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Lisa Bielawa

Elegy-Portrait: in sorrow half and half defiant commissioned by Bruce Levingston in memory of Alexandra Montano

2008

Says the little Marquis: "You are very young, sir?" And von Langenau, in sorrow half and half defiant: "Eighteen." Then they are silent. And von Langenau grows sad. He thinks of a girl with whom he played. Wild games. And he would like to go home, for an instant only, only for so long as it takes to say the words: "Magdalena, my having always been LIKE THAT, forgive!" Like what? thinks the young man. And they are far away.


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           

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         

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  

     

  e=e                             6 5 mf             

       3

 

  

 5  3        57                                                             3 3 3 3 3 3 6 3 ff                5                                              



   f      60                         7  3 5        3      

   

                  p                 

     

63

  

mf  

p

 

 

            mp gentle 

       

  

   

    



                  

q=q Floating, Suspended

  

    

3 5  ppp distant                    

+una corda

 

  


7

66

 



    

         

p

  

69

6

     

ppp

       6

   

          pp        





    

     7

ff

                    mf     

mf

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

76

7

f

mp

 

  

  

f

 

 

    

mp                               mp  f      

  f 

 

               6                  6

mf

                

3

3

      

  

 

6

e=e e=e                                         6

5

6

        

                  7

   





q= c. 60 As before

 

               p          3

                   

73

    

       

p

    

  

 

 

3

        

3

5

  

  

 


8

     f

    

mp

3

           

 

 

      82         

        mp ff  

85

   

 

     

pp

      

 

       

 

      f 

       18

       

 

 3 5 3           3   5                           f 

  mp    e=e

   

6

     

       

88

   

ff soaring

 

 

                                                5 3 3 5   p                               



   

7

79

 

ff

   

3

      

 

f

 

                    

e=e Broadening

mp

5

5

                mp

        mp     

5

   

   

5

     

      

   

 

     rit.                                 23

 

                   3   5


9



q=h=44

90

           fp

   

  

  

     

  7

   

 

        

3

6

       

mp plaintive    

   3

     

 

        

 

          

100

   mp

      



 

mf

        

Freely, Suspended

   

 

  

 

f

   

 

q= c. 60 Vigorous, Moving Forward

           

 

      3

3

11

     





   

5

LH

         

   

      

5

 

97

    



6

 

        

   

6

        

5

94





f

 

    

   

11

 

  ff

    



 


10

102

        

15:8

     

 

         

  

106

3

   

 

   

3

3

           

  



7:4e

  3

3

   

mp

3

       

 



3

5

7:4

mf

7:4e

 



7:4e

  

 7:4

      

      

         



   



 

         7:4

   

  



7:4e

  

                    15:8 f  ff     3 3               3  3       

114

 

3

5

        

3

  

    

7:4

                                 7:4e

110

3

mf

  

3

3

                              

ff



7:4

 

 

   3

6

   

    

 

                 3

3

3

           

     

 

 15:8

   

 

 



 


11

7:4                    

117

mf

 

      h=44

    

122

p

  pp

   

       

       

3

3

   

   

3

 

mp

5:4

p 3

          5:4

e=e

       mp

 3

             

   

3

 

 

f

7:4

   

3

molto rit.

   

senza ped.



7:4

3

     

       

      

         

     

e=92 Chorale

      

        

3

6 6                          



3

 

5:4

      

132

   

   

128

  

6

7:4

7:4e



 

3



                        

pedal as needed

e=e

                           5:3

mf

  

      

 



    

                                  


12



     

136

mp

        

  

3

3

          

3

 

3

 

  

    

139

3

Broadening throughout

                               mf                    

              3 3 f 3                                                     3

5 5

          

5

 

 

                            

146

mf

3

                          

3

3

3

Still Broader

                          ff

3                                      3

      



 

 

  

 

  

  

 

                                  3 3

3

143

 

            mf p fff                                             

 

   


q= c.72 Resolute

   



 156       

   

 

 

 

f

pp

 

  

 

   

 pp

 mf 

ff

   

  

     p

Slower to end

 

   

     

       



   

150



13

       

 

f

      mp

 

3

        

 

 

l.v.

Elegy-Portrait  

Lisa Bielawa: Elegy-Portrait for solo piano

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Lisa Bielawa: Elegy-Portrait for solo piano

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