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Cori Spezzati for Twenty Double Basses

David Lewiston Sharpe


Scoring 20 Double Basses (5 ‘choirs’ of 4)

Duration: 7 mins approx.

First performance at Wellington College, Berkshire, UK, in August 1998 given by The Bass Club conducted by Gareth Wood.


Double bass 1

 Larghetto e solenne

   

  

Double bass 2 CHOIR I

 

Double bass 3



   Double bass 4  p     Double bass 1  p    Double bass 2  Double bass 3

Double bass 1

Double bass 2 CHOIR III Double bass 3

p



 

sostenuto

sostenuto

 



3





 

  

 p 

 

  

 

 

  

p

p

p

  

p

    p   Double bass 4    p     Double bass 1  p    Double bass 2  p

  

    p p



   

Double bass 3

Double bass 4

mp

 

espress.



ten.

    p     Double bass 1  p    Double bass 2

Double bass 3



  

Double bass 4

CHOIR V

mp

       

David LEWISTON SHARPE

p

CHOIR IV





for Twenty Double Basses

p

CHOIR II

Double bass 4

Cori Spezzati

 

Copyright © 1998 by David Lewiston Sharpe.


2 4

  

 Db. 1  

  

Db. 2

CHOIR I

 

Db. 3

  Db. 4  



  

 

   

ten.

espress.

mp





mp

 





   

  

mp









 

mf

   



7

Db. 1

  

Db. 2 CHOIR I

  

   





 

 

       

Db. 3

espress.

Db. 4

Db. 1

Db. 2 CHOIR II Db. 3

Db. 4

  

  



 

 

  

dim.

 

 

  

  

  



  

sfz

3









 

sfz

 

 

sfz

       

sfz

 

3

  



  

  




12

Db. 1

Db. 2 CHOIR I Db. 3

 

  

 

 

      Db. 1  

CHOIR II Db. 3

Db. 4

     

   Db. 1  Db. 2 CHOIR III Db. 3

Db. 4

     

   Db. 1  Db. 2 CHOIR IV Db. 3

   

     Db. 1  Db. 4

Db. 2 CHOIR V Db. 3

Db. 4

f



f

 f

f



             p espress.       p espress.    

f

p espress.

p espress.

 

Db. 4

Db. 2



 f

  f    f



mp

mp



    

     

          

 



  

  

 

mp

mp

 

mf

mf

mf sostenuto





mf sostenuto

mp



 

mp

 

 

  



3

più f

    



     



3



mp



mp

mp



 

mp



mp

mp


4 17

Db. 1

  

  

 

Db. 2

 

CHOIR I Db. 3

     Db. 1      

CHOIR II Db. 3

Db. 4

  

    Db. 2   Db. 1

 

CHOIR III Db. 3

 

  

  

  

  



 



  Db. 1  

 

Db. 2 CHOIR IV Db. 3

 

     Db. 1   Db. 4

Db. 2 CHOIR V Db. 3

Db. 4

   

  

    

  

Db. 4



 



Db. 4

Db. 2





   

espress.



 

3

  

  





  









 f

  f

 

 f  f




  Db. 1      21

Db. 2 CHOIR III Db. 3

Db. 4



    

    

 

      

 

   

       

    

      

    

 

 

3

Db. 3



CHOIR IV

5

    

      Db. 1   Db. 2



  

     Db. 4  

               3 cresc.

  



  

3






6

   25

Db. 1

Db. 2 CHOIR I Db. 3

 

Db. 3

 ten. 



ten.



 

   

     Db. 1   CHOIR III Db. 3

   

     Db. 1    Db. 4

Db. 2 CHOIR IV Db. 3

     

      Db. 1  

ten.

ten.

ten.

ten.

ten.

ten.

CHOIR V Db. 3

Db. 4

 

Db. 4

Db. 2

ten.

 

 

  

  

 

 

  



 

  





  

 

  mf

 



mf

 

 



mf

mf



Db. 4

Db. 2

     Db. 1   CHOIR II



Db. 4

Db. 2



    

  

espress.



 

 


29

  

 Db. 1   Db. 2 CHOIR I Db. 3

 

 

 Db. 4  

Db. 3

Db. 4

Db. 1

  

Db. 2 CHOIR III Db. 3

Db. 4

Db. 1

Db. 2 CHOIR IV Db. 3

 

f

f

f

 f

 

 

   

 

 

  



 



f

f

f

 

f

f

  

   

 

      Db. 1       Db. 2  

sfz

   Db. 3     Db. 4  

ten.

