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Dove All the Future Days Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano Poems by Ursula Vaughan Williams Full Score

EP 7748


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JONATHAN DOVE

All the Future Days Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano

Poems by

Ursula Vaughan Williams

EIGENTUM DES VERLEGERS

ALLE RECHTE VORBEHALTEN

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

EDITION PETERS LONDON

路 FRANKFURT/M. 路 LEIPZIG 路 NEW YORK


These songs were commissioned by Gerard Hastings for Anne Mason to sing, in celebration of David Evans’ fortieth birthday.

This score is a facsimile of the composer’s manuscript, reflecting the state of editorial work and correction as of April 2006


JONATHAN DOVE All the Future Days Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano

Poems by Ursula Vaughan Williams

CONTENTS Page

1. Time Being

1

2. Autobiography

4

3. Penelope

13

4. Spider

17

5. Martha

21

6. The Siren

28


to David Evans on his 40th birthday

All the Future Days 1. Time Being Ursula Vaughan Williams

Jonathan Dove

       

Steadily moving q = 60

Piano

5

    

Time

     p



10

is,

time

was,

time

    

  

14

loose

     

      

mark

time,

time

in

                     

  

   

will

be

   

            

 

time,

high - time,

  

               

Edition Peters No. 7748 Music © Copyright 2004 by Hinrichsen Edition, Peters Edition Limited London Poems © Copyright by UVW, reprinted by kind permission of Albion Music Ltd.

 

play

with

                     

           

   

as we

          

keep

pas - time,

  

          

                  

                         

va - ri -ants,

       



             

         

                 

waste

 night

  

time,

time,

                  


2. Autobiography

4

q = 132

With movement

 

pp

       

mf

                                           With pedal 3

  

       

     

  

I

called

them

ea

 -

-

gles,

     

so they were all

ea



        

 -

-

gles

       

                                     

7

  

                              

5

 



3

float - ing

   

a - bove

a

gulf

of

3

o - live



trees

       

                                      


5 9

 

 Par

       

   -

  

nas - sus skies



 

and springs





and

   

                    

11

pro - phe - cies

 

     

with

fall

  

-

  

ing stars

and dan

 -

cers

                        

  

13

in

the

 

night.

               

 

   

                                        15

  

   

 I

thought

of

is

-

  

-



   

lands,

             


6 17

  



  

so there were three



is

-

-

lands,

               

   

                                        19

 

    

each



one

in

morn

-



ing

seas

               

   

                                       21

 

    

su

-

-

perb

and

 calm

               

   

                                         

23

       



     a

   

 



sy - ca - more,



                      



 

    

     a

ca - rob



  


7 25

 

and



a

palm

 a

-

gainst

the

                                  

   

           

 

fly

clus

27

fire

 

-

-

 

- tered

Plei

-

-

   

a

-

des

                                     

    

29

           

    

 

   

    

 

                                     

31

   

 I

 knew

    

 

it

 truth,

so

                    mp

                                       


8 33

 



it

be

-

came

all

truth,

my

                                                                                35

 

mea

 

-

sures

stood

be

-

cause

I

knew

no

                                       

37

 

                               o

-

-

ther:

my

on

-

ly

                                        

39

  truth

is

that

we

 stand

  to - ge

-

ther

                                                                               


3. Penelope Spacious

         

5

   

q = 60



  

9

       

mp











 

 



        

   

    

 

drives on the mi - nutes,

 



              and chokes the

voice,

its

power

      





12

soon

   



   





     





Cer -tain part -ing does not wait its hour for se- pa ra -tion; too

the sha - dow lies u - pon the heart

 

 

                   

            

   

13

 

             

it im - plies to - mor row

 

while to - day's still here.

 

 


14

    

15

                  

    

18

fire

   

 -

-

-

loco

   

          24     

     

sharp on the

     

   

fell

    she

for the

thought,

 

       black pat -tern -ing

         

    



         

     

  

        

   

   

gold

    

and his sha - dow

time

  



      



last

They sat by the

        



light

  

          21      

   

     

 

 

fire - lit

  

wall.

