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AUTUMN poem by

J OH N CL AR E for Mezzo -soprano, Cla r inet, Percus s ion, a nd Pia no

B R A X T ON BL AK E

BRAXTON

BLAKE MUSIC


2 AUTUMN by John Clare (1865) The thistledown’s flying, though the winds are all still, On the green grass now lying, now mounting the hill, The spring from the fountain now boils like a pot; Through stones past the counting it bubbles red-hot. The ground parched and cracked is like overbaked bread, The greensward all wracked is, bents dried up and dead. The fallow fields glitter like water indeed, And gossamers twitter, flung from weed unto weed. Hill-tops like hot iron glitter bright in the sun, And the rivers we’re eying burn to gold as they run; Burning hot is the ground, liquid gold is the air; Whoever looks round sees Eternity there.

INSTRUMENTATION Mezzo-soprano (also plays Glockenspiel) Clarinet in B-flat Piano Percussion 3 Triangles (small, medium, and large), 2 Brake Drums (medium and large), 2 Baking Sheets (hanging - medium and large), 2 Suspended Cymbals (medium and large), 4 Hanging Flower Pots (high to low), 3 Cow Bells (small, medium, and large), 2 Log Drums (medium and large), Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Vibraphone (with C3), Crotali, Chimes

Triangles small

medium

large

Flower Pots (hanging) high

low

Vibraphone

Arrows (

Brake Drums

Baking Sheets

Suspended Cymbals

medium

medium

medium

large

Cow Bells medium small

large

Crotali

or

large

Log Drums medium large

Snare Drum Bass Drum

Chimes

) are used to indicate alignment and cueing between performers.

Duration: circa 22 minutes

1508 Longshore Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Tel/Fax (734) 332-9277 http://braxtonblake.com

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AUTUMN I

Poem by John Clare

Braxton Blake 1999/2006

Voice

=58 semplice Clarinet in B

Triangles Brake Drums Baking Sheets Suspended Cymbals Flower Pots Cows Bells Small Log Drum Large Log Drum Snare Drum Bass Drum

B.Dr. =48

molto rit.

=58

=48

Vibraphone Crotali Chimes =58 molto rit. 8va

Piano

=120 8va

8va

strum (with fingertip)

8ba

=52

B

A =58 5

=84 accel. 3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

molto rit.

vibr.

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

=52

=52

(senza rit.) strike string with fingertip (do not use fingernail)

ord.

strike strings with palm of hand

8ba

8ba

copyright Š 2006 Braxton Blake


4

sempre leggiero

rit.

a tempo

=52

5

3

5

5

=120 Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

3

3

=84

5

5

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

sost. lontano

8ba

8ba

ad lib.

accel.

5 5

5

3

=84 accel. 3

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

3

3

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs.

rit.

=120 3

3

5

rit.

5

3

=84 vibr.

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

8va

8va


5

(as needed)

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs.

7"

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

rit.

5

to

rit.

=40

5

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

C

repeat once, if needed

trem. – fingertips on strings rapido

8va

8va

play with bell just above piano strings

D

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. =48 molto rit.

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

=48

=50 rit. vibr.

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

3

sost.

=50 rit.

5

sim.

8va


6

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. molto rit.

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

(with fingertip)

8ba

=20


7

II Voice poco rit.

=60 3

poco rit.

=60

3

3

Clarinet in B

Brake Drums Suspended Cymbals Flower Pots Cows Bells Small Log Drum Large Log Drum Snare Drum Bass Drum with thin metal rods =56 vibr.

5

5

poco rit. 5

5

Vibraphone

ad lib. =60

=60

15ma

Piano

15ma

sempre molto sost. 8va

8va

ad lib. =60

The =56

thist

le

=60

3

down’s fly rit.

3

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. =56

5

5

poco rit. 5

=56 5

Vibr.

=60 15ma

8va

5

5


8 =60 5

ing,

Though

the winds

are

all still,

rit.

