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J OHN B ROWN Opera in Three Acts

Music and Libretto by

KIRKE MECHEM

Act III FULL SCORE

G. SCHIRMER / New York


J OHN B ROWN Opera in Three Acts

Music and Libretto by

KIRKE MECHEM

Act III FULL SCORE

G. SCHIRMER / New York


ACT III Scene 1 (The next two scenes are played in front of the same background: green, steeply rising mountains. In Scene 1, a wooden, two-storied farm house with a porch, at the left, is the only structure. It is not visible during the first part of the scene, the conversation between Brown and Douglass taking place at the right side among large rocks in front of a curtain, which is raised when Oliver and Green walk over to the farm house. It is October, 1859. The farm house is located in Maryland, five miles from Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Douglass has just arrived, accompanied by Dangerfield Newby, a black man in his forties. They are welcomed by Brown and Oliver.)

Andante = 69 quasi recitativo

Animato

calando

= 84

Solo 1. espr.

Horn (F)

a2 Soli

2.4.

(shaking hands warmly) JOHN BROWN

Fred- ’rick,

Andante = 69 quasi recitativo

Animato

= 84

calando

Viola

cresc.

dim.

Violoncello

dim.

Andante

1 Animato

(a2) Hn. 2.4. (F)

3

J.B. thank God you’ve come! FREDERICK DOUGLASS

This is Dan-ger-field New-by; he wants

Andante

to join

you.

Animato

Vc.

Solo 1. Hn. (F)

(a2)

2.4.

(shaking hands) J.B. Mis ter New by;

wel-come.

My

son,

Ol

i

ver.

F.D. Are you

Vla. poco dim.

cresc.

Vc. poco cresc.

.

cresc.


2

ritenuto

2 Andante

Hn. 1 (F)

J.B. I

must

be gin.

Twen-ty North-ern

men,

black and white to

geth er;

here

in the

F.D. read y

to be gin?

ritenuto

Andante

pizz.

pizz.

pizz. arco

pizz.

arco

pizz.

Strings pizz.

pizz.

poco rit.

a tempo

3

Solo

Hn. 1. (F)

J.B. South that’s hard

to

hide.

But

good men, Fred-’rick.

Willyou join us?

F.D. On-ly twen-ty?

poco rit.

a tempo

arco

div.

arco

Strings

pizz. arco

3

4 Animato

calando

Hn. 1. (F) OLIVER

Fa- ther,

8

tell him how the plan has

F.D. Af - ter Dred

Scott,

there’s no oth- er hope for slaves

but es - cape.

Animato

calando

unis.

arco Strings

arco

arco

.

div.


3

Animato

Andante

ritenuto

Solo Hn. 1. (F)

Ol. 8

changed. (Douglass looks to Brown.)

J.B. We’ll strike at Har - pers Fer - ry,

Animato

Andante

cap- turethe gov- ern- ment ar- se- nal,

ritenuto

Strings

Animato

5

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.2.

1. Hns. (F) 2.

J.B. We need a increduously F.D. The U - nit- ed States ar- se- nal?

Good

God, man,

why?

Animato

Strings

unis.

.


4 a2 Fl. 1.2.

3

Ob. 1.2.

E.H. 1. 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.2. 1. 1.2. Hn.(F) 4.

cresc. J.B. bold

at-tack

to

a

lert

the slaves. They’ll

fight

for their free-dom

if

on

ly they have

guns.

I Vn. II

Vla.

6

ritenuto

a tempo

Fl. 1.2.

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.2. a2 Hn. 1.2. (F)

Timp.

F.D. But this is not at

all

what you had planned!

You’d at-tackthe fed-er-al

ritenuto

gov-ern-ment?

a tempo pizz.

pizz.

pizz. Strings pizz.

pizz.

.

Eve- ry


5

rallentando

7 Recit. a2

Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) a2 3.4.

Timp.

J.B. Not at

all.

F.D. state in the land

will be a gainst you.

rallentando

Recit.

Strings

arco

.

The

North will sym-pa-thize.

The South will


6

Ob. 1.2.

E.H. a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1. 2.

Timp.

J.B. pa nic

and then

se

cede,

and

they

them-selves

be

come

the

re bels.

F.D. But (pizz.)

(pizz.)

(pizz.) Strings

(pizz.)

8 Ob. 1.2. Solo E.H.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.2.

J.B. Be

3

fore they can come

the

slaves

F.D. John,

fed-er-al

troops will come.

You won’t get out a

live.

arco

Strings

.

arco

will


7

9 Poco adagio

= ca. 58

poch. rall.

Animato

Fl. 1.

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

Cl. 1.2. (B )

Bsn. 1.2.

J.B. join us.

Then

join us, Doug-lass!

They

F.D. The slaves won’t move

Poco adagio

un

= ca. 58

til suc-cess is cer-tain.

They’ve been trapped be fore.

poch. rall.

Animato

Vn. II

Vla.

Vc. arco Cb.

10 Recit.

= ca. 69

Fl. 1.2.

E.H.

Cl. 1.2. (B )

Bsn. 1.2.

J.B. all know you.

If

you

are with us,

who

can re- fuse?

F.D. Go back to your first plan and I’ll stand with you.

Recit. arco

Strings

.

= ca. 69


8

Fl. 1.

Bsn. 1.

F.D. But this will on-ly warn

the South

and make it

hard-er

for slaves

to es cape.

The fed-’ral ar-sen-al?

It’s

su-i-cide.

Strings

pizz.

11 Allegro

= ca. 84 a2

Fl. 1.2.

a2 Ob. 1.2. a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.

2. 1.2. marcato Tbn. 3. 3. Tuba

marcato

J.B. The

Allegro

South

is a

pow-der keg.

= ca. 84

div.

One

cresc.

cresc.

unis.

pizz.

unis.

pizz.

Vn. II

pizz.

cresc.

cresc. div.

cresc.

arco

Vla.

cresc.

pizz. Vc.

cresc. (pizz.) Cb.

cresc. .


9

12

(a2) Fl. 1.2.

cresc. Picc. (a2) Ob. 1.2.

cresc. E.H.

cresc. (a2) 1.2.

cresc.

Cl. (B ) Bass

cresc.

1. Bsn. 1.2.

cresc.

1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

cresc. J.B. spark

will blow it

up.

E -

ven if

they cap - ture us

they’ll

not

put out

pizz.

cresc.

cresc. div. Strings

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

.

the


10

ritenuto

col canto

a2

lunga

Fl. 1.2. lunga

a2 Ob. 1.2.

lunga

E.H. lunga

2. 1.2. Cl. (B )

lunga

Bass

lunga

a2 Bsn. 1.2.

2.

lunga

1.2. Hn.(F)

lunga

3.4.

cresc.

lunga

1. Tpt.(C)

lunga

2.

lunga

a piacere

J.B. flames

un

til

this crime

has been con sumed.

Come with me, Doug lass;

ritenuto arco

arco

unis. Strings

lunga

lunga

lunga

arco

lunga

arco

arco

.

lunga

col canto

I’ll de fend you with my


11

13 Allegro

rall. poco a poco

Adagio

= ca. 48

Cl. 2 (B ) a2 Bsn. 1.2.

dim.

Hn. 1.2. (F)

J.B. life. shaking his head F.D. I

Allegro

see you’re de - ter - mined,John.

I’ll say good- bye.

rall. poco a poco

I can help my

Adagio

= ca. 48

Strings unis.

div.

dim.

col canto

col canto

2. Hn. 1.2. (F)

recit. F.D. peo-ple

in

Dan-ger-field,

bet-ter ways.

8

I be lieve I’ll go

col canto div. Vc.

Cb.

.

are you com-ing backwith me? a piacere espr.

NEWBY

col canto

with the old


12

14 Adagio

= ca. 48

Solo

1. Cl. (B )

espr. Solo

cresc. poco a poco

espr.

cresc. poco a poco

Bass

(Brown and Douglass go out at the right side.)

3

J.B. Ol-i-ver,

take Mis-ter New-by to the house.

I’ll put Fred-’rick on his way.

N. man.

8

Adagio

(A curtain rises and we see the farmhouse in cross-section, revealing its interior. Martha is watching from the porch; she is many months pregnant. Clouds are forming; the day gradually becomes darker. Oliver escorts Newby to the farm house, walking quickly and watchfully after getting an all-clear signal from Martha. The two men go inside and greet Martha, who comes in from the porch, and Annie, who has entered from another room.)

= ca. 48

div.

cresc. poco a poco div.

div.

cresc. poco a poco

Strings cresc. poco a poco (div.)

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco

15 1. Cl. (B ) Bass

Solo Hn. 1. (F)

Ol. 8

Tell me, Mis-ter ter New-by,

what made you come with Fa-ther? (Newby takes a yellowed letter unis.

dim.

dolce

dolce

dim. unis. Strings espr. unis.

espr. div.

dim.

.

dim.

dim.

div.

dolce

dolce


13

Bass Cl. (B )

con sord. 1.2. Hn.(F) con sord. 3.

