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Masquerade By Lucas Marshall Smith For Countertenor and Ensemble

2012


Performance Notes 1.

Piano Notes

Diamond noteheads indicate that specified keys are to be depressed silently.

When “inside piano” is specified, the indicated area on the strings should be strummed inside the piano using your fingernail. The given notes should be previously depressed and should be prominent when the strings are strummed.

2.

Vocal Notes

“X” noteheads indicate spoken text.


Masquerade Adapted by Lucas Marshall Smith from poems by D.H Lawrence and Ella Wheeler Wilcox Look into my eyes Do not be afraid Pushed into the dark Your hands explore the shadows Do not be afraid ‘Tis but a friend who comes to masquerade ‘Tis but a friend who comes to masquerade Over night’s last echoing I feel the silence waiting To take them all up again Enfolding the sound of men Sounds wave their little wings For a moment, Then In weariness settle on the flood that soundless swings The flood that I alone can bring Ah, but look into my eyes Do not be afraid Bid me welcome as a friend And the masque will disappear they say Do not be afraid ‘Tis but a friend who comes to masquerade Tis but a friend, a friend A friend who makes the daybreak shiver A friend who sets the door of eternity wide Fly, fly and test your faith Shrink and if your hand should touch the light The masque will disappear Do not be afraid ‘Twas but a friend who came to masquerade Nothing but a masquerade


For Todd Doering

Masquerade

Poetry adapted from D.H. Lawrence and Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Lucas Marshall Smith

Haunting q = 60

 

C.



Look

Cl.

 

Pno.

Vc.

  p



 

  

     

 



in - to

  

my





eyes!





Do

13

not be

     

6

7

-

fraid!



 

 

 

   

f

a

         

  12

 

f

f

11

5



f

mf

3

mf

3

                       

ord.

       



 

4

             

 

 

3

      3

3      

f

 mp

8

9

A little faster q = 68

p

mf

 

3



mp

pluck string



2

    10



   

strum inside piano



p

 



p

 



   ord. p

mf

Haunting q = 60

Violoncello

    

p

 

Piano

Oo



    



 

Oo

f



Clarinet in Bb

p

      

f



Countertenor

         



Sing into Piano p

f



A little faster q = 68

14

      

15

  



 



mf

 

 



    



  

  

 

                                                            

Copyright © 2012 Lucas Marshall Smith. All Rights Reserved.

16

17

18

19


2

mf

 

Pushed

Pno.

Vc.

C.

3

in to the dark

 

      

20

 3

    

    

21

mp

Pno.

Vc.

            3

3

 

the

shad - ows.

3

       

 

       



friend who comes to mas



 

 



26

27

28

29

    

-

quer - ade.

 

24

3

      

30 mp

3



  mf

'Tis but a friend who comes to

      

a -

3



 

25

          



      

 

  

                       

 inside piano



hushed

       

Do not be

3

23

    

mp

22

 

 

mp



'Tis but a

 

ex - plore

        

fraid!

Cl.

 

                                          

  



 

hands

            

         



  

your

     



Cl.

 

  



C.



mas

 -

quer -

31

32


3

C.

Playfully q = 120

accel.

f

mp



      

Cl.

        

p

Vc.

mf

 

 33

C.

Cl.

Vc.

       

    

3

  42

  

          43

  

mp

f

        

 

34

f

hear the si

                 44

  

         45

mf

lence

         46

            3 3

3

3

f

p

wait

-

    

  

          47

   

To

      

          39

f

ing.

 

  38

          

3

   

 

mf

-

       

            I

mp

yah!

                         35  37 36

Playfully q = 120

last ech - o - ing

 



O - ver night's

f

p

   



Yah yah yah

f

   

p

Pno.

mp

 

gliss.

                 

ord.   

 

Pno.

3

ade!

         f

40

   

take them

 f

 

mf         

       48

  f

   gliss.                       49   51 50 III

3

f

mf

  

all up a gain

 

         41

en - fold -



  

                  52

 

         53


4

Playfully

C.

           -

Cl.

Pno.

Vc.

ing the

Pno.

Vc.

  

         

  



-

-

-

 



ing,

en

   -



 

     

 

   

mf

f

56

57

58

      

 

mf

       mf

yah!

62

    p

f

                   63 64

       65

Almost Lauging

5 3                

Ah ha ha ha ha!

Hee



yah!



   mf

                   

yah ha!

    

f

69

   

                 

  

        

hee

   3 3                        66 67 68

  

yah

p

    

   

f

hee

Hee

                yah

of men.

glis gliss. s      .         f  61 60

sound



p

Hee

          



the

       59

       

fold - ing

    II           g liss.        

Yah!

 

mf

       55

       

 

en - fold

             

Yah!

Cl.

of men,

         

54

C.

sound

  

mf

                                     f sub.p  70 71 72 73

  

               

           74 mf

         75

  76


5

C.

Cl.

       

Pno.

Vc.

C.



            

77

78

79

80

81

p

 

    

wave their lit - tle wings

     

Vc.

  

    

mf

    

                    mp

88

89

90

           

        







f

  

                                p

82

  

83

84

molto rit.

f

Then,

91

85

              3

f

f

86

 

fp

in wear - i - ness set - tle on the flood

that

sound

              

                   f                              

         



f

               

mp

Pno.

      

mf

for a mom ent!

                    

  

     

Sounds

Cl.

