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LYSISTRATA or, THE NUDE GODDESS A Tragicomedy for Singers and Orchestra Freely adapted from the play by Aristophanes

Music and Libretto by Mark Adamo Piano/Vocal Score

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LYSISTRATA or, THE NUDE GODDESS A Tragicomedy for Singers and Orchestra Freely adapted from the play by Aristophanes Music and Libretto by Mark Adamo Piano/Vocal Score commissioned for Houston Grand Opera David Gockley, General Director Patrick Summers, Music Director

Table of Contents Act I Invocation.......................................1 Prologos..........................................6 Parados I........................................96 Scene Two...................................126 Scene Three................................181 Act II Scene One..................................238 Scene Two..................................262 Scene Three................................301

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Instrumentation Flute (doubling Piccolo) Clarinet in B= and A Alto Saxophone (Doubling Baritone Saxophone) Bassoon Horn in F Trumpet in D (doubling Trumpet in C) Timpani (doubling Roto-tom) Percussion - 2 players Harp Strings


to John Corigliano

LysiStrata or, The Nude Goddess

Adamo, after Aristophanes

MARK ADAMO

The stage of this theatre. Three demi-goddesses--the FURIES: TISIPHONE, ALECTO, and MEGAERA-descend from the skies: divas ex machina. Hovering elegantly above the ground, they welcome us to the event...

Piano

p

  

f

 



  

 3   

arrogant         

    

Ma - tron or

At - tend,O ci - ti - zens, low or no - ble born, f

Ma - tron or

At - tend,O ci - ti - zens, low or no - ble born, f

Ma - tron or

3

3

      



mf

 

 



  

 



 

 

   

war - ri - or, vir - gin or slave:

3 3         

war - ri - or, vir - gin or slave:

         3

 

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3

war - ri - or, vir - gin or slave:

 

   



     f        

  



 3      3   

At - tend,O ci - ti - zens, low or no - ble born, f

      

 

*Bring out ALECTO, mm. 10-11

 arrogant           

  

3



Pno.



All 3 Furies: close on "-end;" quasi-gospel

arrogant

Megaera



pp

 

5



 3

 



Alecto

  

mf

8

Tisiphone

 

5

  



5

p

5                      5   

5

Pno.

           



 



 

            



INVOCATION Cold, grand, precise q = 72

   1/16/2006


2

          



3          





12

Tisiphone

3

Play - er of harp or flute or trum - pet,

Alecto

   Pries - tess,

Megaera

3

       



Pno.

   

 

ath - lete,

  

Play - er of harp or flute or trum - pet,

    

far - mer,

  

       

 

   

strum - pet...

Play - er of harp or flute or trum - pet,

  

    14

Tisiphone

surging forward q = 76





  



   



    

Strum pet.

ALECTO looks askance.

Alecto

 

  

MEGAERA looks askance.

Megaera

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

             

   

At - tend, A -

At - tend, A -

At - tend, A -

surging forward q = 76





    

close on "-end;"

close on "-end;"

    

"What's the problem?"

thens:

At - tend, A -

   

 thens:

At - tend, A -

    



thens:

       

 

   



At - tend, A -

  

thens:

 thens:



thens:

       

 




3

      17

Tisiphone

Twice as fast q = 144

normal

At - tend! p

Alecto

    

  f

      

Pno.

 Tisiphone

 

   

 

 3



 

   

ar - mies at war.

Pno.

  

a man, and two

At - tend the sto - ry of a

wo - man,

a man, and two

         

 

    Each...

      

wo - man,

Each...

ar - mies at war.

 3      3   

At - tend the sto - ry of a

   

war.

3

Megaera

a man, and two

Twice as fast q = 144 4                    f           

21   3   

ar - mies at

Alecto

f



wo - man,

 3   avid               

 

At - tend! p

At - tend the sto - ry of a

3  avid              

f

At - tend! p

Megaera

3 avid                



Each...

    

  3 3 3          

sultry

Po - wer - ful

        

as

a po - ten - tate,

         1/16/2006


4

  24

Tisiphone

 

sultry

             

Cun - ning as a ser - pent,

 3    sultry

Alecto

       

Mer - ci - less as a

Megaera

Pno.



re - lent - less as O - ri - on,

 

 

         

   27

Tisiphone

Alecto

smooth and sinister

             

Ca - pa ble p

of u - sing

       Ca - pa ble p

Pno.

1/16/2006

mf

of u - sing

      3

a - ny means,

a - ny means,

mf

   

a - ny means,

mf

            re - lent - less as O - ri - on,              p         

crisp

  

port.

smooth and sinister

Megaera

 

port.

Ca - pa ble of u - sing p smooth and sinister

lent - less as O - ri - on,

           

li - on,

 

re -

how - e - ver cru - el,



 3   sly,

or per

3           

crisp 3

how - e - ver cru - el,

sly,

or per

 3           crisp 3

how - e - ver cru - el,

                

 

sly,

           

or per


   30

Tisiphone

5

verse,

Alecto

  

to

verse,

Megaera

Pno.

    verse,       

  

surging



3

con - quer surging



to

con - quer surging

to





 

 

the

3

  3

con - quer

 

the

the

 

3

e - ne - my

      and

e - ven

the

3

3

 

     

   

e - ne - my 3

 

e - ne - my

and

and



    

3

e - ven

the

3

 

e - ven

       

 

the

 

   

   

 

   

 

   

   

          f         

33

Tisiphone

score. f

Alecto

without pause, on to Prologos

score. f

Pno.

  

   

(And the pp

score. f

Megaera

wry, nasal

wry, nasal

 

(And the pp

wry, nasal

 

  

(And the pp

 

         



         



         



ar - mies are e - ven

ar - mies are e - ven

ar - mies are e - ven

 

worse!)

worse!)

worse!)



pp

 1/16/2006


6

PROLOGOS

As the FURIES whisk into the heavens, daylight finds a street in Athens. Center, a building: a staircase snakes up from its front entrance to a second-floor balcony. Enormous images of ARES, god of war, and APHRODITE, goddess of love, frame the stage. KLEONIKE--tough, warm, motherly, committed--leads a small knot of exasperated WOMEN (XANTHE, MYRRHINE, and SAPPHO) toting signs,in what seems to be a hopeless, endless streetside demonstration.

Sharp, brillant, driven,  in fury: q = 144

36

Piano

                 

  

  

   

f

 

 

       

  

38

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

 Pno.

1/16/2006

 

No. 1: Peace Now! (I)

 

 

 

   

E f

   

E f

   

E -

 

               

      

 

 

f

  

         p       



  

   

E f

       

     f

f




7

    

 

41

Xanthe

nough!

Myrrhine

   

 

   

     

nough!

Pno.

     

Xanthe

      4

4

    

Not a - no-ther 4

Sappho

    

Not a - no-ther

       4

Kleonike

Not a - no-ther 4

Pno.

         4        

E - nough!

 

  

E - nough!

 

Not a - no-ther

Myrrhine

 

        

    45

   

 

   

 

Peace

now!

Peace

now!

 Peace



            

Peace

  





  

E - nough!

nough!

Kleonike

E - nough!

nough!

Sappho

 

now!



now!

day:

  

Peace

day:

  

day:

   day:

 

 

  

Peace 

 Peace

   

   

   

 now!

 

 

   

           

   

 Peace

now!

 

now!

 

now!

4    4   

 

  De mf

 

De mf

 

De mf

  De mf

                                                    

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Xanthe

Myrrhine

 

 cide:

dis -

 

 cide:

Sappho

dis -

 



cide:

Kleonike

Pno.



   

 

mf

 

    camp

Myrrhine

   camp

Sappho

   

camp Kleonike

    

camp

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

cide:

53

Xanthe

dis -

       

dis -

  

  





  

band:

 

 de



with - out

de



with - out

   

4

4

   

Di - vide

     

4



Di - vide

de

4

  

band:

with - out

Di - vide



4

  

band:

 

Di - vide

   

with - out

band:

 

4

  



 - lay:

 

the

land:

  

- lay:

 

 

 

De -

   

the

land:

the

land:

  

De -

   

  

De -

  



the

                        



land:

 

 

 





De -

   

 

    

    

 

 

  



  E

-

E

-

   

E

- lay:



   



- lay:

de

 

  

-

  E

-

     


Xanthe

9

55   

  

  

     nough!

nough! ff

Myrrhine

nough! ff

Sappho

nough! ff

Kleonike

    ff

Pno.

    



57

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

                                            

Peace now! f

  

Peace now! f

 

Peace now! f

                     

   Peace now!

 

  

Peace now!

  

muttering    

muttering     

E - nough! p

  

Peace now!

Peace now! f

Pno.

quasi 6/8

   E - nough!

E - nough! p

  

E - nough!

muttering             E - nough! E - nough!  p             E

mf

-

nough.

E - nough!

                          



quasi 6/8

p

     

                           1/16/2006


10

 

61

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

Peace now! f

  

Peace now! f

  

groaning

Kleonike

Pno.

 Xanthe

     Peace!     f     f               66    

night: f

Myrrhine

   

night: f

Sappho

    f

Kleonike

     night: 

 

f

            

1/16/2006

Peace now! f

  

Peace now!

      

 

      



Peace

now!





Peace

now!

   Peace now!  Peace



       f

Pno.

 

 

now!

   

  

    

  

4    

   4

   

Not

  4         4      

 

We mf

 



We

We mf

more,

not one

more

one p

more,

     4

one p 2

more,

    not one  

not one



night:

more,

       

4



beg:

       

 

 

 

we

plead:

we

plead:

 

   we

  

  

 

plead:

   



 

more

 

more



       

    

 



    

plead:

we

beg:

          mf        

   

beg:

mf

 



4

beg:



one p

one

 

We mf

 

4

          

    


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Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho Kleonike

Pno.

 Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho Kleonike

      

Con - sent!





Con - sent!

 

   

  

      

       mf       

 

 

  

 

E

-

      

4        

 

It's p

we who bear the

It's p

we who bear the

It's p

we who bear the

-

 

-

brunt:

brunt:

          



  4        

 

4

4            

f

nough! ff

 

       



 

E

 

4           

 

E

  

Con - cede!

Con - sent!

   

Con - cede!

 



      

  

Con - cede!

73   

75

Pno.



                     

   Pno.



11

nough! ff

  

 Wait!

  

brunt:

Heed!

nough! ff

   

   

ff

     

                                      Two baggy GEEZERS, dragging endless scrolls, wheeze onstage from opposite wings

 

1/16/2006


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    77

Two Geezers

Half as fast: h = 72 (h = h ) a2 3 asthmatic

   

News from the front! f Half as fast: h = 72 (h = h )

Pno.

                 

News from the front!

 

79    3         

      mp

Pno.

      

a

 

81

Two Geezers

Pno.

        

as

  

    is

our

  

83

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho Kleonike

Two Geezers

1/16/2006



  

charge,

 



re - por - ting..."

    

(mp)

  

 

 

for the his - to - ri - cal re - cord

 

 

       

   

mortified

(fart)

      mf

      

3                      

"Both

Pno.

     

 

from the Com - mon weal of A - thens,

(cough)

Ex - cuse us,



 



 



(wheeze)

   la - dies.



 exasperated

    3

Get tothe mp3

    tothe        Get mp               

exasperated

(belch) and not ex - clu - ding so - ci - e - ty at

  



(Timp. gliss.)

   

bul - le - tin



    

Pompous, wheezy, lumbering: h = 54

"Be ing mp

   

3

No. 2: "Being a bulletin..."

Two Geezers

 

  

large:

 



pp


Xanthe Myrrhine

85    

point!

   

Sappho Kleonike

13

 3               

point!

Two Geezers

the

 Pno.

           

la - test,

       sfz        

most

suc - cess - es in the on - go- ing wars with

re - cent

               mp

     



  

         

  87

Kleonike

Two Geezers

         

 

 

poach - ers,

those

  

 

 





pi - kers,

            those Spar - tan sons of whores...

  



   

ss gli

.

3

. gliss

E -

those

Pno.



  1/16/2006


14

  89

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

Kleonike

     nough! -

seizing the scroll

-

-



-

No! f

             3

- A - no ther - boy cott: -



-

-

 

 

3

pp

Pno.

on - Boi - -o - tian eels! -

 

  



groaning

3



 seizing and reading the scroll

  3   3         92

Xanthe

3

 

No more Mi - le - sian lea - ther un - til fur - ther

Myrrhine

Sappho Kleonike

    no - tice!

The

groaning

No!



 

 

groaning

No!









3

Pno.

 1/16/2006

 

p

3

 



The

 The


15

  3  3        

Xanthe Myrrhine

war is

Sappho Kleonike

war is



Kleonike



97     



No!

 

       100

Kleonike

f

e=e

end?

e=e

Pno.

        

  

In - de - fi - nite - ly!

     

 

mf

 

  

 

3

   

No. 3: Ares, Aphrodite (I)

    

Livid, breakneck q = 160

A f

    p

  

   

molto accel.

 

 

     Pno.

 

now ex -pec - ted to con - tin- ue:

molto accel.

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

3

mp

Pno.

In - de - fi - nite - ly!

  

3

 

now ex -pec - ted to con - tin- ue:

            3

        screaming

 3  

94

-

res,

    

   

A - phro - di - te,

when

f

     

 

2                

Tell us, tell us,

2 2                         2    p 2         

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

        f

    

 

this

  

 

 

 

    

2

 

 

will all

    

   

 breakneck q = 160 Livid,    

 

     

        

 

when will all this

    

            1/16/2006


16

       103

Kleonike





               p                end?

Pno.

  106

Kleonike

 Pno.

   

  

3

 Ev' - ry night            

110

Myrrhine

Kleonike

3

          



 

3

     

Pno.

    



Pno.

1/16/2006

3

mp

3

we

     shout in the streets,     

 

 



A - res, A - phro - di - te, f

                           f                   

 

 

     

What be - fell us?                        

      When?



            How did we get              

   

  

      

f

de -

 



            

   

  

Ones, whom do you

 





 3

O, Di vine

      



                When did this be - gin?                  p                113

Myrrhine

  

   

we writhe in our sheets,

fend?

  

   

3

  Ev' - ry day           mf         

   

3







 



     

in to

 

this

 


        migh - ty                      116

Myrrhine

Pno.

    119

Kleonike

17

                

      

can tell you

        f        

 

  

that.

Sappho

Kleonike

 

  

                                   in?

clear.

     You're

        

SAPPHO and XANTHE reluctantly come forward.

SAPPHO and XANTHE reluctantly come forward.

 

 



        

    

young. I'll show you.

         

          



 

      

Delicate, billowing q = 66 (q = previous h)

3

  



  

           dolce, pp       

 

 

sullen p

I

3         

Who'll vo lun - teer?

        Pno.

 



  123

Xanthe

 

Com - plete - ly

Relenting q = 132

Pno.

we're

    

          

Relenting q = 132 I mf



migh - ty mess

You play the Spar - tan, dear.

       

Delicate, billowing q = 66 (q = previous h)

 

  

   

 

 

 

1/16/2006


18

         

No. 4: "Imagine, then..."

127

Sappho

Kleonike



Pno.

3

 

 

 

then,



a - go,

                              

A little faster: sweet, fragmentary, like birdsong q = 72 5

 

day

 

  

a

6

se - ven - ty years

3

as

ra - di

3

-

 

ant

as

 

this one:

                                3

               

   

ma - gine,

 

 

  

  

 

130

Kleonike

I mp

129

Kleonike

al -ways play the Spar tan. hushed, bardic

   Pno.

A little faster: sweet, fragmentary, like birdsong q = 72

Pno.

  an

  

then

3



-

1/16/2006



 

al

 

6                                

3

lands

on

3

-

                6

Pno.

 

A - the - ni - an ex - plo - rer

             131

Kleonike

   

most

-

de -

       

ser

-

   

5

ted

 is

-



land...

 

a

              3


19

No. 5: It's a Miracle! (I)

       

Same tempo: radiant, sustained

132 as the ATHENIAN: exalted, amazed

Xanthe

It's a mp

 

mi - ra cle!

  

  

Same tempo: radiant, sustained

  

  136

Xanthe





    

So warm, so green, so fer mp

-

tile,

mp

      

 

        

ple,

plum, and

mp

Pno.

Vine,

                     

   

   

and rose, and this - tle,

   p

 

pp

 

   

           

pear...

                        

3

 



              Ap -

             



138

Xanthe

sight!

pp

p

 

a

3



  

  

What

 

 

       

pp

Pno.

 

3

  

Pno.

 

    

 

Smell the breeze in the myr - tle,

       

        3

       pp

  

  p

 

pp

      1/16/2006


20

3             

141

Xanthe

Blink mf

Hear the mea - dow - lark whis - tle,

   Pno.

          p

pp

drink in

mf                       

   

144

Xanthe

in,

                 



pp

        

      the bright

           3

 



        3                       

 

    

could

   Pno.

1/16/2006

pp

  



 

  

make

a grown



man

    

    

 

 

   



pp

147

Xanthe

3

These ripe,these rol - ling hills p

 

        

air!

Pno.

clean

3

 groan;



    

So f

rich, so sweet

            f                       

  a del

  

-

ta

    

    


21

         

The birdsong returns

149

Xanthe

Could melt a

Kleonike

Pno.





                3                            

   a

                           

The birdsong returns 5

3

Spar

3           

fined sen - si - bi - li - ties, hap - pens

Pno.

         

-

tan

3

pp

 

 

 

3

ex - plo - rer,

      

of

e - qual - ly

                                     3       6

152

Kleonike

stone... p dryer

By cu - ri - ous co - in - ci - dence, that same

week,

Pno.

of

151

Kleonike

heart



 

to

land

   

onthat ve - ry

 same

re -

    



is - land...

6   6    5                                                                     

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

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22

No. 6: It's a Miracle! (II)

   154

Xanthe

As before: radiant, sustained

        

It's a mi - ra cle, a mi - ra cle! mp as the SPARTAN: equally exalted and amazed

Sappho

      

It's a mi - ra cle! mp

 

  

  

  

As before: radiant, sustained

 



 

3     

What a

 

 

sight!

     3

What a

  

Pno.

 

 

sight!



          

 

3

mp

3



    158

Xanthe

Sappho

  

So

  

So warm,

   

so green, so fer -

    Pno.

1/16/2006

    

    tile,

   pp liquid

p

 

pp

 

 

warm...

Ev - ry -

      Vine,

and rose,

  

           

 

p

 

where,

   and this - tle,

 

 

 

 


23

              

 

                 

         

160

Xanthe

Ap - ple,

Sappho

plum, and

Ap - ple,

         Pno.

mp

pear...

plum, and...

Smell!

Such a mi - ra - cle!

           

    

Smell, and

Smell the breeze in the myr - tle,

    

         3

            



      pp

   

 p

  

    

pp

   163

Xanthe

           

hear...

Close your eyes and

             3

Sappho

hear the mea - dow - lark whis - tle,

 Pno.

 

     

 p

 

  

in

      

         

      

Blink mf

Blink mf

in,

in,

drink

drink

in

the bright

the bright

clean

clean

3                                

 

mf

pp

                     

 

3

   1/16/2006


24

  

166

Xanthe

  

air!

Sappho



Pno.

What a

   

air!

       

    3

sight!



So

  

   

so rich, so sweet

3            

 

pp

   



  

  

    

   

a del

-

ta

  

     

3

169

Xanthe

sweet...

Sappho

       could melt

  

pp

Pno.

1/16/2006

   

a heart

     Clear - ly,

  of stone:

        

 -

-



    

It's at f

the gods'

It's at f

the gods'

    

com - mand,

 

com - mand,

            f             

      


Xanthe

25

 171       I

Sappho

      I

   Pno.

 

  

Pno.

Sappho

Pno.

claim

  

  

            

 

 

 

brittle                 

  p

   

pp



 

A...

 

    Spar...             

       

  

  



ta's

 



A - thens'

Spar               

Spar - ta's,

Spar - ta's,

thens',



  

Spar - ta's,

A - thens',

 3  

 



ever brittler

A - thens',

for

 

 

A -

A - thens',



for

this land

- ta's,

   

   

 

 

174

Xanthe

this land





   Spar    

claim

      

ever brittler

Sappho

 

      

173

Xanthe



own...

   



own...

 

          

sfz

 

1/16/2006


No. 7: "Had these been women..."

26

3 3             

176

Kleonike

Faster: impatient, peremptory; q = 108

Had f

3

  

5

        

  

these been wo -men,we'd have sat down, drunk a

lit - tle wine,

ad - mired each o - thers'

Faster: impatient, peremptory; q = 108

 Pno.

       

 

3

pp

     178

Kleonike

   

   

   

 



3



    

 Pno.

   

 

    

no.

1/16/2006

dren,

   

3

  

 

 

 

3

3

  

 

3

  

then mapped out the turf and div - vied it up.



   



3

 

3

 

3

   

3

 

These were our lea - ders,

 3                  

 

   

   

3

  



3



 3  

3

   

Pno.

3

pp

  

180

Kleonike

 

3

 

3

 



ar - mor, talked a - bout our chil -

     

         

3

3

 

these were

  

 

 

3

 3

3

 

   

 

our foun ders, -

   

But...

3

    

  



these were 3

3

 

the


           

Kleonike

  

3

182

faster, stricter

Men!

fa - thers of A - thens' fi - nest. 3

  Pno.

3

 

   

    

3

3

     

Guess what hap - pened in

Heavy, menacing: q = 66

   

3

       

   

  



 

- stead?

faster, stricter

    

3

27 Heavy, menacing: q = 66



  

 

  

pp

                



  glaring3        185

Xanthe

  

Sa - cri lege! pp

Sappho

glaring    

    

   Tres - pass!

Sa - cri lege! pp

      

3

   

 

 

   

Poa cher! p



 

Jack - ass!

p 3





Pno.

 

Poa - cher! p

Tres - pass!

3

    

3



Im

  

Jack ass!



 

3



 1/16/2006


28

  187

Xanthe

Sappho

Kleonike

    per - i - al - ist! mp



     3

3

Ter - ror - ist!

3

Im - per - i - al - ist! mp



   

 3      

WAR! f

     

Pno.

      189

Kleonike

 

   

3

 

all

  

these years la - ter, be - hold our lives!

  

Vir gins,



Pno.

      p       

    

       

Kleonike

                               

191

  



Sigh - ing,

   Pno.

1/16/2006

           

     p

   

   

  

  



   

  

              

wi - dows, wives:



cry - ing,

e=e

  

mp



  

              

               

        



e=e

     

  

ma - trons,

                  p                     



drea ming,



            f

  

Twice as fast: maddened: q. = 104

     So, f

    

 

3

Twice as fast: maddened: q. = 104

    

mp

 



Ter- ror - ist!



 

WAR! f



screa - ming:

  

   

  

   

  

      

 gliss.       




No. 8: Ares, Aphrodite (II)

             193

Xanthe

Manic, desperate: q = 152

A - res, A - phro - di - te, f

Myrrhine

          

          



        

                   

when will all this

when will all this

    

 

   

f

   

when will all this

  

Manic, desperate: q  = 152

end?

A - res, A - phro - di - te, f

Pno.

when will all this

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

Pno.

when will all this

Tell us, tell

us:

Tell us, tell

us:

Tell us, tell

us:

Tell us, tell

us:

      

end?

e=e              p         

     

       

end?

                        A - res, A - phro - di - te,

end?

196

Xanthe

         

A - res, A - phro - di - te, f

Kleonike

e=e

           

         

A - res, A - phro - di - te, f

Sappho

29

      

                     



                     when will all this

end?

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

when will all this

end?



                     

                A - res, A - phro - di - te,  when will                 f

     

 

     

 

all this



   

end?

                           

 

end?

A - res, A - phro - di - te,



       

         



      

1/16/2006


30

  

3 3 3             

 

3 3 3             

 

3 3 3             

  

3 3 3             

199

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

  Pno.

 Xanthe

 

Ev' - ry day mf

     3

3

Sappho

    

O, Di - vine

     3

Kleonike

O, Di - vine

Pno.

1/16/2006

    

3   3      

3

Ev' - ry night we writhe in our sheets,

3   3      

3

Ev' - ry night we writhe in our sheets,

3   3      

3

       mf     

p

 



Ev' - ry night we writhe in our sheets,

Ev' - ry night we writhe in our sheets,

   



 



Ones, whom do

you

-

fend?



de

Ones, whom do

you

de

-

fend?

3

 

3

3

3

we shout in the streets,

O, Di - vine

we shout in the streets,

Ev' - ry day mf

203 3      

we shout in the streets,

Ev' - ry day mf

O, Di - vine

Myrrhine

we shout in the streets,

Ev' - ry day mf

       mf      

3   3      

3

Ones, whom do

Ones, whom do

  

  



    







    mp

 

    



    



de



de

    



    

you

you

-

fend?

                                          -

fend?

         


        

    

       

     

       

    

206

Xanthe

Myrrhine

A f

-

A

-

res, A - phro - di - te,

res, A - phro - di - te,

f

Sappho

Kleonike

A f

-

A f

-

res, A - phro - di - te,

        

           plead:

Myrrhine

     

    

plead:

Sappho

     

plead:

Pno.

 

          p    

             

Hear

us,

 

Hear

       Hear



us as

      

 us,

Hear

Hear

us,

      



      

 

      

Hear

Hear

us,

us as

us as

 

 

 

 

          

      





 

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

   Heed us,

   

Heed us,

   

Heed us,

               Heed us, A - res, A - phro - di - te,                       

 

 

 

          

 f   

 

  

     

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

we

 

we





 

     

     

we

we

         

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

us as



Heed us, heed us:



       

Heed us, heed us:



Hear        

Heed us, heed us:

Heed us, heed us:

plead: Kleonike

 

f

209

Xanthe

     

res, A - phro - di - te,

        

Pno.

31

 

          1/16/2006


32

         212

Xanthe

In

Myrrhine

ourhour

ourhour

       In

Kleonike

Pno.

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

       

 

1/16/2006

 



   



  

  



of

need.

of

   

need.

2

3

pro - mise a truce.

 

    p

 

    

    mf

 

 

 

3



3

Mean -

 

Plan - ting - time, they mf

Mean -

3

2

Har vest - time, a - no ther ex cuse. mf

      

3

2         2                        2  mf  2                need.



need.

of

of



3 3 3          

  Pno.

ourhour

          In ourhour          

215

Xanthe



             In

Sappho

   

  

mp





 

3

 

time, we could

3

   

time, we could 3

    


   219

Xanthe

Myrrhine

       die of dis - use.

Sappho

Kleonike

 

     

 Xanthe

 

     

Zeus! f

Won't you in



     Won't you in

Zeus! f



     Won't you in

Zeus! f

 

     

                    f              

Won't you in

die of dis - use.

Pno.

33

222      

Zeus! f

own,        

 

 

reft of our

Sappho

Kleonike

Pno.

 

brittle, precise

        pp

own,

    

-

ter

-

ter

-

ter

  

  

  

left

   

left pp

         

cede?

brittle, precise      

-

   

-

  

   

cede?

cede?



 

 

 



      



Be pp

     

Braced...

    

    

...for that there's no one to em

     

brittle, precise

Be pp

-

   

cede?

ter

We're

We're pp

-

 -

brittle, precise     

  

  

reft of our

Myrrhine

 

a - lone,

 Braced...

   

a - lone,

             

...for 





        

that there's no one to em -

   1/16/2006


34

   225

Xanthe

Myrrhine

From

    

 

brace us:

Sappho

Kleonike

    hand - in

  

hand - in

Pno.

Xanthe

          pp

    

  

228

    

chaste...

Sappho

     

3       

be - cause there's no one to

Kleonike

      

Pno.

1/16/2006

pp

  

chase us. pp

Re - mem - ber mp

    

Re - mem - ber mp

ed - ly...

on - ly

    

p

pp

 

ed - ly...

 

     

          

chaste...

Myrrhine

to back - hand

hand

  

...a - ban - doned, on - ly

          From

    

hand...

brace us:

to back - hand

       

 

       ...a - ban - doned,       

    

 

 

con - ju - gal pas - sions?

    

   

Now, on- ly mp

 

con - ju - gal pas - sions? Now, on- ly

          be - cause there's no one to chase us.                       3

                 pp

mp

mp

        

             


35

  231

Xanthe

Myrrhine

      rhe - to - ric

Sappho

Pno.

 

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

and

Pa - tri -

pa - tri -

  

  

 

        

  



 



       



Crack - pots! f



Crack - pots! f

   



Crack - pots! f

  





Crack - pots! f

         gliss.

f



     f

        gliss.

   

   

o - tic,

     

3

         

Make them

        



3

Make them 3

Make them

3

 





noise.

3 3

their boy - cotts,

 

3

3

3

 



 



 

and

sub. p

3



and sub. p

their boy - cotts,

take back

 



      ar - chal noise.                 

 

take back



their boy - cotts,

take back





 

3

take back

 Make them

   



    

ar - chal

   

  

pa - tri -

o - tic,

ra - tions,

   

  

Pa - tri -

  Pno.



234

Xanthe

 

ra - tions,

          rhe - to - ric

Kleonike



and

  

  

their boy - cotts,

and sub. p

   

 

 

 

  1/16/2006


36

      236

Xanthe Myrrhine

e=e



bring

Sappho

Kleonike

   

us

back,

bring



us



back,





     

bring

us

e=e

Pno.

 Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

       p

1/16/2006

 

    



238    

   

Pno.

 

us

back,

 

 

Bring

us

back,



us

back,





  p

 

 

us

 

 

 

                        



bring



 

back,





back,

 





us

          

 

p



bring

us

back,

 

 



us

back,

bring

us

back,





p

 

us

 



 

back,

   

 

                       

 

 

 

bring

              





back,

 

     

     

us

us

bring

bring

bring

back,

   

bring

 

  

 

Bring

bring

              



back,





 

 

 

 

 

   

       


     240

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

      



bring      

   242

Xanthe

Myrrhine

  boys!





us





us

bring

bring



 











our





our



back

back

 

  us us

 

our

 

                                                                      back

e=e

         A - res, A - phro - di - te, f

         

   

 

         

      

 

           

A - res, A - phro - di - te, f

A - res, A - phro - di - te, f

A - res, A - phro - di - te, f

boys!

                                                      f                      e=e

Pno.

 

  our

back



 

 

boys!

Kleonike



   

boys!

Sappho



                                                  p                         bring

Pno.

 

37

gliss.

 

    

 

f

1/16/2006


38

    245

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

 When?

  



  



When?

e=e

          

 

Pno.

Sappho

Kleonike

 

           

When will all this

groaning           When? When?                      f p                  

  

         



         



            

 

      

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

     

 

    

When?

When?

 

Won't you tell us?

        

          Won't you tell us?

    

        

     Won't you tell us?                     

 

        

 

         

 

When will you de -

When will you de -

          When will you de -

          When will you de -

  

            

    

    

 

            

    

 

f

Pno.

When?

p



Won't you tell us?

e = e          

When will all this

 

end?

        

 e = e            

e=e

1/16/2006

end?



A - res, A - phro - di - te,

Myrrhine

When will all this

          

249

Xanthe

end?

 

When?

Kleonike

When will all this

    

When?

Now?

   


      253

Xanthe

e=e

39





scend?

Myrrhine





   

    

Kleonike

     



scend?

                            e = e

Pno.

  256

Xanthe

Myrrhine



 

Kleonike

 

  

3

 3

 3

     

How much more im - plo - ring the gods? Oh,

 3   



When?            

       

 3 

       3

How much more ig - no ring the odds?

   



p

3

  

 3      



    



mp

f



war will ne - ver

 3      

war will ne - ver

         3

war will ne - ver

         3

How much more grie - ving the

 



How much more grie - ving the

    Oh,

How much more grie - ving the

  

when?

     

 3  3

when?

3

 

f

 3

How much more grie - ving the

      

Pno.

Oh,

    

when?

  



3

When? 3

3

3

Sappho

         

 

  



scend?

3

When?



scend?

Sappho



war will ne - ver



 

 

 



   1/16/2006


40

  

260

Xanthe

cease?

Myrrhine

Sappho



cease?

 

O, p

3

  264

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

    3

Re lieve mp

 3

 

 

Re lieve

      3

3

Be lieve us: mp

Pno.

1/16/2006

           

mp

    

     us:

Wait

no

 

3

Don't wait a mo - ment

  us:

Wait

   no

more...

4                  

  

mf

p



   

E -



   E -



     4               

 

E -

more...

        Don't wait a mo - ment

   

more...

4

    

more...

4           

mp Kleonike

3

 

Di vine Ones,

3             3                      p        mf                       

3

Di vine Ones,

cease?

Pno.

3

O, p

    

 

3

cease?

Kleonike

 



 

E -

                   


  268

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

  

 

  

  

Pno.

 Xanthe

 

41

nough! ff

nough! ff

nough! ff

nough! ff

 

    

               

ff

   

 

 

 

   

     

Kleonike

 

  

 

our

3   3   3  3           

Re - store

       

Pno.

   

  

 

a gospel cadenza

  

  



our

  3   3  3            3

Re - store

  

 

Re - store

 

3   3   3  3           

a gospel cadenza

a gospel cadenza

Sappho



270 3      3 3 3    a gospel cadenza                     

Re - store

Myrrhine

      



our



  

  

      

  

 



our

p

 



 

1/16/2006


42

    275

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

Even faster: q = 168

 

Peace now! p

  

Peace now! p

  

Peace,

Peace,

Pno.

 

p

 

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

  

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

now.

  



Peace

now!

Peace

now!

Peace

   



 

  

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

Peace,





mf

now!

Peace mp

now!

Peace mp

now!

 

mp

  



 



Peace,

Peace,



Peace mf

now!

Peace mf

now!

 

now!

Peace,                 

Peace,

                         

Peace mf



Peace mp

Peace,

          

Peace,

Peace,

Peace,

Peace,



gliss full value of half note gliss.

now.

now!

Peace now!



      

  

 



  



278

Xanthe

 

 Peace,

Peace now!

peace,

   

Even faster: q = 168    

f

Peace now!

 

Peace,

Peace now! p

    

 

Peace,



Peace,



Peace,

    

 

  

 

 


   280

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

    

43



Peace

now!



Peace

now!

Peace

now!

  

 Peace,

 

 Peace,

 Peace,

     

now.

                   Pno.





  f

 

   

  

 

Peace now! ff

Peace now! f

    

  

Peace now! f 

Peace now! ff

  

    

Peace now! f

Peace now! ff

  

Peace now! Peace f

       

      

  

port.

    

          

          

now! Peace now! ff



         

    

      ff

1/16/2006


ACT ONE SCENE ONE

44

  

No.9:"Kleo..."

283

Xanthe

 

Lysia

Myrrhine

 

Sappho

 

Kleonike

 

Nico

 Lysia

Kleonike

Pno.

1/16/2006

  3  

         







Kle o... mf MYRRHINE recognizes LYSIA's voice, and, pointedly, ignores it.



 

-

KLEONIKE recognizes LYSIA's voice, and, pointedly, ignores it.

    

pp  

 

   

pp



3

-

-

 



  

Da

Don't start with me,

 

3

  

-

-

rling,

  3

3        

o...

      



 3

 

da

SAPPHO recognizes LYSIA's voice, and, pointedly, ignores it.

3

Kle

3

         286

 

      

On the balcony appears LYSIA: smart, glamourous, and, right now, a little patronizing.

luxuriantly

   

Piano

XANTHE recognizes LYSIA's voice, and, pointedly, ignores it.

rling,

   3  3   Kle

-

-

Ly - si - a...

 



    3


45

289

Lysia

  

 

3

molto accel.

      3

o... p

-

3

-

-

-

       

molto accel.

 Pno.

    

 

      

 

      293

Lysia

   

Pno.

 Lysia

            

        297 4      

gestures, fluidly

Kleonike

Pno.

      

       

testy

how

I

 

Brisk, blithe: q = 126

 

4

3

a - dore you,

  



Mis - sion? mf

     mf     

      

              

Pas- time.

 

    

Kle - o - ni - ke, mf

3

have for your, um...

3

you know

bo - som friend,

  3    

 

3

languidly

 

o... p

3

 Brisk, blithe: q = 126

               3

and what great re - spect I 3

     p     

parodying the demonstrators

But...

            p p    

   

"E nough! f

        

  1/16/2006


302

Lysia

Pno.

 

       4

 

  p  

    

unperturbed



 

outraged

 

         p

   Pno.

1/16/2006

  

4



      

too,

  4



with

a

 



             You find our con - vic - tions too brittle

         

            f

do

 

 

 

could



Peace, Now.

    

 

 

p

f

     

 

Ly - si - a! f

lit - tle...

Kleonike



            

 

We neigh - bors,

312

Lysia

 

  

  Pno.

    

  

last time.

Kleonike

4      

E - nough!" Gods a - bove, e - nough al - rea - dy.You woke up half the neigh- bor - hood sub. p

                307

Lysia

2



  



46

p

3

3






47

   316

Lysia

 Don't

Kleonike

Pno.

 

 3    

You

be arch.

  



know, I'm



 



a - ban - doned,

too!

"Be -

loud? f



mp

 

 pp

Fast, dry: q = 144

       319

Lysia

a feeble show of solidarity

reft of my

 

own,

I'm

Fast, dry: q = 144

  Pno.

 

 

       

left

a-

lone,

  

Braced

          pp            

for that there's no one to em -

322

Lysia

brace

Pno.

3

   

 

me..."





3     This is pp

             3   3  pp

 



The WOMEN remain stony.

  

    



one tough crowd.

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48

      327

Lysia

Nico

Pno.

 

Look: mf



  shrugging    

 



I don't march.

sor - ry.



On strides a strapping young general with a gleam in his eye.

       

  

  

 

 

       

     



     

No. 10: "Lysia!" "Nico!" Surging: h = h (= 72)==== alla breve plus 3/4

    330

Lysia

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

 

Kleonike

 

Nico

delighted

Ni - co! f

 

     Ly f

-

1/16/2006

      

f

 

 

avidly

  

A f

man!

 

to WOMEN

Shh!

   -

 

 

si - a!

Surging: h = h (= 72)==== alla breve plus 3/4

Pno.

 

 

Where are

  

 

 



 

 



 

 

 

 you, 7

     

 


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   332

Lysia

Kleonike

Nico

Pno.

 Ly

        

pp

f

  

damning, to LYSIA

   -

 

Con f

si - a?



gel...)

