Mike Svoboda : maybe yes, maybe no (2020) for two clarinets and string quartet

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Mike Svoboda

maybe yes, maybe no for two Clarinets and String Quartet (2020)

Preliminary Full Score 20210107

written for Das Klarinettenduo Beate Zelinsky / David Smeyers and the Asasello Quartett


Mike Svoboda (*1960) maybe yes, maybe no (2020) written for Das Klarinettenduo Beate Zelinsky / David Smeyers and the Asasello Quartett Die Komposition wurde durch die Fรถrderung der Stadt Kรถln ermรถglicht.

Clarinet 1 in Bb (also Bass Clarinet in Bb) Clarinet 2 in Bb also Bass Clarinet in Bb) Violin 1 Violin 2 Viola Violoncello

Clarinet 1 stands to the left and clarinet 2 to the right of the string quartet, as seen from the audience.

Preliminary version from January 7th, 2021


written for Das Klarinettenduo Beate Zelinsky / David Smeyers and the Asasello Quartett Die Komposition wurde durch die Förderung der Stadt Köln ermöglicht.

maybe yes, maybe no for two Clarinets and String Quartet Mike Svoboda (2020)

  

fast ( ca. 144)

Clarinet in B♭ 1

Clarinet in B♭ 2

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

Violoncello

Cl. in B♭ 1

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

20210107

8   

   

 

 

 

ritardando

 

pizz.                                                 cresc. " "

   

     

pizz.

 



cresc.

 



 

  



 ca. 72

 

  

 

 

    

                                                 

  

 

      " "

   

    

 



         " " pizz.       " "

 

 

  

    

 



Copyright © 2020 Boosey & Hawkes · Bote & Bock, Berlin. Copyright for all countries. All rights reserved.



pizz.

 

    

    

 



  

 


maybe yes, maybe no

4

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

14  

 

        

    20    

 

    

 

   

       



  

 



  

 

    





    

 



    

   

 



  arco          



    



        

 

       arco

    

  

   

 

  

   

  

    

 

    

  



   

   

      " "

  arco           " "         pizz.

 

   





pizz.



   

  

    

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Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

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27      



  

 



  

34    

     

arco

  

arco

 



 

   

     

       " " pizz.

 

 

 

maybe yes, maybe no

 

    

 

5

 

arco            " "   pizz. arco           " "  



 

    



pizz.

"

"



pizz.

    









   

    arco

   

  

 

   " " arco   pizz.

 

  pizz. 

"

"

 

 

 

"



    



arco

 



      pizz.   

 

 

 

   



 

      

     

"

 

arco        " " 

pizz.

arco

 

 




6

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

41  

 

 

   

Vla

 





    " " 48 

pizz.

    

 

   





   " "



"

    arco

 

  pizz. 

 

   

 

arco

              pizz.

Vc.



arco

Vln 2

   

 

maybe yes, maybe no

"

   





 



 





pizz.

"

 "



 

arco

 

   

arco

 

   

"



pizz.

"

"

 

 

"

  



 



pizz.

 

"  

 

   

 

  

arco

"

 



pizz.

   

 

  

   

   

  

  

 

   





   

 

arco





pizz.

"

"

     

   

20210107


maybe yes, maybe no

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

20210107

56    

   

arco



pizz.

 



"

"



         

    



 

  

 pizz. 

"

"

 

 

 



  



         arco

 

 

cresc.

 

 



arco











 

    arco



pizz.

"

"

 

   

 

 

 





     

 ca. 108

63  

 

   

        

  

   

 



    

 

cresc.

     

arco

 

    







pizz.

"

"



         

   

  

 

     

 



7

     


maybe yes, maybe no

8

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

69 

          

parlando with 2nd Vl.

  

 

 73  





   



        

 

  

  

parlando with 2nd Clarinet in rhythmic unison

    

  



  

     pizz.     " "



    

  











   

   

arco



arco

pizz.

"



        



parlando wth 1st Vl.

"  

  

 

  

 



 



    arco

 



 

  

parlando with 1st Clarinet in rhythmic unison







        



  

  

arco

 

 





    pizz.    " "

 

 

   20210107


maybe yes, maybe no

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

20210107

     79                              





pizz.