M. She’s still a slave? 3

3

N. 8

This,

from my wife.

She’s

just a-bout thir-ty mile

from here.

Wife and sev-en chil-dren.

I’ve car-ried that let-ter for

from his pocket and holds it out. Martha, who stands nearest him, takes the letter.) pizz. I Vn.

pizz.

unis.

II pizz. Vla. pizz. unis. Vc.

Adagio

16

= ca. 54

Solo 1. 3

3

Cl. (B )

3

Bass

via sord. 1.2. Hn.(F)

via sord.

3.

Harp

HARRIET NEWBY

(Newby’s wife is seen on the apron at one side of the stage as Newby’s vision.]

(He hands the letter to Martha.)

(as Martha reads the letter)

"Dear

N. 8

weeks, Ma’am. You can read it if you

like.

Adagio

= ca. 54

con sord. arco

con sord. arco

con sord. arco Strings

con sord. arco

(senza sord.)

.

unis. pizz.

Hus - band:

3

Come this


14

3

Ob. 1. 3 3

3

Cl. 1. (B ) 3

3

3

3

3

Harp

3

3

3

H. fall,

come with-out fail.

I want to see

you

so

much.

That is the one bright

Strings

rall.

17 A tempo

poco rit.

Solo Fl. 1. 3

3 3

Cl. 1. (B ) 3

3

dim. poco a poco

3

Harp

dim. 3

3

3

H. hope

I

have,

my one

bright

rall.

dim. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco Strings dim. poco a poco

dim.

.

If you do not

hope.

A tempo

poco rit.


15

col canto

A tempo

3

Cl. 1. (B )

Harp

a piacere 3

3

3

3

H. get

me,

some- bod - y else

will.

It is said that Mas- ter will sell

col canto

me;

then

A tempo

dim.

dim. div.

Strings

unis.

dim.

18

Poco ritenuto

poco accel.

= ca. 48 3

3

espr.

3

3

espr.

poco rit.

3

Ob. 1.2.

1. Bsn. 2. Solo 3 senza sord. Hn. 1. (F)

Harp

semplice

3

3

3

3

H.

all

my

hopes,

Poco ritenuto

all

= ca. 48

will

fade.

If I thought

poco accel.

I should nev - er see you

poco rit.

Strings

pizz.

.

arco

a-


16

19 A tempo ( = 54) Ob. 1.2. 3

a2 Soli Cl. 1.2. (B )

3 3

Bsn. 1.2.

3

3

Hn. (F) 1. 3

dim.

dim.

Harp

dim. poco a poco

3

H.

gain,

this earth

would

have

no

charms

for

me.

A tempo ( = 54)

dim. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco Strings dim. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco pizz.

pizz.

arco

arco dim. poco a poco

20

rallentando poco a poco

poco meno

(a2) Cl. 1.2. (B )

Hn. 1. (F)

3

3

3

3

3

3

H.

The ba - by has start- ed to crawl.

rallentando poco a poco

The

oth - er chil- dren are well.

poco meno

Strings

3

3

3

3

espr.

.

3


17

allargando

21

calando molto

Lento

= 48

Fl. 1.2.

Ob. 1.2.

1.

a2 1.2.

3

3

3

3

3

Cl. (B ) Bass

3

Hn. 1 (F) dim. poco a poco 3

3

Harp

3

dim. poco a poco

l.v.

dim.

3

3

3

3

3

H.

Oh that bless- ed hour,

that bless- ed

allargando

hour

when I

shall see

calando molto

you,

Lento

3

3 3

3 3

3

3

= 48

3

3

Strings dim. poco a poco unis. 3

div.

3

3

3

div.

3

dim. poco a poco

poco rall.

Solo

1. Solo

Cl. (B )

3

3

Bass

l.v.

Solo

Harp 3

dolce

3

H.

( ) when I shall see you

once

more.

You must

poco rall.

Strings

3

3

3

1. Solo dolce espr.

.


18

22 Tempo I ( = 54)

allarg. poco a poco

Fl. 1.

Ob. 1.2. 3

Cl. 1. (B )

3

3

dim. poco a poco

3

3

3

Bsn. 1.2.

Hn. 1 (F) dim. poco a

poco

dim.

Harp

3

,

3

,

H. write

me

soon,

write

Tempo I ( = 54)

me

soon

and

say when

you

can

allarg. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco Strings dim. poco a poco Tutti

dim. poco a poco

unis. pizz.

23 A tempo

col canto

pizz.

arco

A tempo

rall. molto

Cl. 1. (B )

Hn. 1. (F)

Harp dim. poco a poco (The vision fades away.) H. come." 3

Ol. a piacere espr. cresc.

8

3

3

Tell her: 3

N. 3

8

Tell me how on earth I’m go’n’ to buy my wife.

A tempo

col canto

A tempo

rall. molto

dim. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco Strings senza sord.

dim. poco a poco 3

espr.

.

3

3

3

3

3

dim. molto dim. poco a poco


19

24

Allegro con brio

= 84

a2 Fl. 1.2.

cresc. 1. Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

a2 1.2.

cresc.

Cl. (B ) Bass

cresc. 1. Bsn. 1.2.

1.2.

cresc.

2. senza sord. 3. senza sord.

Hn.(F) 3.4.

cresc.

1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

1.2. Tbn. 3. 3. Tuba

Timp. Xyl. Perc. 1 Sus. Cym. Perc. 2

M. I Ol. 8

Soon!

Tell her

Allegro con brio

you’re com- ing

soon!

= 84

senza sord. marc.

meno

senza sord. marc. Strings

meno

senza sord.

marc.

meno

meno

marc. (pizz.)

.


20

25

a2

Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

Ob. 1.2.

Cl. 1.2. (B )

Bsn. 1.2.

()

1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

( )

1.2. Tbn. 3.

Timp. (Xyl.) Perc. 1 S.D. Perc. 2

M. wish that I were a man, ANNIE

that I could car - ry a gun

and fight these dev- ils my - self! (Annie has been watching out the window)

Some- one’s

pizz.

pizz.

Strings

pizz.

pizz.

(pizz.)

.


21

26 (a2) Fl. 1.2.

Picc. a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H. a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

Tbn. 1.2.

Timp. (Xyl.) Perc. 1 (S.D.) Perc. 2

(Martha takes Newby into another room.) A. com-ing!

Strings

.

Quick!

Show Mis-ter New-by

the hid-ing place!


22

ritenuto

a2

Fl. 1.2.

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

(a2) 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

(a2) Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

Tbn. 1.2.

Timp.

A. Fa- ther!

I thought you were one of our snoop - ing neigh- bors. gloomily

Ol - ly told us.

J.B. I (Brown enters)

ritenuto

arco

arco

arco

Strings

(pizz.)

.

arco

just saw Doug- lassoff.


23

a tempo Ob. 1.2. Solo Bass Cl. (B )

Ol. 8

3

No,

3

3

J.B. I was count - ing on

Doug- lass.

Per - haps it’s a sign

we should call this

off.

a tempo

(Annie continues to watch out the window as she listens to Brown and Oliver.)

Strings

arco

pizz.

.

ritenuto

27 a2 Fl. 1.2.

cresc. Ob. 2.

cresc. E.H.

cresc. a2 Cl. 1.2. (B )

cresc. a2 Bsn. 1.2.

cresc. 2. Hn. (F) 3.

cresc. cresc. Ol. 8

Fa-ther.

No!

We’ve come

this

far,

and

all

of us

are

with

you! grimly

J.B. You

ritenuto

marc.

cresc.

marc.

cresc. div.

Strings marc.

cresc. div.

cresc. arco

cresc. .

unis.


24

ritenuto

28 a tempo Cl. 1.2. (B )

Bsn. 1.2.

Ol. 8

It’s a risk;

we

all

know that.

Per- hapswe ought to

J.B.

don’t think Doug- lass is

right?

a tempo

ritenuto

Vn. I unis. Vla.

Vc.

pizz. Cbs.

a2

a tempo Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

1.

cresc. Bsn. 2.

1.2. Tpt. (C) 3.

1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp. Sus. Cym. Perc. 2

Ol. 8

plan more

for our es - cape?

J.B.

If you’re

a tempo

cresc.

Strings

cresc.

.

arco

a- fraid,

go home!

I thought we’d

set- tled all this.


25

29 1. Ob. 1.2. cresc. molto E.H. cresc. molto 1.2. cresc. molto Cl. (B ) Bass cresc. molto

Bsn. 2

Hn. 1.2. (F) cresc. molto

Timp.

Ol. 8

It was on- ly a sug- ges - tion,Fa- ther.

J.B. It’s

not

sug- ges - tions I

need!

It’s men

pizz.

meno pizz.

meno pizz. Strings meno pizz.

meno pizz.

meno

.

and mon - ey

I


26

a2

rallentando

col canto

Fl. 1.2.

Picc. a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

a2 1.2.

dim.

Cl. (B ) Bass

dim. Bsn. 1.2.

dim.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

dim. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp.

dim. a piacere J.B. need!

