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Letters for Mia for 14 players


Instrumentation General instructions Flute (doubling Piccolo and Alto Flute) Oboe Clarinet in Bb Bassoon Horn in F Trumpet in C Trombone

The arrows indicate the beginning or the end of a musical occurrence. The duration that separates these “musical occurrences” is suggested.

1 Percussionist: Timpani, 4 tom-toms, Bass drum, 3 suspended cymbals, 1 large tamtam, vibraphone, whip Repeat the content between the two repetition signs for the full extent of the arrow.

Piano (+ 1 large tam-tam and 2 gongs) Violin I Violin II Viola Violoncello Contrabass

Maintaining the same note, execute an accelerando, clearly punctuating the gesture

exaggerated bow-pressure (upbow)

Score in C

- contrabass sounds an octave lower (the harmonics are notated in actual pitch) - piccolo sounds one octave higher

Dur.: 10’ 10’

exaggerated bow-pressure (upbow)


Letters for Mia for 14 players

I. "... nem barulho nem era." * Molto feroce. Stridente. ( q = 88)

Piccolo

  

Oboe

    

 



Bassoon

Horn in F

 

 

Trombone

 

  



 

  

    



  

      

 

  



 



 



  

            3



sempre il più fffff possibile (suono aggressivo)

 

 

  

    sempre il più fff possibile (suono aggressivo) gliss.





 

  

         

     

4 tom-toms

 3  

 

 

 

    

 

 

       

  

 

        

  

  

  

 

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)

         

3

  

  

sempre il più ff possibile (aggressivo)

 

 

 

Bass drum

    

  

  

  

 

   



    

 

 

s. glis



  

 

 

 

 

           

gliss.

 



  

 

gliss.





 (suono aggressivo)     molto risonante sempre



 







  



  





 sempre con molto vibrato (esagerato) quando possibile 3          gliss.       gliss .        Violin I   sempre con molto vibrato (esagerato) quando possibile sempre il più fffff possibile (suono aggressivo)  loco     gliss.  gliss.     gliss.   locogliss.     gliss.     Violin II 

 



 





Molto feroce. Stridente. ( q = 88)

ss. gli

sempre il più fffff possibile (suono aggressivo)

 

sempre con molto vibrato (esagerato) quando possibile

Viola

 

gliss.

 g

. liss





s. glis

sempre il più fffff possibile (suono aggressivo)

Violoncello

 

gliss.





  gliss.       

sempre il più fffff possibile (suono aggressivo) Double Bass

 

gliss.



 

gliss.

 

            3

 





 

 3

sempre con molto vibrato (esagerato) quando possibile



  gliss.      





  

sempre con molto vibrato (esagerato) quando possibile

3



  



 

  

 

      

  

  

3

 

  





  





5

 



  3  

 3

 











 

gliss .





gliss.

3         

  



gliss.





loco

 

 gliss.  gliss.   

sempre il più fffff possibile (suono aggressivo)

* ... nem barulho nem era. - Portuguese for “it was not even noise”. The expressions at the beginning of each movement are not titles, they are phrases taken from Mia Couto’s books that inspired the character of the music.

1



 g   gliss.   liss. 

gliss.  



  

3

 

  

 

 

  





 

 

   

 

  

  

 

3

 

    s. gl s. glis iss. glis Timpani





 

3

 

 

    





 

  3

               simile 

 



 gliss. loco  

    

 



.     gliss 







         

 



 

. gliss

    

 

 

    

s. glis

gliss.    gliss. 



.

6   sempre il più fffff possibile

     

3

5   

gl is s

Piano

             

  

Chromatic clusters (ad lib.). Improvised.

 all different registers of the piano at will. Use    

3

   

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

 

3

     

3

 

           

  

                  sempre simile  Shake (lip trill)                         gliss.                               

   

sempre simile        

   

3

              

sempre il più fffff possibile (suono aggressivo)

sempre il più fff possibile (suono aggressivo)

Percussion

Shake (lip trill)



3

sempre con molto vibrato (esagerato) quando possibile

sempre il più fff possibile (suono aggressivo)

Trumpet in C

 

sempre il più fff possibile (suono aggressivo)

sempre il più fffff possibile (suono aggressivo)

Clarinet in Bb



3

   

  

      

   

 

  





 3





 6



gliss.

  

glis s.



  

loco

     

  

 

gliss.

 

3 

 


                   

      

7

Picc.

  

Ob.

Cl.

 

     

Bsn.

   

Hn.

   

Tbn.

 

       



  

 Vln. I 

Vla.

Vc.

Db.

 3

 



  

 

   





  1 2



 

 

   

   

  

   

 

 

 

 

pizz.

3

gliss.

 

 



     

  

 

  

 



    

   

 

 

 

gliss.

 





 

  

   

     

  



    

     

gliss.

3

 

loco

   

5



  



gliss.



3

  

gliss.

gliss.



  

    

 

   

 



 

5

gliss.

    

  

   

  

  

 

 

4 tom-toms

l.v.

  

 

3

  

   

          

       

gliss.

    

arco    gliss.   

gliss.

   

 

    



. gliss



 

2

gliss .

  

s. glis

     loco

 

 

  

gliss

.

 gliss.



 

 

 

 

gliss.

 

 

3

 gliss. 

 

  

 

gliss.



gliss.

 

gliss.



gliss.

gliss.

 



 gliss. 

 

gliss.

 

 

5   

 sempre simile              

gliss.

  

gliss.              

 

  

   

   

    

gliss.





gliss.

 

   

 

 gliss. 





gliss.

 

5

gliss.



 gliss.

6

 



       

      

 

  

3



   

   

 



  



3

6

 

gliss.



gliss.

 

 

 

6

  

gliss.



     

    Bass drum     

  

3

3

 

 

gliss.



  

  

3

     

                  

 

   



  

3

 

 

6

  

  



   

gliss.

