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…to me from the earth… was commissioned by CAM Raleigh in collaboration with New Music Raleigh and North Carolina Symphony for performance in artist Thomas Sayre’s exhibition “White Gold.” “White Gold” refers to the cotton industry in the American South and the artist’s respect and reverence for the land and the labor from which the cotton grows. …to me from the earth…was premiered by the North Carolina Symphony and New Music Raleigh with Soprano Aundi Marie Moore in four performances in November, 2016. The text is based on the poem "Mi Historia" by David Dominguez. Political activist and writer Grayson Haver Currin describes the premiere performance as “an absorbing piece of slow-moving music that doubles as site-specific work and triples as political performance art.” Currin continues, “Sparr composed the thirty-one-minute …to me from the earth… after several visits with Sayre, where he would see early models of the installation and ask the artist about his upbringing and inspiration, his motivation and his memories. The study shows. Like Sayre’s own pieces, which show the toil behind their production in every smear of tar or every heavy chunk of concrete, …to me from earth… is physical and slightly confrontational. Especially near the start, the tones are snarling, with abrasive slashes of violin digging into a sinister drone. At various points throughout, the musicians whisper the Soprano’s words beneath her, suggesting a platform of ghosts with pain and persecution that’s needed an outlet for centuries.” The work is dedicated to the progress and improvement of the human condition.


*with permission


Commissioned by CAM Raleigh in collaboration with New Music Raleigh and North Carolina Symphony. Inspired by the work of artist Thomas Sayre Dedicated to the progress and improvement of the human condition. Transposed Score

...to me from the earth... Based on the poem Mi Historia by David Dominguez h=30

(q=60) The earth is my witness

Cue Audio 1 22'

3 2

Flute

offstage

ppp

ppp

Electronics

flz.

pp

ff

4 2

3 2

4 2

3 2

4 2

3 2

4 2

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Electric Violin

3 2

Violin

3 2

4 2 offstage

ppp

Viola

6

ppp

Vibraphone Crotales (low octave) Three Tibetan Singing Bowls Bass Drum Large Membranophone (offstage)

Percussion

11'

4 2

3 2

Clarinet in Bb

D. J. Sparr

3 2

ppp

ppp

offstage

ppp

...sul pont.

4 2 pp

...sul pont.

4 2 ppp

ppp

pp

Violoncello

3 2

4 2

Contrabass

3 2

4 2 Copyright Š D. J. Sparr 2016 Score Version 12/31/2016

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10

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Elec.

box note = "dirty" aggressive crunch E. Vln. pp ...sul pont.

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...sul pont.

...sul pont.

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Vln. pp

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...sul pont.

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...sul pont.

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Vla. pp

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...sul pont.

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Vln. pp

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...sul pont.

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Vla. pp

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E. Vln. pp

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...sul pont.

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...sul pont.

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...sul pont.

Vln. pp

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...sul pont.

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...sul pont.

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...sul pont.

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Vla. pp

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Fl. pp

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Elec.

E. Vln. pp

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...sul pont.

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...sul pont.

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Vln. pp

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pp

...sul pont.

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pp

...sul pont.

ff ...sul pont.

Vla. pp

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Cb. ff

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4 flz.

flz.

flz.

24

14 2

Fl. ppp

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ppp

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"special effect" trills

ppp

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14 2

sim.

Cl. fff crotales: gliss., ad lib.

fff l.v.

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14 2

l.v.

l.v.

Perc. f

f

f

Elec.

14 2

E. Vln.

14 2 pp

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pp

...sul pont.

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...sul pont.

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14 2

Vln. pp

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14 2

Vla. pp

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14 2

Cb. ff

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Cue Audio 2

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Elec.

E. Vln.

Cb.

27 q=40

14 2

4 2

14 2

4 2

14 2 14 2

Organ Chaconne begins fade out after 15 seconds.

audio cue begins. Hold "D" until 5th note in audio (bottom voice)

p

4 2 4 2


28 q=56, Recitative (tempo independent from electronic track)

5

I. Introduction (Blue Smoke Rising)

28

Perc.

Three Tibetan singing bowls

4 2

l.v.

2 2

4 2

2 2

4 2

2 2

4 2

2 2

4 2

2 2

4 2

2 2

4 2

f

4 2

Elec.

