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Stuart MacRae REMEMBRANCE DAY (2008)

An Opera in One Act

Full Score Libretto by

Louise Welsh

NOVELLO


Commissioned by Scottish Opera as part of Five:15 Operas Made in Scotland, February 2009 Sponsored by Accenture With major support from the Binks Trust, The Scottish Opera Endowment Trust and Oran Mor PREMIERE 20 February 2009 Oran Mor, Glasgow Scottish Opera DRAMATIS PERSONÆ Douglas Grieve, an elderly man with dementia Frances Grieve, an elderly woman, Douglas’s wife Lyn, a young woman, and the Grieves’ cleaner

Baritone Contralto Soprano

INSTRUMENTATION Flute Oboe Clarinet in B-flat Contrabassoon Percussion (1 player) Bass drum Snare drum Kick drum Hi-hat Tam-tam (plus triangle beater) Gong Woodblock Piano / Harmonium Harp 2 Violins Viola Violoncello Contrabass DURATION 16 minutes

2 Temple blocks 2 Log drums 2 Bongos (high, low) Glockenspiel (or Crotales) Chic cymbal Chinese cymbal Suspended cymbal


Score in C

REMEMBRANCE DAY

Libretto: Louise Welsh

Music: Stuart MacRae

Introduction = ca.50

Solo

Flute 3 3

Solo Oboe doloroso

Clarinet in B

Contrabassoon

Bass drum

Chinese cymbal soft beater

Tam-tam 3

Perc. Piano

to Harmonium

Piano / Harmonium

una corda col Pedale

Harp

= ca.50 [ Douglas sits alone downstage, dozing in an armchair. Also on stage are a second armchair, an old record player, a cheval mirror and an old scrap book. ] Lyn

Frances

Douglas

= ca.50 Violin 1 senza vib. Violin 2 senza vib. Viola senza vib. Violoncello

poco

poco

poco

poco

senza vib. Contrabass

8

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2

A Scene 1

6

giusto

poco

poco

5

sim.

Fl. 5

5

5

5 5

5

5

5

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

5

Perc.

Harm. slightly detached (non legato)

Harm. 3

Hp.

[ Lyn and Frances enter together. Lyn is dressed in jeans, T-shirt and the kind of tabard favoured by domestic cleaners and home helps. Frances is fitter than her husband, but walks with a stick. ]

A Scene 1 Vln. 1 5

pizz.

slightly detached arco, sul pont., con vib.

Vln. 2

slightly detached sul pont., con vib. Vla. slightly detached sul pont., con vib. Vlc.

Cb.

8

5


3

B 10 Fl. 5

Solo (lip gliss.) Ob. 3

3

3

Cl.

Cbsn.

B Perc.

l.v.

piĂš legato

Pf.

Hp.

B FRANCES

imperiously

3

3

x

This

B

room needs a

good

3

x

dust ing.

Don’t

col legno battuto

Vln. 1

ord.

senza vib.

Vln. 2 0

ord.

senza vib.

Vla. senza vib. ord. Vlc.

Cb.

8

mind

my

hus

band.


4

C Scherzando = ca.90

14

Solo

Fl. 6

3

Solo Ob.

Cl. 3

Cbsn.

C Scherzando = ca.90

Woodblock

Perc.

to Piano

Piano

Pf./Harm.

tre corde

Hp.

C [ Lyn plugs herself into her iPod and begins to clean the room, giving Douglas a wide berth and moving to music we can’t hear. ] with dark irony

[ Frances hands Lyn a duster and polish then exits. ]

3

Scherzando = ca.90

F. He

sleeps

like

the dead.

C Scherzando = ca.90 Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc. (senza vib.) Cb.

8

col legno


5 3

17 Fl. 6

Log drums 3

3

3

5

Perc.

3

Pf.

3

5

3

5

poco

leggero innocently; singing as if no-one else can hear 3

LYN L. (wordless)

arco ord., senza vib. pizz.

col legno

3

Vln. 1 3

3 3

poco

22 Fl. 3 5

Temple blocks Perc.

Pf.

L. (bap

ba

du ru rup

pizz. Vln. 1

du ru

)


6

27

D

Fl. pi첫

D

Log drums

Chinese cymbal

Chic cymbal

Perc. 8va

3

3

3

Pf.

pi첫

3

3

3

3

D L. (bap

bee)

D arco

col legno

Vln. 1 5

3

3

3

3

pi첫

E

32 Fl.

High bongo

Bongos

Chic cymbal

3

Woodblock

Log drum

Perc.

3

3 3

Pf.

3

E

[ Old Douglas stirs in his chair. Lyn stops. Her iPod is dead. ]

[ She continues to clean. ]

[ She taps it resignedly. ]

L. (wordless)

Oh!

Blood y thing!

E

pizz. 5

(pizz.)

3

Vln. 1 3


7

38

sonore

3

stringendo

Fl. 3

3

3

poco

Bongos Snare drum 3 (snares off)

stringendo

Perc.

sonore 3 3

Pf.

3

3

poco 3

3 3

thinking out loud

3

3

3

3

3

3

stringendo

L. What

a dump.

No

ra

di o.

No

pizz.

col legno

3

mus ic.

Just dust, dust,

arco ord., con vib. sonore 3

stringendo pizz.

