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Asha Srinivasan Parole Hearing

for Soprano, Flute, Bb Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Percussion, and Piano Transposed Score

Š 2009 by Asha Srinivasan, USA (ASCAP). All rights reserved.


Notes to the Performers Percussion: Vibraphone Medium Suspended Cymbal Bass drum

Beaters: Vibe mallets, soft yarn mallets, bass drum mallets, snare stick, bow

Parole Hearing, by Martin Espada -- for Ben After three hours of interrogation by the parole board, and the prisoner repeating I did not do this thing, his brown hands were trembling, and the trembling spilled his plastic cup at the table where the prisoner sat, and his body stiffened as the water oozed across the table to the edge, inches from the prisoner's lap and his blue suit, and the seven faces of the parole board watched the puddle creeping closer, and their silence was the silence of water half a mile down, till one of them asked You need something to wipe that up? as if to say You will die in prison, and the prisoner, his breath returned, raised his head and answered Yes, as if to say I did not do this thing.


Parole Hearing

Mixed Ensemble Version - Transposed Score

Poem by Martin Espada Used with permission from the poet.

Freely q=ca. 66

 

 



 

   

 

 

 Flute 

Violin

Violoncello

 

 

     Percussion  

p

Freely q=ca. 66

     3

       3

 

    

mf 3

mf

3      

mf

    

 

  

mp

   

   mp

3      3     

mf

Vibraphone motor off (follow general rhythm, but in a free manner)

Piano

a tempo q=66

 

Soprano

Clarinet in Bb

Asha Srinivasan

mp

 

  

   

  



  

mp

 

mp

 

 

a tempo q=66

 

mf

 

       

3

© 2009 by Asha Srinivasan, USA (ASCAP). All rights reserved.

     

 mp

 3

 

  

  

 

  


2 5

Fl.

 

Sop.

molto rit.

3    

 

pp

Cl.

 

pp

3  Vln.     

pp

Vc.

 

 pp

 Vib.  

       

Pno.

3

pp

 

 

 ppp

a tempo

 

    molto rit.

   

mf    

 

mm

 

 

      

 

 

 

     

f

  mp

 



molto vib.

molto

      f

  

f

 

 

  

  mf

  

 

f

a tempo

f

  

mp

      p    

  

mf

mf

mp

  

mf

      

ff

mm -

 

 

mp

mf

mf

 

      mf



mp

    

     mp 

     

  mf

mp




3 12

Sop.

   3

- o

    aw

      p

-

3

mf

  

aa

3

     



     

aa

3

aa

(gradually opening mouth to 'aa' position)

 Fl.   Cl.



          3

  

   

  

mf

    



3

mf

  

3

 

     6

 

  

 

p

    

solo

p

    

(mf)

3

        

 

 

p

        

 Vib.   

Pno.



mf

Vc.

p

  

solo

    

 

mf

mp

 



mp

 

 

            p

 mf

 


4

Sop.

f

mf

             

16

f

3

    

aa

Fl.

Cl.

  



       Vc.  mf

3

p

        

Pno.

        

mf

      

 

3             

mf

 

mp

  3



mp



 

p

    



  



aa

mp

mf

Vib.

3

aa

       

  mp

   

let pno. and vib.

a tempo q=74 repeat a few times,

poco rit.

3

  

 p

  

 p

  p

   

  

 

  

 

 

 



p

 

    

   

       p

A - fter

  



 



 



 





 





 



 





  

repeat until Sop. entrance

    

   



 

    

repeat until



poco rit.

 

   p

then enter when desired

pp

   

pp

   

a tempo q=74 Sop. entrance

     

     pp

una corda




 

25

Sop.

three

Fl.

Cl.

sprechstimme, flatten pitch, as if getting tired

  

hours

hours...

   

hours...

mf sub.           hours...

 

 



 

 

  

 pp

 Vib.  

Pno.

  

 

  Vc.

 

 

   

    

    

   

pp

(pp)

   

   

           p

 

tre corde

  

    



mp

three

    

    

pizz.

sfz

       pizz. sfz

 

 



hours

sfz

(scoop)

hours

    

sfz

 

(slight accent for text) 3

        of in - ter - ro - ga - tion 

 

 p



  

p

 

 



arco

mp

arco p

  

 

sfz

evenly, like bell tolls

    

A - fter

5

Più mosso q=80

 

   

 

   

 

   

    

Più mosso q=80

pp

      

 

     p

poco


6 37

 

Sop.

Fl.

Cl.

Vc.

three

  hours

mp

             of in - ter - ro - ga - tion

by the pa - role

  

 

  

   

 

  

 

 Vib.   