The plan

it- self is sound.

I’ve stud- ied this well;

rallentando

Strings

div.

.

unis.

now God a - lone will de-

col canto


27

30

a tempo a2 Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

(a2) 1.2.

cresc. Cl. (B ) Bass

cresc. a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

cresc. Tpt. 1 (C)

1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp.

Wood Block Perc. 1

marcato Ol. 8

The trou- ble is,

you want your sons brave as

J.B. cide the out- come.

a tempo

Strings

.

So stop this carp - ing! (Oliver goes to the door, turns angrily.)

arco

pizz.

arco

pizz.

arco

pizz.

arco

pizz.

arco

pizz.


28

31

Andante

= ca. 69

(a2) Fl. 1.2. marc.

Picc. marc. (a2) Ob. 1.2. marc. E.H. marc. a2 1.2. marc.

Cl. (B ) Bass

marc. (a2) Bsn. 1.2. marc.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

1.2. Tbn. a2 3. Tuba

Timp.

Sus. Cym. Perc. 2

(Exits quickly) Ol. 8

ti-gers,

but still a fraid

of you!

J.B.

An-nie,

Andante

= ca. 69

arco

cresc. arco

cresc. arco Strings

cresc. arco

cresc. arco

cresc. espr.

.

An-nie!What dev-il makesmy


29

Poco meno mosso A. You’re just wor- ried,Fa- ther. Be- cause of Doug- lass. 3

J.B. way so harsh,

e - ven to those

I

love the most?

Poco meno mosso Vc.

Cb.

rall.

rit. 32 Grave

= ca. 50

=

Solo

Fl. 1. espr.

J.B. I’ve done so lit - tle

rall.

rit.

Grave

to

make the earth

a hap - pier

= ca. 50

= I Vn.

simile

espr.

II simile

espr. Vc.

Cb.

Fl. 1.

J.B. place.

And e - ven what I’ve done

I Vn. II

Vc. simile Cb. simile .

.

in Kan - sas

was wa- tered with the blood


30 (1.)

poco rall.

a2

Fl. 1.2. Solo 1. Cl. (B ) Solo Bass

Harp

J.B. and

tears

of

my

own

poor

fam - i - ly.

Your moth- er has suf- fered much for me.

poco rall. div.

unis.

I Vn. II

Vc.

Cb.

Poco più animato

33

Fl. 1.2.

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.2.

Solo Hn. 1. (F)

Harp

A. She’s done it glad - ly, Fa - ther.

Poco più animato I Vn. II

Vla.

Vc.

.

.

Cb.

She’s known for twen- ty years

that this would come to pass,

your plan to


31

poch. rall.

a2 Soli

A tempo

Fl. 1.2.

espr. Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. cresc. poco a poco

Cl. (B ) Bass

cresc. poco a poco espr. Bsn. 1.2.

cresc. poco a poco

Harp

A. free

the slaves.

She loves you dear - ly, Fa- ther.

I’ve heard her read

from the book of Ruth:

" Thy

J.B. That’s true, God

poch. rall.

bless

her.

A tempo div.

espr. Strings espr. div.

unis. pizz.

cresc. poco a poco pizz.

cresc. poco a poco

.


32

poco rallentando 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Harp

poco dim.

A. peo- ple shall be my

peo- ple

and thy God shall be

my God."

J.B. The thought of her

and

home

al- most un-mans me, An - nie.

poco rallentando

Strings

con sord.

arco

molto rit. 34 Grave

= 50

Solo Ob. 1.

dolce J.B. Home,

the word has

mu

-

sic in it.

I’ve grown old, my child.

molto rit.

Like

an - y oth - er man,

Grave

con sord.

dolciss. espr.

con sord.

dolciss. Strings

con sord.

espr.

espr.

espr. con sord.

.

arco

= 50


33

Ob. 1.

J.B. I

do not wish to die.

Not,

at least,

be - fore re- deem

-

ing

all

my fail

-

ures.

I

II

Vc. poco cresc.

dim.

poco cresc.

dim.

Cb.

Ob. 1.

Solo E.H.

cresc. J.B. We have one life to live

on

earth

and once to die.

Oh sure - ly God

will yet

ac -

Strings

poco rall.

35 A tempo

Ob. 1.

dim. Bsn. 1.2.

con sord. Hn. 1.2. (F) espr. Timp.

dim. poco a poco

,

ma intenso

poco cresc.

J.B. cept this

sin-ful life

to do

His

poco rall.

dim.

Strings

dim.

dim.

dim.

.

will.

A tempo

But

has

He

for - sak

-

en


34

36 Doppio movimento = 100 accel. a2 Fl. 1.2.

a2 Cl. 1.2. (B ) a2 Bsn. 1.2.

via sord. 1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp.

(Oliver bursts into the room.)

Ol. Fa- ther!

8

O-wen’s

J.B. me,

for

- sak - en

me?

Doppio movimento = 100 accel. senza sord.

senza sord.

Strings

.

senza sord.


35

stringendo

Allegro con brio

= 80

(a2)

Fl. 1.2.

Picc. a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H. (a2) 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass (a2)

Bsn. 1.2.

senza sord. 1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp. Sizzle Cymbal with Marimba mallets

Perc. 2

Ol. 8

com- ing back!

He’s got some men with him!

3

J.B. Be care- ful! (Lightning flash)

stringendo

Allegro con brio

Strings

senza sord.

senza sord.

.

= 80

O - li - ver,


36

37 a2 Fl. 1.2.

dim. Picc. a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

a2 1.2.

dim.

Cl. (B ) Bass a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1.2.

dim.

Tpt.(C) 3.

dim. 1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp.

(Sizzle Cym.) Perc. 2

J.B. Warn

the oth - ers! (Oliver starts out, but comes back when he sees Owen’s men. Martha also comes back into the room. During the above, Owen enters the house accompanied by three young men, two of them black. A storm begins little by little, first isolated flashes of lightning and muffled thunder increasing throughout the rest of the scene.)

cresc.

dim.

cresc.

dim.

Strings

cresc.

dim.

cresc.

dim. pizz.

cresc.

.


37

a2 Fl. 1.2. a2 Ob. 1.2.

a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass a2 Bsn. 1.2.

Hn. 2. (F)

1.2.

dim.

Tpt.(C) 3.

dim. 1.

dim.

Tbn. 3.

Timp.

(Sizzle Cym.) Perc. 2

(shaking hands enthusiastically) J.B. Wel OWEN

Good

news,

Fa- ther!

Three

Strings

cresc. arco

cresc.

.

new

men!

-


38

38 Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

Ob. 1.2.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

a2 Hn. 2.4. (F)

1.2. Tpt.(C)

cresc.

3.

cresc. 1.2.

cresc.

Tbn. 3.

cresc.

Timp. Glock. Perc. 1

(Sizzle Cym.) Perc. 2

J.B. come,

my

friends,

wel - come!

(indicating the white man)

Ow. And Fa- ther,

Strings

.

this man


39

rall. poco a poco

a2 Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

a2 Cl. 1.2. (B ) a2 Bsn. 1.2.

Hn. 1.2. (F)

1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp.

(Glock.) Perc. 1 (Sizzle Cym.) Perc. 2

Ow. not

on- ly wants to fight,

but brings

six hun- dred dol- lars

in

gold!

rall. poco a poco

Strings

cresc.

cresc.

.


40

39 lunga*

a2 Fl. 1.2.

a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass cresc. poco a poco 1.

a2

Bsn. 1.2. lunga*

a2 1.2. Hn.(F) a2 3.4.

1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

a2 1.2. cresc. molto Tbn. 3. Tuba cresc. molto

lunga*

Timp. lunga*

Sus. Cym. Perc. 2

lunga*

J.B. This

is the sign!

This

is the

sign!

(Oliver goes into another room and quickly returns with sixteen other men, nearly all in their twenties; three of them, including Dangerfield Newby, are black. John Brown leads them outside as the sky darkens and the impending storm draws nearer.) lunga*

cresc. molto

cresc. molto Strings

cresc. molto

cresc. molto

cresc. molto

BLACKOUT

*INSERT BETWEEN SCENES: .

Allegro

= 132

as long as needed

Timp. as long as needed

Snare Drum

attacca


Scene 2 40 Allegro con brio

41

= 132

(a2) Fl. 1.2.

Picc. a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

Solo 1. Tpt.(C) 2.

3.

Solo 1. Tbn. 2. a2 3. Tuba

.

Timp. S.D. Perc. 1 Cymbals Perc. 2 TOWNSPEOPLE S.

Hail,

Mo - ses!

Hail,

Mo - ses!

Hail,

hail,

Mo- ses!

Hail,

Hail,

Mo - ses!

Hail,

Mo - ses!

Hail,

hail,

Mo- ses!

Hail,

A.

T. 8

B.

