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Muted The Night A piece for orchestra by Joe Bates

Full score in C


Instrumentation 3 Flutes (2nd doubling Alto, 3rd doubling Piccolo) 3 Oboes (3rd doubling Cor Anglais) (Cor Anglais tuned c. 15c flat) 3 Clarinets in B (3rd doubling Clarinet in E) 2 Bassoons (tuned c. 15c flat) 1 Contrabassoon 4 Horns in F 3 Trumpets in B (Tumpets 2 and 3 tuned 50c flat) 2 Tenor Trombones 1 Bass Trombone 1 Tuba Timpani Percussion 1 (Triangle, Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal, Woodblock) Percussion 2 (Suspended Cymbal, 2 Cowbells, 2 Tom-toms, Tenor Drum, Bass Drum) Harp (six strings detuned by 50c) Piano 14 1st Violins 12 2nd Violins 10 Violas 8 Cellos 6 Double Basses

Performance Directions Quartertones All microtonal accidentals deviate from conventional accidentals by 50c:

  

50c sharper than a flat 50c flatter than a sharp 50c sharper than a sharp

All players that play microtones (except the 2nd Trumpets and Harp) are assigned to two groups: one group plays B, F and C, the other plays C, F and G. As such, no player has to play more than three different microtonal pitches.

50c Detunings The 2nd Trumpets should be flattened by a full 50c, enabling them to play any quartertone using conventional fingerings. The parts are transposed such that a G sounds as concert F, not F.

15c Detunings

Percussion notes Timpani: 4 standard drums, pitched C2-G3, 1 piccolo drum, pitched G3-C4 Glockenspiel: 3 Octaves Suspended Cymbal: if only one suspended cymbal is available, it should be positioned so as to be accessable by both players Sticks: Percussion 1 – triangle beater, glockenspiel mallets, snare drum sticks. Percussion 2 – soft sticks, snare drum sticks.

Notes The duration of the work is 3'30". This score is notated in C. Written for the London Symphony Orchestra through the LSO Discovery Panufnik Composers Scheme, generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and the Helen Hamlyn Trust. The title of this piece is taken from Wallace Stevens's poem, Peter Quince at the Clavier. A print of this hung above my piano while I composed this work; it seeped into my writing.

The Bassons and the Cor Anglais are detuned by a smaller and more imprecise amount. They should be flattened by around 15c, but need not be in tune with one another. The detuning should be enough for an audible beating to be heard when played with an in-tune instrument. The desired sound is similar to that of an electric organ, which uses detunings to achieve a thick, pulsing sound. This is indicated in the parts and score with a line above the stave.

Harp Detunings The harp should re-tune the following C and F strings, with the C strings tuned 50c flat and the F strings tuned 50c sharp. This allows it to play all six quartertones (B, F, C, C, F and G). The part is transposed. On the altered C strings, every quarter sharp becomes a sharp and every quarter flat becomes a natural. On the altered F strings, every quarter sharp becomes a natural and every quarter flat becomes a flat.

String Vibrato In general, the strings should use conventional, idiomatic vibrato, unless "non vib." is specified. In certain places, the amount of vibrato is specified: "Expressive vibrato" – the vibrato should be more pronounced than usual, but should not distort the pitch significantly. "Extreme vibrato" – the vibrato should be very wide, such that it significantly distorts the pitch.

The detuned harp strings, with pedals in middle (natural) position.

Version 11th March 2020


Muted The Night Joe Bates

               

   

 = 56

Flute 1

Alto Flute

Flute 3

3 Oboe 1.2

Contrabassoon

Horn in F 1.2

Horn in F 3.4

Trumpet in B♭

 

Bass Trombone

Tuba

Timpani

Triangle

Suspended Cymbal 2 Cowbells

Harp

Piano

Violin I

Violin II

Viola

Violoncello

Double Bass

1.

 2. 

cup mute

    pizz.   

 

 

  

  

   

 

 

sempre    

   sempre 

pizz.

 

  





     

   





    

     

  

  

       

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

  



  

 

   

 

 

  

  

 

  



    

 

  

  

       



© Joseph Bates, 2020

  

  

       

      

   

   



 

 

       

  



       

 



 

   

   



   

  

       

 

pizz.