4 2

S.

electronics continue in previous tempo until ca. mm 44

tibetan bowl strikes cue singer offstage p espress.

4 2

Vln.

4 2

Vla.

My red pick Recitative: follow singer

up

choked

on

burnt

oil

f espress. dynamic louder due to location. Recitative: follow singer

f espress. dynamic louder due to location.

4 2

Vc.

Recitative: follow singer

p espress.

30

Perc.

30

l.v.

4 2

8 2

f

Elec.

S.

4 2 4 2

electronics continue in previous tempo until ca. mm 44 p espress.

as

Vln.

Vla.

I

4 2 4 2

8 2 8 2

drove

down high way

nine

ty

nine

8 2 sim.

8 2

sim. Vc.

4 2

8 2 p espress.


6

32 32

Perc.

tibetan bowl strike cues singer

8 2

2 2

8 2

f electronics continue in previous tempo until ca. mm 44

8 2

Elec.

2 2

p espress.

8 2

S.

f

2 2

In wind tat tered

gar

bage bags I

had packed my whole

f

8 2

life:

8 2

Vln.

8 2

2 2

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8 2

Vla.

2 2

8 2 ff

8 2

Vc.

2 2

8 2 f

34

Elec.

S.

34 8 2 8 2

electronics continue in previous tempo until ca. mm 44

nf espress.

two pairs of

Vln.

Vla.

Vc.

4 2 f

jeans,

a

few

T

shirts

p

an a pair

8 2 8 2

4 2 of work

boots.

4 2 f espress.

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mp

f espress.

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mp

8 2

4 2 4 2

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p


7

35 35

Cl.

4 2

growl...(like a dirty pickup truck) flz. or other effect...

offstage

2 2 ppp

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electronics continue in previous tempo until ca. mm 44

4 2

Elec.

4 2

S.

p espress.

My

red

pick up

choked

on

burnt

4 2

2 2

4 2

2 2

4 2

oil

Vln.

4 2

2 2

4 2

Vla.

4 2

2 2

4 2

Vc.

4 2

2 2

4 2

p espress.

37

Cl.

37

growl...sim.

4 2

ppp

ppp

Vibraphone, soft mallets

Perc.

8 2

ffff

begin progression in synch. with electronics if possible, maintain tempo q=40 Start as early as mm 37 or 38. Ignore fermatas and tempo in the rest of the ensemble.

4 2

8 2 p

electronics continue in previous tempo until ca. mm 44

Elec.

S.

4 2 4 2

p espress.

and through

Vln.

4 2

Vla.

4 2

8 2 8 2

the blue smoke ris

ing

from un der the

hood

8 2 f espress.

8 2

f espress.

Vc.

4 2

8 2 p espress.


8

39

Cl.

39 8 2

growl...sim.

3 2

ppp

ppp Perc.

8 2

Elec.

8 2

electronics continue in previous tempo until ca. mm 44 p espress.

8 2

S.

I saw alm ond

Vln.

8 2

Vla.

8 2

plums,

and rais ins spread out

on pap er

3 2

3 2

3 2

f

3 2 f espress.

3 2 ff

3 2 3 2

3 2

p espress.

Cl.

3 2

ff

8 2 41

3 2

trays

f espress. Vc.

ffff

3 2

3 2 orch ards

f

41 3 2

ppp

pp

ff

pp

ff

pp

maintain tempo q=40 Perc.

3 2

Elec.

3 2

S.

3 2

Vln.

Vla.

3 2 3 2

f

f

Vc.

n.

p

and ac res of Men do ta

3 2 p

3 2

cot ton my moth er

picked as a

child


47 Cue Audio 3

45

h=40 (q=80) Confirmed by the Earth 4 2

Cl.

9

w/ vcl & db

p

f

p

f

p

f

4 2 ....after the previous fermata by other performers, continue the ostinato until it matches with mm. 45 Bass Drum l.v.

Perc.

4 2

p

4 2

Elec.

4 2

Vc.

4 2

Cb.

52

w. cl and db ...sul pont.

pp ff w. cl and vc. ...sul pont.

pp

pp

pp

ff

52 f

p

f

p

p

...sul pont.

ff

ff ...sul pont.

pp

ff

56

p

p

...sul pont.