Pno.

 p

  

 

 

        

p

 

 

     mp

board,

 

p





p

 

mp





sfz

 mp

 

  

   



        



mf

 

 

  



mp

 

 

     mp

of in

sfz

mp sub.

 

hours

 

  



three

 

mp

       

Af - ter

 

mf       

p

          mp

     mf

  

    

 

   

p



   




7

accel.

           

45

Sop.

ter - ro - ga - tion

  Fl.  

3

mf

board

3

3

 

 

mf

 

 

 

 

poco f

              3

poco f

               

    

3



   

mf



3

        3



f

3

 ad lib.

mf





 

 

3

   mf



3



mf

           3 3

poco f

6

 



3

         6

 

f

p

          f

detaché          f

   

poco f

     

 

detaché

        6

and the

p

f



p

3     

 

      

  

3



   

poco f

 

 

 

poco f

3

3

 

 

  Vc.  

3

3

mf

pa - role

        

     

    



3

mf

Pno.

by the

 



                  



  Cl.   

Vib.



f

 p

 p

         

            

      

  

f

    

                f

 

 

  


8 49

Sop.

Meno Mosso q=74

         pri - son - er

re - pea ting,

  Fl.  

  

  

Cl.

pp

   

  

 

ppp

  Vib.   

Pno.

ppp

 

arco

 

 

pp

 

Meno Mosso q=74



 

    

  

 

  



p

 

pp



p

p

starkly less vib., as straight a tone as possible

 

  



           

  

did

not

do

this

  

   

p

  

   

 pp

  

thing

     

mf

mf

           

  

 

 

 

         mf



f

 

   

 



  

 

                         mf                            

f

mf

hold pedal until complete decay

 

pp



pp

 



pp

 

I



    

ppp

re - pea - ting,

pp

Vc.

mp

     

f

f

    f





   


  

9

Sharply and Precisely

  

 

 

 

    

Sop.

Fl.

Cl.



 

 Vib.  

Pno.

 

 

3

mf

 Vln.  Vc.

 

Faster q=86

 

65

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

p sub.

    

 

3

   (p)  

     

      p

    

     

p

      

  

pp

p

  

3

     

mf

 

3

p

 

Faster q=86

pp

 

mf

   

       

 

        

    

        

 

  

mf

 

 

mf

 Sharply and Precisely

were trem - bling

      

f

his brown hands

  

pp

 

          


10

      

74

Sop.

 

                 mf sub.

and the trem - bling spilled

Fl.

Cl.

    

  



 Vln.   Vc.

mf

   

mf

 

  

     

normal

 

Pno.

 

plas - tic

cup

 

     Vib.        mf (senza

3

his

  

  

at the ta - ble

where the pri - son - er

 mf

   

mf

  





   

        

      

 

and his

 

   

3

bo - dy stiff - ened

  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

   

f

   

f





 



f

   

pizz.

f



 



    

arco mf

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

f

)

  

sat

 

pizz.

     

        

          

f

  



 

 

      

f

p

     


11 79

Sop.

  

as

the wa - ter

 

mf

arco     Vln.    

   Vc.  

mf

   Vib.       

 

Pno.

 

mf

 oozed

              a - cross

the ta - ble

to the edge

        3           in - ches from the

pri - son - er's lap

and his

  

        

3          

mf

 

 

  

  

  

 

   

 

   

 



  

   

  

  

 

p

mp

     

mf

p

           

  Fl.    Cl.

mf

 

   

 

mp

p

mp



mp



3

     mf

mp

  

   

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

detaché

  

mf

mp

3

 

   mf

     

 




12

Sop.



blue

suit

ff

84



     Fl.  f

Cl.

Vln.



   

f

       f

Vc.

 Cym.  

and the

 Cymbal

f

  

fa - ces



  



watched the



 

      

 

 

 

      

 

  

   

   

  

  







   

f



 

 

ff

mf

ff

      

mf

Meno Mosso q=80

ff

 

       ad lib.

           mf

ff

      

  ff

 

  

   

  

 

  

f

 

ff

ff

 

 

f

ff

snare stick dampen while playing

 

 

f

f

 

    



mf

  



ff

 

ff

 

 

mf

    

    

ff

cree - ping clo - ser





 

3

pud - dle

 

f

3



mf

of the pa - role board

   

ff

use vibe mallets

3

se ven

                

       

      

ff

  

Pno.

            Meno Mosso q=80

f

f

ff

ff

f

mf

ff

3



f

mf

mf

 

          ff

mf

        

   


13 89

 

    Fl.  

     

Sop.

Cl.

Vln.

           

   Vc.       Cym.   

Pno.