Vln. 1 3

3

3

poco

F

A tempo

44

giocoso

3

3

3

3

Fl. 5

7

Chic cymbal

Temple block Woodblock

Woodblock Perc.

Pf.

ossia:

A tempo

F

air.

Yuck!

air.

Yuck!

L. Old peo ple’sshed skin,

dust.

A tempo

dead skin,

clog ging the

F 3

Vln. 1

3


8

49

3 3

Fl.

Chic cymbal Hi-hat Perc.

3

Pf.

3

3

espr. aspirational

3

3

3 3

3

to

u ni ver

3

L. I’m

long

ing

to be on my way

si ty

arco

3

Vln. 1

G Poco più mosso

56 Fl. 3

5

Hi-hat Perc.

3

Pf.

G Poco più mosso

agitato

più L. All

night

par

G Poco più mosso Vln. 1 3

5


9

A tempo = ca.90

61 3

Fl. 6

6

Bass drum

Perc.

Pf.

6

5

5

A tempo cheekily

3

= ca.90

3

triumphantly

L. ties

full of

pos

si

bil

i

ties

New

cartoonish arco

A tempo

pizz.

= ca.90

3

Vln. 1 5

5

H

66

A tempo

ten.

( = ca.90)

ten.

A tempo

smoothly and sweetly

3

smoothly and sweetly

3

3

Fl. 5

( = ca.90)

3

Pf. 3

3

ten.

uncertain, held back a little 3

3

A tempo ( = ca.90)

dreamily

3

3

L. friends

I hope I make friends.

ten.

H

And

A tempo ( = ca.90) pizz.

a

smoothly and sweetly arco

boy,

3

with

3

Vln. 1

smoothly and con vib. sweetly

3

smoothly and con vib. sweetly

3

3

Vln. 2

3

Vla.

smoothly and con vib. sweetly 3 Vlc. smoothly and con vib. sweetly Cb.

8

3

dark


10

73

Subito più mosso

A tempo ( = ca.90)

= ca.110

(senza vib.)

breve

Fl. 5 3

breve Ob. 3

(senza vib.) Cl. breve Cbsn.

Subito più mosso

A tempo

= ca.110

( = ca.90) breve

High bongo Perc.

breve

Pf.

breve

Hp.

Subito più mosso = ca.110 più

, cheekily

A tempo

(laughs)

( = ca.90)

3

3

L. hair.

I’ll

break

his

heart—

have an af

fair

Subito più mosso senza vib.

= ca.110

with a lec

tur

er!

A tempo pizz.

( = ca.90) breve

Vln. 1 breve

senza vib. Vln. 2

breve

senza vib. Vla. senza vib.

breve

Vlc.

pizz. Cb.

8

breve

breve


I 78

Solo

slightly below tempo,

tornando al

11

slightly below = 90 tempo, tornando al capriccioso

= 90 3

Fl. 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Ob.

Cl. 3

Cbsn.

I

High bongo 3

Perc.

3

Pf. 3

Hp.

I [ Lyn kneels down and examines an old record player. She looks at Douglas who is dead to the world, then reads the title on the record. ] L.

I

arco

col legno battuto

Vln. 1 3

Vln. 2 3

Vla. 3

Vlc. 3

arco Cb.

8 8

3

3


12

Poco meno mosso G.P.

81

J

Fl. 3

3

G.P.

3

Perc. [Track 1] Tape

[ She looks towards Douglas again. He doesn’t stir. She puts on the record and an old tearoom tune starts up. Lyn begins to sway and resumes her cleaning. Beyond her view Douglas sits suddenly upright, like Dracula risen from the grave. ] (spoken) mock-seriously)

Poco meno mosso

G.P.

3

J

L. ”The lov ers.”

Poco meno mosso

G.P.

Vln. 1 3

3

3

pizz. Vla.

pizz. Vlc.

85 Fl.

Perc.

Tape

confused and slightly off-key DOUGLAS

3

3 3

Who is it?

Vln. 1

Vla.

Vlc.

Who’s there?

J


13

K

91

rush

Fl. 3

Ob. rush

3

Cl. 3

Cbsn.

K Perc.

Pf.

Hp.

Tape

K LYN

3

Shit.

più x

D.

(aside)

leggero breezily

[ He stretches out a hand to stroke her hair. Lyn laughs, she’s used to receiving compliments and is out of his reach in every way. She ignores his words and carries on cleaning and dreaming of her future. ] rush 3

3

It’s on ly me Mis ter Grieve.

3

3

3

Lyn,

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

wistful and lyrical

Beau

K

Vln. 2

the clean ing Las sie.

x

Fa ther?

Vln. 1

3

arco ord.

ti

ful


14

95 Cl.

Cbsn. 3

3

5

Hi-hat Perc.

3

3

Pf.

5

Hp.

Tape laughs gently L. [ Douglas holds his raised hand in the air, looking at it in wonder. ] disbelieving D. hair.

These

col legno

hands.

These

5

Vln. 1 3

Cb.

3

8

L

99 5

Cl.

Bass drum

molto Tape

L playfully, in her own world

3

3

3

3

L. I’ll

be

an e nig

ma.

The girl

who says

D. old

and wrin

kled

hands.

L

arco ord.

Vln. 1 3 3

Cb.

8


15 tongue-slap and key tap

103

3

3

Fl.

Cl.

Hi-har Perc.

Pf.