...sul pont.

...sul pont. Vc. ff ...sul pont.

pp

ff

pp

ff ...sul pont.

pp

ff

pp

4 2

p

Elec.

ff ...sul pont.

Cb. pp

pp

f

B. D.

pp

ff

...sul pont.

3 2

Cl. p

...sul pont.

ff

3 2

4 2

3 2

4 2 mp

mf

f

f

3 2

4 2

3 2

4 2

3 2

f

...sul pont.

pp

ff ...sul pont.

pp

ff

4 2


10 57

3 2

Cl. p

f

p

f

calling out

3 2

B. D. ff

...sul pont.

...sul pont.

Vc. pp

ff

pp

...sul pont.

60

...sul pont.

pp

4 2

3 2

4 2

3 2

4 2

ff

60 4 2

p

B. D.

ff

3 2

ff

Cb. pp

f

p

f

4 2 f

Elec.

4 2

Vc.

4 2

f

...sul pont.

pp

Cb.

4 2

fff sempre

Elec.

Cl.

4 2

ff

...sul pont.

pp

ff

...sul pont.

4 2 pp

ff

...sul pont.

pp

ff


11

63

62

Fl. ff

ff

Cl. p

f

p

f

p

f

B. D. f

f

f

Elec.

...sul pont.

...sul pont. E. Vln. pp

ff

pp

ff ...sul pont.

...sul pont. Vln. pp

ff

pp

ff ...sul pont.

...sul pont. Vla. pp

ff

pp

...sul pont.

...sul pont.

...sul pont.

ff

Vc. pp

ff

pp

ff

...sul pont.

pp

ff

...sul pont.

...sul pont.

Cb. pp

ff

pp

ff

pp

ff


12

66

65

Fl. ff

ff

ff

Cl. p

f

p

f

p

f

B. D. f

f

f

Elec.

...sul pont.

...sul pont.

...sul pont.

E. Vln. pp

ff

pp

ff

...sul pont.

pp

ff

...sul pont.

...sul pont.

Vln. pp

ff

pp

ff

...sul pont.

pp

ff

...sul pont.

...sul pont.

Vla. pp

ff

pp

...sul pont.

ff

pp

ff

...sul pont. ...sul pont.

Vc. pp

ff

pp

ff

...sul pont.

pp

ff

...sul pont.

...sul pont.

Cb. pp

ff

pp

ff

pp

ff


13 68

70

3 2

Fl. ff

p

3 2

Cl. p

p

f

3 2

B. D. f

f

3 2

Elec.

...sul pont. E. Vln. pp

p

ff

...sul pont. Vln. pp

p

Vla.

p

Vc.

3 2

ff

p

...sul pont. Cb. pp

3 2

ff

...sul pont.

pp

3 2

ff

...sul pont.

pp

3 2

ff

3 2 p


14

72

71

Fl. p

Cl. p

B. D. f

f

E. Vln. p Vln. p Vla. p Vc. p Cb. p

74

B. D.

74

q=46, Chant/Dirge 75 II. Furrow (Dust That Filled the Air) 3 4

To Vib.

p

S.

3 4 My

mot her crawled through the

fur

rows

and plucked


15 78

4 4

S. cot ton balls that filled the

2 4 bur lap sack she dragged,

shoul der

Cue Audio 4

82

B. D.

Vibraphone

2 4

4 4

slung through dried up bolls, husks, wee vils,

85

3 4 p

Elec.

2 4

4 4

S.

2 4

4 4 dirt clods,

and

3 4 n.

3 4

dust that filled the air with

thirst con sord.

Vln.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Vla.

2 4

4 4

3 4

2 4

Vc.

2 4

Cb.

4 4

p

My mot her crawled through the

pp

con sord.

pp

3 4

4 4

fur rows and plucked

p

3 4 p

87

Vib.

4 4

Elec.

4 4

S.

4 4 cot ton

balls that filled

the

bur lap

Vln.

4 4

Vla.

4 4

Vc.

4 4

sack she

dragged,

shoul der

slung

through dried up


16 90

Vib.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Elec.

2 4

4 4

3 4

S.

2 4

4 4

3 4

bolls,

husks,

wee vils,

dirt clods,

and

dust that filled the air

with

thirst

Vln.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Vla.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Vc.