  

   

   

       l.v. sempre                      Soft sticks l.v. sempre                                                 sempre           

   

 

   

              



  

1 Tenor Trombone 2

    

 

  

1 2

 

 

 

 

Clarinet in E♭

Bassoon 1.2

 

Clarinet in B♭ 1.2



  

 

  

  

 

  

 

 

      

 

 

  

    

  

  

  

  

 

 

  

 

 

   

 



  

  

  

 

 

 

 

       

  

 

 

 




Muted The Night

4

5      

Fl. 1

A. Fl.

 

Fl. 3

1.

Cl. in B♭

Hn in F 1.2

       

 

           2.       1.    

1 2

  

1 2

2.

B. Tbn

Tba

Timp.

Tri.

Cym. 2

C-bells

Hp

Pno

Solo Vln I gli altri

Solo Vln II gli altri

Vla

Vc.

 

  

   

    

    

        

To Picc.

 

                   

 

  

      

 

           

 

  

 

   

 

            

            

                2.                

                              

                 

B

   

   

      

        

                           Picc.           

      

1.

T. Tbn

 



Hn in F 3.4

Tpt in B♭

   

       

1 2

Cl. in E♭

      

A

           

                  

   

 

 

 

 

    

                

    

       



               

    

Solo

 

   





              

  

arco



 

                                   

 

             

            

   

            

      

                    

              

gli altri

       

  

             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Solo      expressive vibrato                             gli altri     

                    

    

  

   

 

        

                           

                  

 



    

      

  

                  

     

        

                                 

        

   

       

         


Muted The Night

Fl. 1

A. Fl.

12   

     

Cl. in E♭

Hn in F

Hn in F

Tpt in B♭

1 2

3 4

  

        4.  

B. Tbn

Tba

Timp.

Tri.

Cym. 2

C-bells

Hp

Pno

Solo Vln I gli altri

Solo

Vln II

gli altri

Vla

Vc.

        

 

 



      

     

 

 



 

 

 



  

  

 

 

 

 

  



  

 

   



 

  

 

  





div.

 

  

 

    

 

  

       2.           

 

   





  

 

 

 

   

4.

 



  



     

     

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

  

 



  





  

    



 

  

 





   

 

 

 



     

 

  

 

 

 



        

      

 

 

         

     



 

 

 

   

     



 

 



 

 

 

3.

 



                              

  

 

  

div. arco



  

 

   

   

 



   

  

 

    

    2.     

 

   

 

    

 

1.

    

 

          

3.

1.

1 T. Tbn 2



 

1 2

  

  1.      

Picc.

1 Cl. in B♭ 2

5

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

         

     

   

 

   

  

 

    

 



 



 

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  



To Glock.

        

         

  

 

 

  

                       

  

 

   

           

   

 

 

 

              

 

                                        3.         4.    

  

    

        

 

  

   


Muted The Night

6 C

Fl. 1

16    

Fl. 2

a2       sempre           sempre 

Ob. 1.2

Cl. in E♭

Hn in F 1.2

  

     

Hn in F 3.4

 

T. Tbn 1.2

B. Tbn

Glock.

Toms T. Dr.

Hp

Pno

Vln I

Soli

Vln II

                      

a2

a2

 

 



      

    

Soft sticks           

 

           

                 

  

unis.

unis.

     

non vib.

unis.

unis.

     

div.      extreme vib.  arco

   

   

   

 

     

Glock.

   

   

 

non vib.

Vc.

   

 

         

 

unis.

gli altri

To Fl.

        sempre 

Picc.

Bsn 1.2



    

 

accel.

   

   

   

   

       

        

        

  

       

 

  

  

     

 

 

 

      

                  non vib.

 

unis.

 

  

       

       

   

   

 

     

 

    

 

 

 

   

 

         

    



    

 

   

       

 

 

   

                                  

   

   

           

   

 

   

   

   

   

   

      

    

   

   

 

      

                  





 



  



 

 

       

    

 

   

   

 

       

    

   

 

     

 

 

   



          

 

   

           

 

       

                                                             Soli

gli altri

   

 

  

 



 

   


Muted The Night 22          Fl.                D  = 76

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Picc.