(Daylight, three days later; Harpers Ferry. The farm house has become the engine house of the United States Armory. In front of it is the spacious armory yard with a flagpole flying the United States flag. The same mountains as before rise steeply behind the scene. John Brown and Oliver lie side by side in the foreground, propped up on blankets. They are both wounded, Oliver mortally. They are surrounded by soldiers under the command of Lt. Stuart, who are protecting them from an angry mob. Brown’s raid has failed; some of his men lie wounded and dead. Dangerfield Newby’s body lies downstage at one side. The townspeople shout and jeer at Brown.)

Allegro con brio

= 132

div.

Strings

div.

div.

.


42

41

a2

Fl. 1.2.

Picc. a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H. a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp. (Cym.) Perc. 2

viciously mocking S.

King

of

the slaves! Lord viciously mocking

of

the

blacks!

If

you

are

their

sav

-

ior,

their

sav

-

ior,

A.

Mo- ses! King viciously mocking

of the slaves!

Lord

of

the blacks!

If you

are

their

sav

-

-

ior,

T. 8

King

of

the slaves!

Lord

of

the

blacks!

If

you

are

their

sav

-

ior,

their

sav

-

ior,

viciously mocking B.

Mo- ses!

King

of the slaves!

sim.

unis.

sim.

sim.

Strings

unis.

sim. unis.

sim.

.

Lord

of

the blacks!

If you

are

their

sav

-

-

ior,


43

(a2) Fl. 1.2.

Picc. a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

a2 Bsn. 1.2.

a2 1.3.

cresc.

Hn.(F) a2 2.4.

cresc. 1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

1. 1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

cresc. Timp. (Cym.) Perc. 2

S.

Where are they

now?

Where are your

slaves?

Sav

-

Where are they

now?

Where are your

slaves?

Sav

-

Where are they

now?

Where are your

slaves?

Sav

-

Where are they

now?

Where are your

slaves?

Sav

-

A.

T. 8

B.

Strings

div.

.


44

42

(a2)

=

Fl. 1.2.

Picc. a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.2.

1.3. Hn.(F) a2 2.4.

1.2. Tpt.(C) 3.

1. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp. Xyl. Perc. 1

S.D. Perc. 2

S.

-

ior,

save

your -

self!

-

ior,

save

your -

self!

-

ior,

save

your -

self!

-

ior,

save

your -

self!

A.

T. 8

B.

=

cresc.

cresc. Strings

unis.

.


45

(a2) Fl. 1.2.

Picc. a2

(a2) Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

a2 Bsn. 1.2.

a2 1.3. Hn.(F) a2 2.4.

con sord.

cresc. cresc. a2

1.2. Tpt.(C)

con sord.

3.

a2

con sord. 1.2. Tbn.

con sord.

3. Tuba

.

Wood mallets Timp. Xyl. Perc. 1 S.D. Perc. 2

(With difficulty, the troops turn back the people and gradually disperse them.)

(Newby’s body is kicked and abused by

Strings

div.

div.

.

unis.


46

ritenuto

43

Quasi a tempo

rall.

.= Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

a2

1. Solo

Ob. 1.2. Solo E.H. a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

a2 1.2. Tbn. a2 3. Tuba (Wood mlts.) Solo Timp. (Xyl.) Perc. 1 (S.D.) Perc. 2

some of the people as they leave. Stuart and some of the troops go upstage where they are almost out of sight.)

ritenuto

(Newby’s body

Quasi a tempo

rall.

.= con sord.

con sord.

con sord. Strings

unis.

.


47

44 Adagio

= 50

Ob. 1

is dragged off across the stage.)

Adagio

= 50 3

espr.

dim.

espr.

dim.

Strings espr. con sord.

dim.

3

3

3 3

espr.

3

1. solo senza sord. 3

senza cresc.

pizz.

Soli Bsn. 1.2.

(John Brown has regained conciousness. He adjusts his body against the pain.)

Solo Vc.

4 Soli senza sord.

4 Altri arco

4 Soli senza sord.

Cb.

rall. poco a poco

Lento molto

45 L’istesso tempo =

Cl. 1.2. (B )

Bsn. 1.2.

dim. (John Brown tries to

rall. poco a poco senza sord. div.

Lento molto

L’istesso tempo

1 Solo =

Vla.

dim. Solo Vc.

dim.

4 Altri

dim. Tutti

div.

unis.

Cb.

dim.

.

poco cresc.


48

rall.

= .

Cl. 1.2. (B )

Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn. (F) 3.

sit up, becomes aware of Oliver near him, falls back on his blankets.)

rall. 1 Solo senza sord.

= .

Vn. I dolciss.

Tutti unis. Vc.

Cb.

46 Lento . = 40 Solo Fl. 1

Hp.

(delirious) Ol. 8

I feel bad,

J.B.

Ol-i-ver,

Lento . = 40 1 Solo Vn. I 3 Soli (senza sord.) Vla.

.

can you hear me?

Fa- ther.

Ver-y bad.

Hold


49

Fl. 1

Hp.

Ol. 8

me, Fa- ther.

Where is Moth- er?

Sing to me, Fa- ther. (Brown groans in pain)

(as though speaking to a child) J.B.

You’ll be all right,

Son.

1 Solo Vn. I

3 Soli Vla.

ritenuto

47 Adagio

Fl. 1.

dim.

1. Solo

Ob. 1.

dim.

Hp.

(prompting him) freely Ol. 8

(with great effort)

Blow ye (breaking off)

J.B.

All right.

I’ll try,

I’ll try…

ritenuto (1 Solo) Vn. I

dim. (3 Soli) Vla.

dim.

Vc.

.

4 Soli

Adagio

the

trum- pet,

blow,

Please,

Fa- ther.


50

poco rall.

A tempo

48 Solo

Ob. 1.

E.H.

Ol. 8

Please, Fa - ther. (again making an effort against the pain)

…my

King.

(faltering)

J.B. Sweet

poco rall.

is

Thy

work,

my

God…

A tempo Tutti, div. con sord.

2 Soli, div. con sord. Vla.

poco cresc. 1 Solo con sord.

Vc.

4 Soli

Tutti Altri senza sord.

pizz.

poco cresc.

1 Solo con sord. Cb. Altri senza sord.

pizz.

Ob. 1.

E.H.

1. Cl. (B ) Bass

con sord. 1. Hn. (F) con sord. 3.

Ol. 8

O

hap - py the man

who

hears.

Why

(with great effort) J.B. I’ll

Vla.

Vc.

.

praise

my Mak- er with

all

my

breath…

Why


rallentando

51

49 Adagio

Fl. 1.

Ob. 1. poco cresc. E.H.

1. poco cresc.

Cl. (B ) Bass

poco cresc. Bsn. 1. poco cresc. senza sord. 1. poco cresc. 2. Hn.(F)

poco cresc.

senza sord. 3.

poco cresc. 4.

poco cresc. cresc. poco a poco Ol. 8

we start should cresc. poco a poco

and

fear

to

die?

With

songs

and hon - ors sound - ing loud.

should

and

fear

to

die?

With

songs

and hon - ors sound - ing loud.

Blow

ye,

the

J.B. we start

rallentando

Tutti div. con sord.

Adagio unis.

poco cresc.

dim.

con sord.

unis. (con sord.) Strings

Tutti senza sord. pizz.

1 Solo arco

espr.

Altri con sord. arco

cresc. poco a poco Tutti senza sord.

(senza sord.)

pizz.

arco div.

3

Solo E.H. 3

Ol.

trum - pet‌

8

Mar - tha!

Mar - tha!

(unaware that Oliver has died)

J.B.

Love -ly

(Oliver is suddenly convulsed with pain.)

div.

ap - pear - ance

of

death,

(Oliver dies.)

unis.

Strings

1 Solo

Altri

.

dim.

of


52

50

col canto

A tempo

Fl. 1.2. 1. Solo Ob. 1.2. espr. E.H.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

senza sord. 1.2. Tpt.(C)

senza sord.

3.

Timp.

(He takes Oliver’s hand and sees that he is dead.) J.B. death.

My

son,

my son!

col canto senza sord.

Strings

senza sord. div.

unis. (Tutti) con sord.

senza sord. div.

1 Solo con sord.

Tutti

div.

.

A tempo 1 Solo con sord.

senza sord.

1 Solo con sord.


53

ritenuto

51 Lento

= 44

Fl. 1.2.

Ob. 1. Change to Cl. 1. and 2. in A 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.2.

(Oliver’s body is carried out slowly.) Solo Timp.

ritenuto

Tutti con sord.

1 Solo

div.

Lento

= 44

unis.

Tutti con sord.

1 Solo Strings

espr. poco cresc.

Tutti con sord.

1 Solo

div.

espr.

div. con sord.

52 Poco più mosso rall.

rit.

= ca. div.

= Ob. 1.

Timp.

Poco più mosso rall. = ca. div.

=

espr. div.

ten.

espr. Strings

unis.

espr.

espr. (Altri)

1 Solo

.

Tutti pizz.

pizz.

dim.

rit.


54

poch. accel.

rall.

ritenuto

accel.

Ob. 2.

(in A) 1.2. (A)

cresc.