  

   

3

3 Susp. cymbals

   



 

      



gliss.

  sempre simile              



     

 

 

  

      sempre simile         

3

 

 



     

3

  

  

 



Tam-tam

   

 

 

   

���             3

    



  

 

3

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)



3

Shake (lip trill)       

    

      

     

  

4 tom-toms

gliss.

  

  

Bass drum



loco 3

gliss.

 2



 

 



Vln. II

  



     

1 2

    come prima (simile)   

  

   

           sempre simile

 



 

 

  



 

  



gliss.



1

. gliss (ad lib...)

. gliss

 

 

3

  

Perc.

Pno.

  

    

C Tpt.

     

   



gliss.

 

gliss.

gliss.



 

 


Picc.

 12                  3

Ob.

Cl.

Bsn.

 





     



    

                  

  

   

  Hn.   

  

  sempre simile            

   sempre simile             



   



 



 

 3     

            

   

            

  

        

Shake (lip trill)

C Tpt.

 

  sempre simile                

3

 

Pno.

    6       Timpani



gliss.



6

 3  3                6    





gliss.

6









 

3

    

 3   3  3            

 glis  

  

  



  



        3            Vln. I                      3    

al tallone

Vln. II

Vla.

Vc.

        

gliss.

pizz.



   

5

3





gliss.

3

5

  

  

   



  Db. 

     

5







    

gliss.

   

   gliss.        





  3       

s. gliss. gliss. gliss. (ad lib...)



 





 

  

 

  

   3 Susp. cymbals 3

  

   



  





  

   

 

               

   

    

  

    

  

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)



 l.v.   

  



 

 

  

 

 

3

 

 

  

l.v.

6

 



  

     gliss. 

gliss.



   3       

 



5 

gliss.

  ad lib.    





  

gliss.

gliss.



 

 

s.



 

 

 



    

   

gliss.

 

 

 



 



  

 

                      sempre simile 3     

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)



gliss.

  



gliss.

 

  





      gliss.        7

gliss.



7

7

loco   3             

  

  

5 5            

 

5

  

   

                       

gliss.



  3   

 

  

 

      

gliss.

gliss.

 

7

gliss.

 

3

  6

gliss.

   

    

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)

Tam - tam (metal stick)





  



Tam-tam   

7

 

  

gliss.



   gliss.          

3

gliss.



          (ord.)



gliss.

6 6 6 6    gliss.                                  pizz.

 

  

 

          

gliss.

 



                

3

3

3

 3  

7

7

      

               

   

arco

3

 



   

sempre simile

 

6 6 6   6          gliss.     gliss.    

  



3

 

6



 



 

                 

 

 

 



gliss.

 glis

    

sempre simile

     

3

gliss.

Timpani

 3             

3          

 

 

3

 

 

Shake (lip trill)



 

    





 

3

 

gliss.

 

   

 

3



 

    

 



1

 

3

0

  

 

   3    7                                 

gl iss .

  3   3  Tbn.      Perc.

      

3

  

     

   5

3

  

    

    pizz.

5

 3     

3

 5

  


18

Picc.

 

 

     

            



    

              

 

    

 

                    

3

      

Ob.

Cl.

Bsn.

   

5

           

 

3

  

 

 

Perc.

5

   

  1 2 3



5

3



  

     

  

 

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)

     

    

4 tom-toms

Pno.





 

al tallone

  

3

 

Vc.

 

 

5



5

    

  

3

   

 

  

 

 

 

 



  

6

 

   

 

 

    

 

3

 

   

 

   

 

  

 

6



5

3

       

  

 

3

 

  

          sempre simile 

  

 

6



   

  



. gliss

   

3

5

   

 

3

   







 

 

    

 

 

6

  

  

 

 

     

gliss.

6

 



  

  

      

gliss.

 

3



 

  



gliss.

  6





 

 

 3  

 

 

 

 

  



3

  

  

3



  



loco

3

 

3

 

      

  

    

 

5

  

                  

 

  Db. 

   

  

  

3

3



5



5

     

   

 

arco

  ad lib.  

al tallone 3

  

arco

  

5

   3

   

 

  3        

   

     

  

  

3

3

  

  

5

5

    

  

       

          

   

gliss.



gliss.

  

 

 glis  

 

 

gliss.





 

. gliss . (ad lib...) gliss

 



gliss.

4



gliss.





 

3 

     



 

 

gliss.



3 3        

    



 



 





 



 

 3  

3



3 

pizz.







3



s gl i

5

s.

 

   3

    

3



 

   

 

loco

 



 5

3

  





  

   

non trem. (molto vib.) arco normale

 

    





    gliss.    

gliss.

 



 

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)

 



   

   



trem. rall.

         

gliss.

3

1 2

       come prima (simile)   

 

 

 

  

gliss.



 

      

       gliss.

   

non trem. (molto vib.), arco normale

3

3

    



 

s.

 

  

        gliss.



     

  sempre simile           

Timpani

 

  



 

3

   

          

3







  



 

 

Shake (lip trill)              

6

 

   

 

   





 

  

 

6

 

 

 

trem. rall.

loco

Vla.



  Vln. I  

Vln. II



   

      

Bass drum

 

 



 

   

    

 

1                

    Tbn.  





  

5

     



   

 Hn.  

C Tpt.

 

  

5

 

arco   al tallone     


Picc.

 23                    3

Ob.

Cl.

                              

  

 Hn.  

C Tpt.

 

  

. gliss

Perc.

Pno.

     

gliss.



 

  gliss.  

   

 

 

  gliss.  

 

 

        3              5 5 5     sempre simile                    



  gliss.   Tbn. 

    

  

           Bsn.  5

     

        

                      sempre simile

 

  

3 Susp. cymbals



gliss. ad lib. (veloce)

  

l.v.

  

  

  

 

3

 

 

gliss.