2 4

4 4

3 4

94

94

Vib.

4 4

Elec.

4 4

S.

4 4 mot her crawled through the fur rows and plucked cot ton balls that filled the

bur lap sack she dragged,

Vln.

4 4

Vla.

4 4

Vc.

4 4

My


17 98

Vib.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Elec.

2 4

4 4

3 4

S.

2 4

4 4

3 4

shoul der slung through dried up bolls, husks, wee vils,

dirt clods, and

dust that filled the air

with

Vln.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Vla.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Vc.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Cb.

2 4

4 4

3 4

102

103

Vib.

3 4

Elec.

3 4

4 4

S.

3 4

4 4 thirst

My mot her crawled through the

4 4

fur rows

and plucked cot ton

balls that filled

the

Vln.

3 4

4 4

Vla.

3 4

4 4

Vc.

3 4

4 4

Cb.

3 4

pizz.

p

4 4


18 106

Vib.

4 4

2 4

4 4

Elec.

4 4

2 4

4 4

S.

4 4

2 4

4 4

bur lap sack she dragged,

shoul der

slung through dried up

bolls, husks, wee vils,

dirt clods, and

Vln.

4 4

2 4

4 4

Vla.

4 4

2 4

4 4

Vc.

4 4

2 4

4 4

Cb.

4 4

2 4

4 4

110

Vib.

4 4

3 4

Elec.

4 4

3 4

S.

4 4

3 4 dust that filled the air

Vln.

4 4

with

112

p

thirst

My mot her crawled through the fur rows and plucked

3 4 p

Vla.

4 4

3 4

Vc.

4 4

3 4

Cb.

4 4

3 4

p


19 114

Vib.

4 4

Elec.

4 4

S.

4 4 cot ton

balls that filled

the

bur lap

Vln.

4 4

Vla.

4 4

Vc.

4 4

Cb.

4 4 117

sack she dragged,

shoul der

slung

Vib.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Elec.

2 4

4 4

3 4

S.

2 4

4 4

3 4

bolls,

husks,

wee vils,

dirt clods,

and

dust that filled the air

with

through dried up

thirst

Vln.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Vla.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Vc.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Cb.

2 4

4 4

3 4

My


20 121

121

whisper, (in canon with others) p

3 4

Fl. My mot her

crawled

4 4

through

the fur rows

and plucked

cot ton

whisper, (in canon with others) p

3 4

Cl. My

4 4 mot her

crawled

through the fur rows

and plucked

Vib.

3 4

4 4

Elec.

3 4

4 4

S.

3 4

4 4

mot her crawled

through

whisper p E. Vln. My mot her

whisper p Vln. My mot her crawled

Vla.

the

fur rows

balls

that

the

crawled

4 4 through

the fur rows

and plucked

cot ton

3 4 through

4 4 the fur rows

and

plucked

cot ton

balls that

3 4

4 4 through

and plucked

the fur rows

cot ton

3 4

4 4 crawled

Cb.

cot ton

3 4

crawled

Vc.

and plucked

3 4

through the fur rows

and plucked

whisper

crawled

4 4 through

the fur rows

and


21 124

Fl.

4 4 balls

Cl.

4 4

Elec.

4 4

S.

4 4

balls

that filled

bur lap

sack

she

that

dragged,

shoul der

slung

the bur lap

sack

dragged,

she

shoul der

dragged,

slung

shoul der

through dried

up

filled

the bur lap

the bur lap

sack

sack

she

dragged,

shoul der

slung

she

dragged,

shoul der

slung

through

4 4 that

filled

the bur lap

sack

she

dragged,

shoul der

slung

4 4 cot ton

Cb.

she

4 4

balls

Vc.

sack

4 4

filled

Vla.

the bur lap

cot ton

balls

Vln.

filled

4 4

Vib.

E. Vln.

that

balls

that filled

the bur lap

sack

she

dragged,

shoul der

4 4 plucked

cot ton

balls

that

filled

the

bur lap

sack

she

dragged,


22 126

2 4

Fl. through dried up

bolls,

husks,

4 4 wee vils,

dirt clods,

2 4

Cl. slung

through dried up

bolls,

3 4 and

dust that filled the

4 4

husks,

3 4

wee vils,

dirt clods,

and dust that

Vib.