Cl. Bass (B )

cresc.

Bsn. 1

cresc.

Hn. 2.

Timp.

unis.

poch. accel.

rall.

ritenuto

accel.

(Governor Wise, very agitated, enters with several assistants, followed by newspaper reporters.) senza sord.

senza sord. unis.

Strings

cresc.

cresc. arco

unis.

div.

cresc.

.


55

53 Allegro

= 88 a2

Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. (A) Cl. Bass (B )

a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

con sord. Tpt 1. (C)

STUART (saluting)

8

Gov er nor Wise,

you’ve missed all

the ex

cite ment,

(Lt. Stuart comes down to speak with the Governor, out of hearing of John Brown.)

Allegro

Sir.

(The Governor is being handed telegrams by his assistants.)

= 88

senza sord.

Strings

senza sord.

via sord.

.

senza sord.

pizz.


56

(a2) Fl. 1.2.

Picc. (a2) Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. (A) Cl. Bass (B )

(a2) Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1. Tpt (C)

a2 con sord.

2.3.

a2 (con sord.) Tbn. 1.2.

Timp. B.D. Perc. 2 (glancing at the telegrams) St. (indicating the telegrams)

8

Don’t make

GOV. WISE

The

ex cite ment has just

be

too much

of these

gun. (The reporters begin to crowd around the Governor.)

sim.

sim.

sim. Strings

sim.

poco

.

sim.


57

a2 1. Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. (A) Cl. Bass. (B )

Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3. 3.4.

Tpt. 1 (C)

Tbn. 1

Timp.

St. 8

fools,

Sir.

Don’t let them pose

as

mar

tyrs.

W.

Eve

Strings

.

ry state

in the South is

in

pan ic!

Too

late,


58 a2 Fl. 1.2. cresc.

Picc. cresc. a2 Ob. 1.2. cresc. E.H.

1.2. (A) Cl. Bass (B ) a2

a2 Bsn. 1.2.

cresc. 1.2. cresc. Hn.(F) 3. 3.4. cresc. 2.

a2

1.2. Tpt.(C)

cresc.

3. a2 1.2. cresc. a2 (con sord.)

Tbn. 3. Tuba

cresc. Timp.

Cymbals Perc. 2 (throwing the dispatches to the ground) W.

Lieu ten ant!

This Brown

is

al read y

a

he

TOWNSPEOPLE

ro

in the

North! marc.

S.

Hang that marc.

Yan

kee

by the

Hang that marc.

Yan

kee

by the

Hang that marc.

Yan

kee

by the

A.

T. 8

B.

Hang that Yan kee by the (The townspeople have returned and have again become violent. A party of men with a rope tries to break through the miltia guarding Brown, but is repulsed after a struggle.)

cresc.

cresc. Strings

cresc.

cresc. div.

pizz.

unis. arco

div.

cresc.

.


59

col canto

54 Allegro moderato

(a2)

= 112 poco rall.

Fl. 1.2.

Picc. (a2) Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. (A) Cl. Bass (B )

Bsn. 1.2. dim. poco a poco

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4. (a2) Tpt. 1.2. (C) (a2) 1.2. Tbn. (a2) 3. Tuba

Timp.

(trying to calm the mob, which gradually begins to disperse)

a piacere W. Vir-gin-ians!

The

eyes

of the world are on

us

now.

Cit-i-zens

Let the

of the South!

S.

neck!

Lynch him!

neck!

Lynch him!

neck!

Lynch him!

neck!

Lynch him!

A.

Lynch him!

T. 8

B.

col canto

pizz.

Allegro moderato arco

pizz.

arco

pizz.

arco

pizz.

arco

Strings

unis. pizz.

.

arco

Lynch him!

= 112

poco rall. al sord.


60

col canto Bass Cl. (B )

Bsn. 1.2.

poco marcato Hn. 2.4. (F) poco marcato

(seeing that Brown is conscious) a piacere

3

W.

law

dis

patch these

trai-tors.

Brown,

I am Gov-er-nor Wise.

Can you speak?

col canto 3

Vn. II

Vla. 3

pizz. Vc. pizz. Cb.

55 Andante

Moderato

col canto

= 50

=

( = 100)

Bsn. 1

a piacere

3

3

3

3

J.B.

I ask for no mock-er-y of a trial. GALLAGHER

Spare me the in sult

of a pub

lic mur der.

Cap-tain

Andante = 50 con sord.

con sord.

Strings

con sord.

arco, con sord.

div. arco, con sord.

.

Moderato col canto

=

( = 100)


61 a2 Fl. 1.2. a2 Ob. 1.2. a2 Bsn.1.2. 1. 1.2. Hn.(F)

3.

3.4.

St. 8

Get back there!

3

G.

Brown,

I’m from the New York Her ald.

Mil lions have read a bout you

and this at

tack... senza sord.

senza sord.

senza sord.

Strings senza sord. pizz.

arco

senza sord.

unis.

col canto

56

a tempo

Ob. 1

E.H.

Bass Cl. (B )

Bsn. 2

Hn. 1.2. (F) (con sord.) 1.2. Tbn. (con sord.) 3. Tuba

St. 8

a piacere

No re port ers!

3

3

J.B. (motioning for the reporters to stay)

I will not

im-pli-cate oth ers.

3

W.

Hold on, Lieu

ten-ant;

Cap-tain Brown,

(The Governor comes forward to the reporters, making himself look both important and magnanimous.)

Strings

pizz.

.

Who paid for your guns?

col canto sul IV

a tempo


62

57 Adagio

a2

= 56

Fl. 1.2.

Ob. 1.

E.H.

1. (A) Cl. Bass (B ) a2 Bsn. 1.2.

via sord. Tpt. 1 (C) via sord. Tbn. 1

(to Gov. Wise) J.B. 3

3

I

3

do not wish

to be

of fen sive, Sir,

W.

Why did you do this

sense less vi o lence?

Adagio

= 56

Strings

poco rall.

poch. meno mosso

poco rit.

J.B.

But I

be lieve I did not

wrong, but right.

poco rall.

Had I

so in ter

fered

poch. meno mosso

on

be half of the rich,

the pow er ful,

poco rit.

div.

Strings

1 Solo

Tutti

Altri unis.

.


63

Lento cresc. J.B.

or of the ed REPORTERS

u cat ed.

eve ry man here would deem it

an

act

Lento cresc.

wor thy of

re ward.

“… an act (The reporters nod their heads with satisfaction as they write.)

unis.

div.

cresc. Strings

cresc.

cresc.

div.

cresc.

58 Allegro

rall.

col canto

a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

a2 1.2. (A) Cl. Bass (B )

Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

senza sord. 1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

senza sord.

Timp. con piacere

3

J.B.

We

fired

Rep.

wor thy of re ward.” (angered at the sympathy Brown is receiving) W.

You shot down in no cent peo ple! div.

Allegro

unis.

Strings

div.

unis.

unis.

.

unis.

rall.

col canto

on

ly

in self

de


64

ritenuto 59 Grave

= 50

Fl. 1.2.

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. (A) Cl. Bass (B ) 2. Bsn.1.2.

Timp. simile

Harp

simile

A HOSTAGE

(to the Governor, grudgingly)

Those

were his or ders, Sir.

3

J.B.

fense.

Ask

our hos tag es.

All

ritenuto

Grave

this was set tled mil lions of years be

= 50

div.

pizz.

.

unis.

div.

Strings

div. arco


65

Fl. 1.2.

1.2. (A) Cl. Bass (B )

1.2. Hn. (F) 4.

Timp.

Harp

, J.B.

fore the earth was made.

Now

if

I

must min gle my blood

with the blood of mil lions of slaves,

Strings

A 60 tempo

poco rall.

Cl. 1., 2. change to Cl. in B Cl. 1.2. (A)

Solo Bsn. 1

Timp. dim. poco a poco

Harp

dim. poco a

poco

J.B.

I

say,

let it be done,

let it be

done.

I am now quite cer tain

that the crimes of this

A tempo

poco rall.

dim. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco Strings dim. poco a poco

dim. poco a

div.

poco

dim. poco a poco .

sempre

sempre


66

Bsn. 1

1.2. Hn. (F) 3.4.

J.B.

guilt

y land

will nev

er

be purged a way

but

with

blood.

(He falls back on his blanket)

Vla. unis. Vc. unis. Cb.

accel.

61 Allegro

= 144

a2

Fl. 1.2. a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H. (in B )

a2

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass a2 Bsn. 1.2. 2. 1.2. Hn.(F)

molto

4.

3.4. senza sord.

molto

Tpt. 1. (C)

Tbn. 1.

Timp.

(An officer of the militia hurries in, carrying a briefcase)

AN OFFICER

8

Gov er nor,

accel.

Allegro

unis.

Strings

.

= 144

this was found at their


67

Fl. 1.

a2 Ob. 1.2.

Cl. 1.2. (B )

2.

1.

1.2. Hn.(F) 4.

Tpt. 1. (C)

Tbn. 1.

(handing the contents of the briefcase to the Governor) Of. 8

hide-out.