(An pp

  

aside

  

 

 

 



 

 

 

 





            7

      

 q=q

            334

Kleonike

sor - ting with the e - ne - my!

You're be - yond the pale.

   Pno.

  

  

3 3        

Ma - dam,I'm A - the - ni - an. mp



q=q

affable

  



Nico

   

     





p

       

3

   1/16/2006


50

     337

Kleonike

Save it. mp

  Pno.

  

challenging

ossia 8va

 

 

        "Vic to - ry 

Pno.

 

 

1/16/2006

 



 

3

thought.



          





  

  

Gods!

3

 

Would you

Easier, with the voice: q = 104

p

   



Held back q = 76

3

                 if you had - n't been taught? 

 



      

true peace."

 

Martial, vigorous, a little rigid: q = 126

3

  

 

Easier, with the voice: q = 104

 

is the on - ly

know your own name

Pno.

 

Martial, vigorous, a little rigid: q = 126

    

 3

 3   

3

    



"True peace."That's what I p ff

       344

Kleonike

ff

peace?

 

ff

  

   



What news of

 by rote: stentorian

Nico

   

  

You're male.

340

Kleonike

  

3

3

        

to LYSIA: reproachful

My dea - rest pp

friend.

Held back q = 76

    

   pp     




51

  348

                

lofty



 Pno.

3

  

How youdis - ap - point

 

me. f

 

              

Pno.

 

 

  



    p



                                         stand there, hy - per ven - ti - la - ting, that Ni - that the

     

      

       ve - ry



   

Pno.



catches herself

355

Lysia

mf

351

Lysia

asyou



   Please.

Kle - o,

Wereyou born with those shoul - ders? (f) sub. pp to WOMEN: acidic

    

    



 

same

      

     de - tente for

           

Ge - ne - ral and I



    which you are



so



3

          

       

            LOUD - LY

    3

al - so wantthe



Kleonike

3

I'll have you know, mp

3

purring, to NICO Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

   

 

 

Lysia

mp

   

a - gi - tating.



 

      

 

    1/16/2006


Brisk, glib: q = 126

52

3    3          glib

358

Lysia

Kleonike

 

Pno.

              I'm at your com - mand. Brisk, glib: q = 126 pp                     

But to p

3              

   

  

I don't

   

 

mf



first

we'll need a lit - tle peace pp

Slower, heavier, dogged: q = 104

     p      

 

 

 

  

   



 

Can't you do your mp

3

  

 

3

   

de - mon - stra - ting

mp

   

 

 

   

              

Pno.

   

          

      

         pointed              



buy it.

and qui - et.

1/16/2006

talk a - bout a peace,

365

Lysia

I don't buy it. mf

           

dogged



   

Slower, heavier, dogged: q = 104

Sor - ry: p

Pno.

3

3



3

equally glib

Kleonike

3

361

Lysia

     

I'll be firm,but fair. pp

That's why he's come, I swear. p

sly

Nico

sly

 

   

   else - where?     

               

 


53

   369

Lysia

severe

Kleonike

Pno.



3

We have to talk, mp

Pno.

Kleonike

Nico

     

3

 

ti - ming is in - op - por - tune. First

    mf   

 

    

3   

soon.

       

 

 

pp

 

 sultry

conceding

Come on, sis - ters! mf

  

  

I'll speak to you pp

we have to talk, he and I.

  

            

3

sfz

        

   

Your mf

conciliating

              3

   Pno.

376

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

you and I.

           

372

Lysia

3

        

 

 3  3                    

 

brittle

pp

 



Brisk: q = 126

Brisk: q = 126

      mf

     

3 3 3                Ho - nored to meet you, Ge - ne - ral!      mp  

Back in line.

               

 

 

    

seductive

  

The mp

mp

    

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54

No. 11: Peace Now! (II)

the WOMEN back into line  bossing        

Fast, sharp: q = 144

379

Kleonike

Nico

Pno.

E f

         plea - sure's all mine.



 4   

   

This way, la - dies... Not a - no - ther p

 Pno.

Kleonike

 

1/16/2006

 leading the WOMEN away       Now!

Pno.

4

          p 4         

      

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

3

 

     E -

 

  

 day:

  E - nough!

nough!

 Peace

f

    

   E -

           

                

3

   

                      f                        

4

387

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

4

  4    

  

Fast, sharp: q = 144

  4  

Peace now!

                   f             

      

Aww... f

Kleonike

E - nough!

nough!

383

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

  

  

E - nough!

 

nough!

          

      

   

   



Peace

Peace Now!

      

 

        


55

    391

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

4           

now!

Kleonike

one p

 

more,

    Not

     

more

night:

a - no - ther

 Pno.

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho Kleonike

 

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho Kleonike

Pno.

 

 Peace

Fast: q = 168

flexibly, with the singers: q = approx. 104

 

 Pno.

             

     4  p 4               395

Lysia

4

           f      

   

4

  

night: f



4

not one



 

  



Peace



now!

   



      

398          

      

      p         

    

point

you!



 



me...

   



pp  sub.  

   

 

E - nough!

   

     



   

 

 

   

     

   

     

E - nough!

   

Fast: q = 168

      

    



 

flexibly, with the singers: q = approx. 104

KLEONIKE leads the WOMEN away.

E - nough! p

I won't dis - ap - point mp

warning

Don't dis - ap p

Now!

   

   

exasperated

     

E - nough!

   

     

   

   

1/16/2006


56 Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho Kleonike

Pno.

  402

Nico

Peace pp

   

 



now...

 

Languid: q = 84 (= previous h)

       

  

 

     

             

3

3

No. 12: "Madam." "General..." formally

Alone, NICO and LYSIA eye each other

 

    

      

She descends the stairs.

   

Ge - ne - ral... pp

formally 3

    

  

3

Alone, NICO and LYSIA eye each other

 Pno.



               pp                  406

Lysia

Languid: q = 84 (= previous h)

 

Ma - dam... pp

          

  

  

      

  

Restless, intense: q = 96 accel. bit by bit

   410

Lysia

with increasing hunger 3

   

Ge - ne - ral, with increasing hunger mm. 426-428 ossia 8va

        Ma - dam... 3

Nico

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

Ni - co...

 

 

Ly - si - a,

   

  

De - mon, p

3

3

Restless, intense: q = 96 accel. bit by bit



3

Sa -

Vir - gin... p

 p

 

3

  tyr...

3



Si - ren,

   




  

414 (q = 126)

Lysia

Nico

   Hel

mp

3





 3  

Stal - lion, Temp - ter... mp mf

 

- lion,

   

(q = 126)

Pno.

3

   

  

abruptly

 3

 

Ti - gress, Lo mf

   

  

mp



  

molto

No. 13: Strategy is Everything

 -

Wait. pp

ver...

       

57 Energized: q = 104

   

Energized: q = 104

    

 mf

  3

  

She darts into the house. NICO turns away, tantalized. Behind him, the building opens, and we see LYSIA's lair, a lavish bower of oil lamps, gauze, and animal skins. LYSIA checks her weapons.

Pno.

 Pno.

      418                              pp                          

             mp sub. pp                            421              3 3                                   mf 5      sub. p pp 5   mf  mp                 3      3                    

  424

Lysia

             

Pno.

    p

                             

  

               

tasting it

Wine: p

  

   

Sweet.

         

            1/16/2006


58

rubbing a bit between her fingers

   

   

           

     430

Lysia

sniffing it

3

Li - nen:

                  433

Lysia

   Pno.

 1/16/2006

     

       

   

 

   

  

Per - fume: mp

mp

      

     

 

  

            

 

lighting one

     

   

  

   

  

U - sa - ble.

                      

Hair: mf

 

3

tousling it

Check.

 

   

  

Lamps:

  

    

Dis - creet.

   

 

Check.

grant.

         

Check.



sniffing her wrist 3       

Check.

Mild.

          



             



Fra -



Pno.

3





Oint - ment:



Pno.

       

 



Check.



Lysia

  



 

427



  

  Wild.

            mf

 

                    


Lysia

 Pno.

 Lysia

Check.

         

    440

 

loosening it

Pno.

   Read your Pe

  

      447

Lysia

and

 

you can





Pno.

  



-

  

grant.

sfz

 



 -

 

 

3

         

Fla

          p    444

Lysia

Lo - sa - ble.

  



                                    f                             

 

Dress: p

Pno.

Breasts: f

3

  

adjusting her neckline

3



  

3

 3 

        3





 





f



pp



  

 

    

knees. pp

     





 

 

             

  

  

Make your

bring your man to his f

 



3

                 

 

is ev - 'ry - thing:

  3

3

   

3  

      p    

ri - cles.



 

Stra - te - gy

 

    

 Check.         

  Check.         

3



437



 

59

plan,

     

         1/16/2006


60

   450

Lysia

3   

3

Think through each po - ten - tial, mp

         

     

pp

Pno.

             

-

tice and pre - pare,

         

 

3    

 

3

   

Prac

     

3

     

p

   453

Lysia

            

Pno.

 

   455

Lysia

Pno.

1/16/2006

Stra

-

 3

-

gy

is

ev'

3

 -

ry

-

     

 

 

   

 

      

  

 

 

     

                               3

      

-

 

thing,

      

te



           mp

 3

      



3



Stra - te - gy's mf

3

es - sen -

 tial,

                mf  

                  


61

   457

Lysia

 3   3 

Stra

-

f

te - gy

is

ev - 'ry - thing,

  3                                                      f                                                                3

Pno.

         

  460

Lysia

Nico

Languid q = 84

   

 

   

silkily

in love and...

Be right pp

      impatiently

Ly - si - a! f

     Pno.

  

 

 

            

in. Ready at last, she lets him  



there!



 Languid q = 84



       pp

  

pp

             

 

   

3

3

1/16/2006


62

No. 14: "Hellion, tigress..."

  464

Lysia

  



3

   

Hel - lion, pp

Nico

 

    

 Pno.

 

      

Nico

Pno.

     

Have you f

Lysia

can't go on for - e - ver," you

 Pno.

1/16/2006

 

  

said.

   mp    

    3

 

 

 

 

I

      3

Did you re - sign? p exasperated

  3

re - mem - ber the

 



 

 

"This p

3

      I ne - ver... 3

 

   3     

  p

      

 line.

"They're

3

3

      

            f          

472

Brisk: q = 116

 

             

ti - gress...

quit?

What is it? mp

3

 

  

sweet, but precise

bewildered

  

  

gress.

   

Hel - lion, pp

 

the ti - gress must di

las,

        3



468

Lysia

 

A mp

  

3

       

ti - gress...

approaching her

coolly

wriggling out of reach

approaching her

Brisk: q = 116





     3

 




63 3

cer -

Pno.

tain

       

to

give

   

in:

 

but

if

they

  

don't

give

in,

    



Lysia

   



  



476





    

  

     

478

Lysia

       

when my com - mis - sion's up,

     

   

mf

 Pno.

mf

    

it:

that's

  

   

  

 

  I'll

re -

   

sign."

You

3

        

3

 

 

   3

   481

Lysia

Nico

  

Pno.

said.

   p

 

  

 still sweet     3          

3

That is e - xact - ly fp

                   

That is - n't p

what you said.

 

3     Have you f

    3

what I said.

         

tough

Ly - si - a...

  

     

 





    f   

3

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    485

Lysia

Nico

Pno.

   

      

quit?

Did you re p

                           

  489

Lysia

sign?

  

 ossia 8va

  

patient; careful

 

Ly - si - a.



   

p

p

  

 impatient

accel. bit by bit

    

   



3

These men are guil - ty of pp

Slower, surging: q = 76



3   

"Im -

ossia Nico

        sa - cri - lege: 3

tres - pass.

  491

Lysia

Nico

  

Pno.

1/16/2006

pp 3

p

             

pe - ri - a - lists: mp

    3

per - ri - a - lists: mp

 

 

mp

3

  

  





       

  3

war." mf

ter - ror - ists...

 

    mf    

im -

3

      

Bo - ring! f

     

They're



  



  

a jack - ass.

3

ter - ror - ists, there - fore,

led by

 3

3

    

accel. bit by bit



3

3

They're poach - ers, p

Slower, surging: q = 76

Pno.

 

 

 

(loco)

E - xact - ly. mf

Fare -

   Gods!

     f     


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No. 15: You're Not My Own

     493

Lysia

Fast, furious q = 132 (e = e)

   

  

well, then. You're not Fast, furious q = 132 (e = e)

Pno.

    

 

                

496

Lysia

O - thers say

Pno.

 

  

"Rab - bit!" -

watch

 

 3      

     



you leap!

      3



 

Look like a



3

  

3

3

Go

to

 





       ram, act like a sheep:                   

   

          

 

  

hell, then.

  



I've got

  3                                                    3

3

my own.

Ly - si a... f

3

Pno.

 



   



Bet - ter to sleep a - lone.

Nico

 

 

f

498

Lysia

  

  

 

O - thers or - der you,"Eat! Sleep!"

4         4

3

          

my own.

 

  3  

3

   

  

 

4

4

         

 

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        3

501

Lysia

Look pp

at you, oh,

  Pno.

 

so

 

3

   

sweet and smar - my:

              

  

 

3

Don't for a mo - ment think you can charm f



pp

             

me.

3

           

               3

           503

Lysia

3

You like me, but you love

Pno.

      f

      f

your

        

 

aching  candid,   more,

I on - ly

3

get you

           

3

on loan!

3

        

3

   

   

ar - my:

505

Lysia

3

3



what

else

can



What mp

3

  

   



 3        

3

mat - ter



but

                                                   

1/16/2006

mp

 

 



Pno.

  


 

                          

  

      



 

  



  514

Lysia

 Pno.

   

  

3   

your re - turn?)

Pno.

 f   

Let moun - tains

You f

    3    f

p

 3

  

 -swore

3

    

  

love...

 

3

  

wai - ted for

 

3 

 

p

  

  

 3   3 

no - thing,

no thing could mat - ter but

                                 

                    our

crash,

 

Let hea - ven burn, (Do you know? Do you know? Do you know how I've 3 p

            

 

  

           

accusing

511

Lysia

 

f

            

              Pno.

love?

509

Lysia



  



Pno.

our



3



heedless



Lysia

3



507



 

67

relenting

 

And p

              p        

  3    3

no, it's not that

       

div.

       

   

you're in - sin - cere; I

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3           

516

Lysia

increasingly frustrated

3

like to think that you hold me dear. But

Pno.

      

Ni - co's bril - li - ant war

  Pno.

 Lysia

  520   

 Lysia

 

   

Nico

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

ther

And

 

 

Ly - si - a? "Ly - si - a: mf

       

          

  3

A - no - ther

 

f

 

year?

     

4

   

year?

   

 

4

 



4

   

 

 



You need f, calmly

   

 

 

 



     mf     



per - se - vere." "How

    3   And then a - no -

 

4

 

3

3

 

      

    

          

523

ca - reer!

no - thing must in - ter - fere with

3

        

long?""Not long." What?

Pno.

no - thing, mp

  

           

518

Lysia

   



  mp

         

3

3                       



 

And a p

wine.

             sub. p

      

    


69

    525

Lysia

no - ther

Pno.

 

 

and

a - no - ther

  p

   526

Lysia

no - ther

Pno.

   and

  

and



a - no - ther

  

  



a - no - ther

and

   and

 

and

a mp

  



a - no - ther

and



a - no - ther

  and

a -







a - no - ther



mp

Lysia

527                 

I'll

no - ther and a - no - ther and a - no - ther and a - no - ther... mf f



 

mf

Pno.

  529

Lysia

 

die

        ff

                 

 

  

Pno.

f

 









           

p

 

p

 

    

mp

   

 

mf

 

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70

Lysia

Pno.

531   

    

 

  

 

f

 

     

Pno.

 

                  

        539

Lysia

Pno.

1/16/2006

ff

 



no,

 

no,

no,

 

no,

 

no,

   

 

 

no,

 

no,

    



no,

 





fare

   

  

my own. I p

     

     

well, f

-

     

  

    

   

4

                            

      

          

 

   

 

                  

  sub. p        

you're not, you're not

4

   

No, p, dolce

no,

here!

elaborately resigned

no,

Pno.

in

          536

Lysia

         

533

Lysia





     

 

3

molto

  

loved you more

      sub. pp    

f



You're not,

        

       

3 3        

3

than

star or sea,

 

then:

3

  

but

    3

3


3   3  3   3        

541

Lysia

clear - ly, we a - ren't meant to be.

 Pno.

 

3

3



You're f

  

   

3

3     

pro - mised to

3

   



some -thing, but not to me:

    f    

 

   

    543

Lysia

Pno.

     

 

They've p

"re

-

as -

    

 signed

 

p

  

 

   



you."

Fare p

3

 -

3

 

p

3                     

no,

 Pno.

no,

No,

              





Fare

  3

-

 

 

  

545

Lysia

then.

   





 

  

 well,

  

   then.

p

 

   p

3

  

  

well,

 



71

     

  

1/16/2006


72

  547

Lysia

3

Fare 3

                

3

Pno.







-

       



well,

well,

fare - well,

     p      

  

fare -

  

 549

  

Lysia

fare

-

3

well,

good

      

Pno.

    

3

-

3

-

3

     

fare - well,

   

    

 

good



-



-



   

bye:

Lysia

give you.

Pno.

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

      

And close

   

  

   

  

the door

I p

f



     

 552

 

be - hind you.

for

f

  p

  

    

 

4

   

 

  f

 


  555

Lysia

   

         

  

 

ossia

  559

Lysia

p

 

Pno.

 Lysia

prise?

guess you

    

Pno.

   

p

  

  Fare mf

 

won't be

  

 

elaborately mournful

Nico

3

     

564



3

  

- well,

  

my

           

What

p

   

3

sur - prise.

    



sur -

 

Ly - si -

a:

 piqued     Sur p   



    mp    



  

pp

 



 







prise?

my

love,

   

      

   

      

Striding, graceful q. = 84

    

Much easier: q = 104

Striding, graceful q. = 84

  

clear - ly dis - ap - poin - ted

 

       wan ting

3       3

  



3

   

   

I've mp

      you. I      

 

 shrugging

Nico

delicate

Are you quite through? p

 

Much easier: q = 104

Are you still here? f

ossia

Pno.

    



 ossia

Nico

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74

        566

Lysia

Nico

Pno.

 



You had a

e=e

 

  

I'm

Nico

Pno.

Nico

Pno.

1/16/2006

  

    

                              

    

        571

Lysia

sor - ry our love had to end like

                        

     num



- ber

of

   

    



     

 

 

      

                 

my own.

  

commanding

Ni - co. willfully oblivious

sur - prise?

569

Lysia

won - der - ful

 



 things

  

   

     

I'll

Tell

miss...

    

     Now! f

                  al - ways re mem - ber your smile, your kiss...    



   

 

   

 

 

this...

       

The

e=e

     

  me,

   

 



Ni - co.

 

   

I'll

     

   

 





    





Your gig - gle, your glow...

          f     










75

        573

Lysia

Nico

   

      

poco

Tell me the sur - prise:

then go.

Pno.

     

   577

Lysia

Nico

   

poco

f

Nico

Pno.

 

Like

  

  

  

  

p

The same tempo: hushed, expectant q = 84

   so.

He blindfolds her.

uneasy

      3

      Now... pp               

        

What are you do - ing? p

Shhh.

    pp                     

582

poco

No. 17: My Lips, Like So

  

3

First you close your eyes...

pp

Pno.

3

       

     

     

 

 Now...

 



 

I - ma -

       

ppp

     

  

lunga

 gine...     

   

lunga

My

 

  

1/16/2006


76

Serpentine ( q = 84)

      lips:



587

Nico

 

Pno.

 

like so...

 

 

this,

Where your

hair

falls,

Serpentine ( q = 84)

 

 

 



     590

Nico

    like

3     

3

  

  



 

So

fra - grant -

3

 

 



 

 



 

ly....

3 3                   mp                      3

Pno.

 

   593

Nico

Pno.

 

   

 



   

3

 

  

  

 

  

  

 

 Pno.

1/16/2006

 

  

 

 

3







    

mf pp     

fin -

       3

   

  

My

3

                 Like this, Where your pulse 595

Nico

 

mf



  

 

so...

gers,

sub. pp

      

 



 

     

      

3

beats,

  

3      

3

    

3

So


    fla 598

Nico

Pno.

77 3

- grant -



ly...

 

 

  

    

 

Pno.

603

Nico

 

  Pno.

   

 

  

  

 

       kiss you: 606

Nico

sub. pp

Pno.

   

sub. pp

  

 

   

wrists, sub. p



Do

I

dream? mp



  

mp

    

sub. p



Your

Just

  

  

be - hind

             

  

a - la -

 

             3

    

       

i - ma - gine it?

 3      

  3   

  

   

     

 

 

throat, like



      

slim like the

  

3            

 

    

p

Do I

 

3

3

 

Your

      

       wild rose,                                 bas - ter...

 

601

Nico

 

   

3

   

  

  

     

your ear,

  

Or, when I





 

 

 



    molto



  3              1/16/2006


78

     

 

610

   

 

    

 

     

mf

    

pp



Pno.

Here,



Nico

    

  Pno.

Nico

fas

1/16/2006

 

 

  

-

here...

Does that pp

   





 pulse

  

3 3         

ter?

Does your f

pulse

beat

          f 3 3 3                                   

   

       fas

and

3

 

                   

  

p

Pno.

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

struggling for composure

616

Lysia

here,

    

beat

   

     

and

613

Nico

   

            

-

 

 

ter?

       p      

3

3

Take your po - et - ry and go. f

       f          

 

 

 

No.

f

 

 

 

    

          

 Shh. pp

 

    pp

 


79

    620

Nico

 Now

 

  

Pno.

  

s. glis

still,

i

- ma -

                

gine...

  



      3   3        like this, Sli - ding down, and in: 

Pno.

 

 





     

  628

Lysia

Nico

 



throb for



3

  

3

3



me.

 

            

 

   

 



p



         

You

       



  

fair,

Ni - co...



My

                      3

 

like so...



Thin fire:

This is not p

 

hands,

                   

3

 

 

 

 





    

Pno.

 

My

625

Nico

 

3

     

  

      

3

            3

       

mf

1/16/2006


80

    lips:



631

Nico

like so...

sub. pp

Pno.

 

   635

Nico

Pno.



Nico

just



     sob

1/16/2006

-

3

for

  

  

and this...

 

brush

your

skin,

      

 

 

Brag, p

brag,

 



 

   

     

 

   

lyre:



 You

    

      

brag...

me.

  



      

weakening

Like a



fp

Bare - ly

     

     

ly

3

and this...

 

          

      

bare fp

            

   

 

    

3

Pno.



   

   

638

Lysia

Like this,



sub. pp

    

    

You mp

   

       

  

shi - ver,

    

mp

 3  sil - ver in

          

  


81

3        lamp - light glow,         

641

Nico

Pno.

   

  

3   

  

You blush, but

not from

    



 

                          

       shame: 643

Nico

  Pno.

   

          

 

   



I

lay

  3     you

down un - der

3          

mp

  

      

  flares

 

    of

3

hea - ven, and

     



 

 

  

      

        hold you: 646

Nico

sub. pp

Pno.

   

sub. pp

 

  And

 

 

  

claim you: g  liss.    

  

 

  

                     

And



 



           1/16/2006


82

   650

Lysia

Nico

Pno.

3 3           work you like hot

                

            

      3

Lysia

E - ros will

 

         E - ros will break us         

ver

a

all

o

-

ver

a

-

   

3

   657

Lysia

3        

Pno.

1/16/2006

   

  

3

 

f

     3

 

3

A - ching, mp

  

3

   

A - ching, mp

   mp

 

      

 

        

      

f



Nico

      

 

 





f





        

     

gain,

3

3

  

3



Surging, exalted: q = 104

Pno.

3

gain,

-

3      

   

3



-



3

    3  o

3   

3

 

all



           

  

3

 

break us

 3   3

And f

And f

3

3

Nico

flame...

  

 

Surging, exalted: q = 104

654

o - ver



3 3          

me - tal

3  

capitulating

3

       3

   

  



we shud - der,

3

  shud - der,

         we

   

 

we

      

 



   

   


Nico

Pno.

 

Nico

Pno.

 Lysia

Nico

Pno.

we

  3

   

cry:

Let



cry:

Let

we

 

we

 3 

 

E - ros un - make us f

 3 

 

E - ros un - make us f

 

  

3

   666    

3



                                      f 3 3                                      3     

  

 



qui - ver,

qui - ver,

      

663

Lysia

3

all,

all

    

   

all,

all

  

 

-

 3  -

o - ver

     

a

 -



   

3

mp

  

 

mp

   

3

3

   



  

 

 

 

 

     

gain,

3      

 

3

f

 

        

 

the con - quer - or,

  

gain,

E - ros,

 

a

3

 

ver

  3                       

  

o

 



Lysia

  

3



660



 

83

        1/16/2006


  

Lysia

Nico

Pno.

 

Nico

Pno.

     



E - ros, mp

        

     

 

      

Pno.

1/16/2006

       

     

Sly and mf

 



 

 

  

E pp

  

   

              pp        

ros,



3

   

                 

in - vin - ci - ble,

     

E pp

     

  

mf

 

E -

ros,

   



ros,



E -

  

E - ros, whom

ros,

   E - ros, whom

      

Rapid, breathless, driven q = 144 on beat 4

  

de

-

3   3    none can de --

3

   

in - vin - ci - ble,

  3- -  3   none can

Nico

 

3

674

Lysia

 

    

3

Sly and mf

the con - quer or,

          670

Lysia

3

3

668

 

84

ny...

   -

ny:

Give p

 

me,

Ly

Rapid, breathless, driven q = 144 on beat 4 3



-

  

 

My p

si - a... 3

                                   p p 3                                        


85

  

3

677

Lysia

my

bit - ter,

Nico

 

 

Pno.

bles - sed,

my

cursed... f





 

Give

me,

Ly

-

 

si -

 

My p

 a...

3

                     p                                 

  

3

3

ta - mer,

Nico



                                     

681

Lysia

my

3

f

Pno.

                                        

679

Lysia



sweet,

Pno.

3

my

tor - ture,

 

my

nec

-

3



tar,

my

 thirst... f ossia 8va, to m. 679



   My                                            



f

                        1/16/2006


86

   683

Lysia

Nico

Pno.

3

    vir

Nico

  

Nico

Pno.

1/16/2006



3

de -

my

 

Your

   si



Your mp

3

-

si -

3

ren,

my

3

 sa

-



3

ren...



Your

                                mp                            

 



de - mon,

my

3

                 sa -

3

tyr,

my

3

              

pulling back 3



 Your mf

3



ti mf



mf



 my

gress...

3

ti - gress,

                 

3

tyr...

3

  

mon...

gin...

3

687

Lysia



gin,

                                p                            

mp

Pno.

vir -

3

3

685

Lysia

Your p

3

-





3

 temp -

 

 

3

3

ter,

 My

 3

pulling back Your - temp - ter,

 

3

 3



                

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

3

3



my



   


87 Ecstatic, in waves; q = 126 (alla breve + 3/4)

689

Lysia

lo f

Nico

     f lo



-

ver... a climax



 -

ver...

3

    

I

am your

 

 

 

   692

Lysia

Nico

Pno.

rapt, expectant

  

    

   

         693

Lysia

    



h = h (= 63)

ver...

recovering

 

 

          7

 

 

 

  

 



Come

to

me,

       

     



       7

 

 

 

  



Ni ff

co...

 3     3                   

h = h (= 63)

Pno.

-

Ah...

      

f

6 6  3                                 



Pno.

3 

lo

Ah!

Ecstatic, in waves; q = 126 (alla breve + 3/4)

     





   

1/16/2006


Nico

Pno.

 

Ni



3

-



co,

oh





Ni

-

co...





hearing the war music: uncomfortable

  3             3



Lysia

6 3                                 6

Well... mf



694



 



88

 

Now, mf

yes,

6

3 3 3                                                   6



Pno.

 3      mf    



Lysia





695



 

  

please

now,

Ni - co...

3                       mp                 

1/16/2006







Pno.



6

noticing his distraction

Ni - co? p

    p

   

 

 

 







Lysia





696



 


89

  698

 

Pno.

      

 

Lysia

         

  

Nico

Pno.

 

  

 



  

        

Crisp, precise, twice as fast: q = 168



  

For - give me.

        



   

I have f

  f  

 

to go.

go.

twice as fast: q = 168  Crisp, precise,          f   p sfz                   

WHAT? abruptly f

I have to

  

 

 

         



No. 18: "WHAT?" "I have to go."

it's

    

         

 

    

you see...

q = 84

gliss .



         like this:

705



q = 84

Well... p

701

Nico

 

What?



Pno.

Ni - co?



Nico

  

  



Lysia

 

    

                 

I have

  

to train.

               

   

You hear that

 

  1/16/2006


90

             drum - ming? We're plan - ning a

hushed, conspiratorial 3

709

Nico

p

Pno.

 

  

  

raid:

 

Spar - tan

                 

  p  

    

 

3

h = previous h.



ter

-

rain.

713       3    3  3           mid - night, we'll have foundout theirA- chil - les' heel, and: "Wham! Bam!

mf

Pno.

  

       

  

  

       

 

mf

  718

Lysia

Nico

 

 



 3      

1/16/2006

 

         

      

 

3

3       

    

4

They'll ne - ver see it p

p

h. = previous h

       f

 

 Pno.

f

3

Three more days,.come mp

h = previous h.                  mp              

h. = previous h

Nico

    





 

 

Thank you, ma'am."

 

  

 

outraged

    

NI - CO!

co ming.

 3   

 

  

I'm mf 3

      

3 f         



 

 

 


91

   723

Lysia

Slower, lilting; q. = 116

utterly without malice, as he prepares to go

Nico

     sor

-

     

ry, Ly - si - a:

  

The time

  725

Lysia

Nico

Pno.

through gritted teeth

Lysia

   

   

Pno.

    

       





 

you!

 

But:

       



  

 



So,

   

           on

   

be - half of all

     

             

   (screams) f

                I



be - lieve

le - cher - ous...

...heart - less, trea - cher - ous...

Nico







just flies!

   

                 "Vic - to - ry is the on - ly peace."                                           728

 

  

                              

...low, p

   

I can't

      

            p                         Slower, lilting; q. = 116

Pno.

  

thank you for such sweet re - lease:

  



  

 



of Greece,

    



       



       

I hate good - byes. p

gliss    .       ff        

  

Fare

         p         

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92

        well, then.                  p                731

Nico

Pno.





Pno.



   

 Fare

-

-



                                          

         well, then... mp                 mp                        733

Nico







    I'll p

                                       

    735

Lysia

Nico

The same tempo: q = 116 ( q = previous q )

       write you...

He is gone.

The same tempo: q = 116 ( q = previous q )

Pno.

1/16/2006

       pp

   

finally freeing herself from the blindfold

 



   IS f



 

 

                 3 3         

f




93

No. 19: "Enough. Enough."

   738

Lysia

3

  beside herself      

Livid, breakneck q = 168

   

THIS YOUR SUR- PRISE?

         4

  

  742

Lysia

Pno.

 

   

 

No

   

  

     

a

4

-

 no

3

   

-

  

        

 

ther

E-

p

Outside, the soldiers' pipes resume.

 

more.

       

nough.

Livid, breakneck q = 168                           p f                          

                                         

Not

Pno.

nough.

745

Lysia

 

p

Pno.

E p

 

 

      

  3             3

 

 

 

 

 

shouting to the soldiers

mf

mp

    

 



        

4

 

night...

6

6

3               3

6         

     

    

 Oh, f

          3

       

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94

  

Suddenly ruminative q = 104

748

Lysia

stop

 

Pno.

that drum - ming!

  

pp

   

        

Something occurs to her.

         

 

Suddenly ruminative q = 104





    



freer, with the voice

  753

Lysia

 

 

       

 Pno.

4

      

3

"Plan pp

  



 

ning

a

        

3

accel. bit by bit

raid..."

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

freer, with the voice

 

accel. bit by bit

758 h = previous h.

Lysia

3    

A - chil - les'

h = previous h.

Pno.

1/16/2006

    

 

           

 

                 

    

q = 168

 heel...

   

3

3

     

     q = 168

 

mf

 

      

    

 

    



  


95

   764

Lysia

 Pno.

    



They'll ne - ver see it pp

 3      

 

 

  3      

co - ming..."

 

q = 66

 3   

pp

f

  

4

q = 66

3

3

f

    

      

     

sub. pp

 



   769

Lysia

damningly

      3

   

Trea che - ry! pp

Trespass!

         Pno.

 

  772

Lysia

pp





wavering...

  

...then, resolved

 

mp







     Jack - ass!"



p 3

                

Li - ar!

3



3

3

 



without pause, to Parados

WAR! f

 

without pause, to Parados

mp Pno.

Poa cher! p



3

Lo - ver...

 

  

   3



   

  f

 

  1/16/2006


No. 20: The Athenians Drill

96

PARADOS

The camp, in the country outside Athen, of the Athenian army. NICO leads his soldiers MELEAGROS, BION, and KINESIAS in a drill, the form of which seems oddly familiar...

  

774 Strutting, aggressive q. = 132

Xanthe

Lysia

  

Myrrhine

 

Sappho

  

 

               

  

  

  

Kleonike

Nico

Maron

Meleagros

Alpheus

Kinesias

Philo

Bion

Leonidas

                   Strutting, aggressive q. = 132

f

Piano

1/16/2006

   

2

     2

2

 

2

 

            

  

   

      p




97

      Loins... 776

Girt? f

fp

Meleagros

Kinesias Bion

  









 Check! f

 

Check! f

                    

Pno.



                     

  



Nico





     

f

        





       Swords... 778

Meleagros

Kinesias Bion

 

fp





Clean? f

  

 

 Check!

  

 

                 Check!

 Pno.



           p

          

                         

   



Nico

f





 1/16/2006


Nico

780       Spears...

Meleagros

Kinesias Bion

  





 



Rea - dy? f

fp













Check!

 

Check!

        p

Pno.

    

 

 

   

  

      

 

 

 

   

  

      



98

  f

 





782

Nico



Kinesias Bion

Pno.

1/16/2006

  

            p



Tight? f

fp

Meleagros



p

            









                     

 Check!



Check!

 

         



      Shields...

      f

   






99

    784

Nico

Mind... p

Meleagros

Kinesias Bion

  

A - lert?

  









             p

Pno.



           





Check! p

 



           

p

mp

                             

            



       

Check! p

 

 

 

     Sen - ses... 786

Nico







Keen?

mp

Meleagros

Kinesias Bion

Pno.

  

  

mp

 









                        mf                  

 Check! mp



 

 

      

Check! mp

         

mp

        

     

 

  1/16/2006


100

      Nerves... 788

Nico

  



Kinesias Bion

  

    f

Pno.

  

Stea - dy?

f

Meleagros















Check! f





                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

Check! f

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

       Rea - dy 790

Nico

p

  

Meleagros

 

Kinesias





   Rea dy

  



Rea - dy p

   Rea dy

  





Rea dy p

Bion

Pno.

1/16/2006

 





   Rea dy p

                  p 

  





to...

FIGHT? f

  to...

  



Rea dy

to...







to...

Rea dy

 



Check! f

Check! f





Check! f

 







    

       

   


101

No. 21: Myrrhine's Letter (I)

  792

Lysia



  Death!

Nico

  

Meleagros

Kinesias Bion

Pno.

 

Death! ff

              2 2

 

  

 





mf



I'm

  

 





  

 





to Spar2 - ta!

Death

2 2

    

 



Death!

"Ly - si- a:

to Spar2 - ta!

Death



2

 

to Spar - ta!



Death!



  

Death





Death! ff

 





Death!



ff







LYSIA appears on her balcony, reading a scroll.

The same tempo q = 132 (= previous q.)

               



2

  

p



The same tempo q = 132 (= previous q.)

   

mf

  

         

      795

Lysia

so sur - prised!

Myrrhine

  

Pno.

 

 

But:

     

MYRRHINE appears, near the Acropolis, writing the scroll that LYSIA reads.

              

to ad - dress your ques - tion:

 

 

      4

    4

A - cro - po - lis is

on - ly bare - ly

     

   

The

4

The mf

A - cro - po - lis is

3

   p

  

4

on - ly bare - ly







 1/16/2006


102

        3

800

Lysia

guar - ded." So I sur

Myrrhine

   

  



 



Myrrhine

Pno.

   812

Lysia

 



 



Leonidas

 

 

-



1/16/2006

p



 

mp

  

ill - ad -

to

     

 



  

there it

     

is.

 p



No. 22: Spartan Drill (I)

Now:

why the

         3

mp

        3

Driving, heraldic: q = 168 (in one)

vised

 

    

 

Further outside Athens the SPARTAN ARMY appears, led by a lupine, charismatic

 

 Pre

  

4



   

    

-





 

pare

to

con - quer

Driving, heraldic: q = 168 (in one)

f

Pno.

But p

dis - card - ed.

re - ka!

4

think it

      

  

  

     

Trea - su - ry, I



mp

quiz?

   

2

4

 

3

   

 

     

 

Myrrhine

       Eu f

Con - si - de - ring the



4

mf

 4

3

guard it with the men the draft

     

   

     2    806

mised!

guar - ded.

Pno.

 

     3

 f



            

     

   

            

 

   


103

    



816

Leonidas

A-

  Pno.

men!

thens'

        

   

   

 

     



We're

 

in

 

be - hind them.

       

  

 

 



clo - sing

        

        



   

Leonidas

h = previous h.



821

To p

-

3    3  3                     

Wham! Bam! f

mor - row, if not soo - ner, we'll have foundout their A - chil - les' heel, and:

h = previous h.

Pno.

h. = previous h

  

                3 

        

h. = previous h

         

 

     3      3

    

 

  f     

  

Leonidas

Pno.



      



 

     

 

  

  

827

4

Thank you, Ma'am: They'll sub. p

ne - ver see us

   4

co - ming (once we

sub. p

Slower, but still aggressive: q. = 132

find

them...) pp`

Slower, but still aggressive: q. = 132

 

pp



  





 

 

              



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104

  832

Leonidas

   

Pno.

      835

Maron Alpheus

 

Philo

Leonidas

Leonidas

Pno.

1/16/2006

Check! p

 



   

 

Check! p





Check! mp

          mf         

   

Mind... p





 



 

 

      

 

Keen?

                                         





  



               

p

A - lert?

           

Sen - ses.. .     mp          mp                    

 



 

 

 

                

 



  

while...





