he begins to read.]

MARLOW

Am I the manager or am I not? [The MANAGER is seen writing. MARLOW’s voice becomes the MANAGER’s.]

MARLOW } MANAGER}

The influence of Kurtz must be… frightful… frightful… one man, is he alone there?

MANAGER

More than a year ago… Kurtz sent his assistant down the river with a note to me: [MARLOW imitates the voice and manner of KURTZ.] Clear this poor devil out of the country… don’t bother sending more of that sort. I had rather be alone… [Normal voice] Then ivory! Lots of it, prime sort…but no news, just rumours. He bothered me enough when he was here, the absurdity of his talk: (Imitating KURTZ again) Each station should be a beacon on the road towards better things: trade, of course, but also for humanizing, improving, instructing. [Normal voice] Kurtz wants to be a manager… but, the climate will outlast them all. The rest all sick, they die so quick… incredible. The climate may do away with this…

MANAGER} MARLOW }

…this difficulty, or so I trust

MARLOW

…I trust [MARLOW replaces letter carefully where he found it.] [Darkness]


SCENE 12

Scene.

PAGE 53

The Central Station; daylight. MARLOW and the BOILERMAKER are working on the boat. Ivory is loaded in the background. Boxes of rivets are deposited.

BOILERMAKER

These boxes are for you. [The BOILERMAKER gives MARLOW papers to sign.] [MARLOW, excited, looks in one of the boxes.]

{MARLOW Rivets! Rivets! Rivets! {BOILERMAKER We have rivets. [BOILERMAKER and MARLOW hurriedly open the other boxes, finding they have all they need, they do a celebratory jig.] [BOILERMAKER and MARLOW return to work.] [Darkness] SCENE 13

Scene.

MARLOW

PAGE 57

The Deck of Thames Ship; night. Lights of boats move up and down; a lighthouse beam in the distance. It was a great comfort to turn from that lot to my influential friend, the battered twisted steamboat. Going up that river towards the Inner Station was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings, when vegetation rioted on earth and the big trees were kings. Drums! We could not tell what the drums meant: war, peace, or prayer. But the little steamboat crawled on, deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.

THAMES CAP’N And that Manager? He imagined the boat crawled to…Ivory? MARLOW

I don’t know… For me, it crawled to Kurtz. [Darkness]


SCENE 14

Scene.

PAGE 60

On board the river steamboat; now moving.

MARLOW

[MARLOW, in his cabin, is writing in his log.] Fifty miles below the Inner Station. Snags. Water treacherous and shallow. On bank by hut of reeds a stack of firewood with a note: Wood for you. Hurry up. Approach cautiously. Eight miles from station… Three hours steaming… Suspicious ripples upper end of reach.

MANAGER

[The MANAGER appears at MARLOW’s cabin] Navigation dangerous up there. The sun is already low. That note said, “approach cautiously.” We must approach in daylight. [Chain is lowered. Fog (increasing gradually).]

MARLOW

[Looking up] One night more cannot matter much after so many months [Writing] Sunrise. White fog. Solid.

MANAGER

[An arrow strikes the boat.] Arrows!

MARLOW

[Suddenly, shouting] Haul in the chain… short… ready to trip anchor.

MANAGER

Will they attack?

HELMSMAN

Captain!

MANAGER

We’ll all be butchered in this fog…

HELMSMAN

We’ll all be butchered!

MANAGER

Very serious if anything should happen to Mr Kurtz! Go On! I authorise you to take risks.

HELMSMAN

Will they attack?

We’ll all be butchered !


MARLOW

I refuse…to take risks.

MANAGER

What? You are the captain

MARLOW

I refuse to take risks!

HELMSMAN

Will they attack?

MARLOW

I do not think so. [The boat begins to move again.]

MARLOW} MANAGER} HELMSMAN}

Yet the jungle has eyes in it… Eyes that have seen us. Yet the jungle has eyes in it… Eyes that have seen us. Yet the jungle has eyes in it… Eyes that have seen us. [Another arrow strikes the boat.]

HELMSMAN} MANAGER} T.CAPTAIN}

Arrows!

MARLOW

We’re being shot at!

MANAGER

Turn back! Steer her straight!

HELMSMAN

Good God!

MANAGER

Good God!

MARLOW

Can you steer? [Rifle shots and the Martini-Henry (machine gun).]

HELMSMAN

Please, God! [More rifle shots and the Martini-Henry. Smoke. Confusion.] [Marlow works the steam whistle.] [Sudden silence.]

RIVER WOMAN

[Offstage] (hum) [From deep, a wail goes up. MARLOW, the MANAGER and the HELMSMAN all stand perfectly still, terrified.] [Darkness]


SCENE 15

PAGE 72

Scene

On board the river steamboat; in motion, half speed.