=60 3

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. =56

poco rit. 5

5

5

5

poco rit. 5

Vibr.

=60 15ma

8va

=52 2

On

the

green

grass

now

ly

ing,

=56–60

6

6

=52 colla voce Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Vibr. =60 15ma

3

5

3

5

3

5


9 =56

=56 accel.

=64

rit.

=64 subito

rit.

3

Now

mount

=56

ing rit.

=64

=56 accel.

rit.

=64 subito

rit.

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Vibr. =60 8va

3

8ba

=64

accel.

rit.

=72

5

the

hill,

The

spring

from

=64

the

rit. 3

3

5

=64 Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs.

poco rit.

med.Br.D. med.B.S. lrg.Br.D. lrg.B.S.

=56 m.Cym.

3

lrg.L.D.

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

3

S.D. B.D.

5

med.C.B. sml.C.B.

med.L.D. Vbr.

Vibr.

=60 8va

3

sempre molto sost.

3 3

3

play 2x


10 rit.

=56

=72 =72

7

foun

tain rit. 6

=72

now

=56 5

=72 3

=64 Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs.

poco rit.

med.Br.D. med.B.S. lg.Br.D. lg.B.S.

=56

=72

m.Cym.

3 lrg.L.D.

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

S.D. B.D.

med.C.B. sml.C.B.

5

med.L.D. Vbr.

Vibr. =72

=62 =42–46

9

boils

like a pot;

Through

stones

accel.

=80

=36

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

3

Vibr. sost. 8va

8va

8va

3

3 9

sempre sost. ma claro 8ba

8ba

8ba

8va


11 10

past

the

count

=36 accel.

ing

=80 rit.

=36

accel.

=80 molto rit.

( =56)

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs.

=36

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Vibr. 8va

9

8ba

=72

8ba

8ba

8ba

rit.

11

it bub =72

bles red hot.

rit.

=72

rit.

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

sim. rit.

at clarinet’s tempo rit.

=52

=52

Vibr.

=52

=52

8va

8va

8va

8va


12 13

=72

rit.

=72

rit.

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. at clarinet’s tempo rit.

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

=52

=52

Vibr.

=52

15

=52

8va

8va

8va

8va

=60 rit.

Mm =60

poco rit.

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Vibr.

poco rit. =60


13 16

=58 poco rit.

=52

rit.

Mm

Mm =58

=52 rit. molto lontano

rit. 3 3

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. =58

rit.

=52 rit.

Vibr.

=58

=52 molto rit.

rit. 8va

8va


14

III

=120

6"–7"

Voice 6"–7"

8va

Clarinet in B

6

6

6

Triangles Brake Drums Suspended Cymbals Flower Pots

6

6

6

6"–7"

Cows Bells Small Log Drum Large Log Drum Snare Drum Bass Drum Crotali Vibraphone Chimes

Chimes

6"–7"

8va 15ma

Piano

mosto sort. 2

6"–7"

6"–7"

6

6

6

6

6"–7"

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

15ma

6"–7"

6

6


15

4

6"–7"

6

6

6

6"–7" 6

6"–7"

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

6"–7"

6

10"–12"

10"–12"

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes 10"–12"

6

6


16 =84

8

The ground

=84

=32

parched

=32 220 32

*

=60

*

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

=84

=60

=32 220 32

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

*

=60

*

senza Ped.

=84 8va

=52–58 3

and cracked

is play until the next "*", then stop

like

o

ver baked bread, =72

rit.

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

play until the next "*", then stop

=72

Crot. Vibr. Chimes =72

rit.

rit.


17 =62–76

10

3

The

green

wards

all

wracked

is,

=120–124

rit.

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

Vibr. Crot.

=120–124

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

=120–124

8va

=48–62 3

Bents

dried

up

and

dead.

The

3

3

3 3

3

3

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

poco rit.