          

-

                         

mp

Philo



Check! p

837

Maron Alpheus

Mean

             

Pno.





 

Stea - dy?  Nerves...   f                          f                                  

     

 

 

     

 

 


  

105

839

Maron

 

Maron Alpheus

 

Alpheus

Philo

Leonidas

Pno.



 



Rea dy... p



Check! f











                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     





Check! f

  



Rea dy... p

 



   Rea dy...





  

     

Rea - dy... p

 p



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106

      Rea - dy 841

Maron

Philo

Rea - dy

Rea - dy

 Pno.

 

   

Check! ff

      Rea - dy to...?     

Alpheus





to...?

 

Maron Alpheus

Leonidas



to...?

 to...?



Check! ff

 

Check! ff

FIGHT! ff        







 

1/16/2006



   ff

 

 

Death!

 

 

 

  Death!



Death!

  



   

Death!



               

Death!



Death!

2 2

    

2 2

   


No. 23: Peace Now (III)

 

Faster, sharper: q = 144

843

Xanthe

 

  

E - nough! f

  

Myrrhine

 

  

  

 

     



Kleonike

E f

    

Maron Alpheus

Death

 

Philo

Death

Leonidas

 Death

 

   Peace now!

  

Peace now!

  

Peace now!

 

Peace now!

E nough!

   

  





   

  









to

to

A - thens!

A - thens!

     to

A - thens!

          

Faster, sharper: q = 144



       f

Pno.

 

 

E - nough!

     

- nough.

 

E- nough!

E - nough! f

KLEONIKE and marchers, elsewhere in Athens.

   E- nough!

E - nough! f

Sappho

107

  

         

             

p

      

                      1/16/2006


108

      847

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

Kleonike

    

     

Pno.

 

4

   

 

no



 

no

 

  

wait

Kleonike

 

 

wait

   Pno.

1/16/2006

mf

 

 

  

one p

more,

  

  

not one more

     

not one more

4

p

2

not one more





one

more, 4

     p

       4

more:

more:

 

no

more:

 

 

 

  

  

 

Peace

now!

   

 

  

  

night: f

night: f

night: f

   f

Peace

Peace

         We hate

       We hate

 

    



  

  

this

 

We'll mf

 

this

  

                  

this

 

We'll

now!

mf          3

3          

 war!

   this

 

We'll mf

  now!

               

        



now!

f

We'll mf

   

              

      

 

 

Peace

We hate

no

night:

  

We hate

more:



  

         one more,

   

wait

Sappho

Not mp

 

wait

Myrrhine

    

  

more,

4

  4         

852

Xanthe

one p

     4

4     

    It's

war!

   

  

war!



war!

It's

It's

    It's

          


   4    



856

Xanthe

time to take con trol:

Myrrhine



4        

time to take con trol:

Sappho



4        



   

time to take con trol:

Kleonike

E

time to take con trol:

   4        Pno.

4          

  E

4        

    

  E

 

E

109

-

nough! ff handing KLEONIKE a bulletin

    

-

-

-

nough! ff

Kle - o!

  

Kle - o!

   

     

nough! ff

nough! ff

                  ff                   

 

 

 No. 24: Lysia's Letter Slower, but brisk: q = 132

 

LYSIA on her balcony, drafting the scroll KLEONIKE reads.

861

Lysia

Myrrhine

  

  

 Kle mf

 

   -

o - ni ke;

  

bo -som friend,

     

I've had an

in - spi

Scroll!

Pno.

       mf          

Slower, but brisk: q = 132

 

 

      

 

                  

 

1/16/2006


110

   865

Lysia

ra - tion: Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

Kleonike

Pno.

I've

"I've mf

    

   3

       

mor - row,

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

Kleonike

Pno.

1/16/2006

       

say,

at

-



na - tion.

           

if she



In the mor - ning? f

 



 4  

me:

Bring your girls to mp

 mp

 

 

mor - ning.

 

 

 

 

 Your p



"Your p

resigned

     In the p



   

  pp

cares.

 

implacable

 

   

Shh.

Trust pp 

        

       

war."



In the f

 

 

four...

It's

  

 

 

        



the

  

As p

 

     

war.

  



for fur - ther ex - pla

  2     

way to end

 

   

  



4     

      

the

2

fi - gured out a

  

      

875

Lysia

way to end

4

too in - volved

Pno.

fi - gured out a

870

Lysia

2   

 

   

 

4

mor - ning. "Your

    

  

    


111

    880

Lysia

friend, Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

 

friend,

Kleonike

 

friend,

 Pno.

 

and fel - low

  

ci - ti - zen, mp



Ly - si - a.

         and fel - low ci - ti -zen..."





mp

   

  

and fel - low

ci - ti -zen..." mp

  

 

3

p

  

  

   

mp

       



 

3



  

p

3

  

     3



mp

   

 

3

No. 25: Finale Now, at once, we see everyone, as the WOMEN march, KINESIAS and PHILO take over NICO's and LEONIDAS's drill cues, and LYSIA, NICO, and LEONIDAS soliloquize... 884

Faster, soaring: h. = 66 (in one)

 

Piano

  

pp



  

Pno.

     

3

  

   

 

                                  

887

Lysia

 

   

  





  

    

 

Stra sfzp

 

  -  

-

-

3

                                  1/16/2006


112

  890

Lysia

 -

Xanthe Myrrhine

Sappho Kleonike

 -

-

-

 -

-

-

-

 

-

f

-

te - gy

is

 

        

 

        

E - nough! f

E - nough!

E - nough! f

 

Nico

-

4

 Stra sfzp

 -

-

-

E - nough!

 -

-

-

-

 

f

-

te -4 gy

-

Kinesias Philo

Bion

Leonidas

  Stra sfzp

  

 

 

 -

-

   3

-

f

  

 

3

f

4

  -



-

is

- te - gy-





  





is



Pno.

 1/16/2006

                         3

  


113

  4    894

Lysia



  

ev' - ry - thing:

Xanthe Myrrhine

Sappho Kleonike

 

 

Read your

 

   

 

   

E - nough!

     

E - nough!

Nico

Maron Alpheus

Meleagros

Kinesias Philo

 4     ev' - ry - thing:  

 

   Read your



   



now!

 now!

    

Pe - ri - cles.

       

Check! f

 

      a2

Check!

     

Check! Check! f

    Loins... f

Bion

     

Peace



Pe - ri - cles.

Peace

      

girt?

Check!



     

Check! Check! f

     4

Leonidas

ev' - ry - thing:

  Pno.

 









  



Pe - ri - cles.

  



Read your





    

  

    

   



   



 



    

  1/16/2006


114

  900

Lysia

Make your

4       

Xanthe Myrrhine

Not a - no - ther

4     

Sappho Kleonike

Not a - no - ther

 

Nico

Kinesias Philo

Bion

Leonidas

  



  

plan,

and

you can...

  ...bring

 your

day:

  

day:

   Make your



  

plan,

and

you can...

  

Make your

              4

p

 plan,

       f

  ...bring

  



Swords...

 

clean?

and

 

you can...

  

...bring

 

your

  

3

   3

 your

 

 

 

   

Pno.

 1/16/2006

4

   



     

 

   


  905

Lysia

Xanthe Myrrhine

Sappho Kleonike

Maron Alpheus

Meleagros

Kinesias Philo

   

man to

 

Nico

115

his





knees.

man to

his

4

 



 

2

Think through each po - ten - tial... pp

    Peace

now!

  



Peace

   



  

Our pp

  

now!

Our pp



knees.

4

 



 

2

Think through each po - ten - tial... pp

 

   

 

   

a2

Check!

Check!

   

Check!

Bion

   

Check!

Leonidas

   

man to

 Pno.

his



 

     

           

4

 



 

Think through each po - ten 2- tial... pp

knees.

                 



 

                  

                  





pp



 1/16/2006


116

  910

Lysia

Xanthe Myrrhine

 

faith's

 

Sappho Kleonike

faith's

Nico

Maron Alpheus

Meleagros

gone:





all

gone:

 

 

 

Kinesias Philo

 

 more...



  

  

4

 

Think it through some p

Check! pp





This p

can't

  



This p



Bion

Leonidas

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

can't



more...



Check! pp





Shields tight? p

Spears rea - dy? pp

Check! pp

 



all

 

4

Think it through some p

 

 

 

4

  

Think it through some p



 

more...

                                                         3           p                                 


117

  915

Lysia



 

go

on!

   



Xanthe Myrrhine

Sappho Kleonike

go

Maron Alpheus

Meleagros

 

 

 

Stra - te - gy mp

is

ev' - ry

thing...



4

on!



  4 

 

Stra - te - gy mp

is

ev' - ry

Bion

Leonidas

 Check! p

Pno.

a - no - ther

  

Not mp

a - no - ther

 

Not mp

thing...



  

  Mind mp

  



4

Check! p

Kinesias Philo

 

Nico

  4 

Check! p

 

Stra - te - gy mp

is

ev' - ry

4

a - lert?

  4 

 



thing...

3                                                  3

  

    

mp







  



   1/16/2006


118

  919

Lysia

night,



 

day: mf

day: mf

    

3

  

Not

a - no - ther

    

   

 

3           

Pno.



Check! mp

3

1/16/2006

a - no - ther

    

Check! mp

  

Not



Sen ses mf

Leonidas

  

Check! mp

Bion

Stra - te - gy's es - sen - tial... mf

  

Kinesias Philo

  

Meleagros

          a - no - ther

 

Maron Alpheus

a - no - ther

  

Nico

    

    

night,

Sappho Kleonike

    

3

Stra - te - gy's es - sen - tial... mf

  

Xanthe Myrrhine

  



    

keen?

3

 



Stra - te - gy's es - sen - tial... mf

                                           3 mf 

  



  



  


119

  923

Lysia

Xanthe Myrrhine

  

  

  

   



fight,

Sappho Kleonike

a - no - ther

fight,

gy

ev'

-

ry

is

 -

thing...

   

fray: f

fray: f

3

Stra - te f

-

 

2

gy

ev'

-

ry

is

 -

thing...

   

 

3

3

  

3

             Pno.

 

Nerves f



2

Check! mf

   

 

Bion

-

 

Check! mf

Kinesias Philo

Stra - te f

Check! mf

  

Meleagros

  

3

    

  

Maron Alpheus

Leonidas

a - no - ther

 

Nico

   f



 

Stra - te f

-

 

2

gy

ev'

-

is

          

    

ry

-

 



thing...

         1/16/2006


120

   926

Lysia

 

Xanthe Myrrhine





 

Lead

the

right

way!

 

 

right

way!



 

Sappho Kleonike





Lead

the

Maron Alpheus

Meleagros

 

 

  

Kinesias Philo

 

  

Nico



  Check! f

 Check! f

stea - dy?

Bion

Leonidas



Check! f



  

 



   

 3



 3

   

     

3

Pno.

 1/16/2006



 



3

 

 

 


121

  928

Xanthe

 

In p

Lysia

In p

Kleonike



 in





love,

   

 

 



           

Pno.

in

In p

Sappho



love,

Myrrhine

love,



 



in

   

In love, p

 

In p

love,

 

in



in

  

  love...

 

f

   

love...

 

love...

 

f

   

f

   

love...

  love...

 

   

f

   

f

    

   934

Xanthe Lysia

  

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas Pno.

 

 

 









   

and...

and... f

   



and... f



   

and... Myrrhine Sappho Kleonike Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus

    

         (d)    

(d)

 

(d)



   

(d)

 pp

                        1/16/2006


122

  939

Lysia







 

War... p

* Xanthe only: for ease of performance, pronouncing the 'P" in "peace is optional till the end of the Parados) Xanthe Myrrhine

Sappho Kleonike

Nico

Maron Alpheus

Meleagros

Kinesias Philo

     

  

 

 

 

    

Peace now! p

Peace now!

  

Peace now!

  

Peace now!

Rea- dy...? p

  

Rea- dy...?

  Check! p

     

 

Check! p

Fight! p

Bion

Fight!



    

Check!

Leonidas

 

Rea- dy...? p

 

Rea- dy...?

                                    f

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

p

molto

             

 



  



 




  944

Lysia

123





War... mp Xanthe Myrrhine

Sappho Kleonike

 

Nico

 

Maron Alpheus

 

Meleagros

 

Peace mp

now!





Peace mp

  Check! mp

 

 

now!

  

 

  

 

Peace

now!





Peace

now!

Rea - dy...? mp

Check! mp

Kinesias Philo





    

Rea - dy...?

  Check!

 

Check!

    

    

Fight! mp

Bion



Fight!



Check! mp

Leonidas

Check!



 



Rea - dy...? mp

 

Rea - dy...?

                                      mp

Pno.

  

  



  



  



 1/16/2006


124

  948

Lysia







  

War... mf

Xanthe Myrrhine

Sappho Kleonike

 

Nico

 

Maron Alpheus

 

Meleagros



Bion



 Check! mf





Rea - dy...? mf

 

  

 

Check!

 

     

Check!

Fight!

Check!

         mf

Rea - dy...? mf



       

 

Rea - dy...?

1/16/2006

  

  



                    ff

Pno.

Fight! mf

Rea - dy...?

     



Peace now!

 

Check! mf



 

Peace now! mf



Peace now!



Check! mf

Leonidas

Peace now! mf

Kinesias Philo

 

  



  



 

   


  953

Xanthe Lysia

 

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

Pno.

Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus

 

 

             

    

now!

       

Peace, ff

rea - dy,

War! Rea - dy, ff

now!

War! Rea - dy, ff

Now!

                

  

     

 

  



   

                

968

Pno.



  

 

 





 





   







  

 

 



  

 

 

 

   





    

  

                    



pp

ff

                              

964

Pno.





960

Pno.

 

now!

rea - dy,

125

 

now!

     

Peace, ff Sappho Kleonike

 

Peace, ff

Myrrhine



ossia F for Lysia only

    

   

  

     

ff

    

  

                    3



3

3



  

                   3 3

3

 

  

  

            3 ff 3      3

   



        

  

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126

    ff

Pno.

  

 

    

972

 

 

 

pp

    

 

    

   

molto ff

 

 

       

 

Suddenly much slower q = previous h. (ca. 60-63) on to Scene Two

 

mp

pp

   

   

SCENE TWO No. 26: Peace Now! (IV)

  979

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

Before LYSIA's house. Dawn. A rumpled KLEONIKE leads the yawning ATHENIAN WOMEN.

Heavy, sluggish q = 63

   E - nu(ff)! mp

Heavy, sluggish q = 63

Piano

  p

  

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

             5

nhhow!

  

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       

 

 





 

 

 



 

   



        

 

Ar - en't we

               I'll call thepo - lice.



E nu(ff)!



Nah a - nuh - her...

crystalline

3



    

sur - ly.

through gritted teeth

Twice as fast q = 126

  In

p

p



Twice as fast q = 126

Verse. mf

Pno.

       

983                         

Peeshe

Kleonike

        

   

yawning unintelligibly


127

   

screaming

986

Kleonike

  

      ticed, you geese,

  

case you ha - ven't no -

it's

      

 

 

ve - ry,

        

   

     

 

ve - ry,

  

   

p

f

Pno.



 

   

EAR - LY! ff

 sfz



  991

Myrrhine

an innocent question

3 3                

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

    Pno.

  

3

  

 

Whom are you tal - king to? p to audience

Kleonike

3

   

 

considers explaining: then (how would she?) thinks better of it.

I'm still half blind!

  

3

   

sub. pp

3

    

 

 

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128

No. 27: "Kleo! Wake up..." LYSIA descends the stairs, having traded in her siren regalia for rather-too-chic activist garb: Hanoi Jane Fonda as dressed by Balenciaga.

Slower, but brighter: q = 76

  995

Lysia

bright



  3  

Kle Myrrhine

  

Ne - ver p

Wake up,

    

will

    you?

 

mind...

  Pno.

   

awed

You

3

Kleonike

o!

f

-

  

Slower, but brighter: q = 76

       



 

  3

pp  



 



 

molto

 

        998

Myrrhine



e - ven did your make - up?

Kleonike



disgusted

Brisker, as before: q = 126 3

     



I could kill you.

      Ly - si - a: mf

    

we took the bait,

Brisker, as before: q = 126

  Pno.

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

 

 

              mf        

 



          


129

        and made it here, at

Pno.

   

   

 

1007

Lysia

Kleonike

Pno.

 

dawn, ff

ve - ry p

    

in - t'res - ted in

 

Sis - ters, f

3

  

 

 

hold, and greet our

al - lies in

re - vo - lu - tion!

  

 

    

 





 

 

so - lu - tion.

4      

Be - fore you all go

on:

  Be p

      

 

    

  

          

          

   

   

     

 

wait!

 



 

     

  2  

your pro posed

          

3

2 4              

         So, with - out fur - ther de...                                  

 Pno.

dawn, ff



1012

Lysia



at mf

Kleonike

    

    acidly



   1002

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

       f p      







 

 

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130

No. 28: Entrance of the Spartan Women Music of imperial hauteur announces the entrance of LAMPITO, the savagely glamourous wife of LEONIDAS, flanked by a contingent of SPARTAN WOMEN: robust ARETE and her two somewhat prim daughters, CHARITO and DIKA.

   

1017

Pno.

mf

    

Kleonike

Pno.



Pno.

Kleonike

Pno.

     

asked

the

  

 Spar

   

-

tan

wo

 

-

 

 

Of course they came.

men?

And

 

 





    came?                                 

 Still

 

 

   

   

they

   



  

dis - ap - poin - ted?

      

           5

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 

You mf

   

preening, airy

incredulous

  



name.

  



 

   

     

  

3



    

 

Lam - pi - to's her

      

   

  

      3

  

 

   

That would be their ge - ne - ral's wife. mf

       1022

Lysia

   

  1021

Kleonike

 

  

 

confidential, to KLEONIKE

1019

Lysia

 

     

     


No. 29: I, Lampito

131

Alas: to the Athenians, LAMPITO's Spartan accent makes her sound at once aristocratic and extraterrestrial..

     1024

Lampito

Thudding, imperious, with the voice: slightly slower q = 112

3          

grandly

  

I, f

Lam - pi - to,

vife

to

Le - o - ni - das,

Zpea king faw Zpar - ta's

Thudding, imperious, with the voice: slightly slower q = 112 sfzp

Pno.

        

1030

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho Kleonike

Lampito

sfzp

    



 

 

 







 

   

daugh - tawz and

vives,

The ATHENIAN WOMEN guffaw.

  

O

  3      1035

Kleonike

 

bla - cken your eye.

Lampito

  

Pno.

  

    

At tempo

2            

 

 3

sfzp

       

-

   

 

3

Laugh, pp

and I'll

     3

 ve



   

the - ni anz.

   

zay yaw vim - men need uz,

At tempo

   

3

Az you f

3

no - bl - ezt A

      



     



Pno.

hissing

Gweet you, pp



a bit slower

sfzp

3

      

a bit slower



3



 



  

2

 2

          at mi - nah wizk to

sfzp 3 3           

ou - ah

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132

 pointed    1040

Charito

  

              (...but con - zi - de - wa - ble in - con - ven - ienze,) mf

pointed

Dika

  

pointed

Arete

            

(...but con - zi - de - wa - ble in - con - ven - ienze,) mf

            



(Ah) pp

      

 (Ah) pp

    

  

Dika



  



 

1046

Charito



   

Lampito

   

peaze,

   

Pno.

1/16/2006

  



loohed by ze pp

 



 











faw

all,

all

 

 

 

   



mp



  

  

 mp

 

   mp

   

  



  

 

pp

 

of

  

pp





pwo - mize

 

mp

   

  3     



mp

Arete



 

pp

 



     



 Pno.

...have come heah,



lives...



(Ah) pp

(...but con - zi - de - wa - ble in - con - ven - ienze,) mf

Lampito



pp

 ze







states

of

Gweeze.

       

 

 pp    

       pp

 


 

133 much slower, with the voice

1052

Lysia

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

3

  

That would be I. mf

 briskly

Lampito

3

 Pno.

 

   1056

Lysia

 Lysia

  

 shall,

    

        

Ly - zi- a, zay vhat youpwo



  

  

 

 

pp

 

  

               

no - ble Lam - pi to,

    

sfzp

   

sfzp

         e = e (q. = 84) 2

2

a

             

sim - ple que - ry,

 

   

   

   

           

                   

    

 

   

How ma - ny of 2 pp

you

    here to - day mf

        a bit slower

pp

 

sfzp

   

 

  

a bit slower

the floor:

e = e (q. = 84)

pp

but first,

Brisker, but still grand: q = 100

o - pen to

Pno.

    3

Brisker, but still grand: q = 100

equally grandly

 

1061

No. 30: A Simple Query

poze.

Pno.

Zay vhat you pwo poze.

 

I Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

sarcastic, aside

    

Who a - mong you iz Ly - zi - a? mf

much slower, with the voice

Yez, pp

           3

    4

2

 have

             mf



      1/16/2006


134

    

At tempo

  

1063

Lysia

Hus -

bands,



At tempo

 Pno.

   

 

1065

Xanthe

Lysia Charito

Myrrhine

Dika

Sappho

Arete

Kleonike

Lampito

 



 

war?



 



pp

   

 

 

 

     

        ff

   

I p

ruefully

Pno.



 



 

 

L.H. pp

 

I. p

  

        

      

pp

   

I. p ruefully

    

      ruefully   

              Thank you, gen - tle sis ters:       

ruefully

I. p

     

ruefully           

  

     

    

   

ruefully

I. p

Figh - ting a - way at the

     

   

      

  

I. p

    

 

o - thers,

ruefully

lo - vers,

    

mp

  

1/16/2006

bro - thers,

 

  

  

I. p

  

    

   

    

                   

I. p

    

    

sfzp

            

   


135

2 2                     



1070

Lysia

You con - firm my the - o - ry.

       



     



p

          

Just one ques tion more,

       

sfzp

pp

     



If pp

  

    

   

  

        

 

(even 16ths)

Pno.

e - qual ly short: p

p

       

just a bit slower, with the voice

1073

Lysia

I have a scheme to



      

end thewar, mf

just a bit slower, with the voice

             pp mf

Pno.

     

   

 

At tempo

Whoof you here

   

    



 

     



 







can lendher sup -

port? pp

At tempo

        

  

 

  pp

ff

       

L.H. pp

  

gliss. 2

1/16/2006


136

  

 

1076

Xanthe

Lysia

Charito

 



 

 



thrilled

       

thrilled

  

I. p

    



I. I. p

Myrrhine

Dika

     

  thrilled

I. p

  

  



  

thrilled

  I. p

       thrilled

Sappho



Arete

Kleonike

     pp      

VIB.

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

    

 

     

 

     

  

 

     

  

 

     

thrilled

thrilled

  

 thrilled     I. p



    

    

 

   

 

 

I p Lampito

     

  

I. p

   

 

 

I. p

   

 

       

        



 

 

  

pp

  

  


   1079

Xanthe

137 Suddenly fast: q = 144

     

Of course we can.

Lysia

Charito

       



 

You'resure you can? f

Myrrhine

Dika

Sappho

 

Kleonike

Pno.

  

Then here's the plan. pp

    

 

      

4         

      

     

     

Ve'll wisk ouah necks.

We'll risk our necks.

     

4

   

Ve'll wisk ouah 4

   

Ve'll wisk ouah

Of course we can.

Lampito

3         

4         

Of cawse ve can.

 

4   

Of cawse ve can.

Arete

     

Of course we can.

 

    

We'll risk our necks.

Of cawse ve can.

 

 

Of course we can.

 

4

We'll risk our necks.

      

 

4

   

We'll risk our

4

   

    

    

necks.

necks.

    

necks.

    

fast: q = 144 Of cawse ve can. Ve'll wisk ouah necks. Suddenly                              ff pp   ff   ss.  i l  g ss.     li  g               iss.  l g     

 

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138

No. 31: The Plan

   1084

Lysia

Pno.

 

It's

 

not

   

  



    

 

    pp

      pp



  

Pno.





3      

3

 

to - tal...

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

 

ut - ter...

  

 

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 

    

ut- ter...

  

3

  3

    

p



5

5

3

      



 

  

3

 



    

We're ner - vous wrecks! Tellus! (Ve're) 5

   



  

We're ner - vous wrecks! Tellus! (Ve're)

  

3

a

You'll do it?

sanc - tion... (zanc -tion...) mp



    by...

    

3

sanc - tion... (zanc -tion...) mp

3

To - tal... p poco a poco crescendo

Pno.

ut- ter...

 

  

3

To - tal... p 3

  

sanc - tion...

 

3

 

3

        



  

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

con - flict,

  

1090

Lysia

sis - ters, can un - i - la - ter - al - ly

Half tempo, hushed, shimmering: q = 72

end this pre - pos - ter - ous and pain - ful and pro - trac - ted

        

We,





    

 

com - plex.

1088

Lysia

   

3

Half tempo, hushed, shimmering: q = 72 as the WOMEN gather round



  3






 

1092

Lysia

to - tal... mf

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

Pno.

 3      

3

 

3

sanc -tion, on...? (zanc tion)

To - tal... mf 3

 

 

To - tal... mf

 

  

 3  

3

 

sanc -tion, on...? (zanc tion)





   

3

 

139

3 triumphant            

sanc - tion...

 3    

mp

q. = previous q

SEX! f

 



Who's with me?

 



 

 

On?

 

On?

           

     

    

q. = previous q

 

 

 



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     1095

Xanthe

Lysia

Charito

Hurtling forward: q. = 84

 

e=e

    

  

  

aghast

Ai - yi - yi... p

  

 



aghast

  



preening

I p

  



    





   

  



     



Ai - yi - yi... p

Myrrhine

 

 

Ai - yi p

aghast

Dika

     

 

Ai - yi - yi... p

Sappho

 

aghast

yi...

  



-

aghast

  

Ai - yi - yi... p

Arete

Kleonike

     

      aghast

Ai - yi - yi... p



aghast

Ai - yi - yi... p

Lampito

    

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  

Hurtling forward: q. = 84

aghast

e=e

     

Ai - yi - yi... p

                        pp

Pno.

 



  

 

 





  

  

  

 

     f

  


Suddenly lively q. = 144

   1098

Lysia

   

 

know. mf

141 2  2        

It's too ex - qui - site.

I know!

Suddenly lively q. = 144

Pno.

   

              

this

Pno.

 Lysia

p

1101

Lysia

       



  

 









Well?



 

a little easier



Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito



 

     

   

in time

2   

  

What

 

  



a little easier



Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Pno.

     

p

Speak!

 

 

 

      

p

mf

1104   

  

fore?

  

p

mf

      be -

 

 

is







  

Why

has

    

no

           





     

 



   

    



What?

p

f

  



 

     



f

 

  

all but wincing





all but wincing



f

p

     

In - t'res ting! (t'wes)



in time

p

 





Gee... p

f

thought of

             

Gee... p

   

one

   

it?

       p

           

     

In - t'res ting! (t'wes)

 

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142

   1107

Xanthe Charito

blunt

  No.

 

blunt

Sappho Arete

 

blunt f

Kleonike Lampito

  

blunt f

  No.   No.

    

On,

on,





On, tacit KLEONIKE, 1108-1112



  No.



                 f              

   

on,





f

Pno.

    

On,

f

Myrrhine Dika

 



On,

     

    

on,

           2

2      



on,

      

                 2      2

     1109

Xanthe Charito

Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete

on

with

the

war!

on

vith

the

var!

   

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 with

     

the

war!

  

      On,

    

On,

  

with

the

war!



On,

    

                                     on

Pno.

  



on

Kleonike Lampito

On,

 

    on,

 

  

 

  

on,

on,

    

on,

           

2 2                    2 2           


  

1111

Xanthe Charito

Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete

on

with



on

vith

 

outraged

war!

What a thing to throw at us! (Vhat) (thwow) outraged

               

   the

var!

  

the

war!

the

war!

           

  

on

Pno.

the

with

 

             

  

on

Kleonike Lampito

143

The same tempo: q = 144 (= previous q. )

with

                               

What a thing to throw at us! (Vhat) (thwow)

 

The same tempo: q = 144 (= previous q. )

           

       

 

   1113

Kleonike

      

Wo - men: Lampito

 

Pno.

 

still.

      

Vim - men:

 

be

be

conciliating

Look: mp

3

  

Ly - si - a.

  

Call me ob - tuse.

   3

 p

 

  

  

 

   

3

But, how would a ban on,

still.

               

 3 

3

  p

 

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144

   1117

Lysia

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

Sappho Arete

 

Kleonike

    Co - i - tus. mp

 

        

   

 

    

  

  

3

3

which we al - rea - dy

 

get

which we al - rea - dy

3     

vir - tu - al - ly

  

  

Of p

 3

3

Of p

you know,

Pno.

 

     3

get

vir - tu - al - ly

   

 

nil... f

 

  

  

nil... f

    f



 

1120

Lysia

Kleonike

        ...bring a - bout a

Pno.

     

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3

truce?

      

    3

Myr - rhi - ne:

         

       



p

    

3

What did I

              3

miss?

        3

f

       3

  3        

right hand only

p

  


 

1125

Lysia

Myrrhine



Myrrhine

read

       

  

this.

Slower, but lilting: q. = 84



e = e (q = 126)

       

    

    mf     

    

"Ly-si - a, I'm so sur - prised! But: to ad - dress your

         pp









Slower, but lilting: q. = 84

      



reading, very rapidly

It'smy letter. p

1129

Lysia

 

 Pno.

  

handing MYRRHINE a scroll

145

No. 32: Myrrhine's Letter (II)

    

                       

Stop.

A - gain:

3

   

ques - tion,the A - cro - po - lis is on lybare - ly guar - ded. Con - si - de - ring theTrea - su - ry..."

          

e = e (q = 126)

Pno.

    1133

Lysia

Myrrhine

e=e

   

       

 

 

  

    

 4   

    

2

"the Trea - su

        





Pno.

       

2

   

      

"the Trea - su

- ry:" the

 

    

gold,

    

p

    



 

...the en -

 



e=e



   

"Con mp

  

- ry:"

si - der - ing the Trea - su - ry..." realizing

Kleonike

 

  

    

the ar - mor, the tim - ber, the

rest; the

en -

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146

         1135

Lysia

2

  

ti - re A - the - ni - an war chest. mf Myrrhine

Kleonike

 

realizing

 



2

           



"Con mf

-

e=e



2  2   2        2      2

si - de - ring the Trea - su - ry,

I

think it



ill - ad-



ti - re A - the - ni - an war chest. Oh. mf

 

 

 

 

 Pno.

   

e=e

        

     

 

     1138

Xanthe

Myrrhine

 2  2     

e=e

  

e=e

realizing 

Sappho

Kleonike

Pno.

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   

guard it

to f

guard it

     2  

vised

  

to f

     



to f

2

realizing

 

guard it

with the 2

 

with the 2

 

with the

2 2        

realizing

 e = e                

to f

guard it

with the

2 

e=e

     

men the draft dis

2     

car - ded.

-

men the draft dis

 



   

 

 

-

        

  

 

But, p

so 't'would

car - ded.

    

 e = e    f

 

       

men the draft dis 2

-

car - ded."

    

men the draft dis 2

-

 

car - ded.

e=e

  

        

 


147

 

1142

Lysia

Myrrhine

Pno.



   

hushed, confiding

Look: p

 seem...

   

  

 

      

3

here's the

We

  

p

 

 

 3

 

 



f`

3



scheme.

   p



 

 

      f    

           

No. 33: "We seize the Acropolis..." Swift, sharp, driving: q. = 144

     1146

Lysia

seize

  

  

   

the A - cro - po - lis:

  

2 each door.

Bar - ri - cade

Swift, sharp, driving: q. = 144

Pno.

                        p

                1148

Lysia

 

hind2 those walls,

Pno.



           

  

mf

 

  

 



we're un - as - sail - a - ble.

 

p

mf

  

         

                   

 

 



p







Be -

 

     

4         

Then, we

2

let our ar - mies know that, as

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

      



  

   

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148

   4    1151

Lysia



long asthey're at

Pno.

 Lysia

     



wo - men mp

Pno.

 are,

 

 

Pno.

 

 

robustly

2

2



Zis - tahs, ve're mf

Pno.

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

                   p f             

1160

Arete

 



1157

Xanthe



 

vith

   









vir

gins, their



 

       

si - rens, their



    



un - a - vai - la - ble. pp

    



    



   



pp

        



        

          





the pros - ti - tutes?

mf

They're rare - ly ra - di - cal.



 

      

     



What a bout mf

you!

     

 



their

there - fore,

mp

 

     pp     

  

   

 

their wo - men: pp

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

1154    

war,

   

 



Ve're

due





         faw

         

a

 

zab - ba - di - cal.

  

 


149

 

1162

Lysia

 

 



aghast, realizing

Charito Dika

 Pno.

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito



insistent



1165



 

in -

t'res (t'wes)



So... (Zo...) p

   p

    

Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete







  



        

bluntly

  No.

ting.

f



 ting.

 

 



bluntly

  



 No. 

  

f





      f     

On,

    

on,

     on

with

the

war!

On,

on,

on

vith

the

var!

    

on

with

the

war!

on

with

the

war!

 

    

 

    

On,

Pno.

    





     

 

 

t'res (t'wes)

On, on, tacit KLEONIKE, 1168-1172

Kleonike Lampito

 



    

1167

Xanthe Charito

 

in -

 Pno.

p



Well? f

     



  







 musing    



pp

So... (Zo...) p musing



Well? mp

MO - THER? pp



on,

          

 

    

  

              

 

     

     

             

   

                         



   

    

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150

 

1169

Lysia

Xanthe Charito



On,

Myrrhine Dika

   

Kleonike Lampito

on



with

the

    

vith

the

var!

on

with

the

war!

   

on,

    

 

    

 

on,

    

On,

Pno.

    

on,

On,

 

f

 



         

On,

Sappho Arete



on

             on,

  

    

war!

           

                                 on

with

So f

     

  

   

  

  

    

damning 

the

war!

 



The same tempo q = 144 (= previous q.)

1171

Lysia

sud - den - ly

     the sis - ter - hood dis

 



The same tempo q = 144 (= previous q.)

Pno.

3

Lysia

1174    

nice!

                 3

1/16/2006

    

     

                             

                                              "E nough!

3

Pno.

E - nough!

   

 

Nice: mp

- solves!

                       3 3                          3

 

Peace now!"

  

So

 

mp

3

      

      3

       

           

Sure,

as

long as it in -

          

   3    

  


151

   4   1178

Lysia

volves no sa - cri

Myrrhine

Pno.

 -

fice...

pulling back

f

          a bit flexibly

  

Ly - si a: f

               4            4

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

q=q

4

4

it

      



2  

is - n't that.

It pp

q=q

f

      

 

 

  

pp

    

 

    

pulling back

  

1183

Lysia

Pensive, pulsing: q. = 52 in 4: q. + q + q. + q

  



        What is it, p

Myrrhine

  4      is - n't that at



all.

Pensive, pulsing: q. = 52 in 4: q. + q + q. + q

Pno.



                                  

 

then?

      

And be



 

pre - cise.

  

                                   

 

  

  1/16/2006


152

No. 34: Peace: yes! Of course...

  hesitant, honest        1186

Myrrhine

   Pno.

  

Peace: p

of

Myrrhine

course,

                             p                        

 

    

man.

      1192

Myrrhine

sure



     

1/16/2006



 



              

 

    

            

I'm

ban - don him?

not

 I

  

can.



  Here,

so









this



e=e surging forward: q. = 58

      this

way

 

 

that

you

surging forward: q. = 58

   

 

 

 

 

   

                                 

Pno.

          



this

                                          p                                                    

Pno.

A -

there's

Oh, Ki - ne - si - as, right! p



but,

        

  acid             

  

 



1189

Lysia



there's

   

yes!

  

e=e

 

    

         

 

     3


153

       1196

Myrrhine

q. + q. + q + q

show

      Pno.



me

seems

     

 

clear.

to

But

see

him

                                              

q. + q. + q + q

           

 

 

3

 

 would

      

 

     

        1199

Myrrhine

q. + q. + q + q

throw



me,

I

q. + q. + q + q

Pno.





               

 

       

        

fear.

          

             

 

   

I'd

kiss



him.

1202

Myrrhine

q. + q. + q + q

know



         

me:

I'd

q. + q + q. + q



3                           q. + q. + q + q

Pno.

      

         

  3   

  

veer.

q. + q + q. + q

You

     

       

 



 

    3

pulling back, with  the voice

      Have to say pp

it...

pulling back,          with  the voice                                                    1/16/2006


154

      1205

Myrrhine

As before: q. = 52

   

Peace: p

Pno.

   

yes!

of

course.

 

   

It





haunts

our

                                        3 p                                                As before: q. = 52                    

      1208

Myrrhine



dreams.

    Pno.

     all

Pno.

1/16/2006

For peace

 



     we'd go

            

                  

1211

Myrrhine

  

p

       

ex -

well,



tremes.

 q. + q. + q + q                                                 

al - most

                



 

surging forward q. = 56

q. + q. + q + q

       

to

                      

  

  

 



 

 

let

an

ac -

Yes: mp

 

surging forward q. = 56

     mp

  

     

        

 

     3


q. + q. + q + q

       



1215

Myrrhine



cord

       Pno.

      

    

    

     

      



sword



   

     1221

Myrrhine

  



Pno.

       

hawk

yield

q. + q. + q + q

Pno.

               

q. = 69

  

        

 

 

  3                  3

  dove! ff

Throw 3

   

 



q. + q + q. + q

 

     

 

Make

     





 



 

   3

       

 

pulling back, with the voice

down

   

 

        

   

to

  

shield, f

q. + q + q. + q

 

 

        

f

         

 

mf

q. = 69          

       

q. + q. + q + q

   

q. = 63

  

and

q. + q. + q + q

        

 



sealed, mf

          

q. + q. + q + q

1218

Myrrhine

  

be

q. + q. + q + q

155

q. = 63

Don't de - lay it... sub. pp

pulling back, with the voice

                       ff              

    

Don't de - lay sub. pp

it...

    pp

    1/16/2006


156

     

As before: q. = 52

1224

Myrrhine

   

Peace: p

Pno.

  

yes!

of

course,

   



but,

 

Ly si - a...

                                       

As before: q. = 52                     p

 

 

                                       

 



 



 

 

No. 35: "Love?, Oh, yes, love!"

    1227

Lysia

Myrrhine



              What

   Pno.

      

               1233

Lysia

love!