 

  

         

So,

  


4. Spider

  

Gently moving e = 152

17

    

   

                                               p                                           5               Out of her - self the

spi

-

der draws a

                                thread

 

and

     



  

8

runs from leaf

to leaf

to

    



   

           spread

tra - di- tio nal

 

       

11

  in

-

tri -



cate

and

     

   

         

             

the pat -tern of her

         


18

  

13



   

   

                                          web:

makes her es - tate

  17

    



 



     

       

u - pon the





  

air.

   

  



21

She

                                 

    

   

3



     3

3

  



3

 



                                wat - ches

with a black

un - sleep - ing

stare

                                

  

24

 

            her

net

           

spread

  

in

the cur

-

rents

                   


5. Martha        

Slow

 

 

q. = 48

 

p inward

        

5

       If

 

I am dumb,

      

my

hands

  

 

 

 

 

                           

21

 

 

 

                   

      

   

 

speak to the earth;

 

   

  

the

 



                                                                 

9

       

rain,

     

 

the soil,

    

  

the

 

  

  

 

   

sun

       

bring

flow - ers

            

                                                            

13

forth

                   



        

2

2

    

but

I have set

 

        

 

2



    2

the vines and

 

       

2

2

pruned the

   



    

ro - ses,

        

 

       


22

      

16

     

  

 

at my com - mand

hedge be - yond hedge en - clo - ses

      

                         2

herbs

        



     

      

20

and

 

      

   

 

  

all

 

 

the need - ed

                      

the sea

   

       

              

      

son's

 

plen ty,

   

       

23

all

       

  

the

sea

 

 

  

 -

 

-

   

son's

2

plen -

ty,

  

  

 

 

 

dim.                                             

      

25

all

          p             

the

sea

 

-

 -

 

        

    

son's

plen - ty.

   

  

        



and

 

                                                  poco f

 

    

2

-



     

and

      

  

      


23

 

27

      

 

 In - stinct, not     

           

30

 

 

glows

thought,

 

  



on

 

  



  

             

fos - ters my

care

 

that

       4

fur - ni - ture and

 

floors,

the

 

      pp cresc.                  

32

light

  

    

that flows

out in - to



night



                                  

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 comes

    

from

lamps

   I

keep



                                               



mf

  




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     



36



         

 



I che - rish or - der

un- til

sleep

                        



 

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   

                  

 

             

    

  



  

 

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 

   

           yoked

   

in ser - vice

   

   

   

 

           

   

    



           

   

If I am love - less,

I have a liv -ing

sim - ple boun - ty

       

      

p





  pp                  

      

        

No life can thrive with -out this

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



from wak - ing

        

       

                    a

bo - dy mov -ing to age,

   

  



          

            wage

  

  

        

giv - ing con - ti - nu - ance

  

   

  

of fire and

           


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 

bread:

  

    

  

no hearth

    

   

   

 

     

  

re - mem - bers,

   

and the hun - gry,

   

   

          

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call

  

  

     

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 

        p

    

hands

     

   



the green

 

 

 

 

 

 

new born

  

                

and the

 

  

     

     

 

  

dead

   

  

 

 

do not

re -

 

   

  

 

         



 

 

  

 



                    

              re - ceive the

fed,

  



 



   

corn.

                            62

   

                                             

the sow - ing,

         

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 

 

My

 

   

  

I am their

 

                    

    


6. The Siren

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                                    f                     (l.h. loco)   Fast

q = 144

                                                                 With ped.

3

                                                                               9                                                              sf  sf     11                                6

                             sf   sf     14                       



 



                    

sf



      

     sf

sf

 



  




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 

   

17

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

5 5 5 5 5 5      5

5

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

           f 5 5 5 5 5                                         

19

5

                                                                            f fp fp  24                                          f                                       21

                                               

       

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            f              

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        

 

 

 

 

       

        

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 


30

                                              

32





  

35

    

 

 

  

39

  

  

 

  





  

 



 

 

 

in

 

 

if

beach - es





I

 









  e

 -

choes

      

e - v'ry rise and fall

   

        



till the caves hold

    

 

  



And



mur - mur - ing



 

     

43

 

a - long these co - ral



 

     

sing

   

 

 

 

  

 

41

  

  



 mf

    

         



 

of sum - mer waves












31

  

45

clear

as

 i

 -

ris,

    

 

    



47





    

per - fec - tion

to

per - fec



-



 

  

curved

as swal -low's wing,

        3

3

3

3

3

              

  

   

tion

an - swer - ing,

it

of

is

                                           49

  



3

3

3

3

3

                              

 grief,

a

sha

-

dow

of

lost

                  

 



  

51

3

3

3

3

3

              

joy.