 

   

 

    

 



 









 





 

 



 









 





    Vln. I 



  3

    loco  gliss.         



 

                  

 

 

3

  gliss.

 

3

  

     

 



  

                      5

5

 

 

3       

  



 

    

3 Susp. cymbals

  

 



gliss.

Vla.

Vc.

Db.

 

 

     

 

   

 



 

   

3    



3

 

  

      

    

  

  

  

  

     

    

3

  

5

  

 

          

      3

 

 

 

gliss.



  

  

 

gliss.

3

     

     pizz.



     

  

glis s.



  



 

loco

3

   ad lib.      

3

 

trem. rall.

gliss.



  

 pizz.



5

      

    

    

 

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)

Timpani

 

 

 

3

  

 5   

  

gliss.

3

 

       

  

 5   

3

   



  

gliss.



arco

 

5

  

 sempre simile         

 

 

  

 

  sempre simile          

   frullato             

        



 

 

going up little by littl



 3

  

 

5

3

non trem. (molto vib.) arco normale



. gliss liss. gliss liss. gliss liss. gliss. (ad lib...) .g .g .g gliss

  

  

3

going up little by little (imp



gliss.



    



gliss.



    

 



    

 

  5         

   

3

 

   

 sempre simile          

3

    

 

    

3



 3

      

 



  

 

 

5



gli ss.

Vln. II

     

al tallone

 

 



3

 

3

3

  

  

Shake (lip trill)        

  

  

3

  

    

 

 

                                 sempre simile



gliss.

 



5

              



   

5

 sempre simile                

       

5

    

         3



gliss.

    5

Timpani

3

 

3

                           

                  

3





e (improvised)

rovised)



gliss.



 



5

  gliss.        

 

gliss.



  gliss. 

loco

 gli

ss.

  gliss

.

. is s

gl

     

  

     

  

       

   

   

    gliss.  gliss. 



al tallone

3

arco

  

 


Picc.

29   

         

 

 

Ob.

Cl.

 5

5

 

 

 

  

Bass drum

Vc.

Db.

 

 

 

 

gliss.

3

   sempre simile            



 

going up little by little (imp

rovised)

 

 3     

 

gliss.

 

 

   

     

3



gliss.

    3

       

gliss.

 

gliss.

 

  

gliss.   



 

 



gliss.

  





 

 

 

 

 

gliss.

     

     

       

 gliss. 

    



   

 

3

gliss.

 3



gliss.



    

  

gliss.

    gliss.  

  

gliss.



gliss.



gliss.



gliss.

 

   

5

 3      

3  

 

gliss.

3

  

     

 

 

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)    



 



    

3 



gliss.



gliss.

  

   

gliss.

   



gliss.

 

6

   

gliss.

     ad lib.  

        

5

3

    

 

  

3

3

 

Tam-tam

 

 

            



7

gliss.

 ord.

3

al tallone 5

    

 gliss.   

   



 

 

 



7

gliss.

        

   

5

     

  

  

 



Timpani

  

 

  

  

gliss.



gliss.

gliss.

gliss.



  

 

 

 

   sempre simile           

frullato

  

gliss.

  

     



 



gliss.



gliss.

  

                   7

7

 g s.   glis   liss.   gliss.     



   pizz. 3

  



7 7                

gliss.

  sempre simile            

7

  

 



gliss.

 

3

  



gliss.

 

 

             

     

 

gliss.

3





Tam - tam (metal stick)



 

 

                 sempre simile 

 



gliss.

          

3

        

 

gliss.

 



gliss.



5

     





 

 

  

 

non trem. (molto vib.) arco normale

 



   

      5   7                           



 

gliss.

   

3



gliss.

 

 

3

  

 

 

 3                 



 

6

  

    

     

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)

            

  trem. rall.

gliss.

 

  sempre simile          

 

4 tom-toms

 



)

  

gliss.

  5               

 

going up little by little (improvised

  Vln. I  

Vla.

    

Vln. II

    



gliss.

              

3

gliss.

  

   



gliss.

             

   

   

 

Perc.

Pno.

  

C Tpt.

Tbn.

 

3

   

  

 Bsn.                     Hn.  



gliss.

 gliss. gliss.  



       

gliss iss.    .  gl 

3



        

gliss.

    5


  

Cl.

Bsn.

    

Hn.

  

3

 

 

Perc.



 glis



gliss. ad lib. (veloce)



s. gliss. liss. gliss. (ad lib...) g

   



Vc.

Db.

gliss.

      

  

    

 

  

 

3

   

 pizz.

   

5

    

  3

   

   

5

   

  

     

 







   

gliss.



 

 

 

      sempre simile

 

 



 

gliss.



   

3

  

s. glis

2

 

3

 

3 Susp. cymbals

   

 1

 2

3

 

3     

  

   

gliss.

           

 

    

3

 

                  

   

gliss.



gliss.

 5   

  

 

   

1 2

 

  3      



    

  

l.v.

  

 

gliss.

  

 3  



      

   

3

  

  

     

   

gliss.

  

  

    

      

gliss.

gliss.

   

arco glis         s.  

7

      

  



3      

 

al tallone

 

5 



gliss.

    

3

    

 3     

3

  

  

l.v.



     

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)

  

l.v.

gliss.  

 



gliss.

 gliss.

    

 

     ad lib.        

6

gliss.



  

  

5

   



          

       

 5

6

gliss.

        

   

Timpani

  

  

 6

 



  

  

  

pizz.

5

 

6

  

    3   

 glis



loco    gliss.

        

3







gliss.



 



6



5

gliss.



 

gliss.

 

6



   



 

        

3

 

 

5



6

 

  

  



6

   6

 

 

  

3



 

gliss.

  

           

6             

   

3

 5

         

   

  

3

 

  



        

                   



gliss.

  



 

  

 

      

  

1

          



3

gliss.