Pno.

1/16/2006

of

love?

    

  

            p f          





Fast, heavy, hard-edged: q = 126

 



Love? f

    



inordinately scornful

       Oh,

yes,

Fast, heavy, hard-edged: q = 126

                          p f                   

  

  

   p

mf

                  3

3

3

3

"Kine, oh, Kine, come to me, Ki - ne, Ki - ne, I'm hot,I'm in - flamed!

  

  My

3 3 3     3                                          3 f mf p                                           

  


157

   1239

Lysia



 

temp - ter,

Myrrhine

Pno.



    

tor

-

  

 

 

   

     



   

     

                     

 

1245

Lysia

 Pno.

 Lysia



  

  

 





  

 



what

else

can

mat

3

 

No... p

3

-



ter

but

 



No f

war,

3

f

 

      

Let hea - ven burn;

         

  

     3   

p

 

3           

  

man re - turn!

  

             3   p               

What

p

   



                    

                          

   3 



3

f

3

Let moun - tains crash,

on - ly let Myr - rhi - ne's p 3

Pno.

your love?

 

1248

 

3

   

 

              



        

   

mf

   

   

Ar - en't you a - shamed? p weakly

(Whom is she really mocking here?)

more, mf

Pno.

         

    

    

scathing

ture..."

1243

Lysia

my

        

 

no - thing!

              

            





1/16/2006


158

      1251

Lysia

 3

3

No - thing should mat - ter but

   Pno.

   

 



Let our

 

Let our       sub. p                   p        

 

3

    3

    1260

Lysia

Kleonike

  

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

  

   

Is

this

  

 



 

 

  

 

 

               

         

pp

3

3

long as Myr - rhi - ne has whom shecraves!

 

wo - man

      



          







relentless, to the WOMEN

be - haves?

 



Let

                    

     

           sons and lo - vers meet ear - ly graves,                     



as

how a strong Greek



mf



3

     

all of Greece sink be - neath the waves,

Pno.

3

3

3

friends and mo - thers stay war - time slaves,

                   mp    

 

    

1257

Lysia

             

  Pno.

3

stalking MYRRHINE

your love!

    1254

Lysia

3

                     



moderating, to LYSIA

  f

 

 

  

 

You're a

4

 

4

 

 

 

 


 3     

   1264

Lysia

      

Is this how

Kleonike

159

we





3

be

-



have?

3

Myr - rhi - ne?

lit - tle rough...

Lampito



Pno.

           

 

    

 

 

4

   4

 



 3



    Ly - si - a...

  

   

   

   

       

 

       

 

Eff

    

   

  

No. 36: Lampito Decides

   

1267

   

  

  





Pno.

nough!



Lampito

passionately inspired

Thudding, imperious, with the voice

  I, f

  

    p

  

Lam-pi to,

Thudding, imperious, with the voice

 

    



3

sfzp

 

      

sfzp

   3              1273

Lampito

vife

Pno.

  

to

   

Le - o - ni - daz,



Zpeaking 3

3

sfzp

      

faw



  

Zpar - ta's



   

daugh tawz and vives,

Am

 





1/16/2006


 

1279

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

Lampito



     

ztwuck by vhat ve're fin - ding,



 

  

 

      1285

Xanthe Myrrhine Sappho

Lampito

Lampito

 

  

   

  



 



Lack of fear. pp

 



Ve a - gwee! f

 

    

2 4              

 

Ve zhall

fol- low vhere you lead uz;

         



In -



 3



3

 

   

e=e

 

e=e

1/16/2006

fwame ouah men viz - in an

Pno.

3 3                      

1291

By our pp

Oh.

  

 

  

  

aside

   

aside



           



Pno.

  

by yawr pwuck and in - twe - pi - di - ty.



Kleonike

Ztwuck

dry

vhat?

2 4           

4

  

Pno.

sfzp

    

 

inch of zei - ah lives,

   

Zen pp

        

gweet zeir

 



160

molto

pp

          

wi - zhi - di - ty

   

Viz

3

 


161

             1296

Lampito

to - tal fp

fwi - zhi - di - ty,

 

 

  



Pno.

4

 

2

 



Un - til ouah men

e=e

  

announze a

 

 

 

peaze

e=e

 

For

all,

     

     





       

 

 

1303

Charito Dika

Arete

Lampito



Gweeze. pp

  

 

all

Pno.

reverent

          

 



ze

states

  

 

 

 

  of





 

 

Gweeze. pp

 



 

 



   

 

    

reverent

Gweeze. ppp

 

ppp



    

reverent



Gweeze. pp



Gweeze.

     1/16/2006


162

 

1311

Lysia

Charito Dika

Arete

Lampito

Sappho Kleonike

Pno.

No. 37: "Kleo? Athenians?"

  



 



          

 

    

(z)

  

The same tempo q. = 126 (= previous q)

A theni ans?

   

 

What do yousay?

  

 

   

 

 

(z)



Kle o? mp



(z)

        

The same tempo q. = 126 (= previous q)

  

          

 

  

 

 

 p

     



    





     f       

     

   



   





long

1316

Xanthe Myrrhine

 

Well... long mp

Sappho Kleonike

        











1/16/2006

hell.

long

mp

Pno.

   



Well... mp

hell.

      

   p     



 

        

dogged

Take it dogged

a - way.





            Take it a - way.                         mf p mf                  


163

   4   1319

Lysia



Let usswear mf

Pno.

an

 4         

oath to make it

                    

     

bin ding.

   

2





  

 

Who'll vo - lun - teer?

 

 

        mf        

 

  

slower

1323

Lysia



gentle

     



Good for you. pp

         strong

Myrrhine

Ly - si mf

Pno.

a.

             





strong







Here.

   





    

            slower

   p

   

  







 

No. 38: From This Day On (I) Half tempo: q. = 63 = previous h.

Ac - ceptourob - la- tion,

Half tempo: q. = 63 = previous h.

Pno.





       

   

   

 

Grantourpe - ti - tion, Fa - vor our mis sion,

 

 

 

   

   

we

  

 

OMis - tressPer - sua- sion,

   2  2 2           



Lysia

       



            chanting, freely

1327

   

1/16/2006


164 Bright, pointed, transparent: q. = 132

    



1331

Lysia



 

pray.

Pno.

     p       

1333

Lysia

Myrrhine

Lampito

Pno.

  

  

  



 

    

 

1/16/2006

 

 



        





  



  



    p    

 

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

   

 

    

         

    

fp

 



"From this mf

day

 

      

"From this mf

  f p              





   day

    f        



  "...to



on:"

Pno.

    

writ - ten a lit - tle text for the oc - ca - sion.



 

              

on:"

Lampito

  

handing MYRRHINE and LAMPITO enormous scrolls

1336

Myrrhine

  



  



Bright, pointed, transparent: q. = 132

I've p

    

We de - ny

   

   

        

   

   

   

   

   

   

    

              mf



all

wights





  p

 



of

     

en -

twy..."

                 

 


165

 

1339

Myrrhine

Lampito

Pno.

Pno.

hus - band,













   

Myrrhine

Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

 

  

 

Pno.

 

zen - try,





    

  

  

       

 man

to

a - do - les -

aw

     

 

ven

ti - ni - ly

             





 

 

 

 



sympathetic

sympathetic

        

Zat vould be my hus - band. p sympathetic

 

                   

 

        

 



 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

cent..."

               

wistful

 

tu - mes -

p



cent..."

 

       

  

zol - djah aw

"...E -

 



   

1344

Xanthe Charito

sen - try,

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



     

sol - dier or

       

lo - vah,

 

        



   

   

1342

Myrrhine

   

   

Tsk. Dar - ling. p

   

Tsk. Dar - ling. p

   

Tsk. Dar - ling. p

        

       1/16/2006


166

   1347

Lampito

Pno.



"From this," mf

   

 

"From mf







this



"Fwum mf

day



this



day



on:"

    



on:"



              p f p f                                

         



  



Myrrhine

 

  

p

                             

              



Lysia

snapping them to attention

 

1350

Myrrhine

Lampito





      "Ve

      

Pno.

1/16/2006



a -gwee



to



mf

     

   p





  "...to

 

co - con - spi -

mas - ter

                        

each clause of

     

re..."

   

    

the

  

 

     

 

 

    


167

           1353

Myrrhine

laws of

Lampito

Pno.

  



 

               

To

 

de - si - re;



        1356

Myrrhine

of

Lampito

      

Pno.

p

    

1358

Myrrhine Lampito

 Pno.

him

 

 



 

 

pp





 

 

 

 



to

 

 

     

our

 



 

 

   



hoarse, hawse,

 

-





til

..."

  

     



 

 







"Most

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

Let

 

 

him

         

        Let

  

    

him

    



Let

 

"Most

       

      

         mf     

 

 

     

un









he's

 

 



R. H.

  

 

will.

L. H.



 

es - pouz - ed

bends

shout

till

 

  

    

     

 

 

  

     

wouze our



    

 

  

 



p

f

 

 

 

 

  sue zue

 

him

for

faw  pp

  

    

 

 

 



 

di-

 

  

       1/16/2006


168

   1361

Myrrhine Lampito

      



        





vorce, vawse,

Pno.

     mf

Let

     

     1364

Myrrhine Lampito

Pno.

  

cry cwy

       from fwum

              

   

   

depths

   

  

of

his





  





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

Let him mp





    

the ze

 

  

 

soul: zoul:

   

him

 

   

      

 

          threa ten thwea L. H.

    

a-

R. H.

  

      

 





pp

 



      



gripped by a private fury

  

1367

Lysia

Myrrhine Lampito

Pno.

  

         buse, Let him try to  buze, twy    L. H.                       pp 

1/16/2006

mp

    

 





 



   

     

 

        

  

se - duce you:" duze

  

mp

 



     

"Let him f





 

 

 




169

The same tempo q = 132 = previous q.

      1370

Lysia

 3 

shi - ver,

  

sil - ver

in

3

 

lamp - light



3



glow,

Let

him

As LYSIA continues, MYRRHINE and LAMPITO flip through their scrolls. They seem to go on and on like this...

Myrrhine Lampito

Pno.

The same tempo q = 132 = previous q.

   

  







   

 

 

 

 

  

  

sub. p

1372

Lysia

blush,

Pno.

    

   1375

Lysia

flares

Kleonike

 

 

3   

but

  

hea ven...

   

Pno.

 

   3       

lay

Let

3

  

 

 

him

 

 3    

It' - ll f

 

  3     you

  

 

down un - der

 

 

   

  



still be no use:

You're ossia 8vb



observing, to herself

 3        

Zhall we

   



 

p                

    

3

 

 

furiously, as if alone

 

 aside, to MYRRHINE

Lampito

 

      of



 

 

shame:

 

     

 

  

not from



            3

      3

I mp

get it, my friend.

zkip to ze end?

            

  1/16/2006


170

   1379

Lysia

still,

The same tempo q. = 132 (= previous q)

you're

still

in

con

 

-

  

trol!

The same tempo q. = 132 (= previous q)

 Pno.

3

    p     

  

Pno.

            

 

  

 

   

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

        





 

From

this,



   1383

Lysia Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito



Pno.

1/16/2006

         

  

 

 



  

 

 

       

 

 



1381

Lysia

  

   

  

  

  

  mf

 

 

 

 

 



   

 

   

 

   

    

         f

 

mp

 

 

 

   

    

this, f zis,



             

this, f zis


       1385

Lysia

From

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

Pno.

171





this,

    From

this,

From Fwum

 

 

f

  



this

from

day

  

   From Fwum

this zis

day

         

                 this, From this day  zis, Fwum zis                                                    

From Fwum

p

 



this, zis

   

  



    

   

           



 

  

1388

Lysia

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito



Pno.

 

   on: f

  

    

on: f





 

on: f

f

                    

 

             









  

 

  

   

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

                                                      1/16/2006


172

 

1390

Lysia



    We de - ploy

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

Pno.

our

     

   self - pos - ses

-

sion

as a

    



2

wea - pon both of

4       







not - so - se - cret



4

   

not - so - se - cret

     

   

        

p

f





                           

             

             

              1393

Lysia

pas - sion

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito



Pno.

1/16/2006

and ag - gres - sion,

     

We de - ny

our -selves re -



   lease



     

 

    

Wede - ny

                   





 

  

    

   

 

 

 

 







 

     

our -selves re - lease

   

en -

our -selves re - lease

Wede - ny

    

To











              

 


 

1396

Lysia

173

      force

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito



Pno.

a

  

state

of



peace

     

     

   

en - force

To

          

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

a

en - force

a

 

 



 

 

 

 

     To





 

   

state

of

state

  

  

of

  

  

  

for p

   



   



             p             

peace



A - thens,

peace

 



       for A p

thens,

for A p

thens,

 for mp

      

p

 

1399

Lysia



Spar - ta,

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito



 

     Pno.

      mp

 

     

     mf   for

for mp

Spar - ta,

for mp

Spar - ta,

   

 

         

all

 

   

mf  

the states of

 

Greece.

 

          

for mf

all

the states of

Greece.

for mf

all

the states of

Greece.

 

        

      

  

    f        1/16/2006


174

   1402

Lysia Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

Pno.





We p

swear

   

 



this,

 













Oh, p

Ly

    

Oh, p

Ly

then:





-

-

si

-

a,

       si a,

                                                p                                                

  

   

   1404

Lysia

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

   please... p

    please... p

Pno.

1/16/2006





We

 





swear

this,

then:





We're

down





We're

down





   

on

our

   

on

                  p                                                 

our



       Pe - lo - pon -



      

Pe - lo - pon -

             mf

                


mf    1406

Lysia

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

    nese... mf

  

175

    

 We mf

swear,





   



we

swear,





  



we





swear,







we,

   



Gods!













nese... mf

            

   

Gods!





    









  









         

  

   1409

Lysia

swear,

Pno.







we





swear: ff

         

     

         

    

ff

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

                        1/16/2006


176

Lysia

1412       





 

Swear!

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito



Pno.

 

browbeaten

browbeaten



(sigh)









Lysia

   

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

   

men.

    

men.

chanting, freely

     

 

O Mis - tress Per - sua - sion, p

1/16/2006

-

A p

-







     

 







 

 

 

      Grant

sibilant



(Ah! sibilant





 

2



our pe - ti - tion,



ah,

 

ah,



(Ah!

    

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 



Pno.

A p

 

Ac - cept our o - bla - tion,

Shimmering, pulseless, half tempo q. = 66 = previous h.

 

 

Shimmering, pulseless, half tempo q. = 66 = previous h.

1415



  



(sigh)

            

 

    

fierce: ossia 8va


     

177

  

1418

Lysia

2

fa - vor our mis - sion, Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Arete

 



men...)

A

 



men...)

A

 

men...)

Pno.

Lysia

Pno.

 

   

 

Pno.

 



 

 



 



men.



  



 



 

despairing

(Ai - yi - yi!)

men.

   







 

 

 

 

 

 

-

men.

Twice as fast q. = 132

         4 f              4

       

No. 39: "That's our signal..."

         



  

Myr - rhi - ne, seize

   



 



 

           

That's our sig - nal to take the A - cro - po - lis. f

                           f                   1424

Lysia

A

 

1422

-



cry...



-



f

   

we





Sappho Kleonike Lampito

2



Twice as fast q. = 132

  

the day!

     



   

  



   

  



 





I'll

meet

you

  at

the

1/16/2006


178

    1426

Lysia

 

 

bat - tle - ment.

Lampito

  



 



   

1428

Pno.

   

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

  

And zuch a...

 

         

   E - nough! f

     

     

my deah.

 

        

Shhh...

 

E - nough!

   E - nough!

   

     

   





be - gui - ling agg - zent.

pp

  

wead zo beau - ti - f'ly,

                

E - nough!

    f     

  

     

Suddenly fast q = 168

           

 

1/16/2006

     

         

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Pno.

Zpar - tanz, a - vay!

1431

Lysia

 

to MYRRHINE

You

Pno.

Lampito

 mp                                 

 



     

Suddenly fast q = 168

    

      

   E - nough! sub. p

  

E - nough! sub. p

       sub. p      

   



 

   E - nough!

   E - nough!

               

       


179

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

Now deliberate, half as fast: q = 84 (= previous h)

 

1435

(hum) pp



Kleonike

         

Kleonike

 Pno.

 

MYRRHINE leads the WOMEN off.

     

  



 -

disingenuous

5

  

     3

 

 

  

 

shrewd

  

 

still...

 

long

Ly - si - a.

insistent

Fine.

 

     

  

3

 3   

 

Hard - ly dis - ap - poin - ted:

long skeptical

 

long

 

Fine!

Fine?

How did it go with Ni - co?



ted?

   

Ni - co? p

     

  

 

 

measured

   

pp

 

pp

 

MYRRHINE leads the WOMEN off.

Now deliberate, half as fast: q = 84 (= previous h)

Still dis - ap - poin



 

 

    

 

  

  

too bright

My dear - est friend. p

1443

Lysia

(hum) pp

                            

 Pno.



1439

Lysia



  

  

                                          1/16/2006


180

 

considering telling her...

1449 dramatic accel.

Lysia

         Look,

 

...but changing her mind

3          

like this:

it's

Kle - o:



cool

Kleonike

Nervous, rapid: q = 144



   

There's no time, f

now!

Fine.

dramatic accel. 3

Pno.

3

Nervous, rapid: q = 144

               p p  3 3              

   

    

   

f

 

  

 



  

 

    1453

Lysia

Pno.

          

hustling KLEONIKE off towards the Acropolis...

               

We have

to

    



go!



                                    p p sfz p sfz sfz                          

 without pause, to SCENE THREE

              

1457

Pno.

1/16/2006

        p

   

    



 

    subito pp

    

A bit slower q. = 126

   

 

   



       


SCENE THREE

  

The ATHENIAN camp. While NICO studies a map, the SOLDIERS gird their loins for...dinner.

Brisk, smooth, expectant: 1462 q. = 126

Lysia

181

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

        

Nico

Maron

Meleagros

    

Philo

 

Bion

  



Alpheus

Kinesias

Leonidas

Piano

 

Spoons... p

 

 

glea - ming?

      

    

 Check! p

Drill... mp

com plete?

 

Check!

mp



Check! mp

 Check!

 



          

       

      

Brisk, smooth, expectant: q. = 126  p

Check! p









   





Check!

       

mp

      

        

1/16/2006


182

      Stew... 1466

Meleagros

 



stea - ming?

f

Kinesias

Bion



        Rea - dy, to... 1469

    

Kinesias

Rea - dy,

Pno.

1/16/2006



   Rea dy... p





Check! f

Bion

Check! f





Rea - dy... p





  

                                  p f                               

Pno.

Meleagros

 Check!



     

Rea - dy,

   

  

 to...



  



to...

rea - dy,

to...

to...

      



 

  

 

Rea dy... p



 



 

KINESIAS leaves the OTHERS, approaches NICO in his tent.

rea - dy,

      

 

  



rea - dy,

to...

 

   

     





prayerful



EAT! f

Eat. pp





EAT! f

  

                      



Eat. pp





Eat. pp

  

    

 

pp

  



Eat.

prayerful

prayerful

EAT! f



 



Eat.

                 

 


No. 40: "War: sure. I know".

           1473

Nico

Meleagros

Bion

 Pno.

Half tempo q. = 63 = previous h. (in 4: q. + q + q. + q) pulling back (beginson last beat of m. 1471) 

   

Kinesias

 

 

     

                

               

 

 

 

 

Pensive, pulsing q. = 52 hesitant, honest

       

sure.

q. = 52  Pensive,pulsing              

I

know.





                  

 

  

but:

             



  

warm

   Yes,

    Myr - rhi - ne.

 







     

Myr



   

rhi

ne...

Since

            

   

 



there's

       

                                       

 

 

mp

       

mp

   

Pno.

trou - bles you?



Half tempo q. = 63 = previous h. (in 4: q. + q + q. + q) pulling back (begins on last beat of m. 1471)

1479

Nico

Ki - ne - si - as? What mp

   

Check.

War: mp

Pno.

      



       Check.        

     1476

Kinesias



183

 

 

   

 

 a - go...               mp                        half

a

year

1/16/2006


184

Kinesias

   

      Al - ways:

       

      

 

 

 



   



Ki - ne."

                                 



    



Myr - rhi -ne,



Pno.

1481     

   

        1484

Kinesias

       

Days,

in the

   

field,

   

        

 

 

I'm

     

surging forward q. = 58

Pno.

q. + q. + q + q

surging forward q. = 58

ne

   -

-

       ver

               

q. + q. + q + q

                

         

3

bra - ver:

    

   

  

         

Kinesias

1488         

I don't

q. + q. + q + q

 



yield,

q. + q. + q + q





         

1/16/2006

I

                           3

Pno.



  don't

     wa - ver:

  

Still:

  I've con -

 

                                                  3


his thought    correcting        re - vealed        

q. + q. + q + q

1492

Nico

Kinesias

q. + q + q. + q

cealed



how you

crave



how

I

crave

q. + q. + q + q

Pno.

    



sure.

I

       

mp

caught out: rueful



her.

        

          

      Don't I show it... pp



know.

pulling back: with the voice 

                                    So:

 





count

me

                           

3

                                             



1498

Kinesias



her.

q. + q + q. + q

3

At tempo q. = 52

At tempo q. = 52

War: mp

Pno.



                                     3                        1495

Kinesias



185 pulling back: with the voice

in.

      Pno.

  

   



    

They tell you, mf

    

mp

     



   

  

fight!

             

  



You fight.

   

  And you

               

                     

 



  1/16/2006


186

      1501

Kinesias

ever swifter and more intense



fight

Pno.

   to

       

 

       

strength

      Pno.

          

     

q. + q. + q + q

       



1508

Kinesias

bless

1/16/2006

 

Pno.

  

    

       

    

q. = 56

q. = 63

skill,

q. = 63            mf

          

  

    mp

mf

   

kill:" f

q. = 69            

                

 

f

  

 

 

 

grant us

     

 

              3

 

   

 Guide

and

  3       

         

q. = 69

 each

q. + q. + q + q

          

 

and

q. + q. + q + q

"Gods, mf

                  



1505

  



win.

              

q. + q. + q + q

Kinesias

q. = 56

  

     



That

fa

-

       

              

 

   

    3


Does NICO sense skepticism in this remark?

q. + q. + q + q

Kinesias

1511        



mi

-

q. + q + q. + q

 

 liar

song. ff

q. + q. + q + q

Pno.

             

    

   

3               ff    3           





q. + q + q. + q

                   

       

187 pulling back, with the voice

Don't we know it... sub. pp

pulling back, with the voice

                    

  pp   

At tempo q. = 52

     1514

Kinesias

backpedaling, to reassure NICO

      

War, p

Kinesias

men.

But,

               

 

         

        

 

  

 







    

      

 

 

3         3

She still has - n't writ ten. pp

long?

    



 

Brisker, but still intimate: q = 72 (e = e)

 

Ge - ne - ral...

   

How

Pno.

       

At tempo q. = 52

1517

Nico

a-

                        p                                              

Pno.

sure,

Brisker, but still intimate: q = 72 (e = e)

 p

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188

     1522

Nico

Kinesias

3 3            

 

3

You fight to pro - tect her.

3    3      3             

 

3

3

Pno.

 

   



 



  

3

That's

  

  

3

3     

True.

A week. Al - most two. She claims I neg lect her.

    





  



1525

Myrrhine

Nico

Kinesias

slowing

     

q = 60

 3

3

    

ruefully        

not how she sees it, though.

slowing

1/16/2006



Pno.

            

ruefully

    

They ne - ver do.

3          

with the voices

q = 60

ossia

ossia

They ne - ver do. pp

They ne - ver do. pp

with the voices

         

  

ossia

         

ossia



    

 



 



 

     

    


189

No. 41: The Capture

 

1529

Myrrhine

   

Suddenly fast and pointed: q = 144

Suddenly fast and pointed: q = 144

                 Pno.

As KINESIAS reads, MYRRHINE and all the WOMEN except LYSIA appear on the Acropolis balcony, enacting how the SPARTAN WOMEN "captured" the ATHENIANS.

MELEAGROS dashes on to hand KINESIAS a scroll.

          f

      

  

Ki - ne, mp

 p

oh,

Ki - ne...

 





                   

 

 

 



     



          

1533

Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho Kleonike

Pno.



Dis - as - ter! f

Dis - as - ter! f



                                               

 

...were p

Past mid - night we were p

     Dis - as - ter!

   

f

 

 

  

...were p

f pp                             1/16/2006


190

   1536

Xanthe

wa - kened with - out

Charito Dika

  

war - ning...

  Zpar p

Myrrhine

 

 

wa - kened with - out

Sappho Kleonike

wa - kened with - out

war - ning

...horde! f

war - ning...

by

a

horde

of

  



 

 

- tan vim - men!

Spar - tan wo - men, play - ing

...horde! f

Arete Lampito



Pno.

1/16/2006

  Zpar p

 

  

    

 

  

 





 

- tan vim - men!

 

 


191

  

 

 

 

I p

 

1538

Xanthe

Charito Dika

Myrrhine

 

triumphant

  3

Ho - jo f

- to

   

ho!

A - ma - zon:

Sappho Kleonike

Arete Lampito

  

triumphant

 3

 Xanthe

Myrrhine

Sappho

ho!

f

   

1540

- to

  

   

  p

  

       

-

ma - gine

Pno.

ou - r

hor - ror!

 -

ma - gine

ou - r



...at p

   

 

 

 

   

  

that

   

We p

  

We p

 

p



pp

hor - ror!

                           hou - r of themor - ning: why, we bare - ly had the time to put pa - ja - mas on.   pp              

hou - r of the mor ning:

Kleonike

  

 

Ho - jo

      

Pno.

I p



       p  mf

       

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192

         

        

1543

Xanthe

fled to the A - cro - po - lis...

Myrrhine

...and p

  

fled to the A - cro - po - lis...

Sappho

Kleonike

 

 

 Pno.

Xanthe Myrrhine

...from p



...from p

                      

   1546

Charito Dika

   

   



   Ho - jo ff

to

ho!

...and p

Kleonike

ceed.

Arete Lampito

  

1/16/2006

 

Ho - jo ff

-

to

ho!

          did,

a

las,

suc

   

        

       

which

  

 

they tried to top - ple us,

they tried to top - ple us,

 

    

We p

beg:

We p

beg:

3

 beg:

 

    

We p

 

a -las, suc

                                    

            

 

a - las, suc

...and did,

             p                 

Pno.

  

suc

which

 

a - las,

did,

    ...and did,

ceed.

  

        

 

   

ceed.

Sappho



  

 

  

 

we plead.

We're

we

We're

       

plead.

we plead.

   

We're

        

 

        

       


Xanthe Myrrhine

193

1548   

trapped:

Sappho

Kleonike

 trapped:

  

Pno.

  

we're treed!

  4

We're des p'rate - ly

4         

we're treed!

trapped:

   

  

 

   

 

  

we're treed!

  



We're des p'rate - ly

 

4

 

We're des p'rate - ly

        

   

 

   

    

 



 

  



in

need...

 



 

in

in

need...

need...

 

            

 

     

 

1/16/2006


194

 

1551

Xanthe

Charito Dika

Myrrhine

3                     3 3 3

3

Help! ff

3

       

Ho - jo ff

to - ho!

           Help!

3 3                   3        3 3 3 3 3

Help! ff

Sappho

3

3

3

3

3

3

ff

Kleonike

Arete Lampito



      Pno.

1/16/2006

      

           Help!

    

Ho - jo -to - ho! ff

 

   

3           3


1554

Xanthe

    

The WOMEN vanish.

     

Charito Dika

Sappho Kleonike

Arete Lampito Kinesias

Pno.

 

Pno.

The WOMEN vanish.

The WOMEN vanish.

WOMEN vanish.    The   3

Best, p

HELP!

"HELP!"

Myr - rhi - ne.

  

      

3

 

3

 



           

  



 

3

Kid - nap - pers! p

 

   

Myr - rhi - ne... pp

Ly - si - a!

   

3

 

 pp

   

   

Hos - ta - ges!

   3

 

      p

3

Kid - nap - pers! p



3

 

"Best?" mp

               

Myr - rhi - ne!

   

Half tempo q = 72 = previous h

 3  

  

3

      p        

Ly - si - a... pp

Kinesias

     

1558

Nico

The WOMEN vanish.

        HELP!       

195

HELP!

"HELP!"

Myrrhine

Half tempo q = 72 = previous h



 

No. 42: The Armies Gather

 

Hos - ta - ges!

  3

  1/16/2006


196

1560

Nico

Kinesias

  

3



  

Tor - ture...

  3   Cap - ture...



  

WAR! f



 3  

Sol -

Tor - ture... WAR! f

f

  

   

They race off to gather the SOLDIERS...

diers!

   They race off to gather the SOLDIERS...     diers!

Heavy, driving, twice as fast q. = 108

   

       

  

  

        

 



3 3            

 Sol -

  

mp Pno.

        



  3      Cap - ture...

Heavy, driving, twice as fast q. = 108

                

  

                   

Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

Pno.

1/16/2006

    

1563

     

 

            

 

 



                                                   

  

p

                            







 

Both ARMIES, arriving at the Acropolis, stare each other down.

Both ARMIES, arriving at the Acropolis, stare each other down.

  

                




Half tempo

Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus

   

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

  

1566

197

    

Huh! f an intimidating,simian grunt

           p ff        

   

      

    

       

Huh!

Huh! f

Huh!

 

 

             p mf                

Half tempo

Pno.

   

an intimidating,simian grunt

Huh!

Huh!

            mf           

  

 Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

  

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

1571

 

Huh!

 

roaring

 

 Wait! (Vait!) fp

gliss.

gliss.

 

Huh...

roaring

 

Huh...

 

Pno.

  

 

Wait! (Vait!) fp

from within the Acropolis

       Huh!          



from within the Acropolis

    

  

  5                               p

   

3

1/16/2006


198

The doors to the Acropolis balcony burst open, and a stunningly appointed LYSIA, flanked by an equally glamourized LAMPITO and MYRRHINE, and leading the rest, appears, to hieratic effect, on high. 6

1573

  

Pno.

          

  

1576

Maron Alpheus

  

Meleagros

 

Kinesias

 

Philo Bion

Leonidas

 

Pno.

1/16/2006

6

mp

          It's a mi - ra cle! mp

  

 

   

  

   

No. 43: It's a Miracle! (III)

  5                                      6

  

 

 

3

3



3        

Vhat a pp

zight!

3                 

3                      

It's a mp

mi - wa - cle, a mi - wa - cle!

Vhat a pp

zight!

It's a mp

mi - wa - cle, a mi - wa - cle!

Vhat a pp

zight!

It's a mp

mi - wa - cle, a mi - wa - cle!

What a pp

sight!

         3           

 

  

  

  

mp

 

 

 

 

3

3  

Pno.

 

          

                                        

1574

  

 

    



 

  

disbelieving

pp

   3

Lam - pi - to? p

              

     3

3

 


 

1580

Lysia

 

Maron Alpheus

Kinesias

    

regally

gen - tle - men...

 

3



mp

    Ly - si - a? mf



mp

 

   ...are... 

disbelieving

  

Meleagros

We, f

  

Nico



Lampito

regally

Kleonike

199

No. 44: The Plan (II)

 



 



 

 

f

regally

      

...u - ni - la - ter - al - ly... f

mp

 

Philo Bion

Leonidas

mp

3

             mp

  



Pno.

 

3

   

    

subito pp

   

1/16/2006


200

   1582

Xanthe

regally



...en - ding... f regally

Charito

Myrrhine

Dika

Sappho

Arete

 

regally

 

 

 

Pno.

     





...and f

pwo - twac

regally

   

...and... f

regally

 

 

...this... f

regally





...pwe - pos - tew - ous... f





...pain - ful... f

 

     

1/16/2006

-

ted


201

   1583

Lysia

  

con - flict:

   to p

    a

3

   to p

     by...

a

 

 

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

a

3

tutte

by...

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

    by...

(CHARITO sola)

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

3

   to p

3

 

 

tal...

ut -

   

tal...

ut -

 

ter...

3

 

   

tal...

ut -

  

ter...

 

3

To p

ter...

3

 

 

3

 

tal...

ut - ter...

3

  

    To -

3

tal...

ut - ter...

p

   

  

   

  

 



 pp

Pno.

 

3



 

 

 

3

 

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202

   1585

Lysia

sanc mp

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

sanc (zanc) mp

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

sanc (zanc) mp

3

3

tion...

 tion...

 tion...

  

Nico

  This

  

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

3

3

is





3

6

ri - di - cu - lous,

Ly

-

si - a...

sanc - tion... (zanc) mp

 

3

sanc - tion... (zanc) mp



  p Pno.

 1/16/2006



3







3






203

  3   

 3  

1586

Lysia

to mf

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

tal...

sanc

to -

Nico

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

3

   to mf

 

3

 

tal...



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

   

       



    

triumphant  

SEX! f

 

triumphant

  

sanc - tion... (zanc)

ZEX! f

 

 On?

       

 3   To - tal... mf

  3



3

 

 3



sanc -tion, on...? (zanc)

To - tal...



mp 3 3          

 

 On?

sanc -tion, on...? (zanc)

mf

Pno.

 

SEX! f

tion...

sanc - tion... (zanc)

tal...

mf

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito



 3  

3       

 

triumphant 

 On?

     



1/16/2006


204

   1588

Lysia

Faster, tumbling: q. = 84



 



Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

 

 



Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 



 



  

Nico

  

Meleagros

 

Kinesias

 

 aghast

 

p



  

Bion

1/16/2006

 

   

Philo

Pno.

Ai - yi- yi... aghast p

       Ai - yi- yi...

Alpheus

Leonidas

   

  

Maron

aghast

 

   Ai - yi- yi... aghast p

  Ai - yi p

aghast

      Ai - yi - yi... p







 

Faster, tumbling: q. = 84

  

 







 



 

-





We've p



We've p



We've p

 yi...

 



 



 



 

aghast

 

                p

 





aghast

    Ai - yi- yi... p

   



Ai - yi- yi... p

aghast



   

Ai - yi- yi... p

                   



  

  

  


   1591

Lysia

  

seized

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

205

Suddenly swift and sharp q. = 144

    

the A - cro - po - lis:

f

 

  

seized f

    

the A - cwo - po - lis:

  

  

seized f

   



the A - cwo - po - lis:



4

   

Locked down ev - ry door.



4

  

4



    

Piano

               

  

2

2

     

  

 

 

 

 

 



  Be -

Locked down ev - wy door.

    

  Be -

Locked down ev - wy door.

Suddenly swift and sharp q. = 144

    f   

2

 

Be -

 

    1593

Lysia

hind

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

 

hind

  

hind

    

 2

these

 2

these



these



walls,



walls,



walls,

           

    

      

    

   

we're

un - as - sail - a - ble.

we're

un - as - sail - a - ble.

          we're

      

      



un - as - sail - a - ble.

 



mf

p

 

 



   So,



   So,

      So,         



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206

    

     

1595

Lysia

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

2

2

     

    

Fight! Fight for - e - ver! But, as

2

2

Fight! Fight for - e - ver! But, as

           

vir - gins, your si - rens, your

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

  





 







1/16/2006



 

 

           

       vai - la - ble.

Pno.

your

your

   



1601

Lysia

2

2

 

long as you're at

2

     2

long as you're at

   





  

wo - men mp

 

wo - men mp

 

wo - men mp

     mp

 

war,

war,

 2 2 2       2               Fight! Fight for - e - ver! But, as as you're at var, long                        f                               1598

Lysia

     

are,

Your pp

       

wo men:

   Sor - ry!

your

 

        pp      

    

 



  

un - a pp

are,

are,

     



  

 

     

                   

                            pp p f                  



        




207

   

Alla breve + 3/4:

Lysia

 

coldly formal

1603 h = 72 = previous h.

 

quailing: nervous

  

3

Kle - o, mp

Ge - ne - ral. storming near: outraged

Nico

     Ly f

  

-

si - a!

What is

Alla breve + 3/4: h  = 72 =previous h.

     Pno.

 

 

  

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

  

  



 this,

  

Ly

-

si - a?

         

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

    1606

Lysia

speak

Kleonike

Nico

Pno.

No. 45: The Summit

  

for me.

 

Swift, whispered, intense: q = q



 

 

    

Sa - ving f

Greece.

 

3

    

 

 

  

 



p

       Swift, whispered, intense:      What are you do - ing?

7

f

sub. pp

      

q=q

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208 3 3         

1608

Kleonike

quoting him

"Vic - to - ry

Nico

Pno.

is the

 

on

 

ly peace."

 

3

Do you? Or do

    3

You don't be - lieve in this!

   

   

3

    

Real - ly.

to LYSIA

  

   



3





    

 

1610

Lysia

      3

Kleonike

to herself, watching NICO

 3





...stal - lion... pp

3

...sa

    

-

tyr...

you on - ly do what they train you to do?

 Pno.

1/16/2006

   

 

3

   

pp

   

 

  



 



Nico

  

exasperated

3

   

 

The

      


209

 

1613

Lysia

Kleonike

 

 



            3

3

...gol p

den...

3

3 Pre - cise - ly the rea - son we're ta - king con - trol.

           

3

3

3

3

Pre - cise - ly the rea - son we're ta - king con - trol.

Pno.

 

3

            3

ma - king of po - li - cy is - n't my role...

     3

  

f

p



3

  



Nico

3

  

     1616

Lysia



...de - mon...

Kleonike

       



Nico

Pno.

   

 

3 3   3      3                 3

3

Yes, so we as - sume. But were we there first? Ac - cor - ding to whom?

 3         3

      

3

The del - ta is ou - rs!



    3

Yes!



3

    

 

   1/16/2006


210

   1619

Lysia

Kleonike

weakening

 

Ni - co... p

  3       Ly - si - a...

   

  

I know... mp



 

 



 



3

3

Ly - si - a... mf

Ly - si - a... mf

    mf

 

  

    

 

mp

 







p

  

3



 

Ly - si - a... mp

p

Pno.

stern

insinuating

Nico

 

weary

       3

3

  

1624

Kleonike

Nico

 

3

   

Gods! f

Ly - si - a... 3

  

Ly - si - a...

  

   

           3

3

1/16/2006

 

    f

  

 

NICO and KLEONIKE glare at each other

  

Don't dis - ap - point f

me... NICO and KLEONIKE glare at each other

Don't dis - ap - point f

me...

    



Pno.