Maps,

doc-u-ments,

let-ters,

All

from

Brown’s

div.

Strings

div.

.

unis.

sup

port

ers


68

62 Presto

= 92

Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

Ob. 1.2. sim. E.H. sim. 1.2. sim.

Cl. (B ) Bass

sim. a2 Bsn. 1.2. sim. 1.

2.

1.2. Hn.(F)

sim.

3.4. sim. Tpt. 1. (C) a2 Tbn. 3. Tuba

Of.

in the North!

8

marcato St. 8

Maps of the South! marcato

Maps

of our ci ties!

Maps

Maps

of our ci ties!

W.

of the South!

(The Governor and Stuart go through the documents.)

Presto

= 92

unis.

marc.

sim.

marc.

sim.

marc.

sim.

Strings

unis.

marc. pizz.

.

sim.


69

a2 Fl. 1.2.

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass a2 1. Bsn. 1.2.

2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

Tpt. 1. (C) cresc. poco a poco a2 1.2. cresc. poco a poco

Tbn. a2 3. Tuba

St. 8

Plans

to in vade:

Or ders

for guns!

Plans

W.

Slaves

in re volt!

Ri fles! Re-volv-ers! stacc.

sub. cresc. poco a poco

sub. stacc.

Strings sub. cresc. poco a poco pizz.

sub.

.

cresc. poco a poco

for

in

sur rec tion!


70

63 a2

a2

Fl. 1.2.

cresc. Picc. a2 Ob. 1.2.

cresc. E.H.

cresc. a2 1.2.

cresc.

Cl. (B ) Bass

a2 Bsn. 1.2.

a2 1.2.

cresc.

Hn.(F) 3.4.

cresc.

1. poco cresc.

Tpt.(C)

senza sord.

2. poco cresc. a2 1.2. Tbn. a2 3. Tuba

Xyl. Perc. 1 Cym. Perc. 2

St. 8

Proof

that the North

is

wag

ing

war

on

the

South!

Proof

that the North

is

wag

ing

war

on

the

South!

W.

poco cresc.

Strings

poco cresc. arco

.

Cap-tain


71

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1

W.

Brown,

the

sil

ver

of

your

hair

is

red

with

the

blood

of arco

pizz.

pizz.

arco

Strings cresc. poco a poco

sim.

cresc. poco a poco

sim.

cresc. poco a poco

a2

rall. poco a poco

Fl. 1.2.

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

Cl. 1. (B ) 1. Bsn. 1.2.

dim. poco a poco W.

crime.

It

is

time

that

you,

John

Brown,

rall. poco a poco

Strings

div.

arco

.

div.

be

gin

to

think

a


72

64 Grave

= 44

Cl. 1. (B )

Bsn. 1

Timp.

(Brown pulls himself up with difficulty.) J.B. Our

mo

ment here on

earth

is but the twink ling of

an

W.

bout

e

ter

ni

ty.

Grave

= 44

1 Solo Vn. I 6 Altri

Vc.

Cb.

accel. poco a poco Fl. 1. 2.

Ob. 1. 2.

1.2. Hn. (F) 3.4.

3

3

3

J.B.

eye.

You may dis pose of me

ver y eas i

ly;

I

am near ly dis posed of

now.

But this great

accel. poco a poco 1 Solo Vn. I 6 Altri

Vla.

unis. Vc.

unis. Cb.

.


73

a2 Fl. 1. 2. cresc. poco a poco

Ob. 1. 2. cresc. poco a poco 1.2. cresc. poco a poco Cl. (B ) Bass cresc. poco a poco

Bsn. 1.2. cresc. poco a poco

1.2. cresc. poco a poco

Hn. (F) 3.4.

cresc. poco a poco

J.B.

ques tion,

this

Ne gro ques tion,

is

yet

to be fought.

It

is

you,

Tutti

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco Strings cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco div.

cresc. poco a poco

.

it

is


74

affrettando

string.

65

Allegro

= 92

(a2) Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

a2

1.

1. 2. senza sord.

Tpt.(C) 3.

1.2. poco cresc.

Tbn. 3. Tuba

cresc. poco a poco

Timp. S.D. Perc. 1

marc. St.

Pre-pare

8

we

will!

Pre-pare for

we

will!

Pre-pare for

J.B.

you,

it is

you

who

must

pre

pare.

marc.

W.

Pre-pare

affrettando

string.

Allegro

= 92 div.

div.

Strings

.


75

66 a2 Fl. 1.2. cresc. poco a poco

Picc. a2 Ob. 1.2. marc. E.H. marc. a2 1.2. cresc. poco a poco

Cl. (B )

marc.

Bass marc. cresc. poco a poco a2 Bsn. 1.2. marc.

1.2. marcato

Hn.(F) 3.4.

marcato

cresc. poco a poco 1. Tpt.(C)

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

2.

cresc.

cresc.

1. 2.

cresc.

Tbn.

cresc.

3. Tuba

.

Timp. cresc. poco a poco (S.D.) Perc. 1 B.D. Perc. 2

cresc. poco a poco

St. 8

war!

War!

War!

war!

War!

War!

W.

cresc. S.

Se cede!

Se

cede!

Se cede!

Se cede!

Se

Se cede!

Se

Se cede!

Se

Se cede!

Se

cresc. A.

Se

cede!

Se

cede!

cresc.

Se

cede!

T.

Se cede!

8

Se

cede!

cresc.

Se cede!

B.

Se

cede!

Se

cede!

Se

cede!

unis.

marc.

cresc. poco a poco unis.

marc. cresc. poco a poco Strings marc.

marc.

poco

.

cresc. poco a poco


76

a2 Fl. 1.2. 6

Picc. 6

(a2) Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

(a2) 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass a2

(a2) Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1. Tpt.(C) 2.

Tbn. 1. 2.

Timp. (S.D.) Perc. 1 (to the crowd) St. 8

Here

you see

the

real

North

When stripped of their

lies!

Here

you see

the

real

North

When stripped of their

lies!

(to the crowd) W.

S.

cede!

Se cede!

Se

cede!

cede!

Se cede!

Se

cede!

cede!

Se cede!

Se

cede!

cede!

Se cede!

Se

cede!

A.

T. 8

B.

meno

meno Strings meno

unis.

.


77

67

a2

Fl. 1.2. 5

cresc. Ob. 1.2.

cresc. E.H.

a2 1.2. 5

Cl. (B ) Bass

cresc. Bsn. 1.2.

cresc.

1. 2. Hn. (F)

cresc.

3. 4.

cresc. Tamb. Perc. 1 (B.D.) Perc. 2

St. 8

Can

we

con

tin

ue to

live

With

men

who at

tack

our

Can

we

con

tin

ue to

live

With

men

who at

tack

our

W.

cresc.

cresc.

cresc. Strings

cresc.

cresc. pizz.

.

cresc. arco


78

a2 Fl. 1.2.

5

1. Ob. 1.2.

cresc. E.H. a2 1.2. 5

Cl. (B ) Bass

1. Bsn. 1.2.

cresc.

1.2. Hn.(F)

cresc.

3.4.

cresc. Tpt 1. 2. (C) a2 Tbn. 1. 2.

Timp. (Tamb.) Perc. 1 Sus. Cym. Perc. 2

St. 8

homes?

Can

we

ex

ist

with a

na

tion

that

sends

us

homes?

Can

we

ex

ist

with a

na

tion

that

sends

us

W.

S.

No!

Nev er!

No!

Nev er!

No!

Nev er!

No!

Nev er!

A.

T. 8

B.

cresc.

cresc.

cresc. Strings

cresc.

cresc. pizz.

cresc.

.

cresc. arco


79

poco rall. 68

Meno mosso

= 132

a2

Fl. 1.2. a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

(a2)

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1. Tpt.(C) 2.

1. 2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp. S.D. Perc. 2

St. 8

mur

der?

mur

der?

W. A

venge

S.

No!

Nev er!

No!

Nev er!

No!

Nev er!

No!

Nev er!

A.

T. 8

B.

poco rall.

Strings

div.

.

unis.

Meno mosso

= 132

our

South

ern


80

a2 Fl. 1.2.

Picc. a2

(a2) Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass (a2) Bsn. 1.2.

a2 1. 2. Hn. (F)

cresc.

a2

3. 4.

cresc.

Solo 1.

cresc.

Tpt.(C) 2. 3. a2

cresc.

1. 2.

cresc.

Tbn. 3. Tuba

cresc.

Timp.

cresc. Cymbal Perc. 2

St.

De

8

W.

blood! S.

War!

War!

War

with

the

North!

War!

War!

War

with

the

North!

War!

War!

War

with

the

North!

War!

War!

War

with

the

North!

A.

T. 8

B.

3

3

div. Strings 3

3

cresc.

.

fend

our

South

ern


81

69 a2 Fl. 1.2.

cresc.

Picc. 3

3

3

a2 Ob. 1.2.

cresc. E.H.

cresc. a2 1.2.

cresc.