Tape 3

3

3

3

3

L. no thing.

piĂš

indignant

The girl

3

3

who’s

clev

er

and

cut ting.

to

your

neck.

D. Not

My hands

mine

are young and

strong.

arco

pizz. Vln. 1 3

Cb.

3

3

8

107 Fl.

Cl. 3

3

Cbsn. Bass drum Perc.

Hp.

Tape

D. They

Cb.

touch

your

hair

stroke

your

cheek,

trace your

8

3

jaw,

down


16

M

111 Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

M Perc.

3

3

5

Pf.

Hp.

Tape

M

5

5

L. The

girl

they

all

re

mem

ber. slightly angry, confused 3

D. Who flautato, sulla corda smoothly

M

poco

poco

poco

took

poco

Vln. 1 5

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

3


17 Solo cantabile

114

Slower

= ca.80

Slower

= ca.80

Slower

= ca.80

Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Tam-tam Perc.

8va

Pf.

Hp.

Tape

hopefully and dreamily 3

L. They’ll al 3

3

3

ways re mem

ber. realising something

3

D. my

hands?

poco

Who

shriv elled

my

flesh?

poco

He

poco

Slower

re mem

= ca.80 ord.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2 arco Vla. arco Vlc.

Cb.

8


18

N Lento (meno mosso)

118

= ca.60

3

3

3

Fl. Solo 3

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

N

Lento (meno mosso) = ca.60 Tam-tam

Perc.

Pf.

tre corde una corda col Ped.

Hp.

N

Lento (meno mosso) = ca.60

alternately playful and seductive

3

3

3

L. I’llhave to stud y bor

ing books,

cast

ing

D. bers.

N

Lento (meno mosso) = ca.60

Vln. 1 (con vib.) Vln. 2

(con vib.) Vla.

(con vib.) Vlc.

(con vib.) Cb.

8

col legno

col legno battuto

col legno arco ord.

looks


19

O

122 Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

O

Woodblock Perc.

Pf.

Hp.

O dolce 5

3

3

L. a cross the li

brar y

and

then he’ll

see

me.

falsetto or half-voice remembering the past

piĂš espr.

3

D. A

doll.

O Vln. 1 3

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

A

pret ty

lit tle

doll

with


20

128 Fl.

Cl.

3

Cbsn. Glock. (or Crotales) Perc.

poco

Hp.

pi첫 D. long

hair

so

soft.

She

wore

a

blue

dress.

And un der

Vln. 1

3

Cb.

pizz.

arco

pizz.

3

3

8

3

poco

P

134 Fl.

3

Cl.

Cbsn.

Perc.

Hp. 3

more resolute D. neath

she was

pink

and per fect.

Per fect

But a

pink.

doll

P Vln. 1 3

Cb.

8

3

arco

is just a

doll,

and

a


21

Q

141 Fl.

3

3

3

3

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Q

Hi-hat

3

3

3

3

(damp) Perc.

8va

3

3

3

3

3

(loco) Pf.

3

3

3

3

3

Hp.

Q 5

5

L. And though my eyes drop to my book

we’ll

both know

D. real

girl

is

ev’

ry

thing.

Q

col legno battuto

3

Vln. 1 3

Vln. 2 3

3

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

3

3


22

145 Fl. 3

3

3

Ob. 3 3

3

Cl.

Cbsn. 3

3

3

3

Perc.

(loco)

8va

3

3

3

3

Pf.

Hp.

3

L. the fi

nal chap ter.

cantabile

more energised

3

D. Like

a

hunt

er

like

a

lov

er

he spied

his

3

Vln. 1 3

3

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc. 3

pizz. Cb.

3

arco

8

3

3


23

148 Cl. espr. Cbsn. 3

Chinese cymbal (soft beater)

Perc. Solo

Hp.

3

rather darkly

meno

3

D. prayer

slip ping

by.

Her

se

cret

hus

band

saw her pas

sing,

saw her send

a

Vlc. 3

pizz. Cb.

8

R Tempo precedente 152

Meno mosso

= 60

Cl. 3

Cbsn. Glock. (or Crotales) Perc.

3

Hp.

3 3

R Meno mosso

Tempo precendente

= 60

darkly, as if in a trance

3

3

3

3 3

D. val

en tine

with her eyes.

And he

knew then

what she

want ed,

how to make her

R Meno mosso

Tempo precendente

= 60

Vln. 1 arco Cb.

8 8

arco

tru


24

156

Meno mosso

Adagio

Perc.

3

Hp.

Meno mosso

3

Adagio

3

3

D. ly

his.

How

to bend her.

How

to break her.

How

to make

Vln. 1

161

= ca.60

Meno mosso

3

Fl. 3

3

3

Cl. Tam-tam Perc.

3

3

Pf.

3

3

3

una corda

Hp.

sonore

= ca.60

[ Douglas gets to his feet and takes a step towards Lyn who has her back to him. ] playfully Meno mosso

L. He’ll be mine,

and I’ll be his,

tru

ly

D. his. = ca.60

col legno battuto

3

3

Meno mosso arco ord.

Vln. 1 3

3

Vln. 2 3

Vla. 3

Vlc.

Cb.

8

his.

her

tru

ly


25

S 165

Scene 2

accel. molto

Adagio

= ca.50

accel. molto

Adagio

= ca.50

Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

S Scene 2

Susp. cymbal (wood sticks)

= ca.50

Perc.

to Harm.