Lysia

at wits' end



...but, of the two of them, only KLEONIKE has not disappointed her...

      

  

       p     

 



 



 



  

  




211

it             enjoying    port.          1629

Lysia

Slower, thoughtful, delicate: q = 96

(port.)

to NICO

Well... p

you see... it's

like this:

Pno.

 

wicked

For - give me.

        I stand with f

moving forward

Slower, thoughtful, delicate: q = 96

          p        

Fast again q = 144

moving forward

            

 

       

             

Fast again q = 144

 



f

    

 

        Kle - o.       1633

Lysia

Maron Alpheus

Meleagros

Kinesias

Philo Bion

 

Pno.

  

 

  

  

A - res, A - phro - di - te! f

This is

ab - surd!

A - res, A - phro - di - te! f

This is

ab - surd!

A - res, A - phro - di - te! f

This is

ab - surd!

                                           

      

                         A - res, A - phro - di - te! This is ab - surd! f                 

     

    

    

 

   

   3

   3 1/16/2006


212

 

inadvertantly, to LEONIDAS

1636

Myrrhine

Leonidas

    

Ge - ne - ral Ni - ki - as? f

sub. pp

Pno.

  



 

You have no ac - cent. mf

3  3      



     3

A p

  

"so what?"

        3

word?

Nei - ther do you. mf



 

    

 

 

 

  

 

 

 No. 46: The Spartan Strategy Slower, but brisk, striding q. = 96 (e = e)

Leonidas

1640        2       

Ge - ne - ral:

is

it

not so,

           

 

men wield all au - thor - i - ty

peace,

that

2

Slower, but brisk, striding q. = 96 (e = e)

    

           

  

   

  

 

 

2

          

   



1/16/2006

mf

          

in



Pno.

    

2

 

 

and war?


Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 scornfully     







   







   

    Ho!



   





    

1643

No. mf scornfully

Sappho

No. mf scornfully

Kleonike

No. mf scornfully

Arete Lampito

Nico

Leonidas

Pno.

213

  

No. mf

 "What's your point?"



So? mf







   

now,

So:

 

   

 

    

it seems,

2

 our

2

 

ma - jor

foe

  is

 

   

    1645

Leonidas

this

Pno.

        2  sor - ry so - ro - ri - ty

              

  

 

who

   chal -lenge

      

that au - thor - i - ty.

               2

 

 

     

Dare we let this go? pp

  pp

  

1/16/2006


214 Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

         Hell, no!  f      1648

Hell, no! f

 

   

Fast again q. = 144

        charge,

 Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

Pno.

1/16/2006

Both

pp

1656

       

 



 

 3       

   

 

    

as

is our

        

for the his - to - ri - cal re - cord

 3        Getto the point!             3

Getto the

ci - e - ty at large:

          

and not ex - clu - ding so-

 

Swaggering, aggressive: q = q

      

 (mp)                      

Pno.

The same tempo h = 72: q = 144



re - sol ving -

Let us de - ter - mine bothfor Spar - ta andfor A - thens,

    

3              

 

The same tempo h = 72: q = 144





1652

Leonidas





A - pro - pos:

Pno.

Fast again q. = 144

 



 

point!

Swaggering, aggressive: q = q

        f     

          

     

             

         


Leonidas

1659             

See if we can rise to the oc - ca - sion. p

  

1663

Nico

Leonidas

3 

 

  

1667

Nico

Leonidas

 

Pno.

pos - si - bi - li - ty,



p

   

we'd

   

3

  

       3

        

       

      

  3 

un  



mp

-

  

- con

-

un -

   

3

 

p

        

3

 

 

un - con

catching on

e - ven pre - tend we're sus - pen -ding hos - ti - li - ty,

 3   

3 3 3             

         

til these wo - men ren - der

  

...un f

til these wo - men ren - der 3

        

mf

3

   

  p

3

       

 

f

            

on,

                         

we de - ny all

mf

From this day f

         3

p

  

Pno.



  



Pno.

215

No. 47: From This Day On (II)

3

  

 

    

      

  

di - tion - al

di - tion - al

                                  

sur - ren -

   



sur - ren -

p

der.

 

der.

        1/16/2006


1670

Lysia Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito Nico

Leonidas

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Plan

  

Plan

 

B?

   

Looks like it can be. p f

Is there a

3

               f

    

  

Looks like it can be. p f

Is there a

              

     

   

  

   

B? Make F# dominant

   

  3   

be!

Make F# dominant

 

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3       

1674    

Nico

Pno.

                  

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Leonidas

  

   This can't f

3

Pno.

    

appalled

    

 3

     mf    3

From this...

  

  p

 

  3

From

   

      pp mf             

3

 



this

day

   

  

...day



 

    mp



216


217

    on, 1677

Nico

Philo Bion

Leonidas

 

  on,

 

 

 

  

  

   

    

 3

 

We f

u

 



 

p

Pno.

mf

  

  

 

-







nite

in

p

   

 

   

1679

Maron Meleagros Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

Just for

     

Philo Bion

brief

al -

  Pno.

3    

    

 li -

  p

3

jus - tice

of

  

 

the

ance,

3

  



3

         mf

              

3  3          

wres - ting com - pli- ance, of f

3

3

3

f of

f

of

of

      3

 

      

3

   p

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218 Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus

3        quel - ling ev' - ry

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

     

1682

3

quel - ling

 Pno.

ev' - ry

3

 

  

hel - lion 3

 

hel - lion

 

who

re

 3 

who

re

 

 

                





              

 

- bels in

 

3

this re - bel - lion.

    3

3



 3  

3

- bels in

 

3

this re - bel - lion.

 3       

                        f

     

     1685

Nico Meleagros

Maron

Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

    solo

   (f)

  

     

 

3

3

Let

her

   

 

     3      

Let p

shout

3     

her shout till

 

 

Let p

3

till 3

she's

she's

3

   

her shout till

she's

3  

  3



Let L. H.p

her shout till

she's R. H.

 

 

 

                         p

hoarse,



hoarse,

end solo

 

 

hoarse,

hoarse,

solo 3



Let f

her

             mf        


    1688

Nico

  

Maron Meleagros

   sue

Alpheus

 

Kinesias Philo

Bion Leonidas

Pno.

 Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus Kinesias Philo

Bion Leonidas

Pno.

 

 3

3

Let p

her

sue

for

di

 

3

for

di

 3

Let p

her

for

 3

Let p

1690     ...suf p    

sue

3

her

sue

for

di

3

3

Let p

her

sue

for

di

        p  

219

 

 

  

-

...suf p

-



fer

 

fer

 

-

  

-

 

fer

  

vorce,

vorce,



end solo

di - vorce,

soli



-

  -

 





Let f

her

vorce,

       

3

vorce,

mf

  

-

suf

 3  

 

   

        

 



  



as



 

ne

-

-

ver

as

ne



-

-

ver

ne

-

-

ver



as

  

be -

 

 

 

be -

be -

                                       p

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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220 Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus

1692    

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

fore:

 

 

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

 

    

Pno.

  

 

 

fore:

fore:







 







 

 

  

 

    

 

1693

Nico Meleagros

 

Maron Alpheus

Pno.

1/16/2006



 

end soli

f

  f

 

  f

        

     

  f

 

Bion

Leonidas

f

 

Kinesias Philo

  mf    

solo

 3

Let f

  3

 her

3



Let p

her

 



3

 

 

 

   

rage

 L. H.

   p



rage

3



till

in

3

 

 

Let p

her

rage

till

Let p



her



3

3  



 

3



Let p

her

rage

rage

-

in

-

till3

in

-

till

in

-

3

till

in R. H.

-

 

 

        

 


  

221

1695

Nico



   

  

Bion Leonidas

 Pno.

  

her

3

Let

her



 threa

 

Nico Meleagros Maron Alpheus Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

Pno.

  

with passionate scorn

Oh, p



   gi - ni - ty,       

gi - ni - ty,

-

2

Try ff

threa - ten

   





Let p

her

threa - ten

vir -

3







Let p

her

threa - ten

it.

Try

 

 





   

3

3

vir -

3 

 

      





 

 

3

vir -

vir -

 2

 it!

The same tempo q. = 144                                  f

ten

gi - ni - ty, f

vir -

The same tempo q. = 144

  

3

                     p         

1697

Kleonike

threa - ten

Let p

solo

  

     f   

her

end solo (BION)

fi - ni - ty, f

Let p

 3

3

fi - ni - ty, f

        

 

3

fi - ni - ty,

   

Kinesias Philo

fi - ni - ty,

 

Meleagros

fi - ni - ty,

 

Maron Alpheus

   

     



      mp

   1/16/2006


222 2  2  2        Time is on our side,           f mp           

  

1699

Kleonike

Pno.

  2    1702

Kleonike

week with - out

 Pno.

Nico

Leonidas

Pno.

  

your

p

2

Ev' - ry p

wo - man

 

and time

is

a

 2

2

  

 

al - ly.

                 mf mp               

2

 

2



be

fit

wo - men, you'll

  knows

 

     f

     2

that men

2

are

  p



 

ruled



     to

by

p



 

their

One



tied:

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







be

2



          f mp            

for - mi - da - ble



       p f      

 

   1704

Kleonike



2

2

2

    f      



phal - li!

 



Dare f

 

2

we

2

Dare



 

f

 

sfzpp

1/16/2006

  

we

    


223

The same tempo q = 144

   

"Be reasonable!"

1706

Lysia

Ni p

Nico

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion

Leonidas

-

-

 

-

          let this go?







co! f

curt

3              

I tried. p

I tried.

You've cho - sen your side.

    

Hell, f

  

  

Hell, f

no!

no!

      

 

let

this go?

The same tempo q = 144

(pp)

Pno.

 

 

 

 

 

3

   1/16/2006


224

  

1710

Maron

 

Meleagros

 

Alpheus

Philo

Bion

 



Var... p

 



War... p

 



Var... p

Kinesias

War... p

Var... p



War... p

   p

 

  

     

          

 

  

Piano

 1/16/2006

   

 

 

 

   

3

 


 

1712

Xanthe

War...

Charito

Myrrhine

 

Sappho

 

Arete

Kleonike

Dika

 War... mp

    

 3  3

War... mf

ff

ff

Var... mf

ff

Var... mp

ff

Var...



225

ff ff

 

ff

ff

ff

ff

ff

Philo

ff

Bion

 

War...

         

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias

Pno.

       

        

    3

 

 

  

ff

                3

 

 

f

   1/16/2006


226

   1714

Lysia

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

  

Nico

From ff

this,

3  

From



From ff

this,

3  

...this,



 

 

  

  

    

3



  

3

this,

from

from

from

From

this,

this,

from

   

          p

this,

this,

this,

       

...this,

  

 From

   

this,

this,

this,

From

3

from

this,

...this,

      

this,

...this,

  

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

this,

 

from

 

 

 

f

Pno.

      1/16/2006



 

   

 


   1717

Lysia

227

this

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

Nico

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

 this,

 this,

  

 

3 



day

   this

  

on,

  3



day

3 

 

3 



on,

3 

this,

day



  3  

this,

day



 

on,

day

 

on,

day

 

  

on,

  

 

on,

         3

3 

 

 

3

 

 

    

        

Pno. 3       

                     

  

1/16/2006


228

3     

1720

Lysia

I

 

de - ploy my

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike



  

self - pos - ses - sion as

a...

 

  

...wea - pon both of

       

not - so - se - cret...

       

not - so - se - cret...

3

Lampito

   I

Nico

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion

 

de - ploy my

3        I de - ploy my

 

  



  

self - pos - ses - sion as

self - pos - ses - sion as

a...

 

  



  

...wea - pon both of

a...

...wea - pon both of

       

not - so - se - cret...

      

not - so - se - cret...

Leonidas

  3  I

    Pno.

   1/16/2006

 

de - ploy my

           

  

self - pos - ses - sion as

    

 

3

 

a...

 

  3         

        



  

...wea - pon both of

       

    


  



3      

pas - sion

and ag - gres - sion,

1723

Lysia

229

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike

 3



Kinesias Philo Bion

du - ring

a - ny

3

los - ses...

 



 



    

3     

 

and ag - gres - sion,

    pas - sion

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

-

En -

pas - sion

Nico

En

 3

En -

 

Lampito

 

En

 

and ag - gres - sion,

 

-

En

-

 3

du - ring

a - ny

los - ses...

 3

3

du - ring

a - ny

 

3

los - ses...

 



En -

 



En -

Leonidas

 



    

pas - sion

and ag - gres - sion,

  Pno.

 

3

3



      

 

En

     

-

  3

du - ring

a - ny

 3   

 

  

3

los - ses...

 

3

3

 

           

 

  1/16/2006


230

 

1725

Lysia

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike

Lampito

3

 ...to

 3

  3

du - ring

a - ny los - ses...

 3

  3

du - ring

a - ny los - ses...

3

  ...to

 

Nico

 

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion

Leonidas

3

 ...to

 3

  3

du - ring

a - ny los - ses...

  3

  3

du - ring

a - ny los - ses...

3

   ...to

 Pno.

 1/16/2006

 3    

 3

 

show them who the

 

 

 

 

3

 

show them who the

 3

 

show them who the

 

  

...to show them who the boss

is,

3

 

3

 

3

show them who the

  3       

                      

  3

show them who the boss

is,

 

 

boss is,

  3

...to show them who the boss

is,

3

  

 3

boss is,

...to

  3

 3

  3

3

3

 

boss is,

...to

 3

 

3

 3   3

  3

show them who the boss

is,

  

boss is,

 

 

 

 

  

                3                   


231

 

1728

Lysia





We p

swear

this,





We p

swear

this,



We p

swear



We p

swear

 

 

 

 

 

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

  

Sappho Arete Kleonike

  

  

Nico

   

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

  

Kinesias Philo Bion

Leonidas

  

Pno.

Lampito

  p

  



We p

swear

this,





We p

swear

this,



We p

swear



We p

swear

 this,

 this,

         

 

 

then:

 then:

 then:

 then:

          

 

 



this,



this,

   

        1/16/2006


232

Lysia

1730   

then:

 

 

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

   

Sappho Arete Kleonike

 

   

 

   

Lampito

then:

then:

then:

Nico

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion

Leonidas

          

  We

swear

 this,



We

this,

    We

swear

    We

swear



We p

swear

this,

 



We

this,

 this,

 this,

 then:

 then:

 then:

 then:

swear

  We

  swear



swear

 this,

 



We

this...

swear

   

We swear,

    then:

    then:

1/16/2006

 

 

 

 

...swear,

 

...swear,

  

   We swear,

   



   

 

this,

this,

   

mp

  

We swear,

 this...

    then:

     

 

 

  

...swear,

  ...swear,

then:

   We swear,

                                  Pno.

  

   

  

mf

 


233

  3  1733

Lysia

we

  

swear,

    we

3

swear,

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

  

Sappho Arete Kleonike

 

 

  

   

  

   

  

  

 

 

Lampito

3      we

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion

swear,

swear,

we

we

3

Leonidas

we

3

swear,

  Pno.

 

       p

3



we

3

swear,

we

swear,

we

swear,

we



swear,





swear,

we



swear,

we



     

we



we

swear,

       

  

3

 3



3

3

3



3



3

we

we



we

swear,

swear,

we

mf

we

swear,

f



we





 we

  

       swear,



swear,

 swear,

swear,

we

  

we

 3  

swear,

we

3  

 we



we

we

Nico



3

we

   3   

 

  3            1/16/2006


234

 

1736

Lysia

 

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete Kleonike

   

Lampito

 

Nico

 

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

3

  

long            From 

swear: ff only DIKA sings F#

   

 long       

 

From

swear: ff

3

  

 

long            From 

 

swear: ff 3



3

3

long            From 

swear: ff

  

 

 

 

long

From

swear: ff

3

long          From

long          From

swear: ff

Leonidas

 



swear: ff

 Pno.

3

3       

        

long

From

  

3

  

ff

           1/16/2006

       

swear: ff

  

Kinesias Philo Bion

3

 

        

      

          

             

  


     

 

this

day

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

    

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

    

1739

Lysia

this

this

day

   

day

 

 

    this

Nico

 

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

  this

   this

day

 

day

 

day

 

     Pno.

    

  

  

235

searing

on... pp



growling

on... pp





on... pp



  

3

  

 

growling

3

 

searing

on... pp



growling

on... pp



growling

3





 

 

3

on... pp

                 

 

  

                     

pp

 

  

 

 

   

3

   1/16/2006


236

Lysia

1742   

 mp

p

 

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

Nico

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

on... p



 

on... p



  

 

  



 on... mp

3

  

3

   

 mp

p

 

on... mp

3

  

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

3

3

on... p

 

 

   

  

 on... mp

3

  

on... p



3

   

3

  

on... mp

                                                           p

mp

Pno.

 1/16/2006

 

 

 

 

   

3

  

 

 

3

    


Lysia

1745   

mf

 



Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 



 

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas



on... mf



on... mf

 

 

mf



this

day

on!





 

this

day

on!

     From this, from

  this

  day

   



From this, f

roaring

 





on... mf

 

 

 

on... mf

                       mf

from ff

roaring

ff

roaring

From this, f roaring

Pno.

  

  

from ff

     

from ff

    

From this, f

from ff

  

   

 

   





  

this

day

on!





 

this

day

on!





this

day

on!

  on!

       

                                            

End, Act One

ff

f

 

from ff

     

roaring

From this, f

  

 



f





From this, f

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Nico

   

roaring

237 End, Act One

 

    

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ACT TWO SCENE ONE

238

Weeks later: outside the Acropolis: dusk. The armies have pitched camp side by side. Far (audience) left, NICO, in his tent: far right, LEONIDAS, in his. KINESIAS leads the ATHENIANS in drill: BION leads the SPARTANS. Each army is icily respectful of the other's area. None are happy: most are painfully erect:* the sanction is taking its toll. KINESIAS and BION pointedly aim the drill at their respective superiors, who pretend---sort of---not to hear.

Nico

   

No. 48: Sex Now! (1) Heavy, dogged: q. = 88-92

Maron

   

Meleagros

   

Alpheus

   

Kinesias

  

Philo

  

  

  

Bion

Leonidas

              3

           3

                 3   p f                                                Heavy, dogged: q. = 88-92

Piano

1/16/2006

*If prop phalli are used in production, they should first appear in this scene.


239

       Pa - zhience... 3

Maron

 

Meleagros Alpheus

2

f

   













                                               

  

 Check! f



Check! f







  Pno.

thin - ning?

Kinesias

Philo Bion





Check! f

         f



     



   

 

Check! f

 



 

    5

Maron

     

Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias

Philo Bion

Pno.

  

           











 2

Hopes...

  

  

sin - king?

  

   

 Check!

 



Check!

 





Check!



 

Check!

           



     

    

   

              f

1/16/2006


240

      Form...

Maron



7

Kinesias













zla

 

Meleagros Alpheus

     -

cke -





Check!

ning?







Check!



Check! Philo Bion

Pno.

    



 

               

  

 

  





                      



Check!

   

          

f

  

    9

Maron

 

Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

looks askance at KINESIAS

   



Plight... Philo Bion

 

looks askance at KINESIAS

  

ri - si - ble?

                    

irritated, defensive (like TISIPHONE in the Invocation)

    















       p                             

       f

       

Check!



"Whatever.."

Ri - si- ble. looks askance at KINESIAS "Whatever.."

 



"Whatever.."





Check!



  

Check!

 

  

Check!

      

  

                f


241

      Vim2- men... 12

Maron

 

Meleagros Alpheus



 2

vin - ning?

p

   















          4

pp



 

 

Check! p



 

  

 

  

 

Check! p

  







              

 

Kinesias



Check! p 

                                          pp

  

Meleagros Alpheus

Pno.



Check! p

Check! p

14

Philo Bion





Check! p

                            

Maron





mp

Pno.

 

Kinesias

Philo Bion

ossia 8vb, m. 12.

 2

Men...

   

p

  



drin - king?



   







Check! p



 

          

Check! p

               

 

     

                       

  

       

p

         p      mf

4

   

 

   1/16/2006


242

      Mood... 16

Maron

bla - cke -

f

 

Meleagros Alpheus











Check! f

ning?







Check! f

Kinesias

    











Check!

Philo Bion



 







                                               Check! f

4

f

   18

Maron

Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias

Philo Bion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Strain... p

vi

 

 

 

 

 



 

noting his crotch*

Check! f noting his crotch*



     -

si

-

 

 







noting his crotch*



 

p

Pno.

         sfz



  

 

 

 

 

      

      

 

 

  

Hopez .... mf

   Hopes .... mf

E - nough! pp, to themselves

f

Faster, restless, edgy: q = 104-108

          

   

       

  

pp



 

*If prop phalli are used in production, they should first appear in this scene. 1/16/2006

 

Faster, restless, edgy: q = 104-108

Check! noting his crotch*



 



Check!

        

 

E - nough! pp, to themselves

Check! f

ble?

 



  



Pno.


         va ning?

  

E - nough!

     

wa ning?

 

  

E - nough!

 

   

   

 

   

   

         3

25

Maron

Meleagros Alpheus

   

Philo Bion

mf

Pno.

         

 Tenmf

     



 

 





  



4

    

sion...



  

 3

 

 3

4

 



 

Not a - no- ther night... pp

 4               pp 4       







    

CHECK! CHECK!

heigh - te - ning?

        

4     

CHECK!

sub. f



 4

Not a - no- ther night... pp

sag - ging?

        

 



4

CHECK!

CHECK! Spi - rits... f

mf

heigh - te - ning?

   

     

 

Ten - zhion... mf

mf

Kinesias

 

zag - ging?

Itchy: q = 120-126 3

 

Zex now! CHECK! Sex f

Faster still...

Pno.





 Sex Zex pp

  Sex Zex pp



f





now! CHECK! CHECK!

 

f

CHECK! CHECK! f





now! CHECK! CHECK! f

 

Ve

pp

  

Ve

                       pp sub. f                      

pp



4



Philo Bion

 

f

Sex now! CHECK! Zex f

     

Kinesias

CHECK! Zpi- rits...

    

  

Meleagros Alpheus

Itchy: q = 120-126

Faster still...



21

Maron

243

1/16/2006


244

    28

Maron

Meleagros Alpheus

   rant:

Philo Bion

 

 

   

 

Vill... e - wo - ding? mf

(want:)

Kinesias

 

Will... e mf

 -

  

we ve

                        

  

   

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Maron

Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias



  

be

   

  

gai - ning?

Philo Bion

  

be

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 





blithe. CHECK!

 

f

 

blithe. CHECK! f



 f

Not pp



a - no - ther night

    Not pp

 

           pp

    

Ve can't We pp

 

 3  

fwag ging?

    



 

 3

Men...

flag ging?

3

   

   

mf

 

 



with - out sleep... CHECK! viz zleep... f

 

3     

a - no - ther night

     

Wo men

                         f pp                 

   

 

CHECK! f

            

We can't Ve pp



Men...

 

with - out viz

 

pp

 

  sleep... CHECK!

 f

 

 

 f



Pno.

  

withe: writhe:

f

Men?

Vim- men

    

CHECK!



 



 

writhe: withe:





ve we

pp



   

want: (rant:)

Pno.

Men?

 

ro - ding?


245

   

Maron

Cwo- tchez...

          This is not a vow

Meleagros Alpheus

Zis pp

 

Kinesias

Philo Bion

Cro - tches...

        Zis is not a This pp



a man can keep... CHECK! pp f

    

vow

                           

Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias

  

 

 

Loins...

Philo Bion

   

Pno.

   

CHECK! CHECK!

 







  

 

CHECK! CHECK!







 



circling NICO

 

 

  



  



 

E -

 

E - nough! p circling LEONIDAS and NICO

   fp    

E -

E - nough! p

   

E - nough!

 

 



circling LEONIDAS and NICO

  

  

E - nough! p

im - plo - ding?



               

E - nough!

to zheep? sheep?

             

circling LEONIDAS

 

        

Must ve we-sort we re

f      

pp

 

 



 

     

mf

to sheep? zheep?

a man can keep... CHECK! pp f

37

Maron

       



        Loins... im - pwo - ding?

Must ve we-sort

tigh- te - ning?

pp

       



    



tigh- te - ning?



   



Pno.

   

  

34

 



E - nough! p

 

E -

E -

 

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246

     nough!

  

39

Maron

Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias

   nough!  

E nough!

E nough!

  

E nough!

  



nough!

E nough!

E- nough,

   

E- nough,

 e-

nough, e- NOUGH!

       

  

e-

nough, e- NOUGH!

  

e-

nough, e- NOUGH!

  

e-

nough, e- NOUGH!

        

  

E -NOUGH! ff

     



E -NOUGH!

 



q = 168

ff



    

 

    



     E -NOUGH!



  



 Pno.

E- nough,

   

  



nough!

Philo Bion

E- nough,

    

  



   

  

   

ff

    



E -NOUGH! ff q = 168

   

    

ff

    



          42

Maron Meleagros Alpheus Kinesias Philo Bion



Suddenly compulsive: q = 168

 

 

S/Zex now! p

S/Zex. mp

S/Zex!

Pno.

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 

          

 



S/Zex now!

S/Zex.

Now.

Suddenly compulsive:  q = 168  

          p    

 

  

 

 S/Zex!

 

 

 

 

S/Zex now! mp

mp



 S/Zex!

Now.

                    

S/Zex. mf

Now.

 

 

    




      

 

45

Maron Meleagros Alpheus Kinesias Philo Bion

 

 

       

Suddenly slower: q = 126

    

Nico

Leonidas

   

   

scathing

A - the - ni- ans! f

  

reproving

        

 



This is

    

f

    

            



Ge - ne - ral p

3





 3   3 

    

    

 

    



Now.

         



 S/Zex!

S/Zex.

Spar- tans. mf

pp

 

 

Ni - ki - as?

 



    

ab - surd!

Suddenly slower: q = 126

Pno.

 

S/Zex now!

    

    

48

S/Zex!

         

 

Now.





S/Zex. f

mf



 

S/Zex now! mf

Now.

 

S/Zex!

           

S/Zex now!

S/Zex.

Pno.



247

No. 49: "Too late in the day, sir"

As the SOLDIERS glare at their superiors, NICO gestures welcome to LEONIDAS, who crosses, deliberately, into NICO's tent. He speaks quietly, thoughfully, with none of the braggadocio of the previous scene. KINESIAS, unobserved, sneaks nearby to overhear.

   51

Leonidas

Pno.

   A

   

Careful, sustained: q = 63





word?

Careful, sustained: q = 63

 

 

   

 

 

    





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  56

Leonidas

              

I'm not re- flec- tive. That's p, legato

Slow, studied: q = 58

Pno.

faster

Slow, studied: q = 58

 

not my role;

p, legato



 3 

notmy breed.

Give me the mf

                               6                        3

                 

 

   

 

faster

 Peremptory: q = 69

  

    3

60

Leonidas

slower

    3

  

rules, giveme the tools, giveme the goal:

   

    

    

mf

Pno.

slower

  

64

Leonidas

I suc ceed.

     Pno.

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        

  

     

I

  

 

  

rare - ly had per - spec - tive on the whole,

    

  And,

                        

3                                             6

      

               

3

3



do quite well;

    

 3           On - ly I've

  

Calmer: q = 63

           p

       

      

And I'm ef - fec - tive. p

Peremptory: q = 69

      

Calmer: q = 63

mf

hell... pp

pp

 


   68

Nico

moving forward

      

  

day,

Pno.

76

Leonidas

way

      

    Pno.

   

late

   

pp

 

 





for

mere

(p)

 

o - be - di ence.



    



     

 need

    

a - no - ther

       

    

    

   

late for de - lay,

mp

    

 

 sir:

           mp 3                     

the

p

     

We

                  

in

             

3     

Too

 

  

p

       

  

 



  

of this war.

 

simply

 

3



Too

     out pp

sir...

Too late

                                

  

point,

   

need?

   



   



 

sir:

249

Smooth, calm, contained: q = 80

    

72

Leonidas

I don't take your mp

          moving forward

    

3

Is - n't that what we

Pno.

impatiently

 

3

Leonidas

Smooth, calm, contained: q = 80

  Too

       1/16/2006


q + e +q + q

250

Leonidas

81          

late for cold ex - pe - di ence.

q + q + q + e

                              If

we're to be

great

sol

Pno.

                



 

 

mf

Leonidas

86        

  

sol- diers"

   Pno.

   

        p



    

    

     

  

 

     

a - ny - more.

Not

can - not be "good mf

        

much faster



p

We

q + q + q + e

  

q + e +q + q

                       

diers,



   

a - ny - more.

much faster                              

    

mf

 

   

molto f

                      

                    91

Leonidas

Urgent: q = 120

Won't it al - ways be what it's p

al- ways been if we al - ways

do what we've al - ways done? mp

                    

Urgent: q = 120

  Pno.

1/16/2006

    

   

pp

 

mp

pp

mp

  

                                   

  

      

Blind mf

 

   


      

251

95

Leonidas

-

Pno.

con tin - ue

     

   

p

mf

      

     

3

   



3

Fa - ther, bro - ther, son...

E - ven f

 

Intense: q = 104

     

 

 

3

mf

 

I

   

win,

3

 

 

3

you

win,

still,

3

3

 

and sin - ew,

          

  

 

if

Blood and bone

   

Intense: q = 104

slowing slightly

    

 



slower and slower

   

What will we sub. p

  

slower and slower

 

 

3

   

sub. p

        3                                       f

  



Pno.

o - thers have be - gun:



slowing slightly



what

      

    

 



 

       98

Leonidas

ly we



     

Leonidas

      

Held back: q = 84

102

have won?

 Pno.

 

 

What will we pp

Held back: q = 84

 3   3     

      

3

      

  

havewon?



  

What

Slower still: q = 72

 

  

pp 3

Slower still: q = 72 

 

      more can I

     

                  pp

1/16/2006


252

  108

Leonidas

 Pno.

3

   say,

sir?



What



     



 

  

      113

Leonidas

ques - tion.

     Pno.

  

   

 

    

     mp

           



 

 

Too

mf

   

late in the day,

Surging forward: q = 80

sir:

 

 

  

   



      

  

3

Time

Surging forward: q = 80

 

more?

          pp mf 3                    



 

to mp

 

  

And here is my sug - ges - tion:

ask the

 

    As we pp

                         pp                     

Leonidas

118                                       

trem- ble on the

   Pno.

1/16/2006

     

brink, mp

      mp

      

De - ter pp

  

pp



mined not

to blink: mp

   mp

   

Shall we

 

do that thing we've rare -

   

pp

mp



   

 

      


No. 50: "Think?"

   123

Nico

Leonidas



   

   

ly done

be -

f

       

  

  

But I pp

Think? p

     

    p

      

 

3

  

Think?

p

f

Pno.

   

   

        

fore:

      

  

interrupting, with frosty courtesy



       Think?

253

 

      

  

      

p

   

          knowwhat youthink, sir. 128

Nico

Crisp, cold, elegant: q = 80

A bit slower 3

3

Pno.

  

 

 

     133

Nico

Faked.

 Feigned.

       Pno.

   I can

A bit slower

 

    

tell.

        

 

3

    

    

Trained.

 3              3        

 

 3

      

     

All my con - vic tions: Tricked.

3        

 

All my re - spon - ses: 3

3

 

3

  

   

3

Crisp, cold, elegant: q = 80

3           3

icily 3

3

      

        3

3

 

All I be - lieve in, plain - ly ex - plained:

   

 

       3

     3

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254 ever faster and angrier 3      

increasingly enraged

 

138

Nico

Now

Leonidas

I

 

know who I

3

 

  

 

mollifying

3

 

3

 

 

 



  3          O - thers say, "Rab - bit!" watch me leap! (q = 88)

  

  



 

(q = 88)

3               Bare - ly a sheep: a lamb!

(q =104)

143

Nico

 Pno.

1/16/2006

    

3



     

  

Look like a ram,

act like a sheep:

         

         Treading, formal: q = 69

ne - ral:

     Hear this

   

   

ff

   

   

3

(q = 96)

Hear this, Ge ff

                       3





3

 3      

f

       

3

(q =104) 3

 

ever faster and angrier

    

 



(q = 96)          



Pno.

  

   3                 

3

O - thers or - der me, "Eat!" "Sleep!" f

am!

141

Nico



Ge - ne - ral... mf

 Pno.

           3

well.

Treading, formal: q = 69

    p

   

3

 


255

   147

Nico

Pno.

No. 51: Nico's Credo

 

         

  



 

   

   

155         

ways known:

  Pno.

   

160

I know: p

I've al

  

mp



        

      3

ev' - ry 3

 

is not

    

     sol dier



his

own.



       



          

  

   His hands p

     

     

In war:



mp

        

  

3

   

       

 





          

-

    

2

un der - stands.

 

    



      



His

     

 

3

 

are

not

   



Pno.

   



     

       heart

What

    

Nico

pp

p

Nico

4

simply and gravely

                1/16/2006


256

    166

Nico

Light finds LYSIA, distant but present: it's she to whom NICO really sings

a bit faster 3

 his

  

Pno.



 

hands.

You know: p

  



    

p

You've al

       

 

3                 

 

 

4

Restrained: q = 72 

          a bit faster

  

Restrained: q = 72

 

  

   

-

        

Nico

171          -

         

3

3

ways known, hav - en't you?

Pno.

      

176

Nico



Pno.

1/16/2006

mp

             

   

   

      

ful - fill.

 

 

          

 

           



       



  Ou - r will

      

     3

Our mp

3

      

     

There - fore:

       

ou - r own.

 

        

mis sion to

3

   

            loves are not

We have a

   

 

    

       

     

        

   3

is not

 

 

            

  

 


182

Nico

  

Pno.

        

                  Land and la bor,         

Pno.

 Nico

Pno.

   

p 

 

    

  

            

         them. I  mp             3

  

 

  

 

A - thens

gives me

               

ev' - ry thing, f

f

 

  

6

3

4

and

   

 

       A - thens f

          f    4       

195       3     do not weigh                   

   3

4

Lo - ver, neigh - bor:

             A - thens, in re - turn:           

   

  

              

                    6 

p

mf

  

bor - ders:

Surging, oceanic: q = 76

   3     

gives me

      





   

thens

      

190

Nico

Amf

a bit faster                

186

Nico

 

will.

ou - r

     

Pno.

a bit faster

3



       

257

Surging, oceanic: q = 76

                gives me or - ders. I o bey them: I  sub. p pp    4                     3 pp   sub.  p                    

    

  

do not cry

   

nor ques - tion, "Why?"

         

mp

  

 

       

   

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          Why would I? 198

Nico

     

Notfor me p

None of my con - cern.

pp

Pno.

    

 







pp

   

    

  4   

 

  

Nico

Leonidas

  

On - ly mine to mf

 Nico

Pno.

1/16/2006

mf

   

4

 

as I

know... challenging



Know, f

 

       f

3

     p

    I know:

   

  

   

208           be - lieve:           

   

3

know, f

     Pno.

   

   

            

I know my f

                 f

3

  

3

 

Not

    

be - lieve,

  

not ff

     



ci - ty

tells me true.

 

 

 

   ff





     

 

  

      

     

There - fore: When

   

       3



be - lieve, not ff

        

 





  

doggedly    3  

  

   



 

or just be - lieve?

 

learn. mp

 

Not

   

to

mp



    



p

doggedly

203

LYSIA fades from view.



           


213

Pno.

          

ou - r      

   

219

Nico

own,

     

 

    



      

 

     mf

 

mf

      

 

  

Still p

mp

    

   

     

ou r

  You. ppp

      pp

slowing....

 

     

Kill pp

     p

     

              

slowing....

Will mp

                             

 

3

   

We mf



Pno.

     

      own,

      And we re tain mf         

   

 



Nico

 

        we re - gain     

259





 

ppp



No. 52: Kinesias Decides

     226

Nico

Leonidas

  

NICO gestures LEONIDAS out of the tent.

 

long

 

long        

Pno.

 

 

in time

  

  

   



   



3

Of - fi- cer. p

in time

               

3

p Of - fi- cer.

             

        ppp

     

f

  p

        3

1/16/2006


260 Disappointed, LEONIDAS trudges back to camp. NICO, stony but haunted, stares straight ahead. The SOLDIERS have since drifted off to fitful sleep:all except KINESIAS. in a frenzy of self-doubt

   231

Nico

           



O - thers or- der me, "Eat!" "Sleep!" p

  

       

Pno.

3

3

3

 3        O - thers say "Rab - bit:" watch me leap!

 

     

 

3

  

  

 

 

4



      

 

 

             Look like a ram, actlikea sheep:.. 234

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Philo Bion

 

    

1/16/2006

  

          

asleep: bleating lustfully

Pno.

 

Baaa! p

 

  

asleep: bleating lustfully

Slower q = 63

    

 

p

             

 

Baaa! p

   BAAAA! f

BAAAA! f

 

  



Nico

Slower q = 63

 

 

 3           3

 


Brisk, decisive: q = 96

   239

Maron Meleagros Alpheus



    

  

   

Pno.

decisive

E- nough. p

 



Kinesias





 

  

 

E- nough.

Brisk, decisive: q = 96

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

My

-

  

Slower, more graceful: q = 69

mf

rrhi - ne,

 

    

 

 

261 Slower, more graceful: q = 69

 

 



    244

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

       

Baaa! p

Baaa!

away from camp, stealing towards the Acropolis.  HE  sneaks    

 

Kinesias

   

now.

    

Baaa! p

         pp  mp       

mf



mf

pp

mp

 Baaa!

         pp        



  



Pno.

ossia 8va

 

Bion

formally, to his tentmate

Philo

pp

 May

3

   I

   



zpoon you?

  

  





       

    

1/16/2006


262

SCENE TWO As KINESIAS vanishes offstage, and the sleeping armies fade from view, moonlight finds LYSIA, now a rather aggressive night watch (wo)man, pacing the balcony of the Acropolis. Suddenly, from within, CHARITO appears, draped in a sheepskin--complete with false head.

    250

Lysia Xanthe Charito Dika Sappho Arete Lampito Myrrhine

Kleonike

Nico Maron Meleagros Alpheus Leonidas

Kinesias Philo Bion

Piano

No. 53: Losing Our Nerve

Feverish: q = 116

 

  

 

 

            

  

       

Feverish: q = 116



                             p

 

   

    

3

 

3

 

  

  

 

               

  

 253

Pno.