Ob. 1.2

1 Bsn 2

Hn in F 1.2

 

Hn in F 3.4

  

T. Tbn 1

Glock.

Toms T. Dr.

Hp

Pno

Soli Vln I gli altri

Soli Vln II gli altri

Vc.

 

 

    

    

   

   

       

 

detuned c. -15c

  

    

 

   

           

      



 

a2

   

  

  

T. Tbn 2

B. Tbn

   

a2

 

    

       

    

a2              

Cl. in E♭

 

 

  

  

 



  

   



       

                                                                        Soli       gli altri

   



 normal vib.   

normal vib.

                          

 

    

                        

      

    

  



 



 

        

  

   

 

  



              

 



            

    

 



           

                                   

 

div.

 

    

  

   

                   

     

   

 



  

 

  



                      

 

 

            

                 

   

  

   

            

       

   

 

   

                

 

                         

       



                    

 

    

 

  

   

                                 



7

               

                                                                                         

 

unis.

 

 



   

       


Muted The Night

8

    25                2.             a2                          (detuned c. -15c)             a 2         1.

E

Fl.

1 2

Picc.

Ob. 1.2

Cl. in E♭

1 Bsn 2

Hn in F 1.2

Hn in F 3.4

 

     

T. Tbn 1

 

T. Tbn 2

B. Tbn

Tba

Glock.

Cym. 2 Toms T. Dr.

Hp

Pno

Soli Vln I gli altri

Soli Vln II gli altri

Vla

Vc.

a2

 

    

           

                                                                                                                            

 



 





                                                l.v. sempre                                                                                          

 

    

  

 

                                                                          div. arco  extreme vib.            normal  vib.             

  

         

 

 

 

        

 

            

    

       

   

   

   

        

  

  

          

          

 

  



                        

 

  

             

 

 

      

   

      

      

    

unis.

    

  

 

     

               

 





 

 

         





          

 

    

             

 

            

                                                                                           

                                                                   

        

  

                       

           

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

                                                                          

 

  

 

   

      

     

                                                                   



 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

  

 


     F  29                    1.

Fl.

1 2

        a2             

              (detuned c. -15c)           2.

Picc.

Ob. 1.2

Cl. in E♭

Bsn

1 2

Hn in F 1.2

    

Hn in F 3.4

        

T. Tbn 1

T. Tbn 2

    

B. Tbn

Tba

Glock.

Cym. 2

Hp

Pno

Soli Vln I gli altri

Soli Vln II gli altri

Vla

Vc.

   

                

 



    

    

                     t. por        unis.           unis.           normal vib.                       

        

 

     

           

   

 

   





      

 

 



       

 





  

 

  

   

   

       

   

      

   

       

   

 

      

 

      

   

  

             

     

port.

 

  

     

       

 

  





 

 



                

 

 

=

   

       



   

9

                



 

                              

                                                     

      

 

      

   

 

                        

 

   

 

 

 

     

 

    

Muted The Night

   

         

   

                  

 

 

  



 

         

                                                  



  

  

        

  

         

         


Muted The Night

10

Ob. 1.2

Cl. in E♭

Bsn 1.2

Hn in F 1.2

Hn in F 3.4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

T. Tbn 1

T. Tbn 2

B. Tbn

Tba

Timp.

Toms T. Dr.

Hp

Pno

Soli Vln I gli altri

Vln II

Vla

Solo

Vc.

gli altri

Solo

D. B.

gli altri

33  a 2                                                     



          

   

   



     a2     open     open           a2

   

  



     



                

                           

 

   

    

  

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

        



  



  

  

               



   



       





   







 

 

 

 







  



   

unis.

unis.

                

              

 

sul pont. unis. fast, light bow

   

           

 

   

 

 



      

         sul pont. fast, light bow



       



Solo



gli altri



 

   

  

 

              fast, light bow poco sul pont.

      

           

   



 

    

       



      

        

       

       

  

            



 

  





  







    



 

 



 





fast, light bow



 

    

 

     

gli altri poco sul pont.