Harm.

Harm.

Hp.

[ Frances enters. She takes in the scene and is furious. She looks with horror at the record player and takes the needle off the record. ]

S Scene 2

accel. molto

Adagio FRANCES

= ca.50

scolding

3

F. Don’t you know

S Scene 2

accel. molto

Adagio

= ca.50

Vln. 1 sul pont. Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

not to touch things that


26

170 Fl.

Ob. 3

Cl.

Cbsn.

Perc.

dim.

Harm.

Hp.

LYN

spoken

Sorry, Mrs. Grieve. [ Frances puts Douglas back in his chair. ] (To Lyn) 3

3

3

3

F. are

n’t yours?

That’sa way

to lose

your

fin

gers.

dreamily (to Lyn)

DOUGLAS

Beau

col legno Vln. 1 5

ord. Vln. 2 3

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

ti

ful


27

T Lento

174

= ca.60

Fl. espr. Ob. 3

3

Cl. 3

Cbsn.

T Lento Gong

= ca.60

Perc. 3

3

Harm.

espr.

3

3

Hp.

T Lento

espr. = ca.60 noble

5

F. I D. hair.

T Lento = ca.60 Vln. 1

Vln. 2 3

Vla.

Vlc. 3

Cb.

8

cut

mine

short

like

a

vir

gin war ri

or


28

179 Ob. (Gong) Perc.

3

Harm.

3

molto

poco

F. like

a man,

like

a

wo

man

bound

for

the

gal

lows.

*

Vln. 2 * Vla. * Vlc. * oscillate slightly around the note, slowly

184

in tempo

Meno mosso (recit.)

= ca.60

Harm.

spoken

in tempo

Meno mosso (recit.)

= ca.60

L. I should go.

recit.

3

5

3

F. Fin ish what you start ed.

When you’re done

in tempo

Meno mosso (recit.) warmly

we’llpay you well.

= ca.60

pizz.

3

Vln. 2

warmly

pizz.

arco

poco 3

pizz.

Vla.

warmly

poco pizz.

3

Vlc. poco


U

29

Allegretto 188

cantabile

= ca.80 capriccioso

Ob. 3

5

3 5

[ Lyn begins to hurry through her tasks. Frances fusses round her husband, settling him back in his chair, plumping his cushions, adjusting his blanket. ]

U Allegretto

= ca.80 tenderly but firmly (to Douglas) 3

3

3

F. Mus

ic

is

for

when

we’re

to geth er,

when

it’s

time

to

re

U Allegretto = ca.80 Vln. 2 3

3

3

5

arco cantabile Vla. 3 3

3

Vlc.

Poco meno mosso = ca.70

191

3

3

Ob. 3

Susp. cymbal (soft sticks) Perc.

Poco meno mosso = ca.70 F. mem

ber

all

that

we’ve

lived.

3

irritated and confused DOUGLAS x

x

x x

Go a way.

Poco meno mosso

Old

arco

= ca.70 Vln. 2 5

5

pizz.

arco

3

Vla. 3

arco 3

Vlc. 3

x

x

x

x

wo man.


30

Allegretto 195

= ca.80

cantabile

Ob. 3

3

Harm.

Allegretto

= ca.80

3

3

F. Can

you

Allegretto

re mem

ber

= ca.80

how

arco

pizz.

it

used

to be?

pizz.

3

Our

arco

Vln. 2 5

arco pizz.

pizz.

3

arco

Vla. 5 5

pizz.

5

Vlc. 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

5

V 197

rall. molto

( = 50)

= ca.70

Ob.

Harm.

V rall. molto 3

( = 50)

3

= ca.70 appassionato grandly

F. drives

in the coun try side?

We

trav elled

all

of

Eu

rope.

V rall. molto

( = 50)

= ca.70

5

5

Vln. 2 3

Vla. 3 5 3

Vlc. 3 5

arco

5


31

poco rit.

199

Meno mosso

= ca.60 breve

Adagio = ca.50

Ob. breve

Harm.

poco rit.

3

Meno mosso breve meno

= ca.60 3

teneramente

3

F. No

bor

ders

could hold

us,

we knew no bound a ries,

Meno mosso poco rit.

5

no lim its.

I

loved

you,

Adagio

= ca.60

= ca.50

breve

teneramente

Vln. 2

breve

teneramente

Vla. 5

breve

teneramente

Vlc.

W 202

teneramente

=

Allegro = ca.150

Ob.

Cl. Chinese cymbal (soft beaters) Perc.

près de la table poco

Hp.

W ←

=

Allegro

and you

loved

me.

= ca.150

F. and

you

loved

me.

more spoken than sung 3

x

D.

x

Leave

W ←

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

=

Allegro = ca.150

x x

x

me a lone!

poco

poco

espr.


32

207

rit.

A tempo

= →

= →

= →

Cl.

Cbsn. 5

Snare drum (snares off)

rim tap

(S.d.)

5

rim shot x

(snares on)

Perc.

(ord.)

poco

Bongos sim.

Hp.

[ Lyn gives Francis a sympathetic look. ]

rit.

A tempo (come prima)

sung more spoken than sung x

D.

x

You’renot

x worth

3

x

x

x x

the

ef fort

x of

x

x

x a

kick

x

x x

in the head!