2 4

4 4

3 4

Elec.

2 4

4 4

3 4

S.

2 4

4 4

3 4

bolls,

husks,

wee vils,

dirt clods,

and

2 4

E. Vln. through dried up

bolls,

husks,

dried

up

bolls,

husks,

wee vils,

bolls,

husks,

slung

through dried up

bolls,

shoul der

slung

through dried up

dust that filled the

3 4 and

wee vils,

dust

that filled the

air

3 4 dirt clods,

and

dust

4 4

husks,

3 4

wee vils,

2 4

Cb.

and

4 4

2 4

Vc.

with

3 4 dirt clods,

dirt clods,

2 4 through dried up

air

4 4

wee vils,

Vla.

that filled the

4 4

2 4

Vln.

dust

dirt clods,

and dust

4 4 bolls,

husks,

3 4 wee vils,

dirt clods,

and


129

Fl.

3 4 air

Cl.

with thirst

3 4 filled the air

Vib.

23

130

with

thirst

3 4 fp

Elec.

3 4

S.

3 4 thirst

E. Vln.

3 4 air

Vln.

with thirst

3 4 with

Vla.

My

thirst

3 4 p

Vc.

3 4 p

Cb.

3 4 dust

p

mot her crawled through the

fur

rows

and plucked

cot ton balls that filled the


24 133

Vib.

Elec.

S. bur lap sack she dragged,

shoul der slung through dried up

bolls, husks,

wee vils,

dirt clods,

and

Vln.

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.

137

3 4

Vib.

To B. D.

Bass Drum mp

Elec.

3 4

S.

3 4 dust that filled the air

with

thirst

Vln.

3 4

Vla.

3 4

Vc.

3 4

fp

fp Cb.

3 4 fp

My mot her crawled through the fur rows

and plucked


25 141

B. D.

S. cot ton

balls that filled the

bur lap

wee vils,

clods,

sack she dragged,

shoul der

slung

through dried up bolls,

with

thirst

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.

145

B. D.

S. husks,

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.

and dust that filled the dirt

air


26

q=44 accelerando to q=184 "Whispers of the Earth" Electronic track is 3:00

149

All performers except percussion whisper this chant. String players: while whispering, use bows in a circle technique to make creaking sounds on the same rhythms. Players should start the chant at separate times. Similar to measure 121-130

Cue Audio 5

p

149

3 4

Whispers My mot her crawled through the

B. D.

4 4 fur rows and plucked cot ton balls that filledthe

3 4

4 4

3 4

4 4

duration of electronics track is 3:00 Elec.

154

Whispers

4 4

2 4 bur lap

sack she dragged,

shoul der

slung

through dried up

bolls,

husks,

wee vils,

Large Membranophone: Offstage enter at approximately 2:00 Perform this one time. (no repeat)

4 4

B. D.

2 4 fff

157

Whispers

2 4

repeat for 3 minutes

4 4 dirt

clods,

and

3 4 dust

that filled

the

air

with

thirst

My


27

q=80, Aria II. Field (Told by the Setting Sun)

160 160

4 4

Fl.

Cue Audio 6

3

p

one beat echo of flute but, equal in importance

4 4

Cl.

3

p

3

Vibraphone

4 4

B. D.

3

3

Shaker Sound w/Delay

4 4

Elec.

166

Fl. 3

Cl. 3

3

Vib. 3

3

3

Elec.

170

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

170

Fl. 3

Cl. 3

Vib. 3

Elec.

2 4

3

3 4

4 4

3 4

4 4

3 4 3 4

3

3

4 4 4 4

3

3

3

3

3

3

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4


28 176

Fl.

4 4

3

4 4

Cl.

4 4

Vib.

3

3

3

4 4

3

3

3

3

4 4

3

3

4 4

3

3

3

3

4 4

180

Fl.

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

3

Cl. 3

3

Vib. 3

3

3

Elec.

185

3 4

Fl. 3

3

Vib. 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

3

Cl.

Elec.

3

p

4 4

Elec.

3

p

3

3 4 3 4 3 4

3

3

4 4 4 4 4 4

3

3

3

3

3


193 191

Fl.

4 4

3

4 4

Cl.

4 4

Vib.