               

   

 

3

         

            3      

 

         mp             3


  256

Lysia

Charito





3

         

responding, equally lustfully, to the SOLDIERS' distant bleating

         

Baaaa! 3     f                 

Pno.

   

furiously



  



Baaaa!

   

3

BACK IN -

Ci - ti - zen!

 

q = 144

 

      

  

f

   

  

   



Ci - ti - zen: f

263

q = 144

     

      

 

      261

Lysia

Fast, brittle: q. = 144

CHARITO, mortified, slinks back inside the Acropolis as KLEONIKE, as brittle and exhausted as LYSIA, joins her on the balcony.



SIDE!

Fast, brittle: q. = 144

Pno.

        f

         

       

                

    

       



         

     p

      



           

  



264

Lysia

Kleonike

Pno.

             

      



"TRY it."



  



"Try it."  f                     



                 

A

  A

      2

hun - dred days, we've tried.

       2

hun - dred days, we've

 

 

 

   

 

  

    

And

     tried.  And       

       1/16/2006


264

   267

Lysia

  

time,

Kleonike

Lysia

  

 

no -

it seems, is

no -

           

fit

fit

to be tied.

to be tied.

              

         274

Lysia

Kleonike

Pno.

        

  278

ly.



 



2

we're all

            2  ly. Point - less to de - ny 2 it, we're2 all                                                       

al -

 

nerve.

DIKA, looking guilty, sneaks into view and slinks towards the staircase 2    

        2

2

2

Let me show you, shall I?

    pp       pp 





 





Ob- serve. p

2    



Ob- serve. p









   

           pp        

2                                



No. 54: Overnight Pass 

materializing to stop DIKA

   

2

  









        

such haste!

 

  Such

   

    2     

ur - gen - cy!





2



           f       Ci - ti - zen:

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bo - dy's

   





  

                  

Pno.

    

al -

We're lo - sing our

          

Lysia

bo - dy's



 

              270                         2

Pno.

2

    

                    

2

Kleonike

2

it seems, is

time,

Pno.


265

  281

Lysia

Dika

  

Kleonike

 

Lysia

Dika

Kleonike

pull?





    

 

      2 3

  

My

2

  

best

4

Mi - le - sian

vool.

4                  



vool.



2   



      

2

My

Her "vool."

 



4

  



  

   

ab - zo - wute - ly pwize. And ze mothz vill

                       

4

    



                     4



4

just



 

 



    It'z

My

       pp          pp 

              2 3

2      





e -

Your wool?

Delicate, wheedling: q = q. 287         

pray tell,

      

vool.

Delicate, wheedling: q = q.

Pno.

       

  Pno.

such



2     

xerts

Dika



2  

2    

2           3    

it'z an e - mer -zhen - zy!

284

Lysia

  

   

      



O- ver - night pazz,Com - man - der, pwease:



And what,

         

Pno.



Oh,

de - vouah...

Oh,

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266

   290

Lysia

port.

moths!

Dika

Kleonike

Pno.

 

 

port. moths!

   

Ouch.

  

   

 

4       

Pno.

Just

   

thize.

  

Zpread it on ze

  

    

      

297

Lysia

Dika

Kleonike

  

1/16/2006



Pno.

couch.

 

   

       

  

      

       4

             

       

 

3

        A cri - sis,

         

   

         

this is not.

 

 

In - side.

 

     

houah.

4

Nice try.

3    

Must I let my piece- vork rot?

need an

 

You'll stay here.



      

tearful

  

 

 

4

on - ly

         

I

 

 

    

       



e - nough to, you know,

        

zym - pa -

4



 

              

  



4

knew you'd

293

Kleonike

I

Ouch.

Dika

 dry

      

So it would ap - pear.

 

In - side.

         


Faster, nervous: q. = 144 (last beat of m. 303)

   301

Lysia

Kleonike

 

pp

 

          3     pp

 

267

DIKA, chastened, slumps inside, just as XANTHE bursts into view.

Faster, nervous: q. = 144 (last beat of m. 303)

Pno.

        

 



wryly, re XANTHE         

2      

Kleonike





Ci - ti - zen:

      

Xanthe

         

Lysia

Pno.

O - ver - night pass, Com - man - der, please:



   

Lysia



2

How can

I

2

             2 3

Pno.



re - lax?

It's

 

2



my

flax!



       pp        pp 



   2

Your flax?

 

 



         3   







 I



2



2   



Re - lax. 2

 



  





ur - gen - cy!

        





311

Xanthe



it's an e - mer - gen - cy!

 

Such

      



   

 



Re- lax?





            2 3

Pulling back

    

2      2     



                                  f             



Co - in - ci - dence?

308



such haste!



Pno.

Co - in - ci - dence? wryly, re XANTHE

2                          



to XANTHE

305

Lysia

 

 

     

  

for - got

to pluck my flax.

   

    



Pulling back

         

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268

q = q.

    314

Xanthe

    



My flax. spoken, to audience:wisdom and sympathy, cascading from a great height

Kleonike

 

 

 Pno.

2

2

She suf - fers fromun - plucked flax.

317

Xanthe

    4

see,

Kleonike

Pno.

 



     



4



  

Those

   Those    

     

  

    320

Xanthe

4

give me

  

just an

hour;

1/16/2006

port.

seeds!

port.

seeds!

 

     

to - tal -

ly

Yuck.

Yuck.



      

The on - ly thing it needs

   

4

in flow - er,And those

4



you'd

a

 

4

                 

is...

-

  

gree.



So,

   

   

            

4

knew that

  

   

4

           4                          4

Pno.

I

4

aw - ful, glu - ey seeds...

Lysia

it's

                      

q = q.



   

       

  

You



     

 

4

 



 

       

One fast

        

pluck.

  

         

  

3

 

A bien tot!

 


269

  324

Xanthe

Kleonike

 

Ah...

no.

            

   

3

Get back in there.

          

Show some spine.

             

 

3

Don't you see my flax needs care?

  

    

desperately



 Pno.

       



     

 

 





   

    328

Lysia

 

 SO DOES MINE! ff`

Kleonike

Pno.



  

 

   Get mf

in

line.

  

Get in line. mf

            

           

 

 

 

In -



  

    

   

pp

side.

   In -

side.

 

        

pp

 

 

      3

 

 With tremendous dignity: q. = 72 (e = previous e) 3          

332

Pno.

f

     

 

        3

 

       3

 

        3

    1/16/2006


270

Fast, brittle: q. = 144

 

XANTHE, mewling, slumps indoors, as ARETE, spoken, to audience her belly conspicuously swollen, staggers into view, praying loudly. 2

333

Lysia

Kleonike

Pno.



Kleonike

  

sure - ly, by now,

Pno.

1/16/2006

  

2

by heart.

  sure - ly, by now,



to ARETE

2      

Ci - ti - zen:



 



   

 

such haste!

Such

ur - gen - cy!

by heart.







        

         

       

          

      





O - ver - night pass, Com - man- der, please:

O - ver - night pass, Com - man- der, please:

          

O - ver - night pass, Com - man- der, please:

                           





 





        

    

I'm due a - ny

 

2

       2

mo - ment:Out of my vay!

                       3                it's an e - mer - gen - cy!

2  

You

it's an e - mer - gen - cy!

it's an e - mer - gen - cy!

   2      2



Kleonike

 

               f                            338

Arete

2

a - long! You know this part:  Sing   f         Fast, brittle: q. = 144 3                            3 3  3                 

Lysia



Pno.

  

2

Sing a - long! You know this part: fspoken, to audience

335

Lysia



2  

You

2 3             


271 2    

341

Lysia

we - ren't

Arete

 

    2

Kleonike

we - ren't



 





2

I

2

Arete

 

4

Migh - ty,



 

know:

Hey,it's a

 



mi -wa - cle.



it'z a mi -wa - cle!

                 4





Lysia

  

   

 

    

bec - koned, how could

I

Arete

correcting: "Svan. One svan: look it up."

    

svanz.

Pno.

 

  



4

 

 

4

            

 

4

    

po - wah?It vas

like ze myth of Le - da and ze

   

                    

      

4

4

a



 -

       

     

ny

  



             

we - zist hiz 4

 

I'll break va - ter

   

 

2

Ven

 347



Oy vey.

      pp        pp 



   



2

                       

q = q.

Pno.

       

preg - nant yes - ter - day.

q = q.

Zeus, ze



dryly, to KLEONIKE

      2

2 3

     

2

preg - nant yes - ter - day.

 344



      2

              

Pno.

2



         

4

ze - cond! I'll give birth viz -

 

  

  

in

ze

houah...

        4

4



   

      

        1/16/2006


272

           350

Lysia

Arete

Kleonike

 

Pno.

4

Not un - less your ba - by's made of bronze.

 

Pno.

1/16/2006

Oy.

 

 

      3



 

      

      

  

(almost twice as fast)

  

pp

 



           

   

    

 

   

   

 

 

                                               

 



quasi 6/8

358

Charito Dika Arete

   5  Oy.                  I'm go - ing to have a boy!        Headlong, in 1: q = 160

Suddenly, the other WOMEN boil out of the Acropolis, all--except SAPPHO--besieging LYSIA and KLEONIKE with ad lib pleas and cries: It's been three months! How can you expect us to go on like this? We're going mad! I can't sleep, I'm feverish, I've been in tears for weeks; It's not working, Lysia, we're human beings, it's brutal what you're demanding we go through; you have to take pity on us, war, peace, we're dying either way, I can't endure it.

  

Xanthe Myrrhine Lampito

   

354

Pno.

 

   

 

  

Headlong, in 1: q = 160 (almost twice as fast)

knocking on ARETE's belly, which gives off a loud metallic clang.

  

E- nough! f

   

E - nough!

   

     3

 

 

 

3         

f

ff

3

                                     3

    E          


273

  362

Xanthe Myrrhine Lampito Charito Dika Arete



  

  

 

  

  

367

Xanthe Myrrhine Lampito

night: Charito Dika Arete

     

Pno.

Charito Dika Arete

Pno.



371           

e - ver so

sligh

pp

e - ver so

  

pp      

sligh

 

 

-



pp

 

-

 

-

     

  -

  

  

 

    

     

-



tly ff

   -

    

 

bi - tchy... pp

 



 

 

 

 

 

4



 

  

 

       i - tchy:

we're get - ting



i - tchy:

we're get - ting

             

   

q = about 80: with the voice

 

bi - tchy... pp

     

strangely serene

          tly ff

   

      

ve're

   



 

  

            

fret - ting:

p

     

We're fret - ting: we're p

 

           mf   

 

 

4

4

night:

Not a - no - ther

      4  

Ve're

now!

 

        

   

Not a - no - ther

4

now!

 

    

  

   

 

   

   

4

  

 

        

now!

  

Zex

         

  

  

now!



Zex

    

 

Sappho

Zex

 

Xanthe Myrrhine Lampito

  

  

Sex

  

      

 

 

E- nough!

nough!

 Pno.

   

3

Ac - tu - al - ly,



      ff     

3

I'm get - ting a lot of

 q = about 80: with the voice

 

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   376

Xanthe Charito

3

Well, pp

Dika

 

Sappho

Arete Lampito

3

E nough! -

E nough! -

bul - ly for you, Sa - ppho.

    

   

 

E nough!

E nough!

E-

   

   

 

p

E nough!

E nough!

E nough!

E-

p

po - e - try writ - ten.

 

3

  

         

E nough! -

bul - ly for you, Sa - ppho.

3

Well, pp

E nough!

bul - ly for you, Sa - ppho.

 

   

E nough!

   

E nough!

E-

    

    

 

p

         

Pno.

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E nough!

         

Well, pp

Myrrhine

         

bul - ly for you, Sa - ppho.

3

Well, pp

Twice as fast

E nough! p

E nough!

E nough!

E nough!

Twice as fast

E-

                    



 



 


      

     

     

     

380

nough, e

Dika

nough, e

Arete Lampito

nough, e

Myrrhine

nough, e

Kinesias





 

 





 

 





 





 

nough, e - NOUGH!

nough, e -

spying someone offstage   

NOUGH...

Wait!

staggering into view, in conspicuous erection and considerable pain

      

 

Days, mf

384   q. + q. + q + q  

   

   

ne

-

-

                

             

 rapt          ver

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

bra - ver:

 Oh, p

mf

   





  

field,

 

I'm

but ardent: q. = 52 rearing back  Heavy,      

 

 

in the



 

q. + q. + q + q

Pno.



Kinesias

nough, e - NOUGH!

 Myrrhine

rearing back Heavy, but ardent: q. = 52

nough, e - NOUGH!

        Pno.

275

          

    

 

   

 

3

Ki -

ne...

I

 





don't

3                                  

 

     3

q. + q. + q + q



 yield,



I

q. + q. +                   

 

Xanthe Charito

No. 55: Kinesias Enters

  don't



                    q + q

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   



    



 



    



388

Lysia

Myrrhine

Kinesias

  

       wa ver:

Still:

       Pno.

q. + q. + q + q

 

how

you

  



how

I

Re vealed. mf

I've

con

-

 



...re vealed mf



q. + q + q. + q

impressed despite herself

cealed

        

                       3

  

 





crave

her.

   

 pp



crave

q. + q. + q + q

      

her.

+ q. + q

 pp

q. + q                  

        

    3          



3

  

  

No. 56: Coaching Myrrhine

 

392

Lysia

Myrrhine

Kinesias

rueful



     Don't I pp

show

                  pp 

 

       

it...

That's your hus band? mp

   

Ev' - ry inch. mp



     

 Suddenly swift: q = 120

       

      3

Now, Myr rhi - ne:mus tn't flinch.

mp

     

      



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

       



Pno.

Suddenly swift: q = 120

       


277

  

    

395

Lysia

Steel your will.

    



   

First, though: drill.

snapping to attention

Myrrhine

Per fume: p

 



   

  



   

399

Lysia

Myrrhine

Pno.



Wild?.



Breasts: f

tousling it

Check.

                        p 3                   

      

Pno.



Lo - sa - ble?

    

 

 Check.   

        sfz   p        

grant.



adjusting her neckline

                                3                     3 Check.

3

   

loosening it

              relentless

Tease him,taunt him, kiss, ca -ress:

wistful

 

Ki - ne,

    

3



Myrrhine

Dress: p

3

  



Lysia





Fla -

     

403

sniffing her wrist

   

f

3

   

                      p 3                   3

 

Hair: mp

Dis - creet?

 

     



 

Check.

  



Pno.

 

"Mus - tn't flinch."

 

3



oh,

 Ki -

   



  

ne...

   

   

A-

        1/16/2006


278

            408

Lysia

- ny - thing but ac - qui - esce.

       

Sappho Arete Lampito

Kleonike





 



    

Don't dis - ap p

Myrrhine

Kleonike

   

 

3

        

    

-

 

point

 

pp

 

pp

    

Don't dis - ap p



   

 

We know: in mf

side...

Ve know: in mf

zide...

     

  

-

 

          3               











 





 





you....

 

 Days,

  mf

1/16/2006

 

   

   



Pno.

 



a bit faster, with the voice

               

 



us...

side!

 

us...

point

In -

 



I won't dis - ap - point p



3



side!

moving forward q = 104 Half tempo: q. = 52

 

Sappho Arete Lampito

In mf

a bit faster, with the voice

412

Kinesias

     



 

  

Xanthe Charito Dika

 

Ev' - ry - one else: mf

Lysia



Pno.

Let o - ur oath re - main your guide.

Xanthe Charito Dika

     in the

moving forward Half tempo: q. = 52     q = 104

            



mf

   



     


       field,

  Pno.

Pno.

Just as



Twice as fast: q = 104

        mp     

3    

   





 

She produces a blindfold: the same one NICO used on her.

             

      3 un less

How e- ver, no man en ters here mf



        427

Pno.

ne...

                pp mf            

cloth:

3

You se - re - nade her. How dear. mf



3

blin ded. pp



 

   On - ly mf

       

mf                            pp     mf               

  

Lysia

     

        

blah:"

3

mine did. pp

   

blah,

                         

    

     

blah,

q. + q. + q + q

      

422

Kinesias

 

I'm

Lysia

"Blah, f

   

Twice as fast: q = 104



Kinesias

       crisply



    418

Lysia

279

q. + q. + q + q

Blin- ded? You jest.

blindfolding him

ossia 8va

don't fuss.

           p                 p

This  is - n't

   Oe - di - pus.       

   3

Myr - rhi - ne!

        

    

3 - ne! Myr - rhi

                     

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No. 57: Negotiations

280

   

Easing up

432

Lysia

Graceful, but formal: q = 84

 

Guest!

f

Myrrhine

Kinesias

 

  438

Myrrhine

3 3                  

 

  

Pno.

  442

Myrrhine

Kinesias

Pno.

1/16/2006

   

          

truce?

"Um: Yes?"Swear to Zeus? mf

3           

Of a truce? Um: mp

     



Yes!

    mp  

     3

   

  



  

3 3         

Per - se - vere.

  

Is there news of mp

a

Well, it's cruel.



p

        exasperated

3

A - no - ther ex - cuse! f

    molto  



         

   

"Swear to Zeus?"More or less. mf

      

   

 

    

Myr - rhi - ne? p

p

 

pp



  

 

   

   

- ne. desperately Ki p

   

rule.

Suddenly rapid: q = 144

 



 

   

it's the

You're here!

 

3

     

No, keep it on:

   

    

  

  

Suddenly rapid: q = 144

struggling with the blindfold

Kinesias

Graceful, but formal: q = 84

  



 f

 

    

As LYSIA withdraws to observe, MYRRHINE descends the Acropolis staircase and approaches KINESIAS. formally

Easing up

Pno.

I guess: but...

      

      f

     

 


281

    447

Myrrhine

Kinesias

Much slower: q = 104

   

                   3

           3

   452

I'm go - ing through hell!

      

     3

 

Re - mem - ber...

3



real, what we felt, then?

Pno.

 

   

 

p



 

A bit slower: q = 92

     

 

Hard to keep in view: p

  

was it

A bit slower: q = 92

   

     

Slower still: serpentine q = 84 Spurred by LYSIA, MYRRHINE sets to work.

Re - mind



 p



3   

       

  



               

      456

Kinesias

me...

Myrrhine

find

  

 

Slower still, but billowing: q = 96

     

 

 ten.

 



Pno.

       

   

feel, how I'd melt when you'd

Kinesias



 

Ev' - ry - thing we'd do: howI'd p

 

  

miss you as well!

3

Myr - rhi - ne: f

Much slower: q = 104

Myrrhine

3

Sure - ly you know I

   Pno.

Slower still, but billowing: q = 96

me.

   

Slower still: serpentine q= 84

 

          

  

  

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282

   461

Myrrhine

Kinesias

 

3

      

 

  

Pno.

My

 



  

Pno.

Kinesias

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

3

  



  

Zeus,

do

 

 

   

 My

3

  

re - mem- ber!

           

  

    

           



heat - ed

I

like

So

   

 

    

          

3

3

 

Where your



    

 

 

fin gers,

       3

Do you

   

re -

3

  

mem - ber?

3

3

  

           3

  

so...

beats,

  

 



 

 

 

3

pulse

ly....

       

this,

like

               sub. pp mf 3         3

3     

3



  

     

Re - mem - ber... ...

      

ppp

 

Now..

like so...

 

  474

Myrrhine

lips:

 

   

  

 

471

Myrrhine

No. 58: My Lips, Like So (II)

  

long

Now... pp

               

long

467

   

  

  

What are you do - ing? p

Myrrhine

Shhh.

sultrily

  

Pno.

sultrily

this,

    

As

your

 

 







    


283

Myrrhine

Kinesias

Pno.

breath

       

   481

Myrrhine

stops:

  

      

furred like the

sub. p

   

    

   488

   Pno.

wild

  

   Do I

 

    

 

 

 

      



   Just

 

 

3



 3  

 

here,

But

3

            3

 dream? mp

  

mp



be - hind

     

 

 

       

     

3

Myr rhi ne...

   

3

Do I

i - ma - gine it?

        

3

Ah,

   

  

 

ly....

beard - less as a

                                   

  

3



stroking his chin

boar,

p

      

Myrrhine

     



            

child...

Pno.

3

      

484

Myrrhine

     

3

- pea - ted -

3

     



Re

        

 

stroking his chest

Here, sub. p

Pno.

   

      

  

your

ear..

 

  

      

  

  

    

     

molto

Or,when I



     

sub. pp

 

    

    Here,

   

mf

  3     

pp

    

  

   

touch you: sub. pp





477



  3    

 

                

and

 

 

   1/16/2006


284

  492

Myrrhine

here,

 

 

Pno.

 

   

Myrrhine

-

 

  3

    

     so!

 

  

  

1/16/2006

  

     

 Oh, p

Slower, deliberate: q = 69

you

     

and yet, you

wi

-

 

                  

    

    

ld?

 

 

 

 

  

     Wait.

3   

Gods, you're great!

 



   

Slower, halting: q = 76

suddenly nerveless 

  



Ly - si - a, p



I love him



Slower, halting: q = 76

  







    p





You know: whispering

Suddenly driven, in 4: q. = 84 q. + q + q. + q

            p

     

  

   

 

                      

know...

 



3

pp



 

           

Suddenly driven, in 4: q. = 84 q. + q + q. + q

            Myr - rhi - ne:

 

f

p

3

    

Slower, deliberate: q = 69

Pno.

 

ld?

           

                            

500

Lysia

wi p





       

 

     

I drive you

 

drive pp

 

3               

Do f

Kinesias

Does that

here...

3

496

Myrrhine

and

  

Pno.

3     

     



             pp   

 

pp








285

       

  

504

Lysia

you have al

-

     

ways known:

What ev' - ry wo - man

un - der - stands.

                                                                   

Pno.

  

  

In war:

        

   507

Lysia

  



 

Pno.

is

not

her

   510

Myrrhine

Kinesias

Pno.



  

Her

             

 

  

                                                                                                   heart

Lysia



 

 



her hands.

 

own.

Slower again, with the voice: q = about 72

  

   

Go.

Oh... p

f

Right.

   3

 

Again serpentine: q = 84

Now..

Again serpentine: q = 84

pp

   

Now... pp

- rhi - ne! Slower again, withMyr fthe voice: q = about 72

                                            

are not

Fight!

        

Her hands

        pp 1/16/2006


286

 

515

Xanthe Charito Dika Sappho Arete Lampito

Myrrhine

  

 

 

   



My



  

p

   

    

Good form!

        3

like so...

 

Good form! p

  

hands, p

long

           

Pno.



long       

Re - mem - ber... ...

    

The other WOMEN sneak back out onto the balcony to observe and give scores, as if they were watching an erotic Olympics.

like

  

this,

 

Sli - ding



     



   520

Lysia

Xanthe Charito Dika

Sappho Arete Lampito

   

   

down, and in:

Kinesias

1/16/2006

They blow MYRRHINE a congratulatory kiss.

  

      

       



Thin fire:

throb



(Mwah!)

You

Re mem - ber, p

3

  

3

for me. 3

 

  3

3

Do you re - mem - ber?

 



for you...

3 3                                                   

    

3

 

He's warm.

3

 

(Mwah!) They blow MYRRHINE a congratulatory kiss.

      

I throb

 Pno.

He's warm.

3

Myrrhine

  3   3        

   


287

  524

Lysia

Xanthe Charito Dika

Sappho Arete Lampito

Myrrhine

3

You have a mis - sion to



ful fill.

 

 



 





My

lips: sub. pp

3          



 

   

 

3

That's

   

That's



 

3

great!

   

great!

Give it an

    3

Give it an

     

Like this,

      

sub. pp

        

    

like so...



 

 

 

      



 

 Pno.

   



and this...

       





     528

Lysia Xanthe Charito Dika

      



coaching

Less!

  

Yes.

Rhy - thm...

8?

Sappho Arete Lampito

     

8?

Myrrhine

       

   3

and this...

Kinesias

    

   

Pno.

 

  

 





Good

gods...

  

Bare - ly

suffering

   

just

bare fp

  





 

fp

 

Rhy - thm...



-

ly

brush

   

      your

skin,

  

     

     





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288

  531

Lysia

Xanthe Charito Dika Sappho Arete Lampito

Myrrhine

Kinesias

 

  

      

Stay

with him...

 

Surging, oceanic: q = q

A

thens

gives

you

Pno.

mf



       

Lysia

gives you

  

  



   

3

1/16/2006

4

ev' - ry thing, f

f

4

 



   





 



             

   

and la

    

        

     

   

       

    

  

Lo - ver,

  

 

3

neigh- bor:

 

          6

     

part:

A thens

             

    

3

    

bor,

A - thens, for her



            and

I'll be back.

please! f

   

Land

3

Um:

                   6 

         3

                    Pno.

 

539                 

A thens

  

bor - ders:

    

you:

    

Surging, oceanic: q = q

    

for

     

  

          535



sob

 

3

 

 

wavering



 

3

me.

   I

Lysia

  

for

 

 



Pno.

sob 3

         

Myr - rhi - ne, mf

Clean at tack!

3

 

     

3    

     

You

Clean at - tack!

  

Like a lyre:

     

with him...

 Stay



exasperated

4

    

gives you

      3


289

  

544

Lysia

  

  

or - ders. sub. p

 

   

Com - rade, pp

 

4      

Pno.

pp

      

           you

   Pno.

de - ny her?

Will you

           

551

Lysia

Who

Myrrhine

Kinesias



owns

your

heart?

 Pno.

 

 

  

 

   



   

     

  

we'd

 

     

 

re - sist 3 her?

   

Will mp

 

    3

   

       



with crushing pressure

heart?

    

 

  

4

p



  

Hurtling forward: q = 96

yielding to LYSIA, turning back to KINESIAS

  

shi - ver, sub. p

 

 

3

sil - ver

  

in

Shi - ver... sub. p

Hurtling forward: q = 96         

  f

     

or your

 

   

       



 

you

 

 

How mf

  

  

Will

 

fol - low your de - si - re,

  



   

mp

        

    

sis - ter:

        

547

Lysia

     

      

p

    

       

 

  1/16/2006


290

  



554

Xanthe Charito Dika

 

Sappho Arete Lampito

 

Myrrhine

3 lamp - light

Kinesias

Quel



tech - nique!

Quel

tech - nique!

 

3

glow,



How

 we'd

 blush,

    but



    



                    

3 

not

    

...blush,

  Pno.

from

but...

  



            



 

 

    556

Xanthe Charito Dika Sappho Arete Lampito

Myrrhine

 

        

1/16/2006



3



You'd

lay mp

   

3   

I'd

     Grand fi - na - le:

   

Grand fi - na - le:



lay mp

       

3

3

me

down in a

thou

  3      

you

    3            mp                                

Pno.

Leave him weak.

shame:

Kinesias



Leave him weak.

     

down in a

thou

      

-

     

sand flow - ers,and

   3   -

sand flow - ers...

  

            



   

hold me: sub. pp

  

sub. pp

 

 

       


291

 p ort.    

 

  port.  

 

  

 

560

Xanthe Charito Dika



slow...

Sappho Arete Lampito



slow...

Myrrhine



And

Kinesias

Pno.

     

 



    



No...

Will he ral - ly?

t.    por 



     

  

             

 

No...

 

me:

gl i ss.

Will he ral - ly?

  

   

claim

    p ort.   

 

  3   3  

  3   3 

And

work me

  

...And

work you

like hot

like hot

         

      

    

   

  

564

Xanthe Charito Dika Sappho Arete Lampito

Myrrhine

Kinesias

Pno.

    

3 

3

3

me - tal

me - tal

o - ver

       

Go!

One for the se - ra - gli - o!

Go!

One for the se - ra - gli - o!



 

 flame...

    o - ver

     

   

    

    

  

flame... 3     3

 

       

3

Suddenly rapid, feverish: q = 1

Give

 me,

Suddenly rapid, feverish: q = 1

 3    3

 

      

3

        

3

 

        p           1/16/2006


292

 



568

Myrrhine

Kinesias

 Pno.

  



-

  

My sweet, p

  

Myr

3

my

3



bit - ter,

my

 

3  

bles - sed,

my cursed... f

rhi - ne...

  

 

                                        3

f

                                                p

p

  571

Myrrhine

Kinesias

 



 

Give



me,

Myr

 

My p

   -

rhi

3

3



ta - mer,

my



tor - ture,

 my

ne...

                                       p                                                  3

 Pno.

   574

Myrrhine

 3

nec - tar,

Kinesias

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

  my

thirst... f

 



My

3

3

vir - gin,

Your p

p

my

3

de - mon...

vir - gin...

                               f

3

3

Your 3

 

 

3

de - mon,

                

3

 

 my

 

                                                      


293

   577

Myrrhine

Kinesias

3

3

 

si mp

Your mp

3

my

3

 

ren...

Your 3

 

3

sta - llion...

               

Pno.

si - ren,

3



sta - llion,

              

 

 3

my

3

 

3

I mf

 My mf

3

E - ros...

3

ris... ...

My 3

              

 

 

 

                                                       

   580

Myrrhine

Kinesias

Pno.

3

My

Zeus:

suddenly backing away          

                   

        3          3

585

Myrrhine

Kinesias

Pno.

   3

     3

Is there news of a mp



me this way?

       

      

   

What did you say? p

   

3

   

truce?





"Oh, yes'? And, mf

      mp    

Oh, mf

yes.

3

   

 

   

pp

  so?

         

3

Is there news of a truce? p

  

3

    

deflated

ra...

  

Now: a - bout that truce.

3

He -

I guess: well,

You mp

     

   

  leave

       no.

    3

Oh, Myr - rhi - ne! f

   

molto

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294

 anguished    

Myrrhine

No, f

Pno.

Myrrhine

Heavy, sweeping, impassioned: q. = 52 q. + q + q. +q

  

590

Ki - ne:

        f

  

"War!

 

War!"

they

 

         593          





 de -

theon - ly

                     

cide!

Pno.

Myrrhine

      600       

still



  

  

I

1/16/2006

      

they've

long

sub. p

                        

tried?

for

3

  

Yes, sub. p

f



     your

   

            sub. p f                     

touch, mp

                    mp q. + q. + q + q

     

ever faster and more intense

               

    

                              



q. + q. + q + q

           Pno.

 

       

Is war the on - ly way? sub. p

way

  

        

         

                                                    596                    or,mere - ly,

   

and,clear - ly,

                                 3 f                                



Myrrhine

bray,

Heavy, sweeping, impassioned: q. = 52 q. + q + q. + q  

"they"

Pno.



                 

   

just

3

 as

        

         

     

     


q. + q. + q + q

Myrrhine

604       



strong - ly,

Pno.

just

  

as

much mf

I've

longed

     

3         

be -

             3    3        

q. + q. + q + q

                         3

Powerful: q. = 63 q. + q + q. + q

        



Slower, lighter, quieter: q. = 52                  



Still, I say sub. pp

fore. f

 q. + q + q. + q                                            pp f                             Powerful: q. = 63

Pno.

   

      as

q. + q. + q + q                    mf                               

608

Myrrhine

   

 

  



295

q. + q. + q + q

it... Love:

yes!

of

lighter, quieter: q. = 52  Slower,                            

                     

Pno.



          but, Ki - ne:

                 

                  

  

 

   

We need peace

 



 

 

   

 

more.

For

Graceful, but formal: Smooth, quiet, with q = 76 (e = e)   the voice  





    

       

 

 p 

  





course,

pp





  







Myrrhine



611



   

Smooth, quiet, with Graceful, but formal: the voice q = 76 (e = e)

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Xanthe Charito Dika

Sappho Arete Lampito

Myrrhine

  

       

Pno.



 

  

          

    

3

3

Stra - te - gy is pp

ev'- ry - thing: Per - fect

score!

             

score!

 

Good - bye.

a bit slower, with  the voices: q = 72

 

    

         

3

     a crone.

3

      3

3

a crone.

    

       

it,

     3

Hard to de - ny

     

3

       

3 Hard to de - ny

3

it,

       

    3



Try as we may. But,

    3



Try as we may. But,

     

       

      

3

3

3

Weak as

                          

      

Weak as

Compulsive: q = 120

3

       

        

Compulsive: q = 120

pp

      

3          May - be we're weak. p        

 

1/16/2006

ev'- ry - thing: Per - fect

    





     

May - be we're weak. p

Pno.

 





627

Kinesias Philo Bion

4

NICO and LEONIDAS.

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Stra - te - gy is pp

            No. 59: The Soldiers Beg staggers off as MYRRHINE, weeping, flees past LYSIA and KLEONIKE into the Acropolis.  KINESIAS The Acropolis fades: light finds the ATHENIAN and SPARTAN camps, where the SOLDIERS are besieging

622

Maron Meleagros Alpheus



  



Pno.

 

              

Good - bye, Ki ne.



  



 

give me.



a bit slower, with the voices: q = 72

3

3

        3     

    

if we are weak: mp

if we are weak:

 mp     

       

3

 

3

       

p


297 3          Are we a - lone?

632

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion

       3

Are we

Pno.

plu - ckin' way! So,

   

No f

 

it:

No f

No, we don't buy

3      Goat - herd

3

 

or

3 Goat - herd

 

3

ra - ther mp

 

3

ra - ther mp

 Pno.

 

god,

or

god,

        3            

  

 

     

  

than groan,

  

than groan,

         mp

3                 



3





ask

 



plu - ckin' way! So,

go

ask



3

   

 3

 

Ha - ven't

ou - r



  

Ha - ven't3

ou - r

3

if they mf

 

3

if they mf

could speak,

bo - dies

3

  

the squad:

 3

3

 

 

 



   

minds p

of

their

own?

And,

minds p

of3

their

own?

And

 

3

3

Might - n't they, migh - tn't they f

say....

          

could speak,

3

3

Might - n't they, migh - tn't they f

            

3

 

say....

        

f

3                        mf



            p 3                                  

        3            

pp

   

bo - dies

the squad:

        

 

   

  

3

go pp

3

        



           

        

639

Kinesias Philo Bion

it:

3

Pno.

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

No, we don't buy

3

  

636

Kinesias Philo Bion

 

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

3

a - lone?

 

   

 

       3

3

1/16/2006


298

q = 96

e=e

sim.          

Alpheus

pp

           

 

in falsetto: quasi madrigal

Kinesias

end,

will all this

          

A - res, A - phro - di - te, pp

Pno.

   647

Maron Meleagros

Kinesias

when will all

 

    

Pno.

1/16/2006

         





 

Tell

us, tell

          

us:

          





 

         

Tell

us, tell

us:

end? sim.

end?

e=e

       

 

end?

Oh,

  

 

will all

this

   

when will all

this

end?

Oh,



 

 

Oh,

how? fp



end?

   

Oh,

Oh,

 

 

how? fp

   

end?

 



 

end,

 

  

   

this

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

  

 

   

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

e=e

 

 

will all

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

    sim.   

   



this

 

us:

     

when

Philo Bion

  

    

us, tell

when will all this

    when

Alpheus

 





    

A - res, A - phro - di - te,

Tell



q = 96

 

us:

end?

when will all this A - res, A - phro - di - te, pp in falsetto: quasi madrigal

Philo Bion

us, tell



                   A - res, A - phro - di - te, when

Tell



pp in falsetto: quasi madrigal

                

 

 3  

Howmuch more

     3

3

im - plo - ring the gods?



    

   

How? fp

 

  Oh,

   

Maron Meleagros

e=e

 sim.                       A - res, A - phro - di - te, when will all this end? in falsetto: quasi madrigal

  Oh,


299

  

 

651

Maron Meleagros

how? fp

3

Howmuch more

3

ig - no - ring the odds?

    



O 3 pp

   



Pno.

     



Di - vine Ones,

O

3

O, pp

 3 

O pp

 

Divine Ones,

3



 

   

O

  

3



  



ne - ver

cease?

cease?

 3   

3

3

 

 

be - lieve us:

cease?

   

3

 



 

re - lieve us:

Please,3



3

Please,

  

re - lieve us:Don't

non falsetto as needed to m. 2418

  

re - lieve us:Don't

non falsetto as needed to m. 2418



3

Di - vine Ones, Please, p

ne - ver



Divine Ones, Please,3 be - lieve us: p

  

   

be - lieve us:

p

Divine Ones, Please, p

 

surging forward

Di - vine Ones,

O,

Di - vine Ones,

3

O,

 

  

  

war will

   



3

Divine Ones,



 

   

  

 

O, pp

Philo Bion

how muchmore grie - ving the

 surging forward



war will

3 3         

   

Kinesias

  Oh,

how? fp

      

Alpheus

how muchmore grie - ving the

cease?

  

ne - ver

 3   3    

 



656

Maron Meleagros

war will

ne - ver

mf



Pno.

How muchmore grie - ving the mf

Oh,

 

war will

   

3 3         

How? fp

Philo Bion

how muchmore grie - ving the mf

   

 

Kinesias

  3   3   

  Oh,

3    

 

Alpheus



    

 

be - lieve us:

       

3

Please,

    

 

re - lieve us:

       

       1/16/2006


300

   661

Nico

 

Maron Meleagros

 

Alpheus

Kinesias

Philo Bion





 

 

Wait

no



wait

a

4 mo -

ment



wait

a



4

   

more...

more...



no

 

mp

 

4

more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

  



more...

mo - ment

 

Wait







 Pno.





-

nough!

f



f

f



   

4

E f

 

  

 

 

 

     

f

  



   f

 

664 Nico

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

 

    

     

in a cold fury

in a cold fury



 

I mf

will

go

to

Ly



I will mf

 

go

to

 Ly    

   -

-

 

   si - a.

si - a.

     p    

  

         

on to Scene 3


SCENE THREE On the balcony of the Acropolis, LYSIA and KLEONIKE.

301

No. 60: Casting

      667

APHRODITE

With great dignity: q = 84

   

Lysia

 









Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

    







Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

   

 

 

 

Maron Meleagros Alpheus Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

       

With great dignity: q = 84 

    f

   

Piano

   672

Kleonike

Philo Bion

Piano

           

 

 

 

  

          

           pp

 

              

            





ARES

          

             pp

 



Nico









   





 



 



    



ff

                  



ticking them off

Well, f



Suddenly brisk: q = 132

      Di- ka's far

too shy;

 Suddenly brisk: q = 132                        f          1/16/2006


302

        676

Kleonike

Blink at her,

679

Lysia

Kleonike

Pno.

        



3

Lam- pi - to?

   

3

"Great idea!"

  

3

Lam- pi - to!

   



ve - ry

There's mp





lit - tle

to it.

Darewe pre- sume?

  

  

mp



  

      

shrugging



too svelte...