 



going down little by little (improvised)

al tallone    3                            

gliss.

   

    

going down little by little (improvised)

   5

   

5      

5

            3         

gliss.

  



 

  



     



                  

gliss.

 

  

4 tom-toms

     

arco

gliss.

 simile Shake (lip trill)  3           

      

  3     

    

Vla.

Bass drum

 

 

 

     

              

5

   

3

 

     gliss.   Vln. I 

 

 

3

gliss.

  

      

6

gliss.

  

  

Vln. II

  

  

Shake (lip trill)                     

 

 

 

  

3

  3

  

  

   



 

 

 

  

C Tpt.

Pno.

  



   

gliss.

.

    

 

Ob.

Tbn.



        

iss

Picc.

gliss.

gl

    34

s.

6





  



    

 

6

gliss.

 



3

gliss.

 

 

   


      

                             

40

Picc.

Ob.

  



   

Cl.

 5

  Bsn. 

    

Tbn.

Perc.



 

5



   

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)

  

gliss g g . gliss. liss. gliss. liss. (ad lib...)



6

Pno.

Vln. I

Vln. II

Vla.

Vc.

   

 

 gliss. 

 

  gliss.     

3

s. gl i s

 



 gliss.   

  

 

.

   

 





5

ss gli



 

 3           

 sempre simile                 



 

gliss

 

.



  gliss. 

 gliss.

   

 

 

 

 gliss.   gli gliss.  gliss.  ss.  

   

  

 

 

  ad lib. 



  

              

 

 

 

           sempre simile

 

    

  3    

3

 

 

 

  

frullato

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

3

  

  

loco



5

 









 



  

3





 

3

    

 

3

  

 

   

  

     

al tallone

 



pizz.





  

  

  

     5

     

3



        5  

8





gliss.

 

   



5

    

   

 



  

 

 

5

3

   

  

 

3







gliss. ad lib. (veloce)

  

  



    

   

 

  

                             sempre simile     sempre simile Shake (lip trill)                            sempre simile     

gliss.

3 Susp. cymbals

  

 

  

l.v.

  



     

   



gliss.







3

5



 

  

   

  

   

  ad lib.     

5



3

   

  

      

  

 

 

  

 









 





  5





   

   

  

   

3

   

3

 

3

l.v.

 

   

 pizz.



3



 

   

 

 



                     

soffocare

  

   

 

5

      



   

      

               sempre simile

 



   

  3

   

6

 

 

 

 

arco



 3

   

 

gliss. ad lib. (veloce)

 

 

5

 

   

 

6

 3

Bass drum



 

4 tom-toms



gliss.





. gliss

 

 





 



 



 

6



 

 

  Db. 



6



3



 3  3                           

 3  3     

   

   

  Hn.      C Tpt.

   



3

  

 

5

  

arco

segue (attacca subito)


II. "...divagar, devagar..." * Calmo. Molto lontano.** ( q = 40)

Flute

  

(change to flute)

sempre senza vib. 5 3 

 

gliss.

 



3

 



sempre il più ppppp possibile (suono fragile), legatissimo

Oboe

  

   

sempre senza vib.

 



sempre il più ppppp possibile (suono fragile)

Clarinet in Bb

  

  

 

 

 

sempre il più ppppp possibile (suono fragile), legatissimo

Bassoon

 

 

sempre senza vib.

  

 



   

   

  

gliss.

 

sempre il più ppppp possibile (suono fragile)

 



 

 3  

  



 3

  









 

gliss.



 

     

 

  

  

  

  



 

 

  

 



con sord. (harmon)

  

  

sempre il più ppppp possibile (suono fragile), legatissimo

Trombone



legatissimo sempre

  



 

3

  

legatissimo sempre

sempre il più ppppp possibile (suono fragile), legatissimo

  Horn in F   

Trumpet in C

  

 

  



5

 3   



 

con sord. (cup)







 

   

 



5

gliss.  





 



 

3

3

   3

 

  5      







 

     

  



  

3

 gliss. 

  





  

  

    

  

     



  

  

  



    



 

 

   



 

3

5

 

   

  

  

 3  

  



 

  



    

  5

3

  

  



 3    





  

   



 

   



 





    

 

  

sempre il più ppppp possibile (suono fragile), legato possibile

Percussion

 

 

Vibraphone (motor on, slow vib.)

 





sempre il più ppppp possibile (leggero)

Piano

       

sempre (al fine), molto risonante

    

sempre il più ppppp possibile (una corda), legatissimo

sempre (al fine), molto risonante

 









  

  





  

  





 

   Violin I    

  gliss.

 



Violin II

  

 ord.                     sul tasto

gettato (ord.)

arco flautato sempre con vib. lento al 1/4 di tono

arco gettato

       

   

pizz.

sempre il più ppppp possibile (leggero)

arco flautato sempre gettato

Viola

          



    

senza vib.

 

sempre il più ppppp possibile (leggero)

Violoncello

  

arco flautato sempre un poco sul pont. sempre

 

gliss.

  

sempre il più ppppp possibile (leggero)

 Double Bass   

    



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  



 





    



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

(...)

 

sempre il più ppppp possibile (leggero)

   



(...)

Calmo. Molto lontano.** ( q = 40) arco flautato sempre sul pont.



arco flautato sempre un poco sul tasto sempre III (suoni reali)

 

gliss.   

II 

 

gettato (ord.)              

                   

sempre il più ppppp possibile (leggero), molto tenuto

        

  

molto sul pont.

gettato

   

 s.   glis

molto sul pont.

gettato

 I 

  

pizz.

  

gliss.

  II

arco sul pont.

   

  

gliss.

gliss.         

I 



 

gliss.





 

gliss.

 

III 

9

 

    

II 

gliss.



 gliss.                 gettato

       

gliss.

    III

           sul pont.