Old

x

wo man!

A tempo

rit.

pizz. Cb.

3

3

(pizz.)

8

X 212

= 100

Ob.

Harm.

X

con rubato

slightly defensive (to Lyn)

7:6

= 100 F. If

you had

seen

him when he was young.

He

was a match for an

y man.

Wo

X = 100 Vln. 2 poco

poco

poco

pizz.

3

pizz.

3

Vla.

Vlc.


33

Meno mosso

217

= ca.90

Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Meno mosso = ca.90 Tam-tam (triangle beaters) (ossia: scrape continuously rather than separate strokes) Perc.

(stop C )

Harm.

Hp.

Meno mosso 3

= ca.90

3

F. men a

dored

him,

and

he

knew how

Meno mosso = ca.90 Vln. 1

espr. port.

3

Vln. 2

arco

espr.

3

Vla.

arco Vlc.

Cb.

8

port.

to

treat


34

accel.

= ca.120

222

3

Fl. 3

5

3

3 3

cresc.

5

Ob. 3

3

3

3

cresc.

to Piano

cresc.

Pf.

accel.

= ca.120

F. them.

accel.

punta d’arco

= ca.120

Vln. 1 sub. punta d’arco Vln. 2 sub.

(arco) Vla. cresc. pizz. Vlc. 5

cresc.

226

Y Scene 3 Allegro

3

5

3

= ca.144

Fl. 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Ob. 3

Cl.

Y Scene 3 Allegro

3

= ca.144 LYN

(to Lyn) DOUGLAS

3

Get lost.

3

Play the mus

Y Scene 3 Allegro

spoken

3

ic

3

a gain.

= ca.144

Vln. 1

Vln. 2 3

pizz. Vla. 3

3

Vlc. 3


35

Sostenuto 232

Andante

= ca.80

= ca.60

Fl. 5 3

3

3

3

Cl.

5

Hp.

Andante

softly and seriously

= ca.80

3

3 3

3

3

D. There is some thing I must re mem ber,

Andante

some thing beau

ti ful.

Sostenuto = ca.80

= ca.60

Vln. 1

Vln. 2 arco 3

3

3

3

Vla. 5

arco 3

3

5

3

Vlc. arco Cb.

8

3

235

3

3

Più mosso

Z

(ossia: spoken) 3

= ca.72

L. freely

I must n’t.

3 3

5

D. Please

Z

play the mus

ic.

A

love

so

beau

ti

Più mosso = ca.72

Vln. 1 molto

Vln. 2 molto

pizz.

Vlc.

molto pizz. Cb.

8

molto

ful

lurks in

my


36

240

poco rit.

( = ca.50)

Sostenuto = ca.60

Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Sostenuto = ca.60 Glock. (or Crotales) Perc. 3

Pf.

Hp.

Sostenuto poco rit.

5

( = ca.50)

= ca.60

D. mem

o

ry.

Shin

ing

eyes,

shin

ing

hair.

Sostenuto

poco rit.

( = ca.50)

= ca.60

Vln. 1 3

Vln. 2 3

Vla. arco Vlc.

sim. Cb.

8

sim.

arco


37

244

Solo

G.P.

Aa Scene 4 G.P.

G.P.

Aa Scene 4 G.P.

Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Tam-tam (triangle beater)

damp!

Perc.

G.P.

Pf.

G.P.

Hp.

G.P.

Track 2 = 92

Tape

[ Lyn puts on the record, the music starts up again. ]

3

G.P.

Aa Scene 4 G.P.

G.P.

Aa Scene 4 G.P.

3

L. You’llbe the death of me.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8


38

249

Lento con moto

= ca.60+

pesante

Solo

Fl. 3

pesante Ob.

pesante

3

pesante

3

Cl.

Cbsn.

Lento con moto Bass drum

= ca.60+ 3

Perc.

Pf.

Hp.

pesante

3

The tune continues in its own tempo, unco-ordinated with the live music. The recorded music should be quieter and more in the background than before. Tape [ Douglas raises his hands in front of his face and stares at them. ]

Lento con moto

= ca.60+ stronger, with feeling 3

DOUGLAS

3 3

He

Lento con moto

3

re mem bers

the first

time.

The best

time and the worst time.

= ca.60+

pesante Vln. 1 3

pesante

3

pesante

3

pesante

3

pesante

3

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8


39

Bb

254

pesante

3

Fl. 5

3

poco

pesante

Ob.

pesante Cl. dolce

3

poco pesante Cbsn.

Bb Bass drum Perc.

Pf.

una corda

tre corde

Hp.

Tape innocently, misunderstanding Douglas’ meaning 3

3

Bb

L. First

love

is the sweet est,

so

they say.

D. He hid in shade of the li

Bb pesante

poco

Vln. 1 dolce

3

3

poco 3

pesante Vln. 2 dolce

3

poco

poco pesante Vla. dolce

3

poco

3

pesante

Vlc. pesante Cb.

8


40

poco stringendo 258 Fl. 5

5

5

5

Ob.

5

Cl. 5

Cbsn.

poco stringendo Chinese cymbal (soft beaters)

5

3

3

damp

Perc. poco

Pf.

Hp.