Db. 4

CHOIR V



     3

  

 

 f

 

f

  

    

 

 

espress.

 

espress.      

 

espress.

   

 





 

 

   

espress.

 

 

 

espress.

 

espress.



 



 

   

  

 f



 

  

f

 f    

   

espress.

 f

7

espress.

f

 

 

 

CHOIR II

 

 

  Db. 1   Db. 2



 

     



  

   

espress.

 

 

 

espress.

          espress. 





     

 

 

 

 

espress.

 

 



meno f



meno f

   

 

 



 

meno f

meno f


8 32

  

     Db. 2    Db. 1

3

      Db. 4    Db. 3

Db. 1

Db. 2 CHOIR II Db. 3

Db. 4

Db. 1

Db. 2 CHOIR III Db. 3

Db. 2 CHOIR IV Db. 3

Db. 4



 

   

      

più f



   

più f

    3



 

  

     

 

CHOIR V

più f



più f





più f





 

 più f 

  

 

più f

più f

più f

 

 



 

 

       





    



 

 



   



        

 

 

     

 



 



 

 



 





       



 



          

 

           



     



più f

più f

           

 più f 3    

 più f 







più f









più f

 

più f

   

     Db. 4   

più f

 

 

più f

    Db. 1    Db. 2    Db. 3

più f

 Db. 4     Db. 1



   



 

      

    più f

CHOIR I



       



 


  Db. 1   35

Db. 2 CHOIR I Db. 3

  

  

      Db. 1     Db. 2  CHOIR II Db. 3

Db. 3

Db. 4

    

 

  

  

 

 

mf



legato molto

 

  



 

legato molto

legato molto

    

 

      ff marcato        ff marcato  

 

 

 

  



sfz



 

legato molto

mf

legato molto

    

 

legato molto



 



mf

 

legato molto

  

 

sfz

  

   

3 3

    

 

 

9

ff marcato

 

   

ff marcato

  mf



legato molto

mf

 

mf

mf

 Db. 4      Db. 1   CHOIR V

Db. 1

Db. 2

Db. 2

     

 Db. 4       Db. 1   

      Db. 2    CHOIR IV  Db. 3   

  

   CHOIR III  Db. 3     Db. 4   

Db. 4



     ff  marcato       marcato  ff         ff marcato       ff  marcato      

    

3



 

mf



   ffmarcato     ff marcato   ff marcato

ff marcato


10 39

  

    Db. 2   Db. 1

CHOIR I Db. 3

 

     Db. 1    Db. 2   Db. 4

Db. 3

 

Db. 4

 

CHOIR II

   Db. 1  



    

 

  

     

 











 



 

   

 

 

 

       ff marcato    

 Db. 4     Db. 1    Db. 2   CHOIR IV  Db. 3    Db. 4   

Db. 2 CHOIR III Db. 3

  

 

 

 

           

 Db. 4  

  Db. 1    Db. 2  

CHOIR V Db. 3





ff marcato



 

ff marcato

   



 

  ff   ff      ff 

    

ff marcato



 

 



 



        

 

      

ff

 



 

  ff     ff      ff    

ff

       

      

 


Poco piu solenne

  Db. 1     Db. 2    42

CHOIR I Db. 3

  Db. 1    Db. 2    CHOIR II Db. 3

Db. 4

CHOIR III Db. 3

  

mf



  



mf

  

  

mf

      mf        mf      

Db. 2 CHOIR IV Db. 3

mf





  

Db. 2 CHOIR V Db. 3

     

mf





mf

mf

 Db. 4   

mf

 

 

 

 

   



     

pizz.

 

 p 

 

               

   

   

 

 



 

 

  

       p  

 

 

   

  



   



    

 

p



p

p

   

 



p

f

 p  

 

  

  

       



     

 

   

        

f

 

  pizz.  

pizz.

   

 



f

Db. 4

   

  



 

pizz.