 

  



Solo

                                                                               

  

To Dr.         

    

G

 = 86

  

 

  

  

 

          


Muted The Night

Ob.

1 2

C. A.

Bsn

1 2

Hn in F 1.2

Hn in F 3.4

Tpt in B♭

2 1

1 T. Tbn 2

B. Tbn

Timp.

Toms T. Dr.

Hp

Pno

Vln I

Vln II

Vla

Solo

Vc.

gli altri

Solo

D. B.

gli altri

39  

 

 a2    

         



a2

    

 

2.

         

  

1.

       sempre 

  

         



    

  

detuned c. -15c

1.

  

 

detuned c. -15c

 

    

  

       

H  = 108

 

11

   

 

    

 

   

 

 



 

 

 

 

     

 



   

   

     

 

   



          

  



   

 

             

    

    

    

    



 

          



 

       







  

   unis.

   

 

 

         

unis.



   



   





    





 

                                             

   

 

     

                          norm.  div.                                           div.

    

  

 

    

unis.

unis.

 

 

 


Muted The Night

12

   1.

46

Ob.

1 2

 

   

(detuned c. -15c)

C. A.

1.

 

(detuned c. -15c)

Bsn

1 2

Hn in F 1.2

Hn in F 3.4

1 Tpt in B♭ 2

 

    

B. Tbn

 

Toms T. Dr.

Vln I

Vln II

 

1 T. Tbn 2

Timp.

1.

    

I

2.

  

2.

   

 

   

 

   

 



 

 

  

  

 

      

  

 

 

 



 

  

  

 

 

     

  

     

1.

   

 

             

 

  

Vla

Vc.

D. B.

 

 

Snare drum sticks

     

            

   

       

                   

 

 

 

2.



   

 

     

 

                       

 

 

      

                            



  

 

 

   

                                                                                                            

 

pizz.

               

                    norm. div.

         

                         

                                                                        

                


Muted The Night    52

2 Ob. 1

  

2.

 

J

1 Bsn 2

Hn in F 1.2

Hn in F 3.4

Tpt in B♭

1 2

 



  

(detuned c. -15c)

2.

 

  

  

2.

B. Tbn

 

Timp.

         

Toms T. Dr.

Vln I

Vln II

 



            

Vc.

          

D. B.

 

Cym.

 

 

 

Snare drum sticks

  

 

                           

            

                 

Vla

  

     

    

 



  

 

        

 

pizz.

 

        unis.

 

    

     

          

         

    

  

     

  

  

   

 



  

  

  



  

  

   

                                         



 





 

               





  

        unis.                     

  

     

    

 

   

 

   

  1.  

  

T. Tbn 1.2

Cym. 1

 



   

a2

 

  1.     

(detuned c. -15c)

C. A.



13





  



  

                                  

 

         

 

    

     

      

 

     

     

 

     

      

arco                                      div. 

      

  

         


Muted The Night

14

 

57

Fl.

1 2

Fl. 3

1 Ob. 2

C. A.

Cl. in B♭

1 2

Cl. in E♭

Bsn

1 2

Cbsn

Hn in F 1.2

Hn in F

3 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

T. Tbn

1 2

B. Tbn

Tba

Timp.

Cym. 1

Toms T. Dr.

Hp

Pno

Vln I

Vln II

Vla

Vc.

D. B.

 



1.

(detuned c. -15c)

  

 

 a2   

 

 

 

 

 



  

 

 

 

  



   



 

 

 

 

 

   

     



     

     

          

a2

   

                          

Fl.

(detuned c. -15c)

 



     

 



                 

                   

c. -15c detuned                

a2



 



   

   

      

     

               

         



 

       

 

   

   





 





 

  

 

 

  

 

  

 



      

  

   

   

pizz.

div. arco

pizz.

pizz.

  



    



       

        

 

    

  



         

  

 

 

     

   

  

     

   

 

 

  





      



   

  

  



 



         

  

 

 

 

        

    

        

  

   

  

     

   

  

  

   

   

          

    

      

       



   

   

  

 





   

       

   

   

 

 

 

                                            

                        

 





             



div. arco

 

 



         

a2

 

                  





    

  

  

a2

   

                           

  

 

To Ob.