  

con vib. lento al 1/4 di tono (ord.)

sul pont.

con vib. lento al 1/4 di tono        



  

IV

     

gettato (ord.)

* ...divagar, devagar... - Portuguese for “wondering slowly”. ** All the instruments should make an effort to play as soft as possible even allowing for the sound production to fail. Breathing for the woodwind and brass should be done at will but keeping the sense of continuity. Air noise (with pitch) is also recommended whenever possible.

gettato (ord.)

 

sul tasto

. gliss



 

                         gliss.     

 

sul tasto

 

gliss.

ord. 3

pizz.

   

        

gettato

            

   

II



gliss.

   III

   

molto vib.        gettato

arco sul tasto

   

pizz.

  

gliss.

con vib. lento al 1/4 di tono (ord.)

 

arco

g  liss.      

I 

  

III

    

III

      

  

 

gliss.

 

sul tasto

III



I 

  

gliss.

sul tasto

  

molto vib. sul pont.

 

      IV  




8

 Fl.   

 

 

 

Perc.

Pno.

Vln. I



     

   



 

 

 

 

 

    

3





    

Vla.

Vc.

Db.

       

  

gliss.

  

 

3

 

 3   

    

 



  



 

II 

          

gliss.

gliss.

III

 

3

   

    







 

 



   



 

 

 

 

 



 

   



  

   

s. glis

con vib. lento al 1/4 di tono (ord.)

    

senza vib.     

      

 gliss.  

 

III 

 

glis

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  3     

   I 

   

 









  

 

 

 







 

sul tasto

              

III 

10

 

 

3







gliss.

  



arco III

gliss.



  

gliss.

  





 

3

     

3

     

  

3



    

  

gliss.

II  

  



gliss.

I 

III



gliss.

III  



     

      



  

   

 

     



 



 

  s.     glis  sul pont.



  

   

   

   

    lunga

ord.

    

III

 



  

  

   

ord.

  

    



  



   

   

 

  

gliss.

    

   

3

   



lunga

(change to piccolo)

   

 

���

 

   

   

gliss.

 

 



 



  sul tasto    

3

  

 

sul pont.

gliss.

   

  3    

                        gettato

gliss.



gettato

     

   

    



  

   

  

  

  



 





  



gettato

  

(ord.)       sul pont. pizz.       

gliss.

 



gettato (ord.)

 

gliss.

5

  

  

             

 

  

ord. III

senza vib.

s.

 

3

  





  

    gliss.    

con vib. lento

 



   

    

gliss.

5

    

sul tasto

al 1/4 di tono           

 II

molto sul pont.

gettato

 

 

gettato

vib. normale

 

   

  



 

 

    

3

  

     



 

  

ord., molto vib., espress.



gliss.

    



5

 

   

   

con vib. lento al 1/4 di tono

       



  



  

   

 

molto sul pont. II

gliss.

  

   

sul pont.

 

   



            

   









gettato

Vln. II

  

   

3



 Hn.  

C Tpt.

 

Cl.

Tbn.



Ob.

Bsn.



    

    

ord.    II   



gliss.

  II

gliss.

III 

sul tasto

 

ord.

     

con vib. lento al 1/4 di tono

 

    



       

gliss .

   

senza vib.    

gliss.

 



    


III.

Nervoso. Quasi improvvisato (sempre molto irregolare). ** tutti

Piccolo

 X

         





ff

X

Clarinet in Bb

             

ff

Bassoon

       

X



  

 





 



 

 X







ff Horn in F

tpt./perc.



  

 









 



 

(change to flute)

X

  

senza   sord. 

 



  

  







 









  

   













pp





 



pp



 

pp

   

    pp

    

  

    

     

 



con sord. (cup)

     

 

Whip

 

ff

ff secco



(high chromatic cluster)



 X 

Piano



fff



X   Nervoso. Quasi improvvisato (sempre molto irregolare). ** (ord.)

     Violin I  X  



    

   



Violin II

    

X  

     



Viola



  

fff

  

(ord.)

Violoncello



    X

  

fff (ord.)

   Double Bass  X  



fff



 

    



ff (...)



  

ppp sul pont. moltissimo (punta d'arco)



ppp

fff (ord.)

 X  

mute string near the bridge (inside the piano)

sul pont. moltissimo (punta d'arco)

fff

(ord.)

sul pont. moltissimo (punta d'arco)



 ppp

 

  

 

 



 

  

 





sul pont. moltissimo (punta d'arco)

ppp sul pont. moltissimo (punta d'arco)

ppp

* ... se cintilhaçou em mil estrelinhações. - The translation of this expression is not easy as it makes part of the neologisms so often used by the writer. The general idea is “it exploded into a thousand stars”. ** Repeat the musical material contained within repetition signs for the full extent of the arrow.

11

     



pp

wood stick

X

 

3 Susp. cymbals

    pp

ff

Percussion

ca. 2''

con sord. (cup)

ff

X

ca. 1''

    senza sord.

Trombone

hn.

ca. 3''

ff

Trumpet in C

tbn.

ca. 1''

pp

             

X

pno.

ca. 8''

ff

Oboe

"... se cintilhaçou em mil estrelinhações." *

    

  

 

   

   



      

  

    

 

  

 


bsn./pno.

fl./ob./cl./perc./pno.

  

3

 Fl. 

  

fff

  

Ob.

Cl.

 

 

Hn.



pp

  



 

fff Bsn.

tpt./vl.II

ca. 2''

 

ca. 2''

    

  

       

pp

   

   



 

ca. 1''



    

 

 

    

 



 



 



 

   

   

 

   



  

 

 



pp



pp

                  

     

  

pp

   

Perc.

    

     



     

                

pp



 

scrape with coin

mf

      

            

3 Susp. cymbals

  

wood stick

ff secco

   

 

pp

3 Susp. cymbals

Vln. I

 

 

pp

vl. I/db. ca. 1''

C Tpt.