MANAGER

The station is burnt. Kurtz must be dead, we made a glorious, glorious slaughter of them in the bush

MARLOW

[Interrupting] A glorious lot of smoke, anyhow… it was the steamwhistle that caused the retreat

MANAGER} HELMSMAN}

The Station! [KURTZ’s Station, a collection of huts, can be seen.] [The steamboat docks and a strange figure can be seen, dressed in a patched costume like a HARLEQUIN, waving]

MARLOW

[To Harlequin] We’ve been attacked

HARLEQUIN

[Cheerfully] I know, I know. Come along. It’s all right [The MANAGER and HELMSMAN go towards the huts.]

MARLOW

Are we in time?

HARLEQUIN

He is up there [The HARLEQUIN waves towards the huts] They meant no harm. Simple people. But keep enough steam… one good screech of the whistle will do more for you that all your rifles. They are simple people. So glad you came… not much chance to talk

MARLOW

And Mr Kurtz?

HARLEQUIN

You don’t talk with that man, you listen to him. But now… [Suddenly depressed but resumes cheerfully] Brother sailor, let me introduce myself: a son of a Russian Archpriest. [MARLOW gives the HARLEQUIN a pouch of tobacco.] English tobacco! Excellent! Now that’s brotherly. Tobacco! Smoke? Where’s a sailor that does not smoke? [MARLOW and the HARLEQUIN smoke their pipes.]

MARLOW

Why did they attack us ?

HARLEQUIN

They did not want him to go


[Suddenly] You take Kurtz away quick – quick [The HARLEQUIN approves of tobacco] He enlarged my mind, …I ran away from school… a Russian ship… ran away again… a little further… still, a little further… then here! You can never tell! Here I met Mr Kurtz… he enlarged my mind. We talked of everything. I forgot there was such a thing as sleep… of everything, everything… of love, too, of everything. MARLOW

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HARLEQUIN

He made me see things… [The HARLEQUIN appears lost in thought.] …things.

MARLOW

And, ever since, you’ve been with him?

HARLEQUIN

He would disappear for weeks. He wandered alone far in the depths of the forest, then he would turn up… it was worth waiting for.

MARLOW

Was he exploring?

HARLEQUIN

Discovering villages, lakes… to forget himself among these people… but mostly for: ivory.

MARLOW

But he had no goods to trade with!

HARLEQUIN

[Knowingly, leaning nearer] There’s a good lot of cartridges left… even yet. [The MANAGER and HELMSMAN enter]

MANAGER} HELMSMAN}

Ivory! Heaps of it! Stacks of it! The old mud shanty is bursting with it. [General movement as ivory is loaded onto the steamboat]

CHORUS

[A work-song begins.] An invasion. A visitation. An infliction. Rebels!

MARLOW

To speak plainly – he raided the land.

HARLEQUIN

The tribe. They adored him, adored him. He came to them with thunder and lightning… and very terrible… No, no… you can’t judge Mr Kurtz… as an ordinary man… no, no.


MARLOW

Why, he’s mad! He’s mad!

HARLEQUIN

If you had heard him talk… only days ago… you wouldn’t dare hint at such a thing. [Marlow takes up his binoculars. We see the human heads on wooden posts.] He had been absent several months, came down the river. I heard he was lying helpless, so I came… he was bad… very bad. The chiefs came to see him every day… They would crawl -

MARLOW

I don’t want to know anything of these ceremonies. [MARLOW waves the binoculars towards the huts.] But what of these heads?

HARLEQUIN

Rebels!

MARLOW

What definition next? Enemies? Criminals? Workers? Rebels? [Darkly sarcastic] Those heads look very subdued to me… on their sticks. And you?

HARLEQUIN

I… I am a simple man… doing my best to keep Kurtz alive and that’s enough [The work-song dies away.] SCENE 16

Scene.

PAGE 100

On Shore. The worksong dies away. MARLOW and the HARLEQUIN watch as slowly, led by the MANAGER with a gun, a stretcher borne by bearers emerges from one of the huts. KURTZ is bald and thin and is making imperious gestures with one arm raised. As they reach the boat, the litter is set down and KURTZ is moved to a cabin. [KURTZ has a letter in his hand and, gestures with it, almost teasingly, to MARLOW.]

