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I. "M'lord, we plead our bellies." 1

Andante

( 60)

English Horn dolce 1

Bass Clar. 1

Bassoon

7

dim.

dim. 7

dim.

dim.

7

dim.

dim.

12

cresc.

cresc.

12

cresc.

cresc.

12

cresc.

cresc.


16

dolce 16

dolce 16

dolce

21

21

5

3

21

3

3

3

5

25

3

25

subito etc. 25

subito

etc.

3

3

3

3

3


3

28

cresc. 28

cresc. 5

28

cresc.

30

30

3

3

30

3

Doppio Movimento 32

32

3 32

3

3


36

36

36

41

41

41

45

misterioso

cresc.

45

misterioso

dim. molto rit.

cresc.

molto rit.

dim.

cresc.

molto rit.

dim.

45

misterioso


49

a tempo

very freely 3

49

3

a tempo very freely 49

a tempo

very freely

(change fingering for the A frequently)

55

55

55

61

61

61

3

3


II. "...lolling at Madagascar...over a Can of Flip." 1

Allegro giocoso

English Horn 1

Bass Clar. 1

Bassoon

7

cresc. 7

cresc. 7

cresc.

13

3 13

3 13

3


19

snickering 19

19

25

self-righteous

mocking

insistent

25

25

indignant

29

irritated 29

3 29

angry

mumbling


Poco meno mosso

33

33

33

defiant

muttering

37

cresc.

blaring

cresc.

blaring

cresc.

blaring

37

37

43

3 43

3

3 43

3

3


49

Poco meno mosso

49

49

55

55

55

61

3 61

3

3 61

air tone

3

3

ord.

bitter


66

Poco meno mosso

insulting 66

66

insulted

69

defensive

offensive

air tone

69

69

vengeful

73

nonplussed 73

mocking

muttering begin playing occasional notes out of tune

ord.

begin playing occasional notes out of tune

73

threatening


begin playing occasional notes out of tune

77

cresc. 77

3

3

Poco meno mosso

82

flutt.

3

3

77

3

3

3

ord.

air tone

(Andante)

ord.

air tone

dim. poco a poco flutt.

82

ord.

82

88

88

88

ord.

air tone

ord.

flutt.

air tone

dimin.


94

94

94

air tone 3

3

3


III. "...tore the living heart out of his body..." 1

Allegro feroce

English Horn 1

Bass Clar. 1

Bassoon

7

7

7

13

13

13

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco


19

19

19

23

23

23

27

cresc. poco a poco 27

27


31

31

31

35

35

35

39

39

39


44

44

cresc. poco a poco 44

cresc. poco a poco

50

50

50

55

55

55


59

59

59

63

63

63

67

67

67


71

71

71

76

76

76

82

82

82

Accelerando poco a poco


88

88

88

94

94

94

100

100

100


106

cresc. poco a poco 106

106

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco

112

112

112

118

118

118


124

124

124

130

130

130

Prestissimo ( 136

136

136

288)


142

Rallentando

A 142

142


IV. "His Grave was Made in a garden of Watermelons..." 1

Andante

con sord.

( 90-100)

English Horn 1

(air tone; blow stream of air through open keyhole; unpitched)

Bass Clarinet 1

con sord.

Bassoon

7

7

7

13

13

13

non vib.


(con vibr.)

19

freely, not in strict time

(ca. 10 sec.) 19

(ord.)

(in strict rhythm with bassoon)

19

(in strict rhythm with clarinet)

3

25

3

3

25

25

31

3

senza sord.

poco ritard. 31

poco ritard. 31

poco ritard.

3


36

5

36

36

poco cresc.

40

rit.

poco cresc. 3 40

(a tempo)

3

rit.

(a tempo)

rit.

(a tempo)

40

45

45

45

con sord.


51

51

"Come, O Death and end my voyage, make my journey smooth and short, furl my sail and drop my anchor, bring me safely into port..."

51

57

57

57

62

rit.

a tempo

rit.

a tempo

rit.

a tempo

62

62


68

68

68

(air tone)

Pieces of Eight, by Carl Schimmel (for English Horn, Bass Clarinet, and Bassoon)  

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