Pno.

cl./vla. ca. 2''



Tbn.

fl./(pno.) ca. 3''

 

            



hn./vco.

ca. 3''

 

pp



tbn./perc.

ca. 1''

sf

 mute string near the bridge (inside the piano)



ff

 Tam-tam

 

scrape with coin



mf

ff

 sf

(...)

ancora molto sul pont.

   





  





 

ppp

ancora molto sul pont.

   

Vln. II

 

ppp

 

 

 



 

  

 

 



   

 ancora molto sul pont.

       

Vla.

        

 





  



ppp

ancora molto sul pont.

Vc.

    

   



         





ppp

Db.





ppp

12

ancora molto sul pont.

 

  

  



          




ob./perc.

tbn. ca. 2''

pno./vla.

vl. I

ca. 1''

ca. 3''

fl./tpt.

5

Fl.

       

Ob.

       

pp

   

 

       

  

 

 

ca. 2''

      

pp

 

 

      

   

pno./db.

bsn./hn. ca. 1''

ca. 2''



  

    pp

  

 

 

 

      

    

 

     

  

   

C Tpt.

Tbn.

      

pp

  

   

 

 

  

       

  

pp

  

          

Perc.

sf

 

 

     

        

pp



  

 

  





(...)

with horsehair on the string inside the piano

 

sf

mf

pizz.

arco (sul pont.)

ppp

p

ppp

arco (sul pont.)



p

  ppp

  

ppp



 

pizz. (ord.)

  



     

p

ppp

     

pizz.



 (ord.)       p

 

 

arco (sul pont.)

          



ppp

pizz. (ord.)

              arco (sul pont.)

(...)

pizz.

   (ord.)            (ord.)                    



sf

(...)

arco (sul pont.)

  

sf

      

p

 arco (sul pont.)

pizz.

(ord.)                   

Vc.

ppp



Vln. II

Db.

 

   



arco (sul pont.)

Vla.

      



mf

 

 

mf

Vln. I

 

bowed

mf

 

 

      

Vibraphone (motor off)

bowed

with horsehair on the string inside the piano

Pno.

  



3 Susp. cymbals

 

 

 

   

pp

Hn.

ca. 1''



Cl.

Bsn.

cl./vl. II

ca. 1''

  

perc./vc.

ca. 2''

p

 

arco (sul pont.)

        ppp



  arco (sul pont.)



13



 

ppp

 



    




fl./perc.

Fl.

pno./vl. I

cl./hn.

ca. 3''

8       

pp

 

 

 

 

bsn./vla.

ca. 2''

pno./vl. II

ca. 2''

ca. 1''

ob./tbn.

perc./db.

ca. 2''

tpt./pno./vc.

ca. 1''

ca. 3''

ca. 1''



Ob.

     

Cl.

 

 

 

 

 

  

pp

 

 

 

 





pp

Bsn.

    

 

pp

Hn.

 

  

pp

 

  

  

 

 

 

  





     

C Tpt.

pp

Tbn.

Perc.

   pp

 

 

 

 

 

3 Susp. cymbals

3 Susp. cymbals

scrape with coin

bowed

sf

mf

 

mf

 

Pno.

 

  

 

 

 

pp distinto

 

  p

 

arco (ord.)

  

pizz.

 

 arco   

 

Vln. II

pizz. (ord.)

 

p

pizz. (ord.)

    

 

arco (ord.) 

  

 pizz.  

  

arco

p

 

 

pizz.

arco

 

arco

  

 

pizz.

 

 

Db.

p

 

 





Vc.



      

 

pizz. (ord.)

      



 

arco (ord.)

pizz. (ord.)

(...)

  

Vla.

 





ff

pizz. (ord.)

 Vln. I

 

 

sf

mute string near the bridge (inside the piano)

pizz. (ord.)

   



p

14

 

arco (ord.) 

 

  

 

pizz.

arco 

 



 (ord.)  pizz.   arco

 

 

 




cl./bsn./pno.

fl./perc.

ob./vl. I

ca. 3''

10

Fl.

 

  

tpt./vl. II

ca. 2''

    

pp

 

 

 

 

ca. 1''

tbn./(pno.)/db.

pizz.

Ob.

pp

  

  

pp

Bsn.

Hn.

    

pp

    

 

    

 

   

 

     

 

    

 

 

  

 

 

 

 T.R.    

 

ca. 3''

 

pp possibile, ma idiosincratico

 

    

pp

 

 

  

 

 

 

pp

  

 

pp

 

 

  

  

 

Pno.

mf

sf

mf

sf (...)

mute string near the bridge (inside the piano)

Tam-tam

 

 

scrape with coin

ff

mf

sf

(...)

 Vln. I

    

pizz.

  

Vln. II

 

scrape with coin



3 Susp. cymbals

bowed

 



Vibraphone (motor on - fast vib.)

 

      





    

  



Perc.



C Tpt.

Tbn.

ca. 1''

    

perc./vla.

ca. 2''

     

Cl.

fl./hn./vc.

ca. 3''

p

 

arco  arco    pizz.    pizz. 

 

 

 

pizz.

  p

 

 arco  pizz.   

 

arco

 

pizz.

 





 

Vla.

pizz.

 

  

p

pizz.

    

Vc.

p

pizz.

Db.

    

15

arco 

 

 pizz.   

 

 

arco

 pizz.   



arco  pizz.        arco   

 

 

 arco 

 

 pizz.  arco  pizz.   

 

 

 






db.

ob./vl. I

cl./vla.

ca. 2''

hn./vc.

ca. 1''

ca. 1''

fl.

 

 

 

pp simile

Ob.

    

 

    

ca. 2''

ob. ca. 1''

fl./tpt. ca. 2''



ca. 1''

 niente



pp

niente

    

Cl.

pp

Bsn.

cl./vla.

ca. 1''

12

Fl.

bsn./tbn./vl. II

ca. 2''



 niente

     

 



pp

Hn.

 niente

C Tpt.

niente

Tbn.

niente

Perc.