    



3

f

  

    

     

      

      Db. 1   

11

3

  

 Db. 4     Db. 1   

  



  

   Db. 1    Db. 2



mf

  

 Db. 4   



 

 

p



p

   



p

   

p

      p

 

   

 

  

3

 

 

      

3

 3

             


12

Db. 1

Db. 2 CHOIR I Db. 3

  

    

  



 

mesto



   

45

 

mp



  mp   arco Db. 1    Db. 4

Db. 2 CHOIR II Db. 3

Db. 4

   

CHOIR III Db. 3

Db. 4

     

   Db. 1   Db. 2 CHOIR IV Db. 3

Db. 4

     

   Db. 1   Db. 2 CHOIR V Db. 3

Db. 4

 

 





   











 



con sord.

con sord.







con sord.



con sord.









mp arco mp

  arco

   Db. 1   Db. 2

mp arco

 

mp

mp

mp

mp

mp











mp

mp

mp



 

mp

  



mp

CHOIR IV



         

  

 

 

 

 

CHOIR V

  

 

  




49

  With serene majesty 

 Db. 1   Db. 2 CHOIR I Db. 3

   

      Db. 1    Db. 2   Db. 4

CHOIR II

Db. 3

 





 f



  

   Db. 1   Db. 2

 

Db. 3

 

Db. 4

 

CHOIR III

   Db. 1    Db. 2  



f



 

  

    

  

 

   

 



f

Db. 4

13











f

con sord.

mp quasi lontano con sord. mp quasi lontano con sord.

 

ten.    





 



mp quasi lontano con sord.

mp quasi lontano

con sord.

con sord.

Db. 4

 

CHOIR V Db. 3

Db. 4

   con sord.

Db. 2

  

 

   Db. 1  

 

Db. 3

CHOIR IV

 

 

  

  

    

 

 f





f





con sord.

f

f

 

 

  


14

   54

 

    Db. 1  

   

     Db. 1  

Db. 1

Db. 2 CHOIR I Db. 3

 

Db. 4

Db. 2 CHOIR II Db. 3

Db. 4

Db. 2 CHOIR III Db. 3

   

      Db. 1    Db. 2    Db. 4

CHOIR IV Db. 3

Db. 4

Db. 2 CHOIR V Db. 3

Db. 4

      

  

     

  

p

  

p

p

  

    



  

  

senza sord.

  

senza sord.

  

senza sord.

 

senza sord.

 

  

 

  

 

con sord.

 

ten.    



mp quasi lontano con sord.





 

mp quasi lontano con sord.

  

 

mp quasi lontano



con sord.

mp quasi lontano

  

  

  



3

  

  

p



    

   Db. 1   




59

  

 Db. 1  

 

Db. 2

 

CHOIR I Db. 3

Db. 4

Db. 1







15

ten.

ten.

ten.





ten.



ten.

ten.

f

  



ten. 

ten.









 



f

 

Db. 3

 

CHOIR II

  

espress

  

Db. 2

Db. 4

 

    



f



ten.

 

 poco marcato

f

  Db. 1   



  



63

Db. 2 CHOIR II Db. 3

 



  

 



  3

3

    



 





3



  

 Db. 4  

    

      3

     3

   

 

 



      f marcato

3           

  

 

 



    mp


16

Db. 1







   

  

 

67

Db. 2



CHOIR II Db. 3

Db. 4

Db. 1

  

sord.   senza  

 senza sord.   





  

mf

Db. 2

     



mf

    

  

3

3











 



 

CHOIR III senza sord.   

Db. 3

mf

Db. 4

Db. 1

Db. 2

CHOIR IV Db. 3

Db. 4

senza sord.   

mf

  

 

 

  


71

  

 Db. 1  

Db. 2

 

   

Db. 3

Db. 4

Db. 1

       

Db. 2 CHOIR IV

 

Db. 3

Db. 4

 

 76

Db. 1

   

CHOIR IV Db. 3

Db. 4

Db. 1

     

Db. 2 CHOIR V Db. 3

Db. 4

     

mf

mf

mf



     



 

   

      



     

     



3



 





 

 



 

17 

       

     

      

mf

  

  

Db. 2



 



3









 

  

3

    3



   



 

 

 

 









    



senza sord. mp senza sord. mp senza sord. mp senza sord.

mp

     


18

        81

Db. 1



Db. 2 CHOIR V

  

Db. 3

Db. 4

 Db. 1

84

  

 

CHOIR V Db. 3

 Db. 1

  

 

87

 











 

 



   ten.    

    

p



p

  

p

espress.









  



  

mp



 



 

   



p







3

 

 



 

  

Db. 2

Db. 4

espress.

   



 

ten.





3

espressivo molto



 

 

 a niente

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