  

     

    



   

 

She looks over the balcony and gasps to see NICO approaching the Acropolis. KLEONIKE steps forward, LYSIA shrinks back. 3        

682

Lysia

On- ly the cos- tume.

Nico

   

Pno.

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           

Xan- the's got that bad right eye, and Cha- ri - to's

   

 

  

 

she'll melt;

  Pno.

 

alla breve + 3/4

 

Ah!

  

 

tough

Ly f

-

Ni - co! mf

 

  

  

Where are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

    

si - a!

 alla  breve + 3/4             

 

with dread



you, 7

     




303

Kleonike

Nico

 Pno.

 Ly

-

   

  

 

 



  

 

  

 

  

Pno.

insistent

 

     

    p    

Fine! f

 

conciliatory

 

 

shrugging

Fine?

Go p

Fine.

     

  

       

   

   

 

       



  

3

     p

3     

No. 61: He Said/She Said

  



sub. p

  

 

Languid: q = 76

 

Languid: q = 76

             3

     

      



on.

Slower

Say the word, he's gone. p aside

                  

dubious

693



fine.

  

 

        

7

insouciant

I'll be

pp

   



Slower

Lysia

gel...)

     3        

 

f



  

3

Pno.

(An pp

 

si - a?

Don't be ab- surd. p

Kleonike

 

688

Lysia

  

aside

      

        



    



Lysia



685



  

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  

formally

Lysia

Nico

   

          3

Pno.

3

    

   

    

                Suddenly twice as fast q = 152

   

     

  

Pno.

 

 

      

noneof us

Nico

p

       noneof us

 

q = 152 (h = h)



  

can win,

you know, it's

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 



can win,

  

Pno.



No, you go on. p

   you know, it's



   

ut - ter - ly

   

in - sane...

ut - ter - ly

in - sane...

   

 

We, f

   

  

   

   

 

= 76 (q = q) h   

  

q = 152 (h = h)

708

Lysia

 

3

p

Suddenly twice as fastq = 152

           f    

  

                     longwill you con-ti-nue this pre - pos-te-rous cam-paign? Go on.

 

How f

  

h = 76 (q = q)

 

How f



3

longwill you con - ti- nue this pre - pos - te- rous cam- paign?

Nico

Ge- ne- ral... pp

Ma- dam... pp

    

 



   

formally

   

     703

Lysia

3



698

     f       

 

    



You mf

    



You mf

   

p

We, f



304

   


             711

Lysia

305

A bit slower, but heavy, pointed: q. = 116 (e = e)

 

do not re - spect whatwe're figh ting for;

Nico

              do not re - spect whatwe're figh ting for;  



Pno.

        mf            

            

you

won't be the least bit ob - jec - tive:

You're

you

won't be the least bit ob - jec - tive:

You're

 

          

             



                        713

                         sim-ply pro- lon- ging a mis' -ra - ble war; you won't take a broa- der per- spec - tive...                         f p                                716

Nico

Pno.

      

  

 

tive...

  

   

 



 

p



Well, p



Well,

Exhausted: q. = 84

    

 





              this is - n't ve - ry pro- duc tive... this is - n't ve - ry pro - duc



Lysia

tive...



Then,

            here's a sug - ges - tion you might find con         







Pno.



Nico



sim - ply pro - lon - ging a mis' -ra - ble war; you won't take a broa - der per - spec -

Exhausted: q. = 84

 



Lysia

         





A bit slower, but heavy, pointed: q. = 116 (e = e)

            

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306

No. 62: Nico's Counteroffer

  719

Lysia

Nico



        struc-tive...





Brisk, sharp: q = 104

  

 

If f

p

      





 

    

   723

Lysia

What? p

Nico

  

quit:

1/16/2006

sign?

   

    more,

will you re - sign? p

 



  

p

Pushing forward: q = 116

    

3

 

 

  



          

   

You toy f

  

with me...



 "What pp

Pushing forward: q = 116

 

 

p

 

3

what else can mat - ter

3



but

  our

    

love?"

                                                                               pp                

Pno.

will you re p

           

       

727

Nico

    

         

f

Pno.

    I



I quit:

If f

f



Brisk, sharp: q = 104



Pno.


  

307

730

Nico

Pno.

   

Right?

"Let moun- tains crash,

                                

   

       



3 3                 

  3

p

  

 

  3

 

 

   









       

  

 

  

     



know?





Pno.

 

Do youknow? Doyouknow how I've wai- ted for your re- turn?) pp



Nico

let hea- ven burn, Do you

             

733

Lysia

        

   

3

   

 

 

  You pp

      

    736

Lysia

toy Nico

Pno.

         

  

with me...

 





 How? f

      

Dis - band yourwo- men. f

    mf    

Be blunt.

         Once you ten - der your sur - ren - der,

     

1/16/2006


  739

        

  743

Lysia

Nico

  

Pno.

Pno.

1/16/2006



  

Slowing...

                          

      

re - sign...

f

 



     



     

  

q = 84

    

 

pp

p



mocking               



       pleading

It p

3

"E f

is an ug - ly march.

3

nough!

Nico



   

   

747 Suddenly brisk: q = 116

Lysia

 

Slowing...

if I

If you quit: if you re - sign... p f

p

 

  

p       



 



Pno.

    

quit:



  

If I f

I'll di- rect- ly leave the front.

 

    



 



Nico



Lysia



308

E - nough!

Leave them to their hob- by! p

q = 84

 



  

  

 

 



Peace now!"

Please...

mocking



  f Suddenly brisk: q = 116                  f               

Peace now!"

3

LYSIA mulls. long

  

    

     

 

pleading

long                 

pp         

    Please... pp


309

Serpentine: q = 84

    3         



  



750

Bring them in an hou - r: pp

Serpentine: q = 84

   

Pno.

Lysia

and then...

Pno.

 

  

    

   756

Lysia

    

 



Then

Surging forward..

  

3 men, I'll leave the war to o- ther

and

E - ros will break f

3

 

 

 

    3

us

all

a

    3

all



 3           

a

        

 

3

     

-

3

3

f

      

3



 

 



 

 

3

 



3

 

 

A - ching, mp

 we'll

   mp

    

     

      

    

 

 3               

 

A - ching, mp

Pno.

-

-

Ecstatic, exalted: q = 104



   gain,

o

-

ver

E - ros will break us f

           

o

ver

gain,

Nico

                

   

3           

and then...

3

the arch.

and

  

Then

  

  then...

be- neath

3 men, You'llleave the war to o- ther

3        

  



          

the arch.

Ecstatic, exalted: q = 104

Surging forward..

then...

Nico

we'll meet pp

    



   753

  



 

be- neath

   



          



Nico

we'll meet

 



Lysia

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310

  

3

759

Lysia

3

  

Pno.

    shud-der,

      

      

  3  

 

 

 

  

      

f

3

 

  

  

3

we'll

     

  

     

 

  

Pno.

1/16/2006

gain,

          

3

      

 

 

cry:

Let

 3  o - ver

   

a -

 3  o - ver

a -

  3                               

  

 3

 3        

3



3



Let

all



 

 

cry:

all

gain,

Nico

   

all,





              3                 

all,



 

765

Lysia

3



Pno.



we'll

         

 

 

        

qui - ver,

 3      E - ros un - make us f

3

3



 

  

 

E - ros un - make us f

Nico

3

we'll qui - ver,

we'll

762

Lysia

we'll shud- der, 3

Nico

 

3

        E - ros, mp

  

mp

       

the con - quer or,

                   

 


          

      

        

   



Nico

    

Pno.

E pp

ros,

-

ros,

      E

pp



     776

Lysia

like

Nico

Pno.

 

this,

   like

this,

         

 



E -

   



E -

ros,

 

   

simply

I

love you.



     

   

   

3   3  de

Slowing...

   



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

      

  

     

Delicate, pointed: q = 84

Slowing...

E - ros, whom none can

  

                     

ros,

 

   

   

     



Sly and in - vin - ci - ble, mf

mf

  

pp

 

     

       

771

Lysia

       



Sly and in - vin - ci - ble, mf

3

-

for - e - ver,

ny...

for - e - ver,

          

Delicate, pointed: q = 84

           3

    

   



p

 

Soon, pp

     

earnestly, as he doesn't respond

3

I won't dis - ap -point NICO smiles; but he doesn't respond.

 

              

         3

  



3



Pno.

 

E- ros, the con - quer or, mp

3

       



Nico

3

3

3

768

Lysia

311

   1/16/2006


       

Lysia

Nico

Pno.

 

           

            

    

pp

 

Kleonike

1/16/2006

3

           

  

Vic- to- ry

  

           

3

is the on- ly...

       3           3        

appearing, strangely composed (Has she overheard?)

              

 

           

to you.

       

Our

   Moving forward, with the voice: q = 84         pp             

say

Pno.

        

Moving forward, with the voice: q = 84

789

Lysia

as he leaves: doggedly, to himself; sotto voce

It's my hap - py du - ty to con - vey to you, p

Pno.

I have to go. pp Slower, suspended: q = 72

       

785

Kleonike

you... pp

Slower, suspended: q = 72

 

780



312

sis- ters have a thing theyneed to

 

3

3

     

I have some- thing to say to them, too... mp





Shhh.

    

   

   


No. 63: Lysistrata

313

The ACROPOLIS yawns open, revealing the WOMEN in ceremonial array. MYRRHINE steps forward, bearing a crown of olive. Throughout this scene, KLEONIKE's eyes never leave LYSIA.

With  great dignity: q = 80

         

792

pp



       p

  797

Myrrhine

            

Pno.

       803

Lysia

Myrrhine





Pno.



 

  

  

    3    thy

  Pno.

 





    

     

   

 

          

 

 

    



808

Myrrhine

pp

 

I come to you in pp pp

   

p

shame.



                 

ff



   

                                f

Piano

   

of the



Shame? pp

   



       

Shame.

      

 name.

         



   You were pledged

   

   



to

wor -









A thens;

   

wo- man here



    



  

You're the on - ly

   

 

 

  



I,

 

to



 1/16/2006


314

      813

Myrrhine

ap -pe

Pno.

tite. -

     



  





I





knew

what

I



 



 

  

wan - ted;

  



  



You

   

   



816

Myrrhine

Pno.

knew,

    

you

knew

3

  

what was

 





 

 

   

right.



 

   



 

Dika

Arete

Pno.

1/16/2006

  

 

So, p

we

  

         

 

So, p

 

we

So, p

we

  

come to you

  

come to you

   

   

come to you

  

  

p

  

   

  

chagrined.

   

   Sis ters, p

chagrined.

no...

   

chagrined.

  

   

Yes:



   

Cha -

   

Yes:

  

     

Yes:

 

 

 

Cha -

 

Cha -

 



Lysia



Xanthe



820



 

MYRRHINE affixes to the crown a long strip of cloth--not unlike the blindfold NICO used on LYSIA. XANTHE, DIKA, and ARETE--the would-be deserters--step forward.


grined. Dika

 

   

grined. Arete

 

grined.

You're the on - ly

 



     

wo- man here

tru



      

You're the on - ly

     









  

      

You're the on - ly

       

Pno.

   

wo- man here

wo- man here

tru

tru



-

ly



-

ly



-

ly

 



Xanthe

     

 



    

 



825



  

315

    

   

di- sci plined.

   

      di- sci plined.

    

   

di- sci plined.

       

     3



3

 

830

Xanthe

Wit- ness our ex - cu ses:

Dika

     

  

Wit- ness our ex - cu ses:

Arete

          Wit- ness our ex - cu ses:



        



Pno.



  

     

       flax,

and wool!

  

and wool!

          

  

Ba by,

     

flax,

and wool!

 

  

   

   

   

We

We

   

We

were pledged to

were pledged to

 

                    

  

were pledged to





         

1/16/2006


     

    

      

    

835

pa ssion,

pa ssion,

Arete

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Piano

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

You

you

pa ssion,

You

 

     q = 92

brought to us

    brought to us q= 92  

were,

    

you



a

vi sion:

prin

ci - ple. -

   

were pledged to

    

prin

    



to

          a vi sion: You taught us to       

the

    

cost:



          the

 

cost:

 



   en - dure,

  

You mp

 



You mp

You mp

 

ci - ple. -

 

You mp

             

   







A

 A

   

  

vi sion -

  

vi sion -

                

          

Re - gard - less,

   

en - dure,

 

 

 

    

  

You taught us

845

 

      

      

gard - less of

were pledged to

ci - ple. -

You

  

  

        

prin

 

moving forward mp

mp

gard - less of



were pledged to

    



  

     

    840

you

were,



Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

were,

moving forward



Dika

You

    



Xanthe



316

re -

    re  

Re - gard - less,

 

 

 

     3

as

3

in - spi - red 3

      as

   as its 3

  

in - spi - red

 

 

as its

 


Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

  

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito



850

317

 

o - ri - gins



 

o - ri - gins

  Pno.

   

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

853

lost

lost

Pno.



were

pure,



were

pure,

   

 

 

 

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

  



 For pp 

you

For pp

you

 

 





 

what

what

we

we



have

ne

-

ver

 

-

ver

pp

  







 







 

 





  





3       

 

have

lost...

have

    

      



ne

 

 

 



 

have







lost...

   

One by one, as if making gifts of them, the WOMEN affix their own long strips of cloth to LYSIA's crown.

Shimmering, chantlike, with the voices: h = 46

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

   3     

Sappho Arete Kleonike

 3      

  

Lampito Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito Piano

856

E - vo -e... pp

E - vo -e... pp

  

     

  

*Ly - kon: p

E

  

   

3

el - dest

son.

Shimmering, chantlike, with the voices: h = 46

Tall

- vo - e...

       3

E

3

     

- vo -e...

in your cer - tain - ty:

 

you

     

* adapted from Bachylides, 5th century B.C.E.; translation by Brooks Haxton 1/16/2006


Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike

Lampito

    858

 

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho

Arete Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

us

the

Arete Kleonike Lampito

none

862



     

   

**Phor - mi - on: p

3



    



 

E -vo e... pp

866

      

  ri - on. 3           E vo - -e...

 

   

3        

hand -so mest of sai lors.

Struck

E -vo -e...

  

3

E -vo -e...

3

 

         

  

     

3



 

- vo e...

       

3

E -vo e... pp

     E

 

 

in the

 

arms

of the

   

 

 

 

 

waves.

   

 3     3  

 

                

Held now



3

3

 

on the death watch of O



   3

3

E vo - -e...

E vo - e...

  

     

    

 ** Adapted from Leonidas of Tarentum, 3rd century B.C.E.; translation by Brooks Haxton 1/16/2006

vo - -e,

3

can speak.

   

E

 

vo - e, 3

 

Pno.

woe that

 

E vo - -e... Sappho

 3

   

 

              

woke in

Pno.

   

E

     

3

 

318

3

E vo - -e...


     

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

 

3          

     3

***Si mo - ni des: p

E vo - e... pp

   

bro - ther, and

  

  

  3             876

Xanthe Myrrhine Dika

Charito Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Lampito

 

             wal - king!

    

Pno.

3



881

E vo - - e... pp 3

of your smile!



 





 

    

 3

  

   

E vo - - e,

E vo - - e,

3

E vo - - e,

3

   

3

  

- - e, E vo





     

 

surging forward: h = 56

 

   3  

me - lo - dy of your

E vo - e...

E vo - - e,



  

 

+A - pel - les: p

  

      

the

3

    

E vo- - e...

       

O,

3

3

the torch flare

  3  3    

    

E vo - -e...

3       

O,

  

E vo - - e... pp

Kleonike



E vo - - e,

   



 

twin.

  



E vo - - e,

             





E vo - e... pp

Charito

surging forward: h = 56

3



871

Xanthe Myrrhine Dika

319

  

3

     E vo - - e...

      3

Hus - band:

fa - ther.



 

   

3

     Now,

un - der

*** Adapted from Sappho, 7th century B.C.E.; +Adapted from Praxilla, 5th century B.C.E. Both translations by Brooks Haxton. 1/16/2006


320 Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

  

  

Sappho Arete Lampito

 

  

Kleonike

886

  ev'

   Pno.

-

a

ry stone,

   

E

vo -

-e...

3

    E

    



  

3

vo - - e...

  

scor - pi - on,

 

 to



 

pierce

and

 

  



Sappho Arete Lampito

 



    

Kleonike

 



burn

the

   Pno.

1/16/2006



heart.

 

3

   

E

vo -e,

3

E

-vo e, -

    

3

   

E

E

       

-e,

    3

E

vo -

3



889



Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

-vo e, -

 

-vo e,-


      892

Xanthe Charito

321

h = prev. q

   

3

Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete

Kleonike Lampito

E vo - - e.

E vo - - e. pp

E vo - - e.

   

3

Te - le - as... pp 3

   

  

pp

E vo - - e.

E vo - - e. p

E vo - - e.

 

Ner mos...

3

  

Ner mos...



   

3

 

3



p

3

3

Hea ler, mp

Ba kis... Thin ker, mp

 

 

Neigh bor, mf

         

 

Lea der,

3   

   

Ba kis...

Alk man... p

 

Hea ler,

Thin ker, mp

  

Alk man... p

moving forward

 

3 mp  mf       3

3

     3

Te - le - as... pp

h = prev. q

Pno.

3

E vo - - e. p 3

3   

3       

   

3

3

   

 

   

3

E vo - - e. pp 3

      

moving forward

3

Lea der, mf

 



Neigh bor, mf

  mp   



 



     895

Xanthe Charito

Myrrhine Dika

-

f   

-

 f   

-

   

lo

Kleonike Lampito



lo f

lo

Sappho Arete



My

lo

In an exaltation of grief: h = 80 = previous q

lo f

-

-

-

      

ver...



ver...



lo  



My

 

 -

ver,

 My

-

ver,



My

ver...

My

-

ver,



-



lo

My

lo

-

ver,

My

In an exaltation of grief: h = 80 = previous q

Piano

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

f

  

 



My

-

ver...



 

 

 

 

7

       1/16/2006


322

   897

Xanthe Charito

Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Pno.





-

ver...

 

 

lo

lo f

 

-

-

ver...



lo 

lo f

 

-

-

ver...

my

-

ver...

lo f

-

-



lo

my

lo

-

ver...

    



ver...

  

Fam- i- lies,

  

sha

  

q. = 80 (e = e)

2

2

   

2

2

2

  

2

2

  

            7

    

         

     

 

     

 

ver to re turn;

  

 

ver to re turn;

          



2

2

  

were 2

   2

 

It

feels

like

XANTHE sola

2

were

yes - ter - day

2

 

2 2

  



Hus - bands, ne -

yes - ter - day

     

  

2 2

q. = 80 (e = e)

       



Hus - bands, ne -

         



 

 

ttered in a flash:

   

  

   

ttered in a flash:

Suddenly turbulent: q = 116

  903

  

   

  

 

sha

 

 

Suddenly turbulent: q = 116

Fam ` - i- lies,

 

my

  

  

899

Wi - dows, now, who

1/16/2006

ver...

my

Wi - dows, now, who

Pno.

-

ver...

         

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito



-

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika



-

         



lo f

Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Pno.

  

wives...

  





wives... 2

   2

  

2

   2

  

     

2

2






Xanthe Charito Myrrhine Dika

Pno.

     905

hea- ring

323

   

CHARITO sola

  

  

                           

moun - tains crash:

              

it feels like

see - ing



  

hea - ven

burn:

                    

 

  907

Xanthe Charito

h = 63 = previous q.

Dragging back: q. = 63



tutte

          2

2

Gods, whatelsecan mat - ter but their pp

Myrrhine Dika

 

lives?

2

Sappho Arete

Kleonike Lampito

  

pp

  

lives?

All p

of ou - r

lives?

All p

of ou - r

lives?

All p

of ou - r

lives?

3

 

   

 

 

   

 

 3      

2           

3         

lives?

2

Gods, whatelsecan mat - ter but their pp

  

of ou - r

          2

Dragging back: q. = 63

Pno.

lives?

Gods, whatelsecan mat2- ter but their pp



All p

3        

         2

Gods, whatelsecan mat - ter but their pp

 3       

  f

 

lives?

h = 63 = previous q.

   

pp

 

    p

 

3

   

 

 

 

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324

 

911 rearing back

Lysia



Grave, but exalted: moving forward a great gate opening: q = 72 near hysterical  

 

I'm not ff

Xanthe Charito

  



So, mp

Myrrhine Dika

  

we



So, mp

Sappho Arete

  

  



   





   

  



   

 

  

         

       



to

        



to

start?

Had you pp

      

 Where

start?

MYRRHINE sola

Where

come to you with praise. f

Grave, but exalted: a great gate opening: q = 72

Where

come to you with praise. f

we

rearing back

come to you with praise. f

we

So, mp

    



 

wor - thy!

come to you with praise. f

we

So, mp

Kleonike Lampito

    



to

start?

      

 Where

to

start?

         

       

 

      

moving forward

Pno.

 1/16/2006

       3

  



 

  

 

 


325

 

q = 80

916

Myrrhine

3

           

   





not been there, with Ki - ne,

Dika

Xanthe Charito

Sappho Arete

Kleonike Lampito

   





(Hum) pp



Piano





(Hum) pp



(Hum) pp

 

 

   

    



Lon ger live your

fame!

Lon ger live your

fame!

 



xam ple:

Kleonike Lampito

     xam ple:

 Pno.

     

     

    

Lon ger live your

     

Lon ger live your

     

fame!

 

 

fame!

        

   

 

   

   

We

   

   

We

   

glo - ri - fy you,

   

We

  

    

   

live your e -

f   f

  

live your e -

f

  

live your e f



Long

f  

live your e -

Long

Ah...

  

pp

Long

     

   live your e -

Long

Ah...



 

Long

        



       



    

part.

Ah...

xam ple: Sappho Arete

my



       

(Hum) pp

xam ple:

Myrrhine Dika

not have done



921

Xanthe Charito

could

Ah...

q = 80

I



 

We

  

glo - ri - fy you,

glo - ri - fy you,

   

 

glo - ri - fy you,

  



  f

 



         Ly - si - a:

We

Ly - si - a:

We

           

Ly - si - a:

We

Ly - si - a:

We

            

 

1/16/2006


326

              926

Xanthe Charito

glo - ri fy,

Myrrhine Dika



we

glo -

   



glo - ri fy,

Sappho Arete

we

we

    ri - fy

glo -

ri - fy



glo -



ri - fy

 

 

   

we



 







name.... pp

your

 name.... pp

your

     

Urgent, moving forward

q = 96

KLEONIKE sola

your

name.... pp

   

pp

       

 

q = 96

name.... pp

your

              glo - ri fy,

Pno.

            glo - ri fy,

Kleonike Lampito

glo -

ri - fy

Urgent, moving forward

From this day mp



    

mp

 



 

     931

Kleonike

       

on,

   Pno.

1/16/2006

   

Through all

of

Greece,

     

 

         

 

3

mp

3

                    3

mf

          3

Let all men mf

 

ho - nor you,

     

          3

3

      


       936

Xanthe Charito

Myrrhine Dika

 

Suddenly delicate: q = 80                  Holding back

and call you, mf

call you "Ly

  

call you "Ly Sappho Arete

 

call you "Ly

Kleonike Lampito

      

   

and call you, mf

Xanthe Charito

   

941              

Ly sis f pp

you Kleonike Lampito

you

    Pno.

   

 

Ly sis f pp

tra ta,

Ly sis f pp

tra ta,

Ly sis f pp

tra ta,



tra ta,



We

- sis pp

We

We

               

Suddenly delicate: q = 80

  

   

She



 

who brings

                 She

She

who brings

who brings





f pp

 



 

f pp

 





crown



At tempo q = 80





peace.

 

 

peace.

f pp

   

f

  

f

 

 

  





 

peace.

peace.

             Slower, precise



      

who brings



 



crown

   

tra ta,

crown pp ff

crown

    

      

She

            

- sis pp

tra ta,

      

    

tra ta,

    

Slower, precise

      

    

- sis pp

   

              you

Sappho Arete

pp

 

you

Myrrhine Dika



f

      





 



We

   



Pno.

call you "Ly

Holding back

    

tra ta,

      

   

- sis pp

327

f

f

           f       

At tempo q = 80

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328 As the WOMEN retain the ends of their memorial cloths, MYRRHINE crowns LYSIA with the wreath, making of her a kind of Maypole of remembrance.

pp

    



Pno.

    



                        

   

pp

ff

             

 



 

   

 



          

946

    

  951

Xanthe Charito

Slowing...

A chant: q = 56

chanting, freely         3

O Mis - tress Per- sua- sion, pp

Myrrhine Dika

  freely      chanting,  3

O Mis - tress Per- sua- sion, pp chanting, freely

Sappho Arete

3        

Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

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

3         

O Mis - tress Per- sua- sion, pp

3

        3

Ho

Bless this oc- ca- sion,

       3

 3       

3

Ho

nor oursa- vior,

      3 Ho

Bless this oc- ca- sion, 3       

nor oursa- vior,

     

Bless this oc- ca- sion,

O Mis - tress Per- sua- sion, pp chanting, freely

      

nor oursa- vior,

 3      Ho

Bless this oc- ca- sion,

 

nor oursa- vior,

Slowing... A chant: q = 56                 

  

 

 

     

 





  


329

  955

Lysia



a bit faster, with the voice: q = 63

unmade

    I... pp

Xanthe Charito

          3

Grant her yourfa vor,

we

(hum)

           Grant her yourfa vor,

we

(hum)

          Grant her yourfa vor,

Kleonike

we

(hum)

the coup de grace

      3

Ly- si - a: p

Kleonike Lampito

3               3

Grant her your fa vor,

  

we



pray...

 



pray...

3

Sappho Arete

pray...

3

Myrrhine Dika

I...

        

3

what did youwish to say?

pray...

 (hum)

a bit faster, with the voice: q = 63

 

   

  

      



  

 

      

Pno.



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330

      959

Lysia

in anguish

  

Ai - yi - yi....

Xanthe Charito

Myrrhine Dika Sappho Arete

Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

        

No. 64: The Armies Approach







Suddenly fast, martial, heraldic: q = 132

    

       E vo - e.-

 

 

E vo - - e.       

      E vo - - e.

 

 

E vo - e.-

  

  

  

Suddenly fast, martial, heraldic: q = 132 6

            

    

                           

3

3

            

f

    

    963

Lysia

Kleonike Lampito

absent

   What f

 Pno.

3

on

earth

 is

   

The

  

  

3



ar -

mies,

3       3                

 

3

 

on

   

the march.

  I

that?

6

3

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 

 

     

6 3                     



  3

   

 


   965

Lysia

331

     

asked them

Kleonike

all to meet us in an



     

hou - r

           

ossia 8va

pointed

  



To mf

6

Pno.

    

lunga

at the arch.

measured, cryptic

There p

  

sur - ren- der?

3 6                                  p           

 

6

3

  3             968

Lysia

Slower, with the voice

will be a sur- ren- der,

Charito

Myrrhine

 

  

  

     3     



    

How could you not tell uz? f

They're an - noun - cing their sur- ren- der? f

Slower, with the voice

Pno.

yes.

Suddenly energized: q = 132

    

Suddenly energized: q = 132

f

       

 

 

 









3

   3

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332

  972

Dika

Xanthe Charito

   

    Glo- ri - ous, f

Myrrhine Dika

   

Glo- ri - ous, f Sappho Arete

   

Glo- ri - ous, f

Kleonike Lampito

    

Glo- ri - ous, f

Pno.

 

3

  

3

  

vic - to - ri - ous

  

3

  







         

day!

  

vic - to - ri - ous

but

day!

  

I'd kizz you:

day!

vic - to - ri - ous 3

Ly - zi - a, p

day!

 

         p 3      3



  



    

vic - to - ri - ous

  

         

confidentially

   

 

 

    975

Lysia

           wan

The p

Dika

         Za- ppho would get jea - louz.

Pno.

1/16/2006

     

 

 

 

3

too - pos - ses- sive po - e tess:

Slowing...

al - rea - dy

a

  

 

     cli- che...



 3

Slowing...

       

 

        3


     978

Kleonike

333

Grand, sumptuous: q = 96

Close-the gates! f

      f    3            

    

  

   

Vic - to - ry a



-waits!

 3          

 



3

      3                      

       

 

The WOMEN flee within and slam the Acropolis shut. NICO and LEONIDAS lead both ARMIES on, leading with their direly erect phalli. KLEONIKE and LYSISTRATA remain. As the ARMIES settle, KLEONIKE hands LYSISTRATA a scroll.

Fast, brilliant, martial: q = 132

6 3             982               3

Pno.

 Pno.

mp

p

          6 6 3 3   3        984   3                                        mf          Suddenly hushed and delicate: q = 80

6

                          f        

986

Pno.

6 3                       3

6

3

3

                      pp                           

3

Pre - pare the god- dess!

Grand, sumptuous: q = 96

Pno.

     

      

  

               

LYSISTRATA steps forward, pale, crowned in olive, bearing her scroll.

 

Pno.

    

       

               

 

          



991

                 molto Slower, precise

    

pp

   

1/16/2006


334

Treading: h = 44

 

attempting pomp

996

Lysia

 Pno.

  

  

molto pp

   

     

pp

3

 



molto

Pno.

    

as

 

is

       

  



our charge,



 

 

re - por - ting

 

    



 

 

 

       for the his - to - ri - cal       3

 Both

  

 

re - cord...

No. 65: Coup de Grace

                    1003

Lysia

losing her nerve

I know: p

  Pno.

      

1007

Lysia

 Pno.

1/16/2006

Treading: h = 44

p

1001

Lysia

from the Wo-men's Co - a - li tion,

"Be ing a bul- le - tin f

   

molto pp

     

                   

 

  

   

I know.

 

 

"Getto the

Slower, suspended: q = 63

 

       

fp

        

 

I've heard it said, pp

to hurl herself over a cliff.

point..."

 

 

     

Slower, suspended: q = 63 She takes a deep breath, as if about

3

       by the

fi- nest minds in Greece,

   



           

3           3

that: Vic - to ry

is the on - ly

 

pp

 


335

        1011

Lysia

true peace.

 Pno.



3

 

 

 

 



 

   

  3

       

 

For - give me, then,

        

if

 



    3      1015

Lysia

     3

3

I seem con- tra - dicto - ry,

 Pno.



3



     

when I...



 

surging forward: q = 69

Lysia

  

peace,

         molto

pp

 

       3

3

peace,

3

Pno.

         



  

 

 3 

Peace is the f

      

pp molto

ff

   3       

peace,

3                  molto molto

pp

pp

3                3

 1020

  

3

   



Peace, f

surging forward: q = 69

  





...when I say:

  

   long

o pp

 

nly

        3

true victo ry. f

  

 

   

     

pp

f

  

1/16/2006


336

Lysia

Nico

suddenly reckless:

               

The ARMIES murmur, look daggers at NICO. q = 144 3 reckless

slightly slower, with the voice

1024

This I pp

3

of - fer

for your con - tem - pla- tion.

 Lysia

   

          3

3

   

 

     f

     1/16/2006

             3

 



We've

 

   

3

p

 

      3                    

f

         3



las- ted thislong, we can last muchlon ger.

Pno.



be wron - ger.

1028

Lysia

suddenly reckless: q = 144

The WOMEN cheer. The MEN roar.

3

sur - ren - der, you coul - d'nt

    



  

came for

Pno.

you

p

1026

darkly

If f

Com- man - der... mp

 

 

  



slightly slower, with the voice

Pno.

   



 

4

4

 









             3

3

3

Strong asyou men are, your wo- men are stron - ger:

     f

         4

p

 4        

         3

 




337

         1031

Lysia

4      

Still: that's not p

            4

Pno.

4               

4

1034

Lysia

pp



Pno.

 

this



we're

4

     

not pre - pared to

pp

 







      3

       lu - tions4 to



say

 

of - fer

you

so -

 4                        



4

pp

    

to

 

 si - tu a - tion.     2

de - sp'rate

 



 proclaimed: "Behold! The goddess Peace!"

      

  

  

 

   

  

No. 66: The Goddess Peace LYSISTRATA signals to KLEONIKE. Another burst of music, and the Acropolis opens wide. Inside, we see the WOMEN in gorgeous display. At their center is LAMPITO, whose smiling head emerges as the head of a titanic (twice human-scale) statue of a heartbreakingly voluptuous female nude, on the body of which is drawn in convincing cartographic detail a schematic of the island territories disputed in the war.

 

Magnificent, celebratory: q = 116 1037

 Pno.

              ff

  

1039

Pno.

         



        

            

      

           

 

 

 

    

         

               





 

   1/16/2006


338

             

  

1041

Pno.

                  1043

Lampito

 Lampito

        

                1046   

     

all

Pno.

1/16/2006

    

 



   

   

 

   3

3

   

(f) 3



 

   

  and

3

3



Ac - ting

daugh - tawz

ouah

    

Lam - pi - to,

3

     

 



  

1049

Lampito

Le - o - ni - das,

   

  

 

3

to

      

          

          

  

I, f

 

 

    

vife

Pno.

 

  

Pno.

 

               

 

 

 

   

 faw

   

vives,

  

    

  Ap

-


339

  

 

1052

Xanthe Charito





Ah... ff

Myrrhine Dika

 

 

 

 





Lampito





  

 3     

Guized

 



az the

God - dezz

of

Ah...

  Ah...

         A. K. A.

peahheah,

        A. K. A.,

Ah... ff

    

 

A. K. A.,

Ah... ff

Sappho Arete

        

  

Peaze:



Ah...



or,

all,

all

 

 

  

  

  



  

  

  



Pno.

 



 

          

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340

   1058

Xanthe Charito

 

Myrrhine Dika

 

Lampito

 ze

Maron Meleagros Alpheus Kinesias Philo Bion







  

 

 



  

 

 



  





  

      

pp

of

Gweeze.

      

mp

pp

states

 

  

   

  

           

Pno.

pp

     1/16/2006

It's a f

  

       sight!

sight! (zight!

        3        



          

 

(zight!

Kinesias Philo Bion

What a mp

It's a mi - ra - cle! (mi - wa- cle!) f

3       

mi - ra- cle, a mi - ra- cle,

  

Slower, billowing, radiant: q = 72

1063

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

   

    Pno.

pp

  

Sappho Arete

Slower, billowing, radiant: q = 72

These ripe, Zeze wipe,

 

 

 

  

could make could make

 

pp

       

 

ripe... wipe... mp

these rol - ling hills, zeze woll - ling hills,

 

    

So Zo

   

   

 

mp

  

    Clear - ly, -

a grown man a gwown man

What a mp

groan: gwoan:

         

 


341

    1065

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion

-

  

It's at f

  

   

It's at f

 

   

f

Pno.



   



the gods' (ze)

  

com - mand,

I

     

   

I

 

the gods' (ze)

   

  

com - mand,



  

 

 



 

claim

this land (zis)

for



 

claim

   

 

   

   

 

this land (zis)

for

   3

       A -thens', 1067

Meleagros

p

Maron Alpheus

Philo

    

 

Zpar - ta's, p

   p  

p



  

  

 

Zpar - ta's,

A - thens',             pp

A -thens',

  

Pno.

  

Zpar - ta's,

A -thens', p

  A - thens',

 

Zpar - ta's,

Kinesias Bion

  

A...

  

   

Zpar - ta's,



Zpar - ta's,

A -thens',

     

 

 

 

Zpar...

   

Zpar...

A...                 

 1/16/2006


342

 

1069

Lysia

Meleagros

Maron Alpheus

Philo

Kinesias Bion

Pno.

    A thens',  

     

Pno.

 

  

    

    

   own... 

  

 



 

Swift, strutting: q = 144 

           



 3     

3 3                          

 

3

KLEONIKE takes up a long wand that she will use as a pointer on the statue. She makes her way downstairs, as the MEN pant at the preening LAMPITO. elegantly

 



    





own...

A - thens'

  



own...

Zpar- ta's



Swift, strutting: q = 144

Wrong. Kle- o?

 

       A thens',                

pp

3

3

      3

          

    

3

 



     

al - ways rea - dy

3



           

     to

3

     

     

Think of this land as

a

3

                   3

3

       who's

3



 p     

  

3

     

 

1/16/2006

 f     own...     

Zpar- ta's

Zpar ta's,

beau- ti - ful girl -

Pno.

  

  

1076

Kleonike

   A- thens'  

Zpar ta's,

1072

Kleonike

 

     

No. 67: Kleonike Makes a Point

 play.

  

      3

 Ne - ver too    

     3             

3

     

mo dest

 3        

to


343

 

1080

Kleonike

3

3

     o - pen her

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion

Pno.

bo - dice

 

to

a - ny who come her

   

 

3              

Pno.

1086

Kleonike

but im-mo - ral; you'd

3     

   

                      

3

 

   

 

3

3

quar-rel.

As

Half tempo: billowing, radiant q = 72

       

  

Theseripe, these rol- ling hills

   

    

pp

    3

 

 

Come, come p

my

way! f



      way! f

3

3

 

3

   

wife, she'd be

al - most un -

       3                             that make a grown man

   

Half tempo: billowing, radiant q = 72 3

my

 f                   

   

con - stant - ly

Come, come p

    3  

p

          3                           

bea - ra - ble: But... pp

Pno.

 



3      

 3          

3     3       

   3           

way.

 

Sweet, f

 f

1083

Kleonike

 

      3

pp

    

groan;

       

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344

  

sweetly

1089

Kleonike



Groan

    

Maron Meleagros Alpheus Kinesias Philo Bion

    

 

 

  

for me?

anguished

Could so

 

 

de - luxe a









del

 -

ta

(groan) anguished

(groan)

  

      

       



pp

Pno.

   

       

      1091

Kleonike



not melt

Maron Meleagros Alpheus Kinesias Philo Bion

Pno.

1/16/2006

 

a heart of stone?

 

Twice as fast: q = 144





Groan...

 



  

 

(groan)

 

commanding

   pp

  

         

(groan)

Twice as fast: q = 144

  

     

 

     


345

     1094

Kleonike

 3

Coul - d'nt f

      f

Pno.

    



she

be,

shoul

                   3               

  3   1096

Kleonike

3

di - cious - ly,

 

1099

Lysia

Maron Meleagros Alpheus

Kinesias Philo Bion

  



 



  

 

-

3

 



E - nough! f

 

li - cious -

 

d'nt

she

be

3

ju -

   3

ly,

                      3                    

     

E- nough!

 

sha rea- ble?













    



E- nough!

              

 

E - nough! f

 Pno.