92

3

3

3

87

f

 -



mp

       

less swings.



The flood that I



p

R.H. f



                   L.H. p

f

mf

molto rit.

            93

94



p

95

96

a-


6

A tempo q = 120

mf

    

lone

Pno.

Vc.



Cl.

 

Pno.

Vc.

mf

98

ord.

        

  

  

  

99

100

 







                 

mf



 



3

Frantic q = 162

  

110

     111

112

   

 

      

         

113

3

 

      

114

    

 

106



 



            

3

115

     116

        

   

108

          

              

107

 

        

           

 

105



 

     

3

 

 

                 

       

104

         

               mf

  

      

 3       

103

mf

    accel.    

102

3

 

mp

101

         

             

 

     

109

accel.

Ah ha ha ha ha!

        

 

Frantic q = 162

 

     

f

3

A tempo q = 120

    

mp



      97

Inside Piano

mf

 

. gliss

mp

   

  

mp

C.

 

p

  

Oo

   

 

bring!



Cl.

can



C.

 

         

                   

                117

118

119


7

C.

Cl.

 

Pno.

Vc.

f 3

3

 

3

   

  

120

 



       3 3    3 3     3 3                                     3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

   

 

         

           3 3 3 3 3 3   3         3                                       3 3 3  3 3  3 3 3 3 3 f

    

  

3

        

 

           

  

 



121

3

3

f

122

          3 3 3 3 3                             3 3   3 3  3 3           3 3 3 3 3 3 3                                   3   3 3  3 3 3 3

     

3

3

123

124

125

126

Ominous q = 81

Vc.

   

 

127

f

   

 

  fp

   

3

  3

 

3

3

3

3

     

 

fp

f

128

129

 

130



   

   3

f

      fp

Ah

      

 

f

 

  3

 ff

     

f

131



p

ff

Ominous q = 81

     132

mp

  

p

3



Ah

          3

 

ff

133

p

 

Inside Piano mf

   

     

    

 

134

135

136

mp

137



138

     

  139



     

     



fp

f

3

  

mf



fp

 







 

 

3

Ah

ff



   



fp

      

Pno.

  





Cl.

 





Ah







C.



f

  

  

        140


8

 

Look,

to

my eyes.

Do

not

154

155

158



160

    

161





152

153

mf

       

  162

mp

     they say.

 163

 

       164

 

 



    





 

 



  



       

     



  

      

       

151

150

     

and the masque will dis -ap pear

f

     

 







    

159





 

149

















    

   

as a friend

p

 157



  

      

  

  

148

Bid me wel - come





 







         

   156





147

   

 



146

     





     

   

145









 

  



     



 

    



144



 

  

143



     



mp

a - fraid.







142

  

  

   



 

   

    



     



     

  







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-

mf

Pno.

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be

Cl.

Look

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141

C.

look,

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

Vc.





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look,

     





Cl.

 

165



mf





C.


9

Slower q = 68

rit.

They say,

 

    

     

  

 

   

Vc.

  

  

Pno.

 177



168

169





  

178

a

     a





 

p

   pp

friend

  

who makes



mf

  

       

a

  p



Slower q = 68



174

175

176

who sets

         

the door to e - ter -3ni - ty

 3

f

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       mf                                                        

ord.

3

  

180

181

   182

183



wide!



 

   

    

f

     



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

3

 



friend

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  

       

shiv er!



p

       

'Tis but a friend who comes to mas - quer



173

the day- break

           

a - fraid!





rit.

mp

        

    

172

f

   179

171

      

 

mf

friend,



  

170

  



   

friend,

  







 

'Tis but a



  

        

    

mp

167

3



  











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ade!

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

  

166

C.

say

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they

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

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              

f

3

184


10

fly and test your faith!

 

ff

6

mf

 5                                          6

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ff

           

  

185

ff

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 

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         

  

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   

       Do not be a -

      

  

 

ff

186



3

mp



fraid.

 

    

mp

  

 

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

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 





192

193

194

 195

  

ff

  



Inside Piano

f

ff

3

3

 188

rit.



ff

189

    

 

190

191

3

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         mp

196

197

198

 199





 

'Twas but a mas -

 



  

p

     



rit.

  

mf



                      

  

 

'twas but a friend who came to mas - quer - ade.

         



          3    3 3

3

3

mp

 

3

3

     



3

Do not be a -

                             3 3 3

3

3

mf

3

3

mp

3

3

           

 

187

3

 

 

    

Do not be a - fraid!

     3                 

ff

mf

3        

Shrink,and if your hand should touch the light,

            5                

    

f

mf

  



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      



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     



C.

ff

  

200

201

 


11

A tempo q = 60

Cl.

          -

 

-

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quer

 

Vc.

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202

p

   

mp

Pno.

Vc.

ord.



 

mp

209

 

3

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pp

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           3

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3

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3

mp

211

3

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207

pp

mp

206

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n

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mp

pp

n

pp

mp





 

Inside Piano



208

pp

mp

Oo

3

mf

mp

            3

210

 

pp

3

mf

3

3

205

p

3

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3

mp

3        

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204

 

      

pp

p 3

3

p

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203

           

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3

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3

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3

p

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mp

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3

A tempo q = 60

rit.

    Oo

pp

pp

mp

ade.

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

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

rit.

3

 212

 

213

pp

 

214

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 215

mp

216

pp

217

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