"

"

82 

             

              

 

 

  

arco



           

                 

                      



                      

                     



arco

   

9

 

pizz.

"

"  



 


maybe yes, maybe no

10

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

85 

 

    

                

                               





pizz.

"

"

 

88                                                





              

    



               sub.   arco    " " 

 



 



                           sub.

                            



  

arco



20210107


maybe yes, maybe no

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

20210107

11

   91                                                                                    





    

pizz.

"

"

 

     95  

 

      

pizz.

  

     

"

"

parlando with 1st Clarinet in rhythmic unison

 

                    

              pizz.       " "     



arco



 



 

 



    

    



parlando with 2nd Clarinet in rhythmic unison

pizz.

"

  



  

"      

 



  

 

      

   

arco





 






maybe yes, maybe no

12

Cl. in B♭ 1

Cl. in B♭ 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

99  

 

                 

   



   



          sub.



  

    " " 

 



              

pizz. 

 

change to Bass Clarinet

pizz.



  103          

  

"

"



 



 

arco



   

 





"

" 



  



   

  

 

 

  

arco

Bass Clarinet





pizz.

  

 

   





           

   

      



 20210107


maybe yes, maybe no

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

20210107

 106           

   

13

    

  

                                  

 

                 110    

                  

 

  

   

 

 

      

 

 

 

arco

 

            

  

 

                      pizz.    " " arco                    

    

          

 

 

 

 

                                                             

   

            



 

    


maybe yes, maybe no

14

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 2

113       

     



pizz.

"        "

    116  

   

     

  

       



                              

  sub.

     

 

 

Vc.

            

                                                                       arco                                                       

Vla

              

   

     

 





20210107


maybe yes, maybe no

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

119  

                          



"

 



arco

"  

  sub.



          122      

 

  

  

15

            







 

        

                                                     pizz. arco                arco pizz.              arco pizz.               

Vln 2

Vla

Vc. 20210107

   



pizz.

 

pizz.

Vln 1

 

pizz.

 pizz.  

arco

 

arco

 

    

   

 

 

 



  



 

 

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 



    

        


16 Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

125         



pizz.



maybe yes, maybe no

       

 



arco

pizz.

   

pizz.

   

       pizz. arco      arco pizz.     arco pizz.     arco pizz.      

 

 

 

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 



                  



 





 

       

    

      



     



    

   

 arco 

 arco 





arco

pizz.

127    

    

 

 

( ca. 108)

      

 

 

 



        

  

sul pont.

 sul pont.       sul pont.       sul pont.      

   

20210107


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Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc. 20210107

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 131                                                                  139 

 



  





 

     

 ord.   

  



a tempo

 

ord.

ord.



        

            ord.

                                                     

   sul pont.        sul pont.      sul pont.      sul pont.      

   

rit.

accel.

   


maybe yes, maybe no

18

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

143 

              

    

Vc.

  

Cl. in B♭ 1

149  

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

  





      pizz.



 

    poco



  ord.

ord.

 

     pizz.



   

   

  



 

faster ( ca. 144)

a tempo

      



 





 

  

sul pont.

 sul pont.            sul pont. arco             sul pont.   arco         







     poco                                  pizz.               pizz.               

  



 



 

 

   

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157   

 ca. 108

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

     

  

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

20210107

 



  

 

  

165     

sul pont.

 sul pont.          

  

  

         sul pont.  arco        sul pont.

arco

     

   

 

 

  

   

     

   

     

  

 

  

  

    

  

  

    



    

     

   

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 

  

       

 



 

     

 

        

 



     





 

 





 

 


maybe yes, maybe no

20

        173

Cl. in B♭ 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

       

 

179 

 

much slower ( ca. 72)  change to Bass Clarinet      



  

 

 

        

pizz.

   

 

 

suddenly fast ( ca. 144)

  

 

 

      

 

Bass Clarinet

 

 

arco

 

    

 pizz.                      pizz.                       pizz.                          sub.   pizz.                  sub.   





poco rit

 

      



  

     

 

      

      

    

 

                      

 20210107


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B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

183  

 

187

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

 

 

     



 

   



 

  

                    

Vla

Vc.