-

                          3                     

Pno.

de

                               3                      



3

  

Ne f

 

This piece now!

       



  

 

This piece now!

              

               1/16/2006


346

    

The same tempo: driving: q. = 144 = previous q

1102

Lysia

go

  

-

  

     

ti - ate

a

set - tle- ment,

                   

      

    2

2

the peace - ful

life

is

The same tempo: driving: q. = 144 = previous q

Pno.

              

     1104

Lysia

mit it,

Pno.

     

      men:

the lo -

         draw to

Xanthe Charito

Myrrhine Dika

Sappho Arete

Kleonike Lampito

Pno.

1/16/2006

ou - r

  

towers:



     

             

  

 

     



           

2

 Of course, if you pre - fer                                       

gic's un-as -sai- la- ble.

1107

Lysia

  

         

               

           

 

 

     ours. Ad        

  

   

The same tempo: q = 144 = previous q.

  3  

   

Once a- gain, pp

so - sor - ry!





  

it, we'll with

   

    

 3     Once a- gain, so pp

3     

Once a- gain, so pp



 

 

The same tempo: q = 144 = previous q.

      pp      

 f

 

3

    

Once a- gain, so pp 3

    

Once a- gain, so pp

pp


347

 

1111

Lysia

Xanthe Charito

  sor

Myrrhine Dika

 

sor

Sappho Arete

 

sor

Pno.

-

ry!

 -

  sor

Kleonike Lampito

ry!

ry!

ry!

 

Xanthe Charito

 

Myrrhine Dika

sor

-

ry!

 -

   

sor

Pno.

sor

Kleonike Lampito

ry!

sor

Sappho Arete

-

-

ry!

 

   

Once f

Once f

un

-

un

-

3

3

3

-

 -

a

-

3

un

a - gain,

so

a - gain,

so

a - gain,

so

 

a

-

 

         

  

so

     

 

vai



-

la- ble...

vai

-

la- ble...

vai

-

la- ble...

- vai

-

la- ble...



-

la- ble...

vai

a - gain,

 



 so

  



un

a - gain,



3

un

ry!

 -

ry!

Once f

 

Once f

   3      

sor

 

   

 

 

Once f



f

1113

Lysia

 

-

 

 

 -

       

                  3  3                            

             

       

  

1/16/2006


348

No. 68: Surrenders suddenly deliberate: q = 80

 

1115

Leonidas

Pno.

    



Too late p

in

suddenly deliberate: q = 80

 

 

pp

simply

   



1120

Leonidas

     



the

day,

       sir:

Too late for

 

mere

re -

    

                           

        

 

 

Fast, driving: q = 144 ALL, hollering, entreat NICO



sis - tance...

Fast, driving: q = 144

Pno.

     

pp

3                                      1123

Leonidas

                     

Careful: q = 80

Too late p

 in

1/16/2006

the



      

day,

sir:

Too late

 for

 sheer

 

 



 

    

per - sis - tance...

         

    

   

             

     

    

p

  



      

Careful: q = 80

Pno.

 

   

3

ff

   

   

          


    1127

Kinesias

349 Slower, ardent: q = 84

Fast, driving: q = 144 Again THEY entreat

         

Ge - ne- ral: pp

Fast, driving: q = 144

we

Slower, ardent: q = 84

                                     pp

3                      

Pno.

   

   pointedly            "Ly sis - tra- ta:" 1130

Nico

3

           

Kinesias

      

We pp







con cede.

plead...

    Pno.



pp

    

mf

  

ff



 

     

     



 

  

 

 

      



General rejoicing. NICO remains immobile. LYSISTRATA's eyes never leave him.

          

1135

Pno.

4

3

                f

                             6

   

4                              

4                        

1139

   

   

f

  



Pno.

3

     3                      6  

1/16/2006


           

3             

1146

Kleonike



 

 

   

a little faster, with the voice

    



 3   3       

 

 

  





 





 

 

  

            

a little faster, with the voice

    





The MEN charge off. The Acropolis closes, leaving LYSISTRATA and NICO alone.

Magnificent, celebratory: q = 96

 1151      Pno.

             

Pno.

 

 

         

ff

1153

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       







 

Get

Muz zer was wight a - bout you.

   

Pno.



Be back with- in the hou - r:

p, under his breath to LAMPITO: aroused; in Spartan dialect

rea- dy for thefeas- ting of our lives!

Leonidas

           

hand- some for your wives:



3



shave, get

   



dress,

Brisk, bright: q = 120                 

Pno.

bathe,





Go: f

        



Kleonike



Brisk, bright: q = 120

1143



     



350

 

                

       

           



         

 

 

   

            

               



   


             

  

1155

Pno.

                 

 

351

 

            

               

        

   

1157

Nico

        

                 

 

 

         

 

anguished

      

Ni pp

Nico

coolly

 

Cool, measured: q. = 69 (e = e)

  

poco

          

pushing forward: q. = 76

1160

Lysia

  

  

I'm pp

   Pno.

Cool, measured: q. = 69 (e = e)



co...

willfully oblivious                                 sor-ry ourlove had to end like this... The num- ber ofwon - der- ful things I'll miss...



mp

    Pno.

pp

   

pushing forward: q. = 76

       

  

   

mp

        



        

  

   

       

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   4      1163

Lysia

still faster: q. = 84

    



Li - sten, Ni - co... mp

Nico

     

I'll mf

still faster: q. = 84

Pno.

 Lysia

        

Pno.



     

Baaaa! f



  

 



     

 He is gone.

  

In an exaltation of grief: h = 63 In 4: h + h + h + q

            7

  

 



 

f

   

7                 

      

 

 

        

   

 



p3



No. 69: Lysistrata's Prayer 1173 a little faster: q = 69

   

Pno.

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enraged, because unmanned

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 



In an exaltation of grief: h = 63 In 4: h + h + h + q

             

  

Your gig- gle, your glow...



No.

 



  

    



2  gl   iss.    

q = 84 = previous q. 1166         

1170

    





q = 84 = previous q.

Pno.



  

Please letme ex- plain... Nico

 

al- waysre - mem- ber your smile, your kiss...

mf

   

No!

             

 

2

  

A devastated LYSISTRATA addresses the statues of the gods.

 

    

  



 



  

    


353

3  3                                     

feigning aplomb 3

1177

Lysia

3

A - res, p

Pno.

A - phro- di - te,

  

a - ny

o - ther vic - to - ry,

      

p

for

  

 

  

I'd

sing you

pa - ne - gy - ric,

   

 

    



   

I'd

  

         3  3               

3 3         

1180

Lysia

praiseyoufor our plan. But, A res, A - phro- di- te, while, yes, this is a vic - to - ry, mp

I

      6

Pno.

     

 

3



             

  mp  

   

find it f



ra - ther

          3

3

mf

   



                        1184

Lysia

Pyr- rhic: sub. p

          Pno.

sub. p         sub. p

To win the bat - tle,

to win

  

the war,

slower, ruminative

      but lose the

man...

   4  

slower, ruminative

   

    

   

 

 



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        wistfully 3

1188

Lysia

resigned

Ni - co, oh, Ni - co...



     

  

 

 

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



  

  

  









    p    p 

  

  

   



 

I p

am not

 

  

  

 

 

    

ped. sim.

   

    

I

 

am not

         

   my



 

 

but

 



 

 

wind or sky,







        

love youmore than

my own.



4

I

  

sim. arpegg. and ped.

3                       



Pno.

Stately, aggrieved: q = 69

1201

Lysia











Pno.





No. 70: I Am Not My Own

1193 Stately, aggrieved: q = 69

Lysia

No.



 

 

   



   



 Pno.

No.

own.



           


        

   

3

a- ny more.

          

  

1212

Lysia

and o - thers

now.

I

1217

should mf

       

   be yours.

mf

    





      

I must be theirs. p

     

p



  





3          

For

 

I would be yours. mp

I



   

 

  

am not

    

my own.

  

    

  

     

 

 

mf

 



I

   

mp

                  

       

        





  



3

an - swer o- ther prayers:

p

  

Pno.

me

p

Pno.

Lysia

       

       

  

claim

     

 

  



now,

   



 

me



                  

 





name

 



  





   

  

For o - thers

Pno.



Not



1207

Lysia

355

1/16/2006


3                             4

1223

I





Pno.

Lysia

Not like

be - fore. pp



          

Pno.

   

   1234

Lysia

Pno.

 Lysia

 

 

p

3

   

1239         

turn

owe

accel.

to me.

   1/16/2006

     

       

 

too much.





 

      

 

    

    

 

    

  

know

too much.

   

       

          

3  3                 

I wan- ted on - ly you, but when they turn to me, They mf

            

3      

shall I

our own.

For now I                 

                 p          

p What

  

are not

         mf      

 

 

                         p

Pno.

   

accel.

  

   

  

     

           



pp

And now I

        

 

  

1229

      

but we poco mf

poco

  

   

   

  

        

star or sea,



         

love you more than



Lysia



356

        mf     

do?

 

3

    What shall

mp

                   

 

 

                              

mf

          

I


357

 

(q = 96)

1243

Lysia

do?

q. = 63 (e = e)

    Shall

pre f- tend

I

no - thing can mat - ter

           

 

1246                  

Let moun-tains crash,

Let hea - ven burn,

(e = e)

      

       

1249

Lysia

wild?

Pno.

        

f

    

                

love?

 

     

But when

  

I

hear

         

     

(e  = e)    

     



 

and when

      

mp



   mp

 

  

moun - tains crash, mp



and

      

            

   

   

On - ly let our lovestay bril liant on the wing 3

                 

      

(e = e)             

(e = e)

Pno.

our

mf

Pno.

Lysia

but

   

                                                            

                  

  

  

q. = 63 (e = e)

(q = 96)

   

   

 I f

   f

   f 1/16/2006


see

hea ven mp

 

 

    1254

Lysia

Shall I p

               





     

child?

 Pno.

chor - tle?

p              

Pno.

 

burn:

     

   

No: p

a

           p

      

 

Shall I

   

chat- ter? p

 



Lysia

         

    



Slower: q. = 52

   Am I

   

    

      

    child can love,

and a

Slower: q. = 52

 







  

child can cry:

But a

 



  



     

child is her own.

   

At tempo: q = 69



And

I...



I... molto

    

At tempo: q = 69

Pno.

1/16/2006

   

 

       

p



molto

     

f







     

     

     

f

    

    

    



Lysia

4



1258



 

a



          

1251



      



358


359

  

4

   

      

  

Lysia

mp

more than

e

-

 

 

ver

I

    

   1275

Lysia

q = 84



q = 84

Pno.



f



than birth,

      



 

  

knew,

   

  

   

 

     

than death,



f



 

 



  

  

     3

mp

f

   

     

Pressing forward

are not

  

 

You pp

   my own,

 

 Pressing forward

  

    

mp

            

     





 

3

 

    

f

  

but... mf





 

f

 

                                       mf



more

3

           



mp

        

 

               Pno.

or breath, more f

     

     

3

   



Surging forward: q = 72

 

1269

earth

love you more than

   



Pno.

I mf



Lysia

Surging forward: q = 72

  

3

        

1264

 

 

slightly slower: q = 76

3         

No- thing,

    

no - thing to do.

slightly slower: q = 76

                    

 p

    1/16/2006


 

1282

Lysia

                          

Pno.

 

 Pno.

1/16/2006

It's I they've re - as

No o - ther way. p

Delicate: q = 60

              

 

    



p



Good - bye.

 



 

p

 

         

  



  

 

3

See:

I

o - bey!

               

 

    

   

    

 

For - give

signed... pp

     

3



Lysia

find

      



1294

to

p       

   

  

                         

Delicate: q = 60 1287      

3          

slower, with the voice: q = 69

  

  

How strange, at last,



Pno.

 

 



Lysia

slower, with the voice: q = 69





     



me.



  



360



4

 

   


    

 

    

Pno.

Good -



 

      

bye. pp

    

     

pp

   

Good - bye, p

  



Lysia

 





1299

 

Ni -

co.

p

   

 

Suddenly fast, raucous: q = 152

 

    

361 Suddenly fast, raucous: q = 152

    f

   

No. 71: The Celebration The Acropolis bursts open, revealing Lucullan feasting. LYSISTRATA makes her way inside past the exultant WOMEN (including LAMPITO, no longer dressed as Peace) hanging onto the arms of their MEN, who hang on to their WOMENand their wine cups. They toast promiscuously. The MEN are now dressed in civilian costume (though some still carry short knives at their waists) and are visibly relieved of sexual distress.

Pno.

 1304                                                                           

 

1306

Charito Dika Sappho

Arete Kleonike Maron Meleagros

Philo Bion

  

     Pno.

   







                

To raucousf

e=e

peace! To Greece!

          raucousTo  f peace!   To  Greece!        

 

                

raucous

peace! To Greece!

To f

peace! To Greece!

              

   



  To  

love di - vine!

        

love di - vine!

               

To raucous f

To

     

To

love di - vine!

  

Not

  

     

Not

Not

 

 e=e                             To

love di - vine!

Not

1/16/2006


362

       

      

       least, to feas        

      

e=e

1310

Charito Dika Sappho

         least,

Arete Kleonike

least,

Maron Meleagros

Philo Bion

least,

Pno.

to feas - ting!

to feas - ting!

And, to wine:

ting!

And, to wine:

E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e!

 

                E - vo- e!

E - vo- e!

   

E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e!

     

to feas - ting!

   

      

And, to wine:

     

        

And, to wine:

 e=e                             e =e

e=e                  

e=e

E - vo- e!



E - vo- e!

e=e

                    





 KINESIAS and LEONIDAS burst through the crowd, drunk, arguing, amiably at first, with the equally tipsy MYRRHINE and LAMPITO on their respective arms.

   

Kinesias

Leonidas

  

      

e=e

Pno.

1/16/2006

  

e=e

1313

pp

 

   f

But mf

Half tempo q = 80 = previous e

    

3

3

we have the val - ley.

Half tempo q = 80 = previous e

 

pp

3

  No, mf

3

  



 3

we have



  

3

the val - ley.

     

                     


363

    1315

Lampito





Bo - ring, f

Le - o:



Hi,

Kle

    

  

  

Leonidas

  

3

We have





the

val

  Pno.







Kinesias

 

Pno.

 

-

3

ley:

we

gave you

     

3

that the

o!

 

3

ex change?

        

   

  

 

3

3

the

range.

Was

 

No,

I

don't

think...

               

        

florid

   

         

1317

Myrrhine

-

 

1316

Kinesias

 

    Pno.

waving





Boys! f



 

Boys!

                       

A-no- ther p

 1/16/2006


364

      1319

Myrrhine Charito Dika Sappho

 

Arete Kleonike

 

Maron Meleagros

Philo Bion

Pno.

  

Philo Bion

1/16/2006

To sweet

To peace! (f)

To sweet

To peace! (f)

To sweet

          

     

 

pp

 

 

  



 

e=e

 -

           Di - o - ny Di - o - ny

-

  

   

sus:

 -

      



sus:

 -

sus:

 sus:



-

-

re - lief from cri

-

                   

      sis: To E - ros,       sis:

      re - lief from cri

sis:

 -

sis:



   

and

to

  

     

E - ros,

and

to

To

E - ros,

and

to



  

    

E - ros,

To

            

 

To

e = e: q = 152

 

e=e

      

re - lief from cri

Raucous, as before: q. = 100 

     

e=e

Pno.

peace!



e = e: q = 152

        Tosweet re - lief from cri        

       To (f)

Di - o - ny

Maron Meleagros

     To peace!      (f) 

Di - o - ny Arete Kleonike



drink?

1323

Charito Dika Sappho

Raucous, as before: q. = 100

   

and

to

                   

e =e

e=e           e =3e           E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e!

      

   

E - vo -e!... sub. p 3

     

              3      E - vo- e!

E - vo- e!

E - vo -e!... sub. p

   

E - vo -e!... sub. p

E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e!

      E - vo- e!

e=e

                    

3      

E - vo- e!

E - vo -e!... sub. p

 e = e 

   f

 


365 KINESIAS, MYRRHINE, LAMPITO and LEONIDAS reappear, a little more drunk, a little less amiable…

Half tempo q = 80

Kinesias

1326 dogged            3

3

We havetheval - ley: mf

Leonidas

   

Half tempo q = 80

  

Pno.

 

3

 

        

           

 

still jovial

We'd f

3

3

ne- ver ac- cept such

        

   

3

  

pp

3

we gave youthe butte.

     3



a

3

I'm

 

sub- sti - tute!



pp

                         

    1328

Myrrhine

Slower, with the voices: tense

 

Lampito

sor - ry.

Leonidas



3      

Kinesias

3

   

crisp 3         3

I'm sor - ry.

    

 

 p

  





Gen- tle - men, real- ly... mf

       





3

3

Gen- tle - men, real- ly... mf 3

 

        3

It was, I'm a- fraid. p

 

That was -n't the trade. p

Slower, with the voices: tense

Pno.



 3       3

 

    

 

    1/16/2006


366

   1330

Lampito

Kinesias

Leonidas

Pno.

   

  

Ki



Leonidas

3

He f

did- n't mean a - ny - thing by it,

did

you?

  

youshould be a- fraid.



 

-

  

 

restraining

  

3

f



ne...



Did



To

3





qui cold

Qui

sun,



sun,



sun,

   

 

Myr - rhi - ne,

    

-



et.

et.

To (f)

 

  



   (f)    To (f)

(e = e: q. = 100)

   

 cold  

 3    

Twiceas fast: q = 152

you?

     3

     

 

 3    

f

 

Kinesias

1/16/2006

    



  

testy

  

- ning?      3   Mea      



Maron Meleagros

   3   3 

3

cold, direct

Lampito

 

Arete Kleonike

Pno.

 

Charito Dika Sappho

Philo Bion

There, you're right:

1333

Myrrhine

nervous, bright

   to sand,  

      

to

to

  

   

to sand,

to

 

   

  



  

3

  

3

 

       

  

3

  

 

                           (e = e: q. = 100)



   

To sun, to sand, to (f) Twice as fast: q = 152

    



to sand,


     

   

1335

Charito Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Maron Meleagros

Philo Bion

sea,

to



soi

-

sea,

    sea,

to

soi

-

to

soi

-

sea,

to

      

Pno.

   

   

soi

    

o - live        

     

tree,

to

o - live

oi

-



o - live

oi

-

l:

oi

-

To

l;

      

To

tree,

  to  

l;

To

tree,

to

 -



l;

l;

            

o - live

     

To

o - live

o - live

367

  

tree,

       

o - live

    to



l:

   

l:

oi

            

 

 

o - live

-

 

l:

                  

             

    1338

Charito Dika Sappho Arete Kleonike Maron Meleagros

Philo Bion

      

                 p ort  stalking: q. = 60 .                  a scream E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e!   Ah! p o     rt.                       E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e!       E- vo - e!    aAh! pscream ort .                   a scream suddenly slow,

E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e!

                   

      

E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e!

Pno.

E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e! E - vo- e!

E - vo- e!

  

Ah! a scream po rt.

   



E - vo- e!

Ah!



    



suddenly slow, stalking: q. = 60

   

 

       

1/16/2006


368 They scream as KINESIAS and LEONIDAS burst into view, now clearly enraged, knives drawn, shouting the Prologos insults, as MYRRHINE and LAMPITO look on in terror. LYSISTRATA and KLEONIKE, hearing the commotion, rush down to them.

  

1341 The same tempo: q = 66 = previous q.

Charito Dika Sappho

 

Arete Kleonike

drunk, livid, knife drawn 3

     

Kinesias

 

Sa - cri lege! pp

  

Poa- cher! p

Tres pass!

Leonidas

3

   



The same tempo: q = 66 = previous q.

    Pno.

 

  

 

    3        1343

Nico

Kinesias

Leonidas

per- i - al- ist! mp

    

3

3

E -

    

Ter- ror - ist!

       

  1/16/2006





 

 

 



 



nough!

Ter- ror - ist!

  3







3

mp 3

3

Both MEN stop. NICO, now dressed as well in civilian clothes, strides onstage.

 

3

Pno.



 



Im - per- i - al- ist! mp

3

 

  

    

Jack - ass!



p 3

  

Poa - cher! p





Im -

   

Tres - pass!

Sa - cri lege! pp

 



Jack -ass!

drunk, livid, knife drawn

   

  

      f

       

   

pp

    


369

  

1346

Nico



                



   



  



Won't it pp



al - ways be what it's

   

 

Pno.

 

            do what we've al - ways done?     



al - ways

   



  

Blind ly we -con tin- ue what o - thers have be- gun:

Pressing forward: q = 76

          

 

 







 

 

p

          Blood and bone and sin-ew, 1353

Nico

we

           



Pno.

if

Pressing forward: q = 76

1349

Nico

al - ways been

mp





  

Pressing forward: q = 84

     Fa - ther, bro- ther, son... mf

3

     

3

E - ven if we f

win,



3

 

you win,



3

still, sub. p

Pressing forward: q = 84

mp

Pno.

  

 

 

  mf

        

 

 

        f

3

3

       

3

   

  

sub. p

                              1/16/2006


370

  

1357

Nico

     

What will we

3          

Nico

 

        3

   

Ni - co:



   

Kinesias

Leonidas



Pno.

1/16/2006

 

   

Lea

pp

   

  

heard thatsong be - fore....

It seems to me pp

I've

   

I've



 

der...

It seems to me pp mulling

Slower, thoughtful: q = 63

    

     



her ultimate praise

Ram...

 

       mulling

to her

Slower, thoughtful: q = 63

 

 

Lo ver...

I am.

 

to him   

  

 

 

  

    

      



  

   

are you sin - cere?

1366

Lysia

3

3

have won?



pp



3

  

Pno.

3

     





What will we pp

            

1362

Lysia

won?

sub. p

Pno.

have

     

      

 

   

  



And

  



heard thatsong be - fore....



 

And

  

3


371 They lunge at each other with their knives, and-horror-both fall down dead. MYRRHINE and LAMPITO scream, rush to their husbands’ sides. When they rise, slowly, each wife looks at each other with eyes of ice, and begins whispering…

        1370

Kinesias

yet,

Leonidas

 

some- how,

 

 Pno.

      



some- how,



Slower: a heartbeat: q = 54

it doe - sn't mat- ter, now...

          yet,

        

 

it doe - sn't mat- ter, now...



3

   

  



pp

ff

pp









Slower: a heartbeat: q = 54

     



  

1375

Lysia

Myrrhine

Kleonike

Lampito

   

   

h = 54 = previous q

No! p

War. p

Nico

Pno.

  

        

 



   

 

   mad? f

    3

Are you p

f

 3  f 3

               

 

Var. p

mad? f



No! p

h = 54 = previous q

3

Are you p

War. p

 

  



No! p



f



Var. p

 3 

   3

Are you p

 

   mad? f

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372 The WOMEN and MEN, sobered, building to fury, polarize, withdraw into hostile camps at each side of the stage: united as spouses but divided as Greeks. LYSISTRATA, NICO and KLEONIKE plead for reason, ad lib, but are helpless to stop the momentum. The war chant builds inexorably…

Charito Myrrhine Dika

 

1380 ossia

 

 

Var. War. p

Sappho Arete

f

 

War. Var. p

Var. War. p

  

f

Var. War. p

f

  



  

   

  

f

f

Var. War. p

  



f

f

War. Var. p

War. Var. p



   

   

Kleonike

 

Var. War. p

   f

War. Var. p

Pushing forward: h = 63

f



War. Var. p

f

       

anguished

A - res, A- phro - di - te, ff

Lampito

 

Var. p

   War.

Maron Meleagros

Var. p

Philo Bion



Pno.

 1/16/2006



  



  

f

f

Var. p

f

Var. p

    f

  War. Var. p

  

War. Var. p

    f

    f





War. Var. p





War. Var. p

f





 



Var. p

f

    War. f

   

War. Var. p

  

Var. p

   f

    f





War. Var. p

 



   f

  

 Var. p

f

 War. Var. p

   f

 War. Var. p

   f

Pushing forward: h = 63










No. 72: Dei ex Machina 1385

APHRODITE

Charito Myrrhine Dika

  

Var. War. p

 

Sappho Arete

f

 

 War. Var. p

Kleonike

       f

when willall this

 

Lampito

 

 Var.

f

p

 

Maron Meleagros

Philo Bion

 Pno.

  f

 War. Var. p

  

 

Var. War. p



  

  f

 



   

War. Var. p

f

f



 

War. Var. p

   

Var. War. p

f



  

E - nough! ossia tacet, Myrrhine f

f



   



   

end?



 

Var. p

Var. p

f

  f

 War. Var. p

 

     



 War. Var. p

f

  f

 



Ef

  War. Var. p

   

   

f

 War. Var. p

nough!

f

   

Cold, grand, precise: q = 63 = previous h

          f



  

off, from on high

 War. Var. p



 

 

ARES



     

off, from on high



Cold, grand, precise: q = 63 = previous h







 



 

373

   

  

    1/16/2006


374 The light turns unearthly: and, from the orchestra rises an aural apparition of whirling gongs and the beating of giant wings: we heard this in the overture, but have not since. The CROWD, surprised into terrified silence, gazes heavenward, whence, from a flaming carriage, descend ARES, god of war, and APHRODITE, goddess of love.

Hurtling forward: q = 72

Pno.

ARES

  

   



mf



close "-end" quasi gospel

      

 3

 



1/16/2006

 

Play - er of harp or flute or trum- pet,

Pries - tess,

             3 Play - er of harp or flute or trum- pet,         



vir - gin or slave:

vir - gin or slave:



 



 



   

   

  

ath- lete,





far - mer,

    

      

3      3   

      

 

mf

 



Ma - tron or war- ri - or,

no- ble born,

 

   

3      3   

At - tend, O ci - ti - zens, low or f

    

           



Pno.

pp    

Ma - tron or war- ri - or,

3

ARES

  

 

 3   

1398

APHRODITE



 

At - tend, O ci - ti - zens, low or no- ble born, close "-end" f quasi gospel 3

      

      f   

 

 



Pno.

5





      3  

1394

APHRODITE

5

      5



5

p

5



              



1390



strum - pet...

   

   


375

 

APHRODITE

Charito Dika

ARES

Pno.

 APHRODITE

ARES

 

Here,

Pno.

             

 

f

 normal

At - tend, Spar ta:

 

 

At tend! p

 

 

    

  

     

simply, kindly, cruelly

Ne - ver p

f

will it

Slow, thin, grave, remote: q = 56   4                     

    

   f

    end.   

   p f        

close "-end"

close "-end"

Slow, thin, grave, remote: q = 56

     

1412

ARES

 

1404   

 Pno.

No. 73: Passacaglia: Never Will It End



At tend! p

At - tend, A - thens:

         

 

At - tend, Spar ta:

O Lord...

f

normal



MO- THER! p

 port.  

close "-end"

At - tend, A - thens:

mortified  

  supplicant

Arete

                 close "-end"

1400

 



Ne -ver

pp

     will it

 

end.

 

            

Time to time, it,

it may sus - pend, but...



  1/16/2006


376

1417

APHRODITE

simply, kindly, cruelly

Ne - ver... p

ARES

  

         Man willvie with wo man,               Ne -ver

 

Pno.

will it

Pno.

 APHRODITE

       



     ne ver...

but

No one p

 

whole.

     Nei- ther,

Pno.

1/16/2006



   see

it whole.



  ne- ver...

       Neither, no- one,

   

Hear this: f

   3   

Hear this: Learn this: f

Pushing forward: q = 63



Pushing forward: q = 63

   see it

e - ver,

for con - trol.

willsee your part, but No one... p

1425        

 

  

              

Each of you

Al - ways,

will see your part,

  

 





    

Nei - ther p

ARES

Strug - gle

Each of you

ARES

end.

1421

APHRODITE

       

    

3      Take to

heart:

3

Take

3 3                   6 f            

  3    to, take to

3

    3


  

  

1429

APHRODITE

ARES

Pno.

 

Why pre - tend? No one,        heart:

Why

       

 

 

    

  

 

nei- ther,

ne ver, p

Ne - ver

    

p

   

Pno.

           Friend with e - ne - my,                             1437

APHRODITE

Nei ther... p

ARES

  

  Pno.

p

 

  Nei - ther p

 

 

   will

e- ver...

 

   

  

Each of you

     

  

    

  

  

 

  and... (f)

    

       

 

willtell the truth, and... (f)

 

 

  

Nei - ther,

no- one,

ne - ver...

  

   

     

 

 

vie with

  

 

 

 

will tell the truth,

Each of you

 

      

end.

 

  

a - gree.

 

will it

 

Al ways,

Man will

   

Ne - ver

3

ARES

will it end.

p

     

Friend

      

 

      

  

wo man,

 

pre - tend?

 

1433

APHRODITE

   

377

(f)

        Ne -ver p

      

will

a-

         1/16/2006


378

     

APHRODITE

Of course, ARES

Pno.

ARES

 

     

is

There f

is

 

 

 

1/16/2006

can be love. f

But, to tru p

-

-

 

  

no thing,

   sub. p     

         Do you long to love?

   

 

mf

 

  

  

ly love:

       

      

    

nothing,more de - man - ding.

no- thing, nothing,more de - man - ding.

    

 

        Areyou

strong

       

Areyou

strong

         

  

 

 

         



 

ff

ff

 

    e

ff

                                

  

ly love:

    

no- thing, sub. p

mf

Pno.

-

no thing, sub. p

Do you long to love? mf

ARES

  

-

                   

1448

APHRODITE

But, to tru p

   

       

  

can be love. f

   

There f

      Pno.

there

  

1444

APHRODITE

there

     gree.Of course,  

  

   

1440

   



 



nough

   

      

nough

    e

  

   


379

     

APHRODITE

to

ARES

Pno.

love,

        to love,        

with- out de mand- ing pp

Per- fect,

       

  

with- out,

        

   

      

  

pp

with- out,



    

       

  



1452

 

pp

 

with- out de mand- ing

 

 

  

    

 

  Per- fect,

     

          1457

APHRODITE

          Per- fect un der - stan ding?       Per- fect un der - stan ding?

ARES

Pno.

   

  

For...

 

 

   

     Ne - ver  



Ne - ver

will it

For... Ne -ver...

      

 

   end.

  

will it

 1462

APHRODITE

ARES

Pno.

   end.    

Ne - ver

 will

     it

cease.

 

    Ne - ver, ne-ver,









 

             

Time to time, there

  

    

Time to time,

 

theremay be peace, but...

there may be





 

peace,



but

glis s.

    

  1/16/2006


380

APHRODITE

ARES

1466     

  

Pno.

Ne ver... f



 

There f

     f

ARES

ARES

Pno.

1/16/2006

peace.

 

4

So, and

So,

 

               

2

on,

1475

APHRODITE

ne- ver will be

   

       

Pno.

Bro-ther vie with

 

    

   

  

1470

APHRODITE

4    

    

4

   

   

and on, and on and e - ver,

and

    

          

bro ther,

Wo man

          

  

          

 

   vie with man,

  

vie with man.

    

   

 

Più mosso q = 72

     

  

since,

     

So since,

sosince time be - gan.

So

e ver,

Wo -man

      

     

 

      

   

 



 

  

      

sosince time be - gan.

         

  

   

      

Più mosso q = 72

2

  

  

      

                  

4

3      

      

                    

   

 

     

   


381

 

1481

APHRODITE

Relenting: q = 69

    

At - tend, A - thens, pp

ARES

 

    

 

Relenting: q = 69

Pno.

At - tend, Spar- ta,

At - tend, wo- men,

men:

     

     



At - tend, Spar- ta,

At - tend, wo- men,

men:

  

   











pp





    

At - tend, A - thens, pp

 

Slower still: q = 60

    

Slower still: q = 60

    



                

   

mis take

A

                 Care - ful: Don't rush to make the same mis take

   

1486

Care - ful:

ARES

   Pno.

   

Don't rush to make

 

  

the

same

 

 

A

-

gain.

  -

gain.

Evanescing: q = 56

            

  

  

pp

  

   



APHRODITE

Evanescing: q = 56

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382 They gesture to the dead KINESIAS and LEONIDAS, who return, blinking, to life; then rise, spectacularly, into the heavens. LAMPITO and MYRRHINE rush to KINESIAS and LEONIDAS, who look warily at each other

  





1491

Kinesias

Leonidas

3 3 3            



3

So, keep the val- ley, al- rea- dy. pp

            



Pno.

            

3 3 3            



             

3

So, keep the val- ley, al- rea- dy. pp

 



 

ARES



APHRODITE

 

 

 No. 74: Hymnos The GREEKS, shaken, look to LYSISTRATA, who pauses for an eternity.

    1496

Lysistrata

Lampito

Pno.

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  

Hushed, prayerful, suspended: h = 46 decisively ppp

To



   

life.

To

 peace.

Hushed, prayerful, suspended: h = 46

      

for rehearsal only

ppp



   



   

     

 



To ppp

love



To

love

di -



 

di -

    

 

    



 

 



 


Lysistrata

Lampito

Nico

Leonidas

383

1500    

   

vine.    vine.       

 Pno.

  

     

To

 

To

    

To



feas -

ting.



       



peace.

   

To

feas -

peace.

   

To

feas -



 

   

   

 

 

   



To





   

peace.

    

   

peace.

To

   



To

feas -

ting.

ting.

 

ting.

       

Lysistrata Charito Myrrhine Dika

   1503

 

And

to wine.



LAMPITO sola

And NICO solo

Nico Maron Meleagros

ppp

LYSISTRATA sola

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

A bit more motion: h = 52

    And

ppp

  

to wine.



 

LEONIDAS solo

And

ppp

 

to wine. ppp

  

to wine.

pp     

tutte



To tutte pp

life:

     



    



To tutti pp

life:

To tutti pp

life:

    

To





 

to

brief

re - lief

  



 

to

brief

re - lief

    



 

to

brief

re - lief

from

to

brief

re - lief

from

  

   

 

    

  

life:



 

  from

  from

    

A bit more motion: h = 52

 Pno.

      



  

 



 

 

            

     

       

 

   

  

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384 Lysistrata Charito Myrrhine Dika

  

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

  

1507

cri

-

 



-

To



sis.

To

 



sis.

 

 

 

 

E ros,-

E

 

ros, -

and mp

    E ros,-

and mp

    E

ros, -

     

 

     

 

 

and mp

   

To

   

To

 

-

cri



sis.

    

Pno.

-

    cri

sis.

 

cri

Nico Maron Meleagros Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

 

and mp

 

mp

 





to

Di

  



to

Di

 -

o

 -

o

  







to

Di



-

to

Di

-





 





  

 

 o

 o

Lysistrata Charito Myrrhine Dika

  

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

1511

Nico Maron Meleagros Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

Pno.

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  

ny ppp

sus.

ny ppp

sus.

   ny

ppp

-

 

ny ppp

     

 

sus.

 

 

To

 

 



fa - mi ly,

 



to home,



To

   

   

 



   

  

 To

   

    

To

     

 

sus.

 

ppp

 

fa - mi ly,

fa - mi ly,

fa - mi ly,

 

 





       

to home,

to home,

to home,

     

    

 

to

farms,

 

to

farms,

  

To pp

 

 

 

 

to

to

farms,

farms,

     

  

          To pp

     To pp

     To pp

   

     

pp

    

  


Lysistrata Charito Myrrhine Dika

385

      

  

1516

lo- ving

wo- men's

    

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

lo ving -

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

Pno.

       

  

  

lo - ving arms,

ppp

ppp

   lo - ving arms,

 

 

 

   

lo - ving arms,

    



ppp

  

wo- men's

 

lo - ving arms,

  

  

lo ving -

wo- men's

   

  

  

wo men's

       lo-ving

Nico Maron Meleagros

ppp



     

ppp

      



 



To

deep

   



To

deep

   



To

deep

   



To

deep

   

 

   

 

and dream -

  and dream -

  and dream -

  and dream -

    

 Lysistrata Charito Myrrhine Dika

  

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

1520

-

 

 

less

 -

Nico Maron Meleagros Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

less

 -

less

-

less

  sleep:

 

 

 

 

 

sleep:

sleep:

 

 

sleep:

Annunciatory: h = 66

    

     

    

    

    

    

    

    

E -vo e!

E vo- e!

E -vo e!

E vo- e!

Annunciatory: h = 66

Pno.

 

 

  

 

     

         

 

     



 

    pp  



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386

Lysistrata Charito Myrrhine Dika

  

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

 

Nico Maron Meleagros

  

 

Lysistrata Charito Myrrhine Dika

E p

E - vo- e! p

   E

1527 Urgent, determined: h = 76

E - vo - e! pp



E - vo - e! pp

Nico Maron Meleagros

  

E



3

E pp



 

E pp

   

vo- e!

   

3

-

  

-

  

-

   

Urgent, determined: h = 76

 Pno.

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 

pp

3

 



3

 

3

E p

-

E p

-

3

E p

-

E p

-

   



 p

    

vo - e!

3

 

3

-



   

vo - e!

3

 E

vo - e!

E

 3

   

vo - e! 3





vo - e!

 





    

     

vo - e!

vo - e! 3

 

vo - e! 3

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 E

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vo- e!

  

  3    

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

  

 p       p   

        

Pno.

E - vo- e! p

   

 

  



Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

1524

 3

 

  

vo - e! 3

-

  

vo - e!

3




Lysistrata Charito Myrrhine Dika

   E mp

Pno.



vo - e!

E

   

vo - e!

 

 



     

 

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vo - e!

3

3



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vo - e!

E mf

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mf

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E mf

E

vo - e!

3

vo - e! 3

E mf

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 





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vo - e!



vo - e! 3

-

E

   

E

vo - e!



 

mf 3

3

Bitter, glorious: h = 69

 

       

 

 

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vo - e!

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3

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3

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E ff

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vo - e! 3

   

  

 

1531 a prayer in the dark

Nico Maron Meleagros

3

 3

-

E

E mp

mp

3



E mp

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

3

   

  

Lysistrata Charito Myrrhine Dika



E mp

Nico Maron Meleagros

3

1529

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

387

- vo e!

       E - vo - e! ff

Bitter, glorious: h = 69

     

 

ff

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  

Pno.

 

 

  1/16/2006


388 Lysistrata Charito Myrrhine Dika

   

    

 

Sappho Arete Kleonike Lampito

  

    

 



    

 

  

    

 

    

   

1534

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Nico Maron Meleagros

Kinesias Philo Bion Leonidas

Pno.

     1/16/2006

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  

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