Cl. (B ) Bass

3

3

3

3

3

3

(a2) Bsn. 1.2.

1. 2.

cresc.

Hn. (F) 3. 4.

cresc. 1.

cresc.

Tpt.(C)

a2

2. 3.

cresc.

1. 2.

cresc. cresc.

Tbn. 3. Tuba

Glock. .

Perc. 1 Sus. Cym. Perc. 2

St. 8

soil!

War!

W.

War! cresc. S.

Se

cede!

Se

cede!

Se cede! cresc.

Se

cede!

War!

War!

War!

Give them

Se

cede!

Se

cede!

Se cede! cresc.

Se

cede!

War!

War!

War!

Give them

Se

cede!

Se

cede!

Se cede! cresc.

Se

cede!

War!

War!

War!

Give them

cede!

War!

War!

War!

Give them

A.

T. 8

B.

Se cede! Se cede! Se cede! (Several of the townspeople climb up the flagpole.)

cresc.

Strings

unis.

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

.

Se

div. in 2


82

(a2) Fl. 1.2.

Picc. (a2) Ob. 1.2.

E.H. (a2) 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1. 2. Hn. (F) 3. 4.

1. Tpt.(C) 2. 3.

1. 2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp. (Glock.) Perc. 1 (Sus. Cym.) Perc. 2

S.

war! A.

war! T. 8

war!

B.

war!

(The townspeople haul down the stars and stripes.)

(They set the flag on fire.)

unis.

div. a2 Strings

pizz. div. unis.

div.

.

unis. pizz.

arco

arco


83

70 a2 Fl. 1. 2.

Picc. a2 1. 2. Cl. (B ) Solo Bass

Bsn. 1. 2.

a2 Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp.

J.B.

No!

(privately, to Brown) ma distinto

It must be

stopped!

G.

Take heart, Cap tain.

(The townspeople extingush the fire. All except Brown freeze in position until he finishes.)

A res cue plan is un der way.

(The flag smokes, then goes up in flames.)

Strings

cresc.

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco

poco rall.

71 col canto (poco meno mosso) Bass Cl. (B )

Timp.

poco rall.

a piacere (poco meno mosso) J.B.

I am now worth

in

con ceiv

col canto (poco meno mosso)

a bly

more

to

hang

than I am

to

poco rall. div.

Vc. div. Cb.

.

live.

pizz.


84

72 Allegro

= 60

a2 Fl. 1.2. stacc.

Picc. stacc. Ob. 1.2. stacc. E.H. stacc. 1.2. stacc.

Cl. (B ) Bass

stacc. a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1. 2. stacc.

Hn. (F) 3. 4.

stacc. 1. stacc.

Tpt.(C)

stacc.

2. 3. stacc. 1. 2. stacc. Tbn.

stacc.

3. Tuba

Timp.

Xyl. Perc. 1 Cym. Perc. 2

S.

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

War!

A.

T. 8

B.

Allegro . = 60

Strings unis. arco

unis.

.


85

73 Lento

(a2)

= 54

Fl. 1.2.

Picc. 1. Solo Ob. 1.2. espr.

E.H. Solo (1.) espr. 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.2.

1. 2. Hn. (F) 3. 4.

1. Tpt.(C) 2. 3.

1. 2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp. (Xyl.) Perc. 1 (Cym.) Perc. 2

S.

A.

T. 8

B.

(Suddenly the stage is completely dark)

Lento

simile

simile Strings simile

simile

.

= 54


86

Ob. 1. Solo E.H.

APOTHEOSIS 74 Adagio

= 58

poco rit.

Recitativo, senza misura

Lento

E.H.

Cl. 1. 2. (B )

Chimes Perc. 2

a piacere (poco lento) 3

3

3

F.D.

John Brown has been tried and sen tenced to hang. We are (Two spotlights come up very slowly on Douglass and Martha. Douglass is standing at a lectern facing the audience. a large cross on the lectern indicates that the scene is a church, but nothing else can be seen. Martha is holding her baby. A month and a half have elapsed; it is December 2, 1859, somewhere in a Northern state.)

Adagio

= 58

poco rit.

con sord.

Recitativo, senza misura

Lento

con sord.

con sord. div.

unis.

Strings con sord. div.

con sord. div.

Recit.

A tempo

poco rit.

Chimes Perc. 2

3

3

3

3

trattenuto

3

F.D.

gath ered here,

Recit.

like thou-sands all o ver the land,

A tempo

not on ly to

mark the mo-ment of his death,

poco rit. senza sord.

senza sord.

senza sord. Strings unis. senza sord.

.

but to

wit-ness

his re-sur-


87

75 =

L’istesso tempo, sostenuto (42)

Fl. 1. 2.

Picc.

Bsn. 1. 2.

Hn. 1. 2. (F) sim.

cresc. poco a poco

Timp. cresc. poco a poco (Chimes) Perc. 2 cresc. poco a poco

M.

Now

it

is

time.

They

lead

him

forth.

F.D.

rec tion.

(From here until 79 the audience sees enacted in silhouette what Martha and Douglass describe.)

L’istesso tempo, sostenuto =

(42)

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco Strings cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco senza sord.

cresc. poco a poco

.


88

a2 Ob. 1.2. cresc. poco a poco E.H. cresc. poco a poco 1.2. Cl. (B )

cresc. poco a poco

Bass cresc. poco a poco a2 Bsn. 1.2. cresc. poco a poco

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

cresc.

cresc. poco a poco

1.2. Tbn.

cresc. poco a poco

Tuba

cresc. poco a poco Timp. cresc. poco a poco (Chimes) Perc. 2 cresc. poco a poco

Harp

cresc. poco a poco

M.

Now

they must hang

John

Brown. cresc. poco a poco

S.

Though

the cause cresc. poco a poco

of

Though

the cause cresc. poco a poco

of

Though

the cause cresc. poco a poco

of

Though

the

of

A.

T. 8

B.

cause

unis.

div.

cresc. poco a poco

div.

unis.

cresc. poco a poco div. Strings

cresc. poco a poco div.

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco

.


89

a2 Fl. 1.2. dim. molto (a2) Ob. 1.2. dim. molto E.H. dim. molto 1.2. Cl. (B )

dim. molto

Bass dim. molto (a2) Bsn. 1.2. dim. molto 1.2. Hn.(F)

dim. poco a poco

3.4.

1.2. Tbn. Tuba

Timp. (Chimes) Perc. 2

Harp

F.D.

Proud ly he

goes;

his

step

S.

e

vil

pros

per,

Yet

’tis

truth

a

lone

is

e

vil

pros

per,

Yet

’tis

truth

a

lone

is

e

vil

pros

per,

Yet

’tis

truth

a

lone

is

e

vil

pros

per,

Yet

’tis

truth

a

lone

is

A.

T. 8

B.

dim. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco Strings

dim. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco

dim. poco a poco

.

is


90

76 (a2) Fl. 1.2.

cresc.

(a2) Ob. 1.2.

cresc.

dim.

E.H.

cresc.

dim.

1.2. Cl. (B )

cresc.

dim.

cresc.

dim.

cresc.

dim.

Bass

(a2) Bsn. 1.2.

Hn. 1. 2. (F)

Timp. (Chimes) Perc. 2

Harp

dim.

F.D.

sure.

Now

S.

strong. A.

strong. T. 8

strong.

B.

strong.

cresc. poco a poco Strings

cresc.

unis.

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. pizz.

unis.

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. pizz.

cresc. poco a poco

.

cresc.

he as

cends

the

scaf

fold.


91

pochissimo accelerando poco a poco a2 Fl. 1.2. cresc. poco a poco a2 Ob. 1.2. cresc. poco a poco E.H. cresc. poco a poco 1.2. cresc. poco a poco

Cl. (B ) Bass

poco cresc.

Bsn. 1.2. cresc. poco a poco

1.2. Hn.(F)

cresc. poco a poco

3.4. cresc. poco a poco a2 1.2. Tpt. (C)

cresc. poco a poco

3. cresc. poco a poco a2 1.2. cresc. poco a poco

Tbn. 3. Tuba

cresc. poco a poco

Timp. cresc. poco a poco (Chimes) Perc. 2 cresc. poco a poco

Harp

cresc. poco a poco

F.D.

They

bind

his

arms,

cresc. poco a poco S.

Though her cresc. poco a poco

por

tion

be

the

scaf

fold,

Though her cresc. poco a poco

por

tion

be

the

scaf

fold,

Though her cresc. poco a poco

por

tion

be

the

scaf

fold,

Though

por

tion

be

the

scaf

fold,

A.

T. 8

B.

her

pochissimo accelerando poco a poco poco cresc.

poco cresc. Strings poco cresc. arco

poco cresc. arco

poco cresc.

.