Pno.

Vln. I

col legno battuto

     

  

mp

                         glis  s.                       

 col legno battuto

Vln. II

    

       mp

col legno battuto

       

Vla.

    

mp

 gliss.    

   

   

 gliss.



 

pizz.



  

    

        

col legno battuto

 

    

mp

       gl

col legno battuto

Db.

         

mp



                                        iss .

  p

Vc.

                                     





16



 

         



  






db.

bsn. ca. 1''

pno.

fl./ob./bsn./tbn./vl. I

ca. 2''

ca. 3''

 Fl. 

   

 

15

Ob.

Cl.

Bsn.

fl./vc. ca. 3''



 



 

q. = 88

 

 

   

fff secco

     

G.P. ca. 3''

ppp possibile

niente

 Hn. 

ob./bsn./vl.II ca. 1''

ppp possibile

tbn./vla. ca. 2''



 

ppp possibile

 

   

 

fff secco

C Tpt.

Tbn.

  



 

with horsehair on the string inside the piano

Pno.

mf

Vln. I

 

sf

 

 

 

(...)

 

 niente

Vln. II

niente

Vla.

niente

Vc.

niente

Db.

q. = 88

 

 



niente

 



fff secco

 

ppp possibile

Perc.

 

pizz.

    

fff secco

17

 segue (attacca subito)


IV. "...o silêncio é música em estado de gravidez." * Vuoto. Sotto voce. ** ( q = 60 ma molto rubato) molto rall.

  Flute  

 

 

Oboe

Clarinet in Bb

Bassoon

Horn in F

  

sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

   sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

      

Trombone

 

 

 

a tempo

molto accel.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





con sord. (harmon)   

sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

 

 

       

   

 

   

   

 

  

con sord. (harmon)

sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

p sempre, con calore, poco pesante

2 Gongs

(Piano)

 

   

Timpani

Percussion

 

 

sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

Trumpet in C

  

p pesante

 

  Violin I  

Tam-tam

 

 

rall.

 

 

 

 

 



   

   

gliss.

 

 

molto rall.

a tempo

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

   

 

 

 

  

sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

   

 

molto rall.

 

a tempo

 

 

 

 

 

   

  

 

Vuoto. Sotto voce. ** ( q = 60 ma molto rubato) molto rall.

  

   

 a tempo

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 









  







 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

   

 

   

   

 

    

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

 

rall.

 

molto accel.

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

sempre simile

rall.

  

 

 

p profondo

 

molto rall.

 a tempo

molto rall.

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a tempo

rall.

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



III

sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

Violin II

Viola

Violoncello

 

 

sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

    

sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

 Double Bass  

  

   sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  IV   

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

sempre molto pp (suono piano, semplice)

 

(suono reale)

I

* ...o silêncio é música em estado de gravidez. - Portuguese for “silence is music in pregnancy state”. ** The dynamic balance between the instruments must be as homogeneous as possible. All notes must be sustained until the next chord in order to create a sense of legato even when the instrumentation changes.

 

18

 

 


13

molto rall.

  Fl.    

 

    

Ob.

Cl.

Bsn.

Hn.

C Tpt.

a tempo

accel.

molto rall.

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

  

 



 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

    

 

   

  

 Tbn.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

Perc.

Pno.

   

  Vln. I  

Vln. II

Vla.

Vc.

 

   

 

gliss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

      

    

   

 

      

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 II   

 

 

 

 II   

 

 

  

3

 

molto rall.

 

 



 

poco meno mosso ( q = 52)

   

sempre simile

molto rall.

       III     

 Db.  

 

rall.

 

a tempo

 

  

 

 

a tempo

 



accel.

molto rall.

  

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

a tempo

 

 

   

 



 

IV



  

  

19

  

rall.

 IV

poco meno mosso ( q = 52)

 

 

  

 

II   

 

 

   

 

molto rall.

 

  


V. Nota do tradutor *

Lirico. Espressivo. Cantabile. Semplice. ( q = 52)

 Alto Flute  

Horn in F

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

mp

 

mf

mp





 

 

 

 





p

 

 

mp

p





p

  

 

trilo timbrico usando un'altra diteggiatura o chiave d'ausilio

   

mf

  p

     



mf

Clarinet in Bb

 mp

Oboe

Bassoon

  

 



  

 

con sord. (harmon)

Trumpet in C

   

 

Vibraphone (motor on - slow vib.) bowed

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

mf sonoro sempre

  



on the keyboard (ord.)

(use a hard plastic mallet to play on the strings inside the piano)

 

 

mf sonoro sempre

f

 sempre (al fine), molto risonante



 

pizz.

mf

 

mf

  

pizz.

 

gettato (ord.)

  

 

mf

 

 

mf espress.

 



  

 

sul tasto

arco

 



mf sul tasto

 



mf

 

 

              p

ord.

     

pp sempre

molto sul pont.

 

 

 



mf

bowed

 

 

(use a hard plastic mallet to play on the strings inside the piano)

 

    ord.

pp sempre

 

mp

gliss.

p

 gliss.  mp

p

sul tasto

 



 

 

 

gliss.

p

mp

 

mp

20



sul pont.

 



ord.





sul pont.

mf

 

sul tasto

 

pp sempre

mp

    

    

mp



 

ord.

 

sul pont.

ord.



mf

* Translator’s note

 

sul tasto

ord. arco



mp

molto sul pont.



pizz.

Double Bass

 

sul pont.

p

Violoncello

molto sul pont.

p

mf

Viola

(...)

sul tasto    Violin I    

 

Lirico. Espressivo. Cantabile. Semplice. ( q = 52)

Violin II

(...)