Tape

poco stringendo

appassionato 3

3

3

3

L. Lov

ers

are

sly,

lov

ers

are

shame

D. lac

tree.

poco stringendo

Vln. 1 5

3

5

3

Vln. 2

Vla. 3

5 5

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3


41

Cc 261

= ca.69

pesante

Fl. cresc. poco a poco pesante 3

3

Ob. cresc. poco a poco pesante Cl. cresc. poco a poco pesante Cbsn. cresc. poco a poco

Cc = ca.69

(

Perc.

Bass drum

) pesante

Pf.

3

3

cresc. poco a poco

pesante

cresc. poco a poco

Hp.

Tape

Cc = ca.69 L. less.

slightly fevered and quite powerful

DOUGLAS

D. And

when

she

came

close

Cc = ca.69 pesante Vln. 1 3

cresc. poco a poco pesante

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

3

3

Vln. 2 3

cresc. poco a poco pesante Vla. cresc. poco a poco

3 3

pesante

Vlc. cresc. poco a poco pesante Cb.

8

cresc. poco a poco

5


42

263 Fl. 3

(cresc. poco a poco) 3

Ob. 3 3

(cresc. poco a poco) Cl. (cresc. poco a poco)

3

Cbsn. (cresc. poco a poco)

Perc. 3

3

Pf.

3

(cresc. poco a poco)

3

3

(cresc. poco a poco)

Hp.

3

Tape

L. No!

cresc. 3

3 3

D. he

caught

her

round

the

neck

and

cut

her throat.

Vln. 1 3

(cresc. poco a poco)

5

5

5

5

5

5

3

Vln. 2 3

(cresc. poco a poco) 3

Vla. (cresc. poco a poco)

3

5 3

3

3

3

Vlc. (cresc. poco a poco) Cb.

5

8

(cresc. poco a poco)

5

5

5


43

265 Fl. cresc.

poco

3

3

Ob. cresc.

poco

Cl. cresc. poco Cbsn. cresc.

poco

Perc.

cresc.

Pf.

près de la table

cresc. Hp.

Tape

3

5

3

D. Ru

bies

fell

from her,

bright

er

than blood,

bright

Vln. 1 dim.

cresc. 3

3

Vln. 2 cresc.

dim.

cresc.

dim.

cresc.

dim.

cresc.

dim.

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

er

than her

hair

caught in the


44

accel. molto

268

Allegro

= ca.120

Allegro

= ca.120

stacc.

Fl. poco

stacc.

Ob. poco Cl.

poco Cbsn. poco

accel. molto

Triangle Perc.

poco

Pf.

8ba

Hp.

Track 3 (reduced version) Tape

accel. molto 5

3

3

5

3

Allegro

= ca.120

Allegro

= ca.120

D. sun

light

caught in

his

jew elled

hands.

accel. molto 3

Vln. 1 poco

cresc.

Vln. 2 cresc.

3

poco

3

Vla. cresc.

poco 3

Vlc. cresc.

poco 3

Cb.

8

cresc.

poco


45

Dd

271 Fl.

3 3 3

3

3

3

cresc. poco a poco 3

Ob. cresc. poco a poco 3

3

3

3

Cl. cresc. poco a poco Cbsn. cresc. poco a poco

Dd

Bass drum

Perc.

cresc.

Pf.

cresc.

Hp.

cresc.

Tape

Dd agitated

freely

[ Douglas waves towards the scrapbook. ]

L. He’s

de men

ted.

He’s

lost

the plot.

marcato, agitato

D. Pass

me

my

Dd Vln. 1 cresc. poco a poco Vln. 2 cresc. poco a poco

Vla. cresc. poco a poco Vlc. cresc. poco a poco

Cb.

8

cresc. poco a poco


46

274

sempre stacc.

Fl. 5

3

5

3

Ob. poco sempre stacc. Cl. 3

5

5

Cbsn.

Suspended cymbal

3

Perc.

3

Pf.

3

Hp.

3

Tape cresc. D. book,

al

my

bum,

my

mem

sempre stacc. Vln. 1 3

3

sempre stacc. Vln. 2 3

3

Vla. 3

poco 3

Vlc.

3

Cb.

8

o

ries.


47

277

Ee

Fl. 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Ob.

Cl. 3

Cbsn.

Ee

3

3

3

3

Hi-hat

Susp. cymbal

Perc.

8va

3

3

Pf.

Hp.

Tape

Ee LYN

pi첫 leggero

agitated but decisive

3

Nas ty old man.

I

Ee Vln. 1 3

3

3

3

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

sup pose

he was young once,

playful

like

3

me.

I


48

Meno mosso (pi첫 pesante) = ca.110

281

Ff

Tempo precedente = ca.120

Fl. 6

5

6 6

5

Ob.

5

Cl. 6

6 6

Cbsn.

Meno mosso (pi첫 pesante) = ca.110

Ff

Tempo precedente = ca.120

Perc.

Pf.

8ba

Hp.

Tape

Meno mosso (pi첫 pesante) 3

= ca.110

3

3

Ff

Tempo precedente = ca.120

[ She opens the book. ]

L. won der if he was

hand

some.

Meno mosso (pi첫 pesante) = ca.110 Vln. 1 5 5

Vln. 2

5

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

Ff

Tempo precedente = ca.120


49

285

sempre stacc.

Fl. 3

3

Ob. 3

sempre stacc. Cl. 3

Cbsn. 3

3

Snare drum (snares on)

3

3

3

3

3

Perc.

