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When to Look at the Loss of Humanity

Maxwell Tfirn 2018


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Score

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5 4

Piccolo

&

Flute

&

45

Oboe

&

45

Clarinet in B b

Bass Clarinet

Soprano Sax

Alto Sax

Tenor Sax

Baritone Sax

Bassoon

Horn in F

Trumpet in B b

Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

# & # # & #

Double Bass

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5 4 œ π 5 4 œ π 5 4 œ π 5 œ 4 π 5 4 œ π 45

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Piano

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Percussion 2

Harp

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Percussion 3

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A. Sx.

T. Sx.

B. Sx.

Bsn.

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Tbn.

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Perc. 2

Perc. 3

Hp.

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A. Sx.

T. Sx.

B. Sx.

Bsn.

Hn.

B b Tpt.

Tbn.

Euph.

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Perc. 2

Perc. 3

Hp.

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All notes must be played short. There must be silence between each note (no slurs). The same pitch cannot be played after one another. Pitch an be in any octave.

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T. Sx.

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Perc. 2

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# & # œ F # & # œ F # & # œ F ## & #

&

Hp.

π

F & #œ F

Perc. 1

Perc. 3

œ œ œ

F

42

45 5 4

ã

45

42

45

2 4

5 4

2 4

5 4

42

45

42

45

42

45


14

&

45

&

45

&

5 4

50

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

B b Cl.

B. Cl.

S. Sx.

A. Sx.

T. Sx.

B. Sx.

Bsn.

Hn.

B b Tpt.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

# & # 45

U

P

U

P

n

n

n

n

### 5 U & 4 ## 5 U & 4 ### 5 U & 4 ? &

#

45 5 4

# & # 45 ?

45

?

45

?

5 4

Perc. 2

ã

Perc. 3

ã

D.B.

P

## 5 U & 4

ã

Pno.

P

U

## 5 U & 4

Perc. 1

Hp.

When to Look at the Loss of Humanity

U

&

U U

5 4

&

5 4

?

45

?

45 45

P

U

œ n

U

œ P

U

n

U

U 45 œ Î 5U 4 œ Î U 45 œ Î U 54

?

?

U

Wait for decay to disappear

U

Wait for decay to disappear

U

Wait for decay to disappear

Œ Œ Œ

U U U U U

18

High and Low sine attack and fade

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Ͼ p

Ͼ p

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