3

3

3

4 4

3

3

3

3

4 4

3

3

4 4

3

Elec.

4 4

4 4

S.

4 4

4 4

NO AUDIO

4 4

3

3

3

But

E. Vln.

29

wait for click to end...

when she

grew tired

4 4

she

3

pp

195

3

2 4

3

Vib.

2 4

S. slept

on

her

mom's bur lap 3

200

3

Vib.

3

3 4

4 4

stuffed

2 4

E. Vln.

3

3

3 3

3

4 4

as

thick

4 4

3

as

3

a

mat

3

tress

and

3

4 4

3

3

3

3

3

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

3 3

S. Grand

ma dragged 3

E. Vln.

3 4 her

3 4

3

4 4 o

ver land where

time

4 4

was told 3

by

2 4

the

4 4


208

30 206

Fl.

Cue Audio 7

4 4

4 4

3

p

4 4

Cl.

4 4

3

p 3

4 4

Vib.

3

3

4 4 Shaker w/ delay

4 4 4 4

Elec.

3

3

set

4 4

E. Vln.

4 4

Cb.

4 4

4 4 ting

3

sun

4 4 3

4 4

211

Fl.

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

3

3

Cl. 3

3

Vib. 3

Elec.

Cb.

3

4 4

4 4

S.

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3


31

216

215

Fl. 3

Cl. 3

3

Vib. 3

3

3

Elec.

Cb.

220

Fl.

4 4

3 4

4 4

3 4

4 4

3 4

Vib.

Elec.

Cb.

4 4

3

3 4

4 4

3 4

4 4

3 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

4 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

4 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

4 4

3

3

Cl.

3

4 4 4 4

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

4 4

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

4 4 4 4


32

224 224

Vib.

Rubato espress. 3

4 4

3

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

pp

Synth.

4 4

S.

4 4

3

But

grew tired

4 4

Cb.

229

she slept

on

her

3

4 4

E. Vln.

Fl.

when she

3

mom's bur lap

stuffed

3

p

231

4 4

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

echo double bass

3 4

as

4 4

pp sempre

Cl.

Vib.

S.

4 4 4 4 4 4

3

3

3

3

thick as a mat

E. Vln.

Cb.

4 4 4 4

echo double bass

3 4

tress

3

3 4

3

3 4

andGrand ma dragged 3

3

3

ppp sempre

4 4 4 4 4 4

her

o

ver land where

3 4

4 4

3 4

4 4


33 235

Fl.

4 4

2 4

4 4

Cl.

4 4

2 4

4 4

3

Vib.

4 4

2 4

4 4

4 4

3

S.

time

4 4

E. Vln.

4 4

Cb.

239

Fl.

Cl.

Cb.

2 4 was told

3

4 4 by

the

3

3

3

3

set

2 4

4 4

2 4

4 4

ting

3

3

sun


34

245 244

q=60, Soliloquy III. Earth Casting (To Me From the Earth)

Fl. p

pp

Cl. pp

l.v. Vib. p ff

p S. Hi stor y

E. Vln. p

pp pp

p

pp

p

pp

p

pp

p

pp

Vln.

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.

cried out to me

from the

earth,


35 250

Fl. ff

pp

ff

pp

ff

Cl.

Crotales

Tibetan Bowls Vib.

S. in the scream of star ling flight

and

E. Vln. ff

pp

ff

pp

ff

pp

ff

pp

ff

pp

ff

pp

ff

pp

ff

pp

ff

pp

ff

pp

Vln.

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.


36 255

4 4

Fl. pp

4 4

Cl.

Tibetan Bowls

light metal mallets (triangle beaters) Crot. p

4 4

ff

4 4

S. pound ded at the hulls

of seeds

to be set

free

4 4

E. Vln. ff

4 4

Vln. ff

4 4

Vla. ff

4 4

Vc. ff

4 4

Cb. ff


37

260 260

Fl.

Cl.

Crot.

q=76, Soliloquy continued IV Barn (Whispered its Soft Curses)

4 4

pp

pp

pp

pp

4 4

4 4 p

S.

4 4

Hi stor y

E. Vln.

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.

licked

the

as

phalt with

rub

ber

sighed

4 4 pp

Vln.

f

f

ff

pp

4 4 pp

pp

pp

pp

4 4

4 4 pp

ff

pp

pp

ff

pp

4 4


38 264

Fl. ff

pp

ff

pp

Cl.