Pf.

3

3

3

3

8ba

3

3

3

Hp.

3

3

3

Tape

bemused, slightly shocked

3

L. No

pho

to graphs,

just

hair,

hanks

of

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

8 8

8 8

8


50

288

5

(non stacc.)

5

Fl. 5

5

3

5

Ob. (non stacc.)

5

5

Cl. 5

3

5

5

Cbsn.

Perc.

Pf.

Hp.

Tape

with a mounting sense of panic L. hair,

each

one

tied

with rib bon.

Red

Vln. 1 3

3

3

3

3 3 3

3

Vln. 2 3

3

3

3

3

Vla. 3

3

3

3 3

3

3

3

3

Vlc. 3

3

Cb.

3

3

3 8

8

3

3

3

8


51

291 Fl. 3

5

cresc.

Ob. 3

cresc.

Cl. 3

5

cresc.

Cbsn. 3

cresc.

Perc. cresc.

3

Pf.

cresc.

3

gliss.

cresc.

Hp.

E F G A B C D Tape

[ She looks closer. ] L. Hor rid!

Vln. 1 3

3

3

5

3

3

3

5

3

3

Vln. 2

Vla. 5

3 3

5

Vlc. 3

3

3

3

Cb. 8

5


52

Gg 294

Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Gg rim shot x

Perc.

3

Susp. cymbal

6

8va

8va

Pf.

(loco)

col Pedale 8va

Hp.

Tape

Gg

panic-stricken, horrified 5

5

3

3

3

L.

Gg

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb. 8

What the fuck is that?

Some thing dried,

some thing dead.

God in


53

Hh 298 Fl. 6

cresc.

7

5

5

5

5

Ob. cresc.

6

7

Cl. 6

cresc.

5

7

5

5

Cbsn.

Hh Chic cymbal Perc.

Susp. cymbal 8va

to Harmonium

8va

Pf.

8va

E F G A B C D

Hp.

3

3

3

3

Tape

Hh 3

3

[ Lyn screams loudly and drops the book, Frances enters. ]

L. Heav

en.

Flesh!

Skin

and flesh!

Hh Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

8


54

301 Fl. 5

3

5

3

5

5

Ob. 3 5

Cl. 5

5

5

3

3

Cbsn.

Chic cymbal

5

5

Perc.

Pf.

8va 8va

l.v. sempre

3

Hp.

Tape [ Lyn scrabbles in her pocket for her cell phone. The battery is dead. She throws it down in frustration and heads for the door. ] sul pont. 3

Vln. 1 3 3

5

sul pont.

Vln. 2 3

sul pont. Vla. 3

Vlc.

Cb.

8

5


55

303 Fl. 3

5

5

5

5

3

Ob.

Cl. 5

5

5

5

5

Cbsn.

Chic cymbal Perc. Susp. cymbal

Harm.

+8vb coupler 8va

3

3

Hp.

Tape

[ Douglas struggles to his feet and reaches towards her. ] ord. Vln. 1 3

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

3

5

3

5


56

305 Fl. 5

5

3

3

Ob. 5

cresc.

3

Cl. 5

3

5

Cbsn. cresc.

Chic cymbal

3

3

3

Perc.

cresc.

Harm.

8va

3

Hp.

Tape

[ Lyn pushes him and he falls. She looks back for just a moment. ] sul pont. ord. Vln. 1 3

5

cresc.

3

sul pont.

ord.

Vln. 2 3

cresc.

sul pont. ord. Vla. 3

cresc. ord.

Vlc. cresc.

Cb.

8

cresc.


57

307 Fl. 5

5

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Ob.

Cl. 3

5

Cbsn. 3

3

Susp. cymbal Perc.

Harm.

8va

8va

3

3

cresc.

Hp.

(loco)

Tape [ Frances hits her across the head with her walking stick. Lyn staggers and then collapses. ]

sul pont.

Vln. 1 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

sul pont. Vln. 2 sul pont. Vla. sul pont. Vlc. sul pont. Cb.

8

(

) 3

8

3


58 repeat ad lib.

311

Ii

Lento

= ca.60

Lento

= ca.60

Fl. 3

Ob. 3

Cl. 3

Cbsn. 3

Ii Perc.

Harm.

repeat ad lib. 8va

3

Hp.

Ii

cue (tune ending) Track 4

cue bar 313

etc.

Tape

Ii repeat ad lib.

[ Frances helps her husband to his feet and back into his chair. She reaches into her pocket and takes out a sharp knife. ]

[ Frances hits her again and the girl is spark out. ]

Lento

= ca.60

Vln. 1 3

Vln. 2 3

Vla. 3 3

ord.

Vlc.

ord. Cb.

8

8

3


59

315

Jj Con moto

= ca.90

Jj Con moto

= ca.90

Jj Con moto

= ca.90

Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Perc.

Harm.

Hp.

Tape ends aproximately here Tape

Re

mem ber

Jj Con moto Vln. 1

Vln. 2 ord. Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

tenderly, comforting (to Douglas)

FRANCES

how

= ca.90

we trav

elled?


60

321 Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Tam-tam

wooden beater on edge

normal beaters

Perc.

Harm.

Hp.

3

3

3

3

F. No bor

ders could hold

us.

There were no

bound a

ries,

no

ord. Vln. 1 sub. ord. Vln. 2 sub.