KURTZ

I am glad. [From the novel: “The volume of tone he emitted without effort, almost without the trouble of moving his lips amazed me…A voice…It was grave, profound, vibrating, while the man did not seem capable of a whisper.” Eventually, smiling ominously]


[The rest of the entourage disperses leaving, in its wake, the stately figure of the RIVER WOMAN. She moves slowly downstage and facing KURTZ stops still.] LAMENT RIVER WOMAN Lament CHORUS

Earth, unknown earth, touch the sky. A visitation. The sorrowful land. An invasion. An infliction upon the sorrowful land… [silence] [The RIVER WOMAN turns and leaves slowly. The MANAGER is seen talking to KURTZ.]

HARLEQUIN

I don’t understand… mischief! Too much for me! Ah, well, it’s all over now.

KURTZ

Save me?

KURTZ

Save me? Save the ivory you mean. Don’t tell me, “save me?” Why, I’ve had to save you. Sick? Not so sick as you would like to believe. Never mind. I’ll carry my ideas out yet. I will return… I’ll show you what can be done. You with your little peddling notions. You are interrupting my plans… I will return… [The Manager leaves Kurtz and comes to Marlow leading him to one side.]

MANAGER

He is very low, we have done all we could for him. No more disguising the fact that Mr Kurtz has done more harm than good for the Company… The district is closed to us for a time. And why? Unsound method.

MARLOW

You call it “unsound method?”

MANAGER

Don’t you?

MARLOW

I see no method at all. Nevertheless, a remarkable man.

MANAGER

He was.


[The MANAGER sidles off and MARLOW is once more joined by the HARLEQUIN.] HARLEQUIN

As a brother sailor, I couldn’t conceal…

MARLOW

Speak out! I am Mr Kurtz’s friend… in a way.

HARLEQUIN

It was Kurtz who ordered the attack on your boat. He hated the idea of being taken back. He thought you would give up, thinking him dead. His reputation…

MARLOW

It is safe with me

HARLEQUIN

You are a brother sailor…

MARLOW

The Manager thinks you ought to be hanged…

HARLEQUIN

I had better get out of the way... I can do no more for Kurtz now.

MARLOW

You had better go… If you have any friends… any friends nearby.

HARLEQUIN

Ah, I’ll never meet such a man again. You ought to have heard him recite his poetry… Poetry… his own! Goodbye. [Darkness] SCENE 17

Scene.

PAGE 134

On board the river steamboat and the nearby shore; night. MARLOW is asleep in a chair. [The beginning of a chant (CHORUS) wakes Marlow. He goes to see how Kurtz is & finds him gone. Guessing he is heading back to his old compound Marlow goes to head him off. MARLOW meets KURTZ, whom we now see crawling on all fours. KURTZ, in white, rises like a ghost.]

MARLOW

Do you know what you are doing?

KURTZ

[KURTZ alternates between two ‘mental states’]Perfectly.

MARLOW

You will be lost… utterly lost.

KURTZ

I had immense plans…


MARLOW

You will be lost… utterly lost.

KURTZ

I was on the threshold of great things… and this stupid scoundrel… the ‘Manager’. [MARLOW half supports and half carries KURTZ back to the boat and the cabin.] [Darkness] SCENE 18

Scene.

PAGE 143

The river steamboat; day. KURTZ is on deck with MARLOW. The RIVER WOMAN can be heard crying out.

RIVER WOMAN

Lament

MARLOW

Do you understand this

KURTZ

Do… I… not? [The RIVER WOMAN kneels, arms outstretched towards the boat.] [Marlow pulls the cord of the whistle. The RIVER WOMAN watches as the boat departs.] [The MANAGER can be seen with a gun pointing out of the boat.] [The MANAGER fires his rifle: possibly at the RIVER WOMAN, possibly futilely into the trees, possibly at an entire continent. ] [Darkness]

KURTZ

[In the darkness] My ideas… SCENE 19

Scene.

PAGE 147

On board the river steamboat; night. MARLOW is at a desk, writing his log. KURTZ lies in darkness, curtained by mosquito net.

MARLOW

[Writing] Current running swiftly [Looking up] …out of the heart of darkness… and Kurtz’s life ebbing… ebbing out of his heart. [Resumes writing]

KURTZ

[Rambling] My intended, my ivory, my papers, my immense plans…


By the simple exercise of our will we can exert a power for good. We approach them with a might as if a deity … [Time passes; day] KURTZ

We approach them with a might as if a deity… [Time passes; night]

KURTZ

Of course you must take care of the Motives, always, right motive.

MARLOW

[MARLOW writes his log] In the long reaches… bend after monotonous bend

KURTZ

[Delirious] I shall accomplish great things, and on my return I shall be met at railway stations by Kings. [Time passes; day]

KURTZ

Close the shutter. I can’t bear to look over this! [MARLOWcloses the shutter, leaving now only a sliver of light.]