(mute string near the bridge)





p

 sempre (al fine), molto risonante Piano

 

p

 

Percussion

p

con sord. (harmon)

Trombone

gliss.

 

ord.

   

 

 

 

 



   

 p

  

 


6

 A. Fl.  

Perc.

 

 

mp

 





  

p

p

 

  

 

 

 

 



 

 



mp espress.

 

 

 

p

 

 

 

pizz. (ord.)

mf

 

pizz.

 

 



pp sempre

sul pont.

     

sul tasto

 

   

mf

 

ord.

 



p

p

 

 

 

 

 

pizz.

mf

  

  

on the keyboard (ord.)

  

    

 

 

  

sul pont.

mf



gliss.

 

 

mf

 

 

 

mf

         sul pont.

 

arco



gliss.

p

mp

sul tasto

 

p

mf



sul pont.



 

mp

 

gettato (ord.)

               p



mp

 

  

ord.

p

    arco

mf

Db.

 

  







  

  p



Vln. II

Vc.

 

ord.



 

mf

 Vln. I

Vla.

mf

  

 

 

  



mf

p

   

 

mp



mf



mp

 

mp

   

 Pno.   



 

 

p

 

C Tpt.

Tbn.

mf

Cl.

Hn.



 

Ob.

Bsn.

 

sul tasto

 

 



mf

 

mf



arco

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mf

gliss.

 p



sul pont.

  p



 

 

sul pont.

p

 


11

A. Fl.

 

p

Bsn.



 

   

Cl.

 

mp

Ob.

 

  

  



p



gliss.

p

 



mf

p

 

gliss.



gliss.



 

 

mp

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

p

 

mf

mf

p

  

   p

 

 

  







mp







  p

 





mf espress.

  

   

mf

p

 Hn. 

 

gliss.



mp

 



p



mf espress.

C Tpt.

Tbn.

  

(use a hard plastic mallet to play on the strings inside the piano)

Pno.

  

   p



  

p



gliss.

 

mp

p

bowed

Perc.



  Vln. I   

 

 

 sul tasto

  

        ord.

sul pont.

 

 

 

  



 

ord.

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

  





pp sempre

Vln. II

Vla.

Vc.

Db.



ord.

  gliss. 

mf

ord.

  



sul tasto

mp

   

pp sempre

gliss.

 

 



   

 

     ord.

 

  

mf

gliss.

 p



gliss.

mf

 p

 

mf

gliss.



p

  

 

sul pont.

mf

      ord.

sul pont.

   

pp sempre



  

sul tasto

 

   

ord.

 

ord.

sul pont.

pp sempre

 sul pont.   

ord.

 

 

  

p

 

sul tasto

  

 

      

ord.

  

 

pizz. (ord.)

mf 22

   arco

p



 

sul pont.

 

ord.

 

gliss.

p

mf

mp

sul pont.

 

mf

gliss.



  gliss.  mf

p

    pp


16

A. Fl.

   

 



Perc.

Pno.

Vla.



 

   gliss.  

     

 

  mp

p

 

 

 

 

    





  



 

 

     

mp

 

   

p

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p

mf espress.

 

p

mp

 p

mf espress.

   

 

 



p



 

mp

mp espress.

   



 

p

 

 

 

 

sul tasto

 

  

 



  mf

  

 

 

 

  

 

ord.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



sul pont.

 

 

 

 

 

         



ord.

    

p

mf



 

sul pont.

 

mf

   Db.  





pizz. (ord.)

 

mf

 

p

mf

sul tasto







 

mf

gliss.

 p

 

 p

mf

pp sempre

  p

sul tasto

 



 sul pont.     

sul tasto

 



          

mp

sul tasto

molto sul pont.

p

mp

 

              



p

p

 p

mf



gliss.

gliss.

 

  arco



sul tasto

ord.

gliss.



   

p

mf

23

   

sul pont.

mf

gliss.



ord.

 

      

ord.

  sul tasto   

   

ord.

 

sul tasto

    



sul pont.

   

pp sempre

p gliss.

 sul pont.    

 

    pp sempre

mp

mf

      

molto sul pont.

  

pp sempre

    

on the keyboard (ord.)



molto sul pont.

  

  

    p

mf

Vc.

 

p

mf

 Vln. I  

Vln. II

 

mf

mp

Tbn.

  Hn.  

C Tpt.

 

mf

 

Cl.

 

mf

Ob.

Bsn.

 p

                  sul tasto

molto sul pont.

 

mp

p

pizz. (ord.)

 

mf

arco



sul pont.

mf

gliss.


 

21

A. Fl.

 

Ob.

  

 

 

 

mp

Bsn.

  gliss. 

p

Hn.



 

   mf

C Tpt.



 



   



p

 

 

 

mp

mf

 

mf

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Cl.

 

   

   

 



 p

mf espress.

   

mp

 

p

   

p



  

 

mp

p

 

p

Tbn.

Perc.

Pno.

 



p

bowed

 

(use a hard plastic mallet to play on the strings inside the piano)

 



 

 

 

 

       

molto sul pont.

 Vln. I

 sul pont.      

Vln. II

 

  

mf

 

    

ord.

pp sempre

 

 

sul tasto

 



ord.

Vla.



ord.

 





molto sul pont.

 

 

 

 

 

pp sempre



 sul pont.    



ord.



Vc.

pp sempre

Db.



gliss.

 p

 

 sul tasto    

ord.

 



   





pizz. (ord.)

 

mf

  p

 

mp

24

 

 

 molto sul pont.  sul tasto          

mf

   

 

 

 



ord.

  

ord.

molto sul pont.



 

 

 sul tasto 

mf

 

 

 



 

ord.

sul pont.  molto     



      

    ord.

p

 



pp sempre

   

 ord.

    

 

mp

 

 

 

sul pont.

 

 

mp

 

mp

  p

 

mp

p


Letters for Mia