 

20210107

 

      

Vln 2

 

arco

 

arco

 

arco

 

arco

 

         



 

 



 

 

               



a tempo



      

 

 

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 

              

                  

    

        


maybe yes, maybe no

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                                                                                arco                 arco                     193

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

( =  )

a tempo

 ca. 72

  

  

    

   

  

        

  





  



   

  

 



 

 

   

 



 

                         simile                     simile                198 

   

 

 

 

    

     

      

 

 

     



 

  

  



 







  

   20210107


maybe yes, maybe no

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

20210107

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                                                                                202     

  

 

 

 

   

 

  





  





  

206                                         





 





 

  

 

 

    

  





     

   

 



 

 



  

   

 











            



 

  

     

   



 

 

    

         

  

   

     

    

with Bass Cl. 2


maybe yes, maybe no

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B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

209                              



  

     

   

 

        212  





  

       

                                                  non dim. sub. sub.     







      

             non dim.  sub.                     

 

        

    

         

        

with Bass Cl. 1

         

 

            non dim.   

 

 

                

20210107


maybe yes, maybe no

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

215  

  



   

     

   

B. Cl. 2

Vla

            



 ca. 108

B. Cl. 1



     

  

218  

 

 

 

 

 

   

 sub.

   

   



 

             w/ Bass Cl. 1



       

         

 

    



    



 

 

 

  

                

 w/ Bass Cl. 2                      Vc.        20210107



 





 

 



 

 

   

 

         

 

 



 

                 

            

 

 

 

      

          

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 

         


maybe yes, maybe no

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B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vla

Vc.

222 

                                               

 

 

226

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.



    



         

   

                          

  



 

                



      

                         

 



 

    

 

  





  

            

   

 

       



 

                                                 

                 

          

  



 

            

 



   

    

  

     

           

   

20210107


 

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

20210107

 

   

                                                                                                                                                                                   

230

B. Cl. 1

maybe yes, maybe no

234 

  

                                                              



 



 

          

         



   

      



 

 



27

 

  

 

 



                    

 

 



                 

                         poco dim.   poco dim.


maybe yes, maybe no

28

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

238  

 



    

               

        242    



      

 

  

   

    

  



    

                

   

 

     

              

 

    

 

           

         

      



   

               

    

  

             

  

 

   



 



  

     

 

   



         

              

 

   

 

         

            

20210107


maybe yes, maybe no

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

20210107

246   

  



          



                 

250  





    

 



 



    

          



 

                 

 

 

                         



  

 

                         

 

 

29

 



                           



poco cresc.

     

 



                           

 

    

 

                          



 

cresc.

  

cresc.



 cresc.                           


30 B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

254 

maybe yes, maybe no



 

    



  





                             258   

suddenly faster  = 120

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

        

     I  

  II

     

   

  

II    I



 

   

dim.

 

   



   

 

   

   

                       

 

  

                                 dim.











 

  

   

 

         



     

 



 



                         

 

 

  

       

             

spectral multiphonic

 

 

 

 

  

 

   

    

   

                                  simile                                simile  20210107


maybe yes, maybe no

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

263  

Vc.

  

                   

   

                

I

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

20210107

      simile



                   

  

 



simile

        

        

                        

            

        

                                 simile I  II                   

                  268

B. Cl. 1

spectral multiphonic

       

II

                       

31

             simile                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 


  273           

                                               

maybe yes, maybe no

32 B. Cl. 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

B. Cl. 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.





278          





     



       



 







pizz.

  







      

arco            



            

 







                                                                                                            arco pizz.                         

  

Vln 1

        

                      

  

B. Cl. 2

  

Vln 1



  

B. Cl. 2

                                

                            pizz. arco       

pizz.

   

 





arco





        



 



           



                   20210107


B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

                                                                                                                         maybe yes, maybe no

283 

 

        arco     

                    pizz.

Vla

arco

 

         

         





      



         

pizz.

  

 

arco   



             288            B. Cl. 1                                                                   B. Cl. 2                                                   Vln 1                              Vln 2            pizz.   arco                             Vla          pizz.       arco                           Vc.              20210107 Vc.

pizz.

   arco



                             

33


maybe yes, maybe no

34

B. Cl. 1

B. Cl. 2

Vln 1

Vln 2

Vla

Vc.

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