Crot. ff

f S. in the

win

dows of a

ban doned barns

slumped

E. Vln. ff

pp

ff

pp

Vln.

Vla. ff

Vc. ff

pp

ff

pp

Cb.

in the wind

blast ed


39

269

268

Fl. ff

pp

ff

pp

Cl.

To Vib. Crot. mf

pp

f S. palms

groaned

E. Vln. ff

pp

Vln.

Vla. pp

Vc. ff

pp

ff

pp

Cb.

in the heat

and

whis pered its

soft

curs es


40

276 273

p

S.

pp

4 4

and

whis pered its

soft

Vc.

4 4

Cb.

4 4

curs es

...a gentle fiddle tunem gliss and port. ad lib.

4 4

E. Vln.

q=88, a folk round IV. Conclusion (Mi Historia)

p

283

280

3 4

S. I

E. Vln. pp

3 4

4 4

wan ted

my

4 4

Vln.

3 4

4 4

Vla.

3 4

4 4

Vc.

3 4

4 4

own

hist o

285

S. not

Vln. pp Vla. pp Vc. pp

the

Earth's

Mi

his

tor

i

a

ry


41

291 290

2 4

Fl. p Vibraphone

l.v.

2 4

Vib. p

2 4

S. sim.

2 4

E. Vln. p

2 4

Vln. p

2 4

Vla. p

2 4

Vc. p

2 4

Cb. p

296 296

S.

2 4

4 4 nor

Vln.

2 4

the

hist o ry

of

blood

4 4

Vla.

2 4

4 4

Vc.

2 4

4 4

pp pp

pp

or

mem

o ry

Mi his tor

i

a


42

304

302

4 4

Fl. p

4 4

Cl. p

4 4

Vib. p

4 4

S. and

4 4

E. Vln. p

4 4

Vln. p

4 4

Vla. p

4 4

Vc. p

4 4

Cb. p

309

S.

313

4 4 not

Vln.

4 4

Vla.

4 4

pp

pp Vc.

4 4 pp

the job

found

for me

Mi

his

tor

i

a


318 315

Move to offstage position NOT with soprano and clarinet

Fl. p

p

Move to offstage position with soprano

Cl.

p

p Bass Drum + shaker

Vib. p

p Move to offstage position with clarinet

S.

E. Vln. p Vln. p

p

p

p

p

p

p

p

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.

323

B. D.

E. Vln.

Vln. pizz. very light. with bass drum. Cb. p

43


44 329

B. D.

E. Vln. f

mp

Vln.

Vla.

Cb.

334 334

B. D.

E. Vln.

Vln. f Vla.

Vc.

Cb.

mp


45 339

339

echo soprano "from afar"

Fl. f

free w/ soprano Cl. mp

singing bowls, with 1 hand

Audio cue 1

B. D.

free w/ clarinet f S. Mi

his

tor

i a

E. Vln. p

Vln.

Vla. f

Vc.

arco Cb. mp

mp


46 344

344

349

Fl. f

free w/ soprano Cl. mp

mp

B. D.

free w/ clarinet f

f

S. Mi his tor

i a

Mi his tor

E. Vln.

Vln.

Vla.

Vc. f

Cb.

mp


47

354

350

Fl. f

Cl.

B. D.

S. i a

with double bass E. Vln. pp

Vln. p

p

p

p

p

p

Vla.

Vc.

Cb. f

p


48

359

356

Fl. f Cl. mp B. D. f S. Mi

E. Vln.

Vln.

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.

362

B. D. E. Vln.

Vln.

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.

364

his tor

i a


367

B. D.

2 4

370

49

4 4

To Vib. f

E. Vln.

2 4

4 4

Vln.

2 4

4 4

Vla.

2 4

4 4

Vc.

2 4

4 4

Cb.

2 4

4 4

374

378

Fl. p

p

p

p

Cl. Vibraphone B. D. p

p

E. Vln. p Vln. p

p

p

p

p

p

p

p

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.

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…to me from the earth… was commissioned by CAM Raleigh in collaboration with New Music Raleigh and North Carolina Symphony for performance i...

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