                                   

a2                             a2



 

K Meno Mosso ( = 98)

  

 



 

       

     

   

  

 

      


Muted The Night           

    

62

Fl. 1.2

Fl. 3

  a2

Ob. 1.2

Cl. in B♭ 1.2

Cl. in E♭

Bsn 1.2

Cbsn

Hn in F 1.2

3 Hn in F 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

1 T. Tbn 2

B. Tbn

Tba

Timp.

Cym. 1

Toms T. Dr.

Hp

Pno

Vln I

Vln II

Vla

D. B.

        

 

 

           

 a2  

 

 

 



 

 

      

 

 

   

     

            

 

  

  

 





          

a2

  

  

  

               

c. -15c)  (detuned 



 

    

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 



 



 

                 

 

   



 

      



  

    

     

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

     

     

                



 

             

  

  

 

 

  



  

 

 

    

 

  

  

  

  

 



  





      

 

  

     

   

   

   



  

 

a2



                       



 

  

  

  

a2

To Picc.

    

a2

 

  

  

      

 

15

  

a2

 

     

      

 

 

      

 





 

   

     

        

 



 

 



 

 

 

 

               



 





       

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

 



 



              

  

   

   

  

 

  



                                     


16

Fl.

1 2

Picc.

Ob. 1

Ob. 2

   1. 65      L

 

=e (e =

         

Ob.

Ob. 3

Cl. in B♭ 1.2

Cl. in E♭

Bsn 1.2

Cbsn

Hn in F 1.2

Hn in F

3 4

Tpt in B♭ 1

Tpt in B♭ 2

T. Tbn 1

T. Tbn 2

B. Tbn

Tba

Timp.

W. Bl. Toms T. Dr.

Vln I

Vln II

Vla

D. B.

    

         

Picc.  

   



a2

    





     

   

  



(detuned c. -15c)

   



 a 2        



      

   



2.

 

 

        W. Bl.             

 div.  

    

            

 

  

    

 

  

   



pizz.





   

arco

  

   



 

  

  

    

 



    

         1.                          

   

 

  

 

   2.    



   



Muted The Night

135)

     

    

 

 

       



   

 



a2



 

 

 

 



   

      

    

 

    

 





      

  

  



  

 

     

 

     

    

 

 

  

To B. Dr.

   

  

      





   



                                                             





   

 

 

   

 

             

 

     

       

 


   67

1 Fl. 2

Picc.

Ob.

1 2

Ob. 3



  1.     

1.

Cl. in B♭

1 2

Cl. in E♭

Cbsn

Hn in F 1.2

   



  

Muted The Night          1.                                           2.                                                                                     2.                                                                            2.                         

 









 





 a2   

  1. 

a2

Hn in F 3.4

Tpt in B♭

1 2

T. Tbn 1

T. Tbn 2

B. Tbn

Tba

Timp.

W. Bl.

Vln I

Vln II

Vla

D. B.

  

    





      



          

    

 



    

2.

    

  



 



 



   



 



   



  

 

   

 

  

 

 

 

 

 



 

 



  

 

 

    

 

 



 

    

17

 

 

     

  

 

 



 

    

 

 



 

      

 

 

 

  

     

   

 



   

             

 





 

   



 

    

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   


Muted The Night

18

     M

1 Ob. 2 3

Cbsn

Hn in F 1.2

69

       

Hn in F 3.4

Tpt in B♭

   2. 

1 2

 

T. Tbn 1

 

T. Tbn 2

 

B. Tbn

Tba

Timp.

B. Dr.

Hp

Pno

Vln I

Vln II

Vla

Vc.

D. B.

1.

  

           

  

  

            

   

  

 

  

 

  

a2

 

a2

    



   

 

  

  

  

 

arco sul IV

 





 

 

   B. Dr.

sul IV extreme vib.

arco 

sul III extreme vib.

sul III extreme vib.

arco sul IV sul III extreme vib.

sul IV

    

1.

 



 

 



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    

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