92

= 50

poch. rall. poco a poco

(a2) Fl. 1.2. cresc. poco a poco Picc. cresc. poco a poco (a2) Ob. 1.2. cresc. poco a poco E.H. cresc. poco a poco a2 1.2. Cl. (B )

cresc. poco a poco

Bass cresc. poco a poco a2 Bsn. 1.2. cresc. poco a poco 1.2. Hn.(F)

cresc. poco a poco

a2

3.4. cresc. poco a poco (a2) 1.2. Tpt. (C)

cresc. poco a poco

3. cresc. poco a poco (a2) 1.2. cresc. poco a poco

Tbn.

a2

3. Tuba cresc. poco a poco .

Timp. (Chimes) Perc. 2

cresc.

Harp

M.

They

blind

his

eyes,

cresc. poco a poco S.

And up cresc. poco a poco

on

the

throne

be

wrong,

And up cresc. poco a poco

on

the

throne

be

wrong,

And up cresc. poco a poco

on

the

throne

be

wrong,

And

on

the

throne

be

wrong,

A.

T. 8

B.

up

poch. rall. poco a poco

= 50 alla corda

cresc. poco a poco alla corda

stacc.

cresc. poco a poco

stacc.

Strings cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco

.


93

77

= 42 (a2) Fl. 1.2. 7

Picc. 7

cresc.

(a2)

7

a2

Ob. 1.2.

dim. E.H.

dim. (a2) 1.2.

dim.

Cl. (B )

cresc. poco a poco

7

Bass cresc. poco a poco

cresc.

dim.

a2

Bsn. 1.2.

dim. 1.2.

cresc.

Hn.(F) 3.4. cresc. poco a poco 1.2.

cresc.

Tpt. (C) 3. cresc. poco a poco (a2)

div.

1.2. Tbn.

(a2)

3. Tuba

Timp. (Chimes) Perc. 2

F.D.

They tie

the

rope

a

round

his

neck.

S.

Yet

that

Yet

that

Yet

that

Yet

that

A.

T. 8

B.

= 42

cresc. poco a poco 7

dim.

cresc.

Strings

dim.

cresc. poco a poco div.

dim.

dim.

.

cresc.


94

(a2) Fl. 1.2.

6

7

Picc. 6

(a2)

a2

7

Ob. 1.2. 7 6

E.H. 7

1.2. Cl. (B )

6

Bass 7

(a2) Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1.2. sim.

Tpt. (C) 3.

sim.

1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp.

Snare Drum

Perc. 1 (Chimes) Perc. 2

B.D. M.

And

now

they

And

now

they

F.D.

S.

scaf

fold

sways

the

fu

ture…

scaf

fold

sways

the

fu

ture…

scaf

fold

sways

the

fu

ture…

scaf

fold

sways

the

fu

ture…

A.

T. 8

B.

6

7

Strings

unis.

.


95

78

allargando molto

(a2) Fl. 1.2. dim. poco a poco

Picc. dim. poco a poco dim. poco a poco

Soli

Ob. 1.2.

1.2. dim. poco a poco

Cl. (B ) Bass

a2

(a2)

Bsn. 1.2.

1.2.

dim.

Hn.(F) 3.4.

dim. 1.

dim. poco a poco

Tpt.(C) 2.3.

dim. 1.2.

dim.

Tbn. 3. Tuba

(S.D.) Perc. 1 (Chimes) Perc. 2

M.

hang

him!

hang

him!

F.D.

John

allargando molto

dim. div. in 2 unis.

dim. poco a poco Strings

div. in 2

dim. poco a poco

.

Brown

is

dead.


96

poco rall.

Lento molto

= 63

A tempo (

= 42)

a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H. a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

(Chimes) Perc. 2

piena voce

mezza voce F.D.

They’ve strung him up be tween heav’n and earth.

poco rall.

Lento molto

= 63

Now cut

A tempo (

= 42)

unis.

Strings

unis.

div.

.

his


97

poco rall.

L’istesso tempo 79 accel. poco a poco

(a2)

2.

=

3

1.2. Cl. (B )

cresc. poco a poco

Bass

Bsn. 1 3

3

Hn. 2. (F) (Chimes) Perc. 2

cresc. F.D.

bod

y

down!

Now, bur y him!

You

(As Brown’s body is taken down, it becomes

poco rall.

L’istesso tempo accel. poco a poco =

Strings 3

unis.

3

div.

3

cresc. poco a poco

3

6

Ob. 1. 2. 3

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco Cl. 1. 2. (B )

3

cresc. poco a poco

6

Bsn 1. 2. 3

1. Hn. (F)

(2.)

a2

2. 4.

F.D.

can not

bur y him!

He stands

co

los

sal

smaller and less distinct, finally fading out of sight. But his silhouette on the scaffold remains, growing larger and clearer, and the backstage light becomes ever brighter.)

on

the

3

blood

stained

6

div. Vn. II 3

6

div. Vla. 6

3

Vc. cresc. poco a poco Cb.

.

cresc. poco a poco

cresc. poco a poco

sod!


98

80 Ritenuto

3

= 42 =

Fl. 1.2.

Picc. 3

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

a2 Bsn. 1.2.

a2

3

1.3. Hn.(F)

(a2)

3

2.4. 3

1. Tpt.(C)

3

a2 2.3.

1.2. 3

Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp. (S.D.) Perc. 1 (Chimes) Perc. 2

F.D.

As 3

div.

3

Strings

.

long

as men love

free dom,

Ritenuto

John

Brown

will

nev er

= 42 =


99

81

L’istesso tempo (

= 42)

a2 Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

a2 Ob. 1.2.

E.H. a2 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass (a2) Bsn. 1.2.

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1. 3

3

3

3

3

3

Tpt. (C) 3

3

3

3

3

3

2. 3.

a2 1.2. 3

Tbn.

3

3

3

3

3

a2 3. Tuba

3

.

Timp. 3

3

(S.D.) Perc. 1

M.

I’ll

praise

with

all

my

breath.

I’ll

praise

my

Mak

er

with

all

my

breath.

O

I’ll

praise

my

Mak

er

with

all

my

breath.

O

I’ll

praise

my

Mak

er

with

all

my

breath.

O

I’ll

praise

my

Mak

er

with

all

my

breath.

O

F.D.

die! S.

A.

T. 8

B.

(There is a brilliant flash of light and Brown’s huge silhouette suddenly disappears. Behind the stage we now see only a bright blue sky.)

L’istesso tempo (

= 42)

unis.

unis.

unis. Strings unis.

div.

.


100

(a2) Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

(a2) Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

(a2) 1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass

(a2) Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) 3.4.

1.

dim.

Tpt. (C) 2. 3.

1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

Timp.

Harp

M.

Hap

py

the

man

who hears.

F.D.

Why

should

we

start

S.

Hap

py

the

man

who

hears.

Hap

py

the

man

who

hears.

Hap

py

the

man

who

hears.

Hap

py

the

man

who

hears.

A.

T. 8

B.

espr.

espr. Strings espr. pizz.

unis.

.

pizz.

and


101

allargando

ritenuto molto

a2 Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass a2 Bsn. 1.2.

1.2. Hn.(F) a2 3.4.

1. Tpt. (C) 2. 3.

a2 1.2. Tbn. 3. Tuba

.

Timp.

Glock. Perc. 1 Cym. Perc. 2

Harp

F.D.

fear

to

die?

S.

With

songs

and

hon

ors sound ing

loud.

With

songs

and

hon

ors sound ing

loud.

With

songs

and

hon

ors sound ing

loud.

With

songs

and

hon

ors sound ing

loud.

A.

T. 8

B.

(The sky becomes gradually darker.)

allargando

ritenuto molto

cresc.

cresc. Strings

cresc. arco

arco

.

pizz.


102

82

Largo

= 54

Fl. 1

con sord. 1. 2. sempre con sord.

Hns. (F) 3.

M.

Mourn not

Largo

for John Brown;

he taught us

well.

Mourn

for

Ol

i

ver,

= 54

div.

Strings

div.

unis.

div.

unis.

div.

unis.

div.

arco pizz.

ritenuto

col canto ,

Fl. 1 Behind the scene or in the wings. (Not in orch. pit and not muted) Solo Tpt. 1 (C) Chimes Perc. 2

a piacere M.

mourn

for

all whom war will kill,

ritenuto

both North and South, a

col canto

war that sim ple jus tice

could pre vent. (The sky is now completely dark. From here until the end, the spotlights on Martha and Douglass gradually fade out.)

Strings

div.

(div.) Tutti pizz.

.


103

lunga

ritenuto

(1.)

lunga

Fl. 1.2.

Picc.

Ob. 1.2.

E.H.

1.2. Cl. (B ) Bass a2 Bsn. 1.2.

lunga

lunga

senza sord. Soli 1.2. Hn.(F)

senza sord. Soli

3.4.

1. Tpt.(C) 2.3.

Solo 1.2. Solo

Tbn. 3. Tuba

lunga

lunga

Timp.

S.D. Perc. 1 (Chimes) Perc. 2

B.D. (like the cannon shot that began the Civil War) lunga

lunga

M. (Blackout)

ritenuto unis.

lunga

div.

Strings

unis.

unis. arco

.

lunga


Mechem JOHN BROWN ACT III