             

     

 

f

  

 

f

 

f

 

 

 

ff

  

    

 

pp

         

f

       

ff

 

         

     

6

5

3

mf

p

f

a piacere

fff



solo

fff

ff

soft yarn

    rit. senza vib.           poco           

molto vib.

3

ff

fff

         


14

  

95

Sop.

 

Mysteriously q=80 p

       

and their

si - lence

si

was the

3



   

- lence

mf

of

wa

-

ter

      half a mile

p

     

mf

down

till

  Fl.  

   

   Vln.  

 

Perc.

Pno.

  

  

    

Cymbal



 



p

  

p

 

 

mp

Mysteriously q=80

Vibraphone

     

 p

  3

3                    mp p    3

    mp  3

mf

 

 

     

  

pp

    







Vc.



Cl.

  p

      

  

 


Heavily (q=ca. 70)

100

brusquely

      

Sop.

3

Cl.



 Vln.  Vc.

as if

to say

              You will die

 

 

      

f

     

 

in

 

 

  

arco p

  

 

  mf       

 

 

Heavily (q=ca. 70)

      f

    





 

G.P.

p

 

pri - son!

and the

 

 

 

G.P.

 

G.P.

 

G.P.

 

G.P.

 

G.P.

 

G.P.

 

 

    pp

 pp



arco

 

f

 Vib.  

Pno.

      

spoken: "You need something to wipe that up?"

one of them asked

 Fl. 

 

3

mercilessly f

15

Tempo Primo (q=80)

pp



arco pp

     

   

Tempo Primo (q=80)

p

    3


16

      

mf

105

Sop.

       3

pri - son - er,

Fl.

Cl.

Vln.

Vc.

    

Perc.

 

mf

mf



and ans - wered

      3

spoken: "Yes."

as if

to say

 

    f

I

   

 

p

 

 

 

 

mp

       

    

 

     

mp

3

 

 

3

  



did

not

do

this

  

  









f

       

                     f  

pp

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

mf

mf

mp

 



f



f

   





Bass drum Cymbal

Vibraphone

3

     

raised his head

mf

 

Pno.

 



 

 

his breath re - turned,

  

Più mosso q=86

Più mosso q=86

 

     f          

   

   


114

Sop.

 

 

       ff

thing!

I

 

 

do

this

did not

          Fl.   

            

     

               

 Cl.       Vln.   

ff

ff

ff

ff

 

I

   

    

       arco



    

did

fff

   

   

 

           

         mf

ff

                        ff                       

   not

   

  

fff

 

ff

  

 

 

   

f

 

          

     

stubbornly

thing, I

ff

   

  

pp

17

this

f

  

Cymbal soft yarn

do

fff

ff

         

fff

ff

      

Pno.

thing!

              

 

       pizz.            Vc.    

   B. D.    

   

fff

f

ff

            fff

f

f

  



 

       f

                                ad lib.


Meno Mosso q=80 18 125

Sop.



f

did not

I



     Fl. 

  did

f

haltingly mp

   

not

do

this

    f

          Cl.       

Vln.

Vc.

  

 

 

 

 

molto espress., beseechingly f mf

weakly p

             thing.

  

Aa

   

 ff



ff

             

   

  

 



     3

 

3

(all motion stops abruptly)

aa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ff

 

      



  

pp



mp

 

p



(all motion stops abruptly)

mf

ff

Pno.

  



      

     

       

  

        

      

   

 

scrape

 

 Meno Mosso q=80 

ff

   



f

     

       



 Cym.   

snare stick dampen while playing

(all motion stops abruptly)

        

mf

  

(all motion stops abruptly)

 


134

Sop.

 

defeatedly p



   

a piacere



aa

  

  Vln.  

 Vc.  

 

aa

  Fl.   Cl.

let all the energy dissipate, breathe deeply and visibly at rests

  n

 

n

  

n

p

  

n

          

dolce

aa

 

p

 



pp

  



 

 

 

senza vib.

pp

  

 

pp

aa

p

p

  

  

aa

19

still defeatedly mp

senza vib.

  Cym.   

 

 

Pno.

Bass drum

ppp


20

poco rit.

Rubato

 mp   

 p  

aa

aa

  Fl.   

  

    

  

146

Sop.

p

Cl.

Vc.

 p

B. D.

Pno.



p

  

    

    

p



p

 

p

pp

   

p

 

    p

       

 

 

 

vib. ord.



p vib. ord.



p

 

 

 

pp p

p

  

  

               

 

 

n

mp

n

mp



Cymbal

use vibe mallets

n

mp

n

mp

Vibraphone



mp

p

mm

pp

p

  Vln.  

as if lost in thought p mf

 

          pp

p

 

 

 

poco rit.

  p  

 

   

 

     

   

  

 

 

p

pp

 

  

pp

   

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