KURTZ

This ivory is mine. I collected it at great personal risk. They will try to claim it as theirs. My ivory. I want no more than justice. [The MANAGER is lurking near the cabin then disappears. KURTZ gestures to MARLOW.

KURTZ

[KURTZ hands MARLOW a tied bunch of papers.] Keep this for me… that noxious fool, the Manager… [KURTZ gestures in the direction of the departed MANAGER.] Capable of prying into my papers… my plans. [MARLOW takes the package and puts it into his own drawer] Live rightly, die… die… for the furthering of my ideas. [Like plainchant] It’s a duty. [Time passes; night. MARLOW takes a candle to KURTZ who is murmuring.]

KURTZ

I am lying here in the dark waiting for death.


MARLOW

Oh, nonsense [Slowly KURTZ sits up, staring, and cries out in a whisper]

KURTZ

[Barely a whisper] The horror! The horror!

MARLOW

[The scene freezes. MARLOW speaks directly; he is removed from the scene at this precise moment. He is neither wholly with KURTZ, nor on the Thames boat. Here, more than anywhere else, MARLOW is in both places and both times concurrently.] He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision… A cry that was no more than a breath. A continuous shower of small flies streamed upon my hands and face as I left the cabin. Suddenly I heard the Manager’s boy say, “Mr Kurtz. He Dead.” THRENODY [During the THRENODY, KURTZ’s body is removed as MARLOW watches.]

MARLOW

[MARLOW speaks directly, still. As he speaks, the scene behind him (i.e. the river steamboat) slowly disappears into darkness until he is left completely alone on stage.] The voice was gone. Next day the Manager buried something in a muddy hole. He had pronounced judgement. Better his cry, much better… a moral victory paid for by innumerable defeats, abominable terrors, abominable satisfactions. But it was a victory! That is why I have remained loyal. Loyal to the nightmare of my choice, to the last and even beyond: to Kurtz. And the girl’s portrait, his intended, seemed ready to listen. I found myself back in the sepulchral city.

SCENE 20 (as in scene 2)

Scene.

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A room; on the wall there is a map and the self-portrait of a man (KURTZ). A young woman (the FIANCÉE) is dressed in mourning and is veiled.

FIANCÉE

You knew him well?

MARLOW

[MARLOW extends a packet of papers towards the FIANCÉE] I knew him well, as well as it is possible.


FIANCÉE

[The FIANCÉE takes the packet and presses it to her chest.] And you admired him? Impossible to know him and not to …

MARLOW

[MARLOW turns aside.] Yes, a remarkable man…impossible not to…

FIANCÉE

Love him! How true. I knew him best.

MARLOW

You knew him best…

FIANCÉE

You were his friend, you who have heard his last words, you know…

MARLOW

Yes I know.

FIANCÉE

A loss to me, to us, a loss to the world. All of his greatness, nothing but a memory. You and I…

MARLOW

We shall remember him

FIANCÉE

What vast plans he had…

MARLOW

His words will remain.

FIANCÉE

His goodness shone in every act. He died as he lived. His end… [Her gestures start to echo those of the RIVER WOMAN.]

MARLOW

His end was worthy, in every way worthy of his life…

FIANCÉE}

In every way, I was not with him. I would have cherished every sigh, every sigh… Don’t… Don’t…

MARLOW} FIANCÉE

I have mourned so long in silence. You were with him to the last, I think of his loneliness. Perhaps no one to hear…

MARLOW

To the last, to the very end. I heard his very last words…

FIANCÉE

Repeat them. Please repeat them for me...

MARLOW

[MARLOW half turns away from the FIANCÉE.] The… last… word… he… pronounced… was… your name.


FIANCÉE

I knew it. I was sure. [MARLOW turns his back towards the FIANCÉE. Her arms are outstretched towards him like the gesture of the RIVER WOMAN.] [Darkness] SCENE 21 (as in scene 1)

Scene.

MARLOW

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The deck of a ship on the Thames in direct dawn light. MARLOW, standing at rail, goes to sit down. A remarkable man… a remarkable man… a remarkable man. It seemed to me the house would collapse. Nothing happened. The heavens don’t fall for such a trifle. We live as we dream: alone. All Europe contributed to the making of Kurtz. His intelligence was perfectly clear. But his soul was mad… And yet… [Very slow, like plainchant] …I could not tell her. It would have been too dark…

THAMES CAP’N We have lost the first of the ebb. Marlow…the ebb… MARLOW

[Lost in his own thoughts] …too dark. [Darkness] CURTAIN

O'Regan HEART OF DARKNESS  
O'Regan HEART OF DARKNESS  

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