Crot. Vibr. Chimes repeat according to the clarinet and voice

8va

poco rit.

a tempo

=48–62


18

12

fal

low

=52 rit.

fields

glit

ter

=40

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes with fingertips

with palm of hand

Like

wa

ter

finish playing the repeated phrase, then pause. Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes finish playing the repeated phrase, then pause.

in


19 13

deed,

And

gos

sa

mers

=52

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

Crot.

Chimes

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

colla voce

circular glissando Vibr. =72 rit.

8va

8va

colla voce

Strum piano strings with finger (no fingernail)

Play once, stretching the ritard to the rest.

15

twit

ter,

=120–124

rit.

=120–124

poco rit.

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

=120–124 8va

poco rit.

a tempo

=48–62


20 16

Flung

from

weed

un

colla voce

=52 rit.

=40

=110–120

=92

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. =110–120

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

poco

=40 Vibr.

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

weed.

=92 Chimes

Mm

Mm

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes arrows = strum strings with fingertips crosses = knock on interior frame and wood

8va

8va

poco

8va

to


21

17

Mm

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs.

niente

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

niente

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

niente

niente


22

IV

=60–64 Voice

Clarinet in B

Triangles Brake Drums Suspended Cymbals Flower Pots Cows Bells Small Log Drum Large Log Drum Snare Drum Bass Drum Crotali Vibraphone Chimes 8va

5

3

Piano

sempre molto sost.

5 5

5

3

4

5

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

8va 8va

5

5 5

5


23

7

5

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

5

3

5

Crot. Vibr. Chimes 8va

8va

ad lib.

10

5

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs.

5

5

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes 8va

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3


24

13

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

7

crot. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

16

quasi una cadenza 3 3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

5

8va

8va

5

5


25

20

19

5

5

6

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs.

3

3

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

5

8va

8ba

22

5

5

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs.

5

5

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

5

5

Crot. Vibr. Chimes 8va

5

5


26 26

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs.

5

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

5

5

rim shot

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

30

6

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. 9

Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

5

5

Crot. Vibr. Chimes 8va


27

34

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

37

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes


28 40

6

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

5

43

Hill tops like hot

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

crot.

tap string with finger (no fingernail)

8ba

iron


29

47

Gli

ter

bright

in

the

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

8ba

50

49

sun

And the ri

vers we’re eye

ing 5:3

=78

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

11:10

8ba

ad lib. ma sost.


30

51

burn

to

5

gold

as they run;

semplice

5

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

53

Burn ing

hot

is

the

ground,

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. vibr.

Crot. Vibr. Chimes

8ba

li

quid gold


31 55

is

the

air;

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes

3

3

l.v.

8va

57

Who

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr.

=42

Crot. Vibr. Chimes 8va

8ba

ev

er


32

60

59

3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes 8va

61

looks

round 3

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes 8va

8ba


33 63

sees

e

ter

ni

ty

there.

Trgls. Brake Dr. Baking sheets Cymbs. Flwr. Pots C. Bells Log Drums Snr. Dr. B. Dr. Crot. Vibr. Chimes 8va

8ba

8ba


34

V =30

a tempo rit. (in tempo)

a tempo rit. (in tempo)

Glockenspiel

sempre l.v. (hummed) Voice

Mm

Mm

Clarinet in B

Vibraphone (motor off)

simile

Piano 8ba

simile

5

rit. (in tempo)

(a tempo)

Mm 3

5 3

8ba

3


35 8

rit. (in tempo)

(a tempo)

Mm 3

3

8ba

10

rit. (in tempo)

Mm 5

8ba

(a tempo)


36 14

rit. (in tempo)

Mm

(a tempo)

(a tempo)

rit. (in tempo)

(a tempo)

Mm 3

3

3

8ba

20

16

rit. (in tempo)

Mm

8ba

Braxton Blake: Autumn  

Poem by John Clare For mezzo soprano, clarinet, percussion, and piano

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