My

sil

-

ver

                    








32

  

53

tears

fall

55



 

                                       from

     

  a

cease

-

less

                                                            spring.

  

57

              

An



                59        

  

-

-

gel,

torn

from

                   

             

 

    an

f

    hea

-

 

-

ven,

-

 

-

 



  

  



-

   



      de - fea - ted

in

the

                   

           


61

 

33

   

sky,

     

          

         

still lit

by

glo - ry

 

                                  

64



    

  

  

     

and still winged with

                     67

  

  

 

flame,

     

 

   

                            

 

 



  sf  sf                             in

reck

-

-

less

beau - ty

                                             

70

 



 



the world to tame,         sf  sf    sf                                                      for

                             


34

  

73

     

 

 

 

5

 

 

  

fell

where my is





  

basks

on out

 - land



 - spread



5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  5                              5

5

   

 

76

sea,

     

 

 

 

5

 

by

 



 

    bas -tions of

a

  

ci - ty crowned with



5 5 5 5 5  5                                                   5

5

    

    

 

80

towers,

     

5

 

 

 

5

 

and ter - raced vine



      

 - yards,

ta - pes - tries of





5 5 5 5  5     5  5                                                5

5

5

   

 

83

flowers,

     

 

 

5

 

 

down

to

blue

val

-

leys

              5 5 5                                  


35

  

85

  

where my

or

-

chards

lie.

                      87

 

      

89

 f

   

  

  

91

 

 

 



 

   

   





   

   





   

  

Here

mor

-

 

    



 

  

 

 

 



 



tal

love

             

             

 

 

                    

      









   



      

was shel - ter

for

a

day;

                 p                        

93

peace

  

in

my arms

 

was

    

heal - ing

for lost pride;

                                     


36

  

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soon

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his light

fa

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-

ded and his wings

fell

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splen

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to

   

  

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death.

-

    

  

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101

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   

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   



eyes,

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from

deep

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like

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sha

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   

  

107

moon

  

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-

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109

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113

     

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

to limbs of

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fire and

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117

3

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star.

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3

3

3

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Photo © Andrew Palmer

All the Future Days

Jonathan Dove (b. 1959) studied composition with Robin Holloway at Cambridge and worked as a freelance repetiteur, animateur and arranger. His first major projects came via Glyndebourne, including his breakthrough commission, the opera Flight, for Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Other operatic works include The Adventures of Pinocchio, Swanhunter, children’s opera The Hackney Chronicles, When She Died – examining the response to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales – and Man on the Moon. Works for orchestra include the trombone concerto Stargazer, and Moonlight Revels for trumpet and saxophone. Dove was presented with the Ivor Novello Award for Classical Music in 2008, and in 2010 A Song of Joys opened the Last Night of the Proms.

Dove

Jonathan Dove

Jonathan Dove ( *1959) studierte bei Robin Holloway an der Universität Cambridge Komposition und arbeitete als freischaffender Korrepetitor und Arrangeur. Erste größere Werke entstanden in Zusammenarbeit mit dem englischen Glyndebourne Festival, darunter die Oper Flight – ein Auftragswerk der Glyndebourne Touring Opera, das ihm zum Durchbruch verhalf. Sein Opernschaffen umfasst außerdem The Adventures of Pinocchio, Swanhunter, die Kinderoper The Hackney Chronicles, When She Died – das die Reaktionen auf den Tod von Prinzessin Diana beleuchtet – sowie Man on the Moon. Zu seinen Orchesterwerken zählen das Posaunenkonzert Stargazer sowie Moonlight Revels für Trompete und Saxofon. 2008 erhielt Dove den Ivor Novello Award für klassische Musik, und 2010 bildete A Song of Joys den Auftakt zur „Last Night of the Proms“.

Edition Peters 7748

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Jonathan Dove, All the Future Days, EP 7748