Vla. sub. 0 0

Vlc. sub.

Cb.

8

lim

its.


61

Kk Slower, pesante

326

rall.

= ca.72

Fl. espr. Ob. 3

Cl.

Cbsn.

Kk Slower, pesante

rall.

= ca.72 Perc.

Harm.

3

Hp.

Kk Slower, pesante = ca.72

rall.

3

F. irritated and confused DOUGLAS x

x

Old

wo man.

x

I brought you

pres

ents

to

make

you

hap

(ossia: spoken) x x x x Ug

ly old whore.

Kk Slower, pesante = ca.72 flautato

Vln. 1

flautato Vln. 2

flautato Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

rall.

py.


62

331

Lento

= ca.60

Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Bass drum (wood sticks)

Lento

3

= ca.60

Perc.

Harm.

detached

Hp.

detached

Lento

[ She moves the mirror so that she will be able to see Douglas reflected in it when she sits in the second armchair. ]

= ca.60

espr. F. I

loved

you,

and you

loved

me.

cantankerously, but no longer confused 3

3

D. Not

Lento

= ca.60

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

0 0

Vla. detached Vlc.

detached Cb.

8

worth blunt ing a blade on.


63

336 Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Perc.

Harm.

Hp.

damp all

8ba

3

3

3

3

dolce 3

3

3

3

D. Not worth cut ting a rope.

Not worth the price

of a bul let,

the ef fort

of a

kick in the head.

Old

ord. Vln. 1

ord. Vln. 2

ord. Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8


64

339

Ll

Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Ll normal beatesr Perc.

+8va coupler

3

+r. knee paddle

Harm.

+8vb coupler

”buzzy” sound 5

3

5

Hp.

Ll [ Frances laboriously begins to drag Lyn across the floor to within easy reach of her husband. ] freely—semplice, remembering the past F. I

ten.

D. wo man!

Ll Vln. 1

Vln. 2 espr. Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

watched

in

the mir

ror.


65 (begin grace-notes immediately) veloce

344

3

Ob. 3

3

3

Harm.

6

Hp.

held back

a tempo 3

trenchantly

3

3

3

3

F. Felt it was me

who did the kil ling, and the

dy

ing.

My

blood

on

the

floor,

347 Fl.

veloce sim. Ob.

+ II Forte stop

r. knee paddle off

Harm.

Hp.

3

3

[ She hands her husband the knife. ] coaxingly

F. my

hand

on the knife.

Is

he

here

yet?

(+8va)


66

Mm Pi첫 mosso

352

= ca.66

Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

Mm Pi첫 mosso = ca.66 Bass drum Perc.

hold until the very end of the bar

Harm.

Hp.

Mm Pi첫 mosso espr.

= ca.66

F. Are

you

with

me

my

love? [ Douglas seems to come to, he gets to his feet. ]

strongly, like a man half his age

D. He

is

here.

Mm Pi첫 mosso

appass.

= ca.66 Vln. 1 appass. Vln. 2

appass. Vla.

appass. Vlc.

Cb.

8


67

357 Fl.

Ob.

Cl.

Cbsn.

3

Perc.

+ l. knee paddle (8vb)

Harm.

Hp.

D. He

is

strong.

He

con vib. Vln. 1 3

molto con vib. Vln. 2 3

molto con vib. Vla. 3

molto con vib.

Vlc. 3

molto II

con vib. Cb.

8

8

3

8

molto

re


68

361 Perc.

Harm.

l. knee paddle off

[ Frances smiles and settles herself on the armchair, ready to watch proceedings in the mirror. ] D. mem

bers.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

IV

*

III

*

Vla.

Vlc. * Cb.

8

* The glissando should be as smooth as possible over 3 bars, with no accents or pauses. The intermediate pitches are a guide only and should not be emphasised.

365

Meno mosso

= ca.56

Bass drum 3

Perc.

Harm.

+ l. knee paddle, +8ba

Meno mosso

= ca.56

LIGHTS OUT

freely, tenderly

D. She has

Meno mosso Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

= ca.56

beau

ti

ful

hair.


69

APPENDIX

Transposed score To be recorded and played back during the performance.

Stuart MacRae

The Lovers

= 92 B Clarinet

Snare drum (with brushes) 3 = 92

3

3

3

3

3

3

Percussion Kick drum

Piano

= 92 legato and schmalzy Violin 1

legato and schmalzy Violin 2

legato and schmalzy Viola

legato and schmalzy Violoncello

light and bouncy pizz. Contrabass

8

4 B Cl.

3

Perc.

Pf.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

3

3

3

3


70

7 B Cl.

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Perc. 3

Pf.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

A

9 B Cl.

3

Perc.

Pf.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

3

3

3

3

3


71

12 B Cl.

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

rim tap

Perc.

Pf.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc. Cb.

8

15 B Cl.

3

Perc.

Pf.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

3

3

3

3


72

18 B Cl.

3

3

3

3

3

Perc.

Pf.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

20 B Cl.

3

Perc.

Pf.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

3

3

3

3


73

23 B Cl.

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Perc. 3

Pf.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

25 B Cl.

3

Perc.

Pf.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

3

3

3

3

3


74

28 B Cl.

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Perc.

Pf.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

31 B Cl.

3

Perc.

Pf.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vla.

Vlc.

